The 11 Best Barber Shops In Melbourne In 2024
— Updated on 28 December 2023

The 11 Best Barber Shops In Melbourne In 2024

— Updated on 28 December 2023
Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon

With the volume of well-maintained beards roaming the city, it’s no surprise Melbourne has more than its fair share of the best barber shops. The kind of establishments that give you the option of beer or whisky as you settle into the mirror-facing chair, ready to be transformed into a fresher, cleaner-cut version of yourself.

Because while getting a regular trim is a fact of life for us all, there’s no need for grooming to become a chore. Especially with so many barber shops in Melbourne which offer a service that rivals many hospitality establishments, you might as well do it properly and enjoy a moment of calm between appointments.

So if you’re on the hunt for a new spot to get your hair cut, or your regular barber is booked till next month, here are the best barber shops in Melbourne to freshen things up. Let’s get into it.

Boss Hunting’s Favourite Barber Shop In Melbourne

Kings Domain

Address: 1/12 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9939 5117
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (9 AM — 8 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 5 PM)
Other Locations: Rialto Towers (CBD), Richmond, South Yarra, Prahran, Collingwood
Prices From: $60

With six Melbourne locations, Kings Domain is slowly taking over the country as a premier barber brand. The brainchild of celebrity stylist Joey Scandizzo, expect to see any number of AFL players at the Swan Street store, with Dustin Martin known to get his famed mohawk cut there. The CBD store layout is simple and consistently decluttered, so you can relax with a simple back and sides, or get a tailored cut with one of the shop’s skilled barbers.

Best Melbourne CBD Barbers


Address: Studio 2, Level 1, 377 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9602 4625
Opening Hours: Monday (10 AM — 5 PM), Tuesday — Friday (9 AM — 7 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 3 PM)
Prices From: $65

In the heart of the CBD a dedicated and well-trained team of barbers offer their services at Men+Co. Don’t be fooled by the simple and spacious layout, with Men+Co offering everything from a standard shave to a detailed haircut and even an eye-watering ear, eyebrow and nose wax. Cut throat shaves will also be delivered smoothly, so your facial hair is in very good hands at this Little Bourke Street favourite.

The Melbourne Barber Shop

A room filled with furniture and a table in a restaurant
Address: 394 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9663 8548
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (7:30 AM — 6 PM), Saturday (7:30 AM — 12 PM)
Prices From: $46

First opened in 1994, The Melbourne Barber Shop is an auto-themed barber shop that’s become somewhat of an institution. There’s a loyal following amongst customers whilst new patrons are welcomed with open arms. Enjoy the automobile paraphernalia covering the walls as you treat yourself to a fabulous new cut from the experienced staff who are more than happy to offer advice on styling and product use.

All The Kings Men

Address: Level 2/34-36 Block Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contact: 03 9639 1899
Opening Hours: Monday — Wednesday (10 AM — 7 PM), Thursday — Friday (9 AM — 7 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 4 PM)
Prices From: $50

Located near the Block Arcade, All The Kings Men is a warm and welcoming establishment that’s much more casual than its regal name would suggest. Standards are high here, which is probably why you’ll find that securing a chair here is a matter of patience. Although while the staff are constantly busy, All The Kings Men is known for its perfectly paced turn-around, lively conversations, and fair prices, easily making it one of the best barber shops in Melbourne.

Best Melbourne North/West Barbers

113 Groove Lee Studio

Address: 113 Errol St, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Victoria
Contact: 0431 047 060
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (9 AM — 8 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 5 PM)
Prices From: $55

With more than a decade of hair cutting experience, Lee is one of the most knowledgable barbers in the game. With a trophy cabinet of hair cutting awards to Lee’s name, the precision and consistency that she works with is remarkable, especially when combined with warm friendliness and enthusiasm. If you’re in North Melbourne and need a trim, or you’re simply seeking some Morris Motley hair product, make sure you pay Lee a visit.

Drunken Barber

Address: Mezzanine Level, 119 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Contact: 03 9417 1561
Opening Hours: Monday — Tuesday (10 AM — 7 PM), Wednesday — Thursday (10 AM — 9 PM), Friday (10 AM — 7 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 5 PM)
Prices From: $50

The name might catch you off guard, but there’s nothing to fear when booking an appointment at the Drunken Barber. Gaining a large following through word of mouth, Drunken Barber has become a favourite amongst the Fitzroy hipster set. Located on the mezzanine level of Prophecy Hair, the staff do everything from haircuts and fades to beard trims and wet shaves in a bright and welcoming space. Knock back a beer while you wait or have a chat with the friendly staff.

