Sydneysiders are all about looking the goods, so it’s no surprise there are a plethora of high-end barber shops where you can have a beer and a chat while getting a fresh fade. We’ve put together a selection of our favourites to choose from, with a variety of options to cover your vibe and style. Here’s our list of the best barbers in Sydney.
Here are the 17 best barbers in Sydney
The Barber Shop
Entering The Barber Shop feels like you’ve stepped back in time, but there’s nothing ancient about the cuts on offer. The team are well versed in what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to new styles, and also offer a wide range of grooming services. There’s an award-winning cocktail bar that’s part of the shop front where you can enjoy a variety of alcoholic drinks while snacking on share plates.
Address: 89 York St, Sydney, & Shop 3, Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo
Hours: Mon-Thurs & Sat (4pm-midnight), Friday (3pm-midnight)
UNOIT is one of the freshest debutantes in the Sydney barbershop scene. Representing the perfect marriage between clinical beauty treatment and a wonderfully relaxing experience, this is among BH’s top recommendations when it comes to getting your hair cut. Be sure to check out the UNOIT ‘Boss Package’ – which includes a drink, cut, scalp massage, custom-tailored Oscar Hunt shirt and more for just $300 (probably the best value for money offering you could cop right now).
Location: Shop 3/99-101 Crown St, Darlinghurst
Hours: Tues & Wed (9:30am-7pm), Thursday (10am-9pm), Friday (9:30am-5pm), Saturday (8:30am-4pm)
Truefitt & Hill
Quintessentially British, if Truefitt & Hill is good enough for the Prince of Wales, it’s good enough for you. Established in London in 1805, Truefitt & Hill claim to be the world’s oldest barbers. Cop a trim, shave, manicure or massage at this esteemed QVB location.
Address: Shop 7 Second Floor, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street
Hours: Mon – Wed & Fri – Sat (9am-6pm), Thursday (9am-8pm), Sunday (11am-5pm)
This hole-in-the-wall Sydney barber shop is run by two young blokes, Alex & Brian, who collectively boast almost 30 years experience between them. Quality service, achievable prices, and a small local business to get around.
Address: 327 South Dowling St, Darlinghurst
Hours: Tue-Thu (8am-9pm), Friday (8am-8pm), Saturday (8am-6pm)
Raw by Anthony Nader
Raw by Anthony Nader is undoubtedly one of the best barbers in Sydney, and has been since it opened its doors in 1997. All haircuts include shampoo & conditioner, our famous 10 minute rejuvenating scalp massage and blowout. It’s up there in price, but it’s worth it.
Address: 100 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
Hours: Tuesday (11am-6pm), Wednesday (10am-8:30pm), Thu-Fri (10am-6pm), Saturdays (9am-5pm)
M Barber Manly
The all-British lineup of barbers at M Barber Manly make this a a great Sydney barber for a cheerful, quick and consistent cut. For the price, it doesn’t get much better on the Beaches.
Address: Shop 2, 22A, Darley Road, Manly
Hours: Mon-Fri (9am-6pm – 7pm on Thursdays), Saturday (9am-4pm)
Nestled into the historic Rocks precinct, Barber Supreme helped establish the foundations for Sydney’s bustling barbering scene back in 2012. If you’re after a truly personal service, with the most affable chap in the game, Matt is your man. A wash and cut will set you back $70 and be sure to book ahead.
Address: 31 George St, The Rocks
Hours: Tues-Fri (10am-6pm), Saturday (10am-3pm)
The Emporium Barber
The Bondi promenade wouldn’t be complete without a trendy boutique barber shop. Now, it’s got one. Serving Toby’s Estate freshly roasted coffee to customers in a prime location, The Emporium Barber is equally about the modern gentleman’s lifestyle as it is the grooming. The Emporium Barber Experience, an hour and a half long combination of cuts, shaves and skin rejuvenation. A perfect gift at a reasonable price of $95 dollars. Don’t stress, all other packages are well below this price.
Address: Shop G10, 180 Campbell Pde, Bondi
Hours: Mon-Sat (7am-6pm), Sunday (8am-4pm)
A colourful and appointed space greets you upon entry to Men’s Biz, with only two chairs to make sure you’re getting the attention your hair deserves. Even better is the price, with a standard cut only setting you back between $30 – $50.