Pickings & Parry

Address: 3/166 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Contact: 03 9417 3390
Opening Hours: Monday — Saturday (10 AM — 6 PM), Sunday (12 PM — 5 PM)
Prices From: $65

It might look like a standard retail store from the outside, but Pickings & Parry isn’t just a great menswear store, it’s also home to a four-chair barber shop where you’ll never be let down with a fresh fade. Customers receive a complimentary beverage on arrival and are treated to great service at an agreeable price in a shop that wouldn’t be out of place in Peaky Blinders. Once you’ve had a cut or a shave, why not have a look around the vintage store packed with well-known brands for the modern gent.

Electric Brain Barbershop

Address: 114 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Contact: 0424 741 384
Opening Hours: Tuesday (10 AM — 7 PM), Wednesday — Friday (10 AM — 6 PM), Saturday (10 AM — 4 PM)
Prices From: $60

Positioned on Lygon Street in Brunswick East, this incredibly hip and vibrant barber shop is known for its high-energy environment. Established in 2012, it’s still a young face on the market, built on the ideas of creativity and individuality and fortified by some good, ol’ fashioned grooming. The staff here pride themselves on helping men find new styles, so if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, this should be your go-to.

Best Melbourne South/East Barbers

The Bearded Man

Address: 203 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Contact: 0498 008 451
Opening Hours: Monday (10 AM — 7 PM), Tuesday — Friday (8:30 AM — 7 PM), Saturday (8 AM — 5 PM)
Prices From: $55

Located on Melbourne’s iconic shopping strip Chapel Street, this men’s barber shop has only shot up in reputation since being awarded Australian Men’s Hairdresser of the Year in 2018. You know you’re in good hands here, whether you’re after skin fades or just a hair and scalp consultation. There’s also a full DJ setup so the tunes are always pumping during those peak times and an in-house barista serving delicious coffee. With every barber having a minimum of five years experience, The Bearded Man has a great vibe with top-notch staff. It’s a great spot for anyone living south of the river and looking for the best barber shop in the area.

Uncle Rocco’s Barber Shop

Address: 206 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne
Contact: 0423 693 877
Opening Hours: Monday — Friday (9 AM — 8 PM), Saturday (9 AM — 5 PM)
Prices From: $55

With over 25 years of experience, you know you’re in safe hands when visiting Uncle Rocco’s. It’s widely still considered one of the best barbershops in Melbourne. Owner Fabian Sfameni is a third-generation barber who has opened three different barber shops since 1996, but it’s Uncle Rocco’s in Port Melbourne that gets the nod.

All the barbers are passionate about their craft and this shines through with their awesome cuts and quality banter. Uncle Rocco also sells a variety of in house grooming products and run training courses for those looking to get into the barber game.

Brother Wolf

Address: Shop B/110 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9193 3041
Opening Hours: Monday — Wednesday (10 AM — 7 PM), Thursday — Friday (9 AM — 8PM), Saturday (9 AM — 5 PM)
Other Locations: St Kilda, Fitzroy
Prices From: $60

The south of Melbourne is home to some tremendous barber shops, but few leave an impression like Brother Wolf. The Prahran store has been open for three years now, and the crew recently opened a new store in St Kilda – both host talented barbers in vintage styled stores. It’s like the barber shops of yesteryear, where you can indulge in a beer or a dram of whiskey while having a trim or straight razor shave.

How Boss Hunting Chose Melbourne’s Best Barber Shops

In the Boss Hunting office, we do our best to stay looking relatively sharp from week to week, so there’s always someone in the team getting a trim on any given week. We’re also regularly travelling between Sydney and Melbourne, so when we need a cut in Melbourne, we can personally recommend the vast majority of inclusions in this list.

For more on how we put together lists like this please have a read of our editorial policy.

Did you find this list helpful? Check out some of our other grooming guides.

Melbourne’s Best Barber Shops — Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a barber in Melbourne?

Typically you should expect to pay between $50 and $60 for a men’s haircut in Melbourne.

What are the best barber shops in Melbourne?

Some of the top-rated barber shops in Melbourne include Meticulous Room, Captains of Industry, Pickings & Parry, and The Bearded Man.

What should I look for in a barber?

If you’re looking for a regular men’s barber, you want someone who asks you questions as much as they listen to your requests. You’re ideally looking for someone with knowledge and experience, as well as a genuine want to help you look the best you can.

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Nick Kenyon
Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at)


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