Address: The Strand Arcade, 412-414 George Street, Sydney
Hours: Mon-Wed (9am-5:30pm), Thursday (9am-8pm), Friday (9am-5:30pm), Saturday (9am-5pm), Sunday (11am-4pm)
Sydney barbers are more than just a place to get the old noggin trimmed. The Barberhood is the go-to spot for all your style needs, with a large selection of hair, beard and skincare products available to keep you looking great after you leave the chair. You can come in for a no-fuss short back and sides or treat yourself to the ‘Executive Face Shave & Style Cut’, which comprises of a style, cut and wet face shave using hot towels & luxury products.
Address: 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney
Hours: Mon-Fri (8am-6pm)
North Sydney is home to some of the city’s best-kept secrets when it comes to barbers in Sydney. Case in point, The Groomsmen. Now counting three stores, the prices are the winner here, with a standard haircut just $30 and a full service and classic shave just $60.
Address: 100 Miller Street, North Sydney
Hours: Mon-Fri (8am-6pm)
Off Chops Barbers
Widely regarded as one of the best barbers in Sydney, Off Chops Barbers is a laid-back establishment where traditional barber vibes gel with modern techniques. The staff excel at simple yet effective cuts and offer a great number of beard grooming services, from a simple $20 beard trim to a cut-throat razor shave for 50 dollaridoos.
Address: 2/6 Stanley St, Darlinghurst
Hours: Mon-Fri (11am-7pm)
The Happy Sailor’s Barber Shop
It’s not just the CBD where you can find a decent cut, with Redfern’s The Happy Sailor’s Barber Shop a local winner. Head barber and owner Nathan has over 18 years experience with trims in both Sydney and London and knows what it means to provide a great service for a reasonable price. There’s a really relaxed atmosphere here with the old-time decor inspiring feelings of nostalgia when you walk through the door.
Address: 748 Bourke Street, Redfern
Hours: Tues-Sat (9am-5:30pm)
Grand Royal Barbers
Celebrating 20 years in business, Grand Royal Barbers knows how to treat its customers. Not only will you be greeted by the friendly and knowledgable staff, but their expertise is second to none meaning you’ll never leave disappointed. It’s their Darlinghurst locale that gets the two thumbs up, with the cool vintage feel matched by the attention to detail when it comes to giving you the ideal haircut.
Addresses: 397 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, 318 Riley Street, Surry Hills & 10 Spring Street, Sydney.
Hours: Mon (10am-6pm), Tues-Fri (10am-7pm), Saturday (9am-5pm)
Sometimes you want more than just a haircut and that’s what Adilla Barbers offer. Directors Frankie and Rhiannon created the store from scratch and have established one of Sydney’s premium barber shops. Part-salon, part-barber shop, there’s a wide range of services available, with Adilla well known for their customisable Grooms Packages which include haircuts, facials, alcoholic refreshments and breakfast. The perfect way to kick off your bucks weekend.
Address: Shop 3 Cross Street, Double Bay
Hours: Mon, Fri (9am-7pm), Tue (9am-8pm), Wednesday (10am-8pm), Thursaday (9am-9pm), Saturday (8am-6pm)
SpaQ Barber Shop Sydney
Located in the quirky QT Hotel overlooking George Street, SpaQ is the place to go for a quick lunchtime cut at one of the best barbers in Sydney CBD. If you’ve got more time, enjoy a massage or a glass of Chivas Regal. It’s a little pricey, with a standard cut in the region of $100, but the end result will leave you feeling good and looking sharp.
Location: 49 Market Street, CBD
Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat (10am-7pm), Thursday (10am-8pm), Sunday (10am-5pm)
Tate & Lyle
If there was ever a Sydney barbershop that nailed classic British service seen in London’s West End, it’d be Tate & Lyle. The boys Jacob, Callum, and co. deliver cuts that are as exceptional as their banter, with the luxury outfit tucked behind Chifley Plaza your new one-stop-shop for corporate consistency or personal expression alike.
Location: Shop 1, Macquarie House, 167 Macquarie Street, CBD
Hours: Monday (10am-4pm), Tues & Wed (10am-5pm), Thursday (10am-7pm), Friday (8am-4pm), Saturday (9am-2pm)
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