The 18 Best Barbers In Sydney For 2024
— Updated on 28 December 2023

The 18 Best Barbers In Sydney For 2024

— Updated on 28 December 2023
Chris Singh
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Chris Singh

Whether it’s a modest touch-up or a complete transformation, Sydneysiders are all about looking good, 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 haircut. 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.

And, if you need some fresh ideas for your next trim, hit up our compilation of the best short hairstyles and finish it up with our comprehensive run of the best quality hair products.

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Best Barbers In Sydney For When You Need A Touch-Up

CBD & Inner City

UNOIT, Darlinghurst

Unoit is one of the best barbershops in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Address: Shop 3/99/101 Crown Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: (02) 8964 5859
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday (9 AM – 7 PM); Thursday (9 AM – 9 PM); Friday (9 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 4 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $60

UNOIT is one of the finest establishments in the Sydney barbershop scene. It’s one of the most unique too; designed as the perfect marriage between research-driven clinical beauty treatments and a no-fuss, award-winning barbershop. The calming space is run by the highly regarded Costa Zachari, who was named Australia’s best barber in 2023.

Be sure to check out the UNOIT ‘Boss Package,’ which includes a drink, cut, scalp massage, custom-tailored Oscar Hunt shirt and more for $300. It’s probably the best value-for-money offering you could cop right now, pairing one of Sydney’s top menswear stores with what is easily one of the best barbershops in Sydney.


The Barber Shop At SpaQ, Sydney CBD

A man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera
Address: 49 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: (02) 8262 0088
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (10 AM – 6 PM); Friday – Saturday (10 AM – 7 PM); Sunday (10 AM – 5 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $60

Located in the QT Sydney overlooking George Street, spaQ is easily one of the best barbers in Sydney CBD.

If you’ve got more than a quick lunch break to play around with, it’s worth sticking around for 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 plus you can back that up with a primo spa treatment.

Given SpaQ has long been considered one of the best spas in Sydney, it’s well worth doubling up for the ultimate “treat yourself” day.


5000 BC, Sydney CBD

5000 BC is one of the best new barbers in Sydney
Address: Shop 1/31-43 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: 0490 940 118
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday (9 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (8 AM – 4 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $69

As one of the more premium barber shops in Sydney CBD, 5000 BC has a lot going for it. Run by the affable team of Jimmy De Jesus and Tay Basham, the Sydney barber looks, feels and functions exactly as a high-end salon experience should with drinks at the ready, a clean and slick aesthetic, quality products and nothing but sheer talent.

You’ll be walking out of the King Street barber shop in much better shape than when you came in, taking a bit of the slick modern style with you. I recommend getting your bread touched up here; those hot towel shaves are the purest form of beauty. The purest.


By France, Sydney CBD

A mirror in a dark room
Address: Shop 2/50 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: 0447 577 901
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (9 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (9 AM – 7 PM); Friday (9 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 3 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $65

Set within an immaculately restored heritage building, By France is a premium men’s hair studio that runs through some of Australia’s leading grooming brands like Patricks and Kevin Murphy to offer a superlative service.

The space is calming and gentle, making sure those cuts and shaves come with a heady dose of tranquillity – so think of it like a bit of a day spa as well, complemented by personalised lighting, an in-built Sonos sound system and luxurious leather chairs.

By France is one of the most eloquent expressions of classic barbershops in Sydney right now, with each treatment including a tailored consultation, hair wash, the treatment itself and a complimentary drink.


Off Chops Barbers, Darlinghurst

Off Chops Barbers in Sydney
Address: 2/6 Stanley Street, Yurong Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 0419 251 201
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (11 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 5 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $65

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 offers a great number of beard grooming services for very reasonable prices.


Truefitt & Hill, Sydney CBD

A kitchen with wooden cabinets and a refrigerator
Address: Shop 7 Second Floor, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street NSW 2000
Contact: 0481 880 070
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $90

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 claims to be the world’s oldest barbers. It’s certainly one of the most attractive, with a small space positioned in the heritage Queen Victoria Building.

Cop a trim, shave, manicure or massage at this esteemed QVB location and you’re guaranteed to walk away looking and feeling completely satisfied.


Tate & Lyle, Sydney CBD

Tate & Lyle is one of the best baber shops in Sydney
Location: Shop 1/167 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: (02) 8054 2635
Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday (10 AM – 6 PM); Wednesday – Thursday (10 AM – 7 PM); Friday (8 AM – 5 PM); Saturday (8 AM – 3 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $75

If there was ever a Sydney barbershop that nails the classic British of London’s West End, it’s Tate & Lyle. The boys Jacob, Callum, and co. deliver cuts and banter in equal measure, with the luxury outfit tucked behind Chifley Plaza your new one-stop shop for corporate consistency or personal expression alike.


Men’s Biz Barber & Shop, Sydney CBD

Address: Strand Arcade, Level 2, Shop 127, 412/414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: (02) 8386 3577
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 5:30 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 7 PM); Friday (9 AM – 7 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 5 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $50

Men’s Biz & Barber Shop take the quality over quantity approach. There are only two chairs in the space, ensuring each customer gets an unparalleled level of service and attention. The colourful and tastefully designed space also reflects that sense of minimalism, keeping things simple while pops of colour come via all those neatly stacked high-quality products.


The Barberhood, Sydney CBD

A man is using his cell phone
Address: 5 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: (02) 9223 9952
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (8 AM – 6 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $59

The Barberhood’s Martin Place location has been forged by years of treating swanky office workers, constantly pushing the standards higher for this small shop. As such, heading over to The Barberhood is a bit of an occasion for Sydney men, given the most popular offering is the Executive Face Shave & Style Cut package which includes a style, cut and wet face shave using hot towels and luxury products.


Razorhurst Barbershop, Darlinghurst

A store inside of a building
Address: 327 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: 0419 605 831
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday (8 AM – 9 PM), Friday (8 AM – 6 PM), Saturday (8 AM – 6 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $40

The Happy Sailor’s Barber Shop, Redfern

A person standing in a room
Address: 748 Bourke St, Redfern NSW 2016
Contact: (02) 9690 1452
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (9:30 AM – 5:30 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $50

Redfern’s The Happy Sailor’s Barber Shop is a sure shot for locals and a great alternative to all the CBD boutiques. Head barber and owner Nathan has over 18 years of 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.


Grand Royal Barbers, Darlinghurst

A room with a tile floor
Address: 397 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Contact: (02) 9360 3063
Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday (10 AM – 6 PM); Wednesday (10 AM – 7 PM); Thursday – Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 4 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $75

Celebrating 20 years in business, Grand Royal Barbers knows how to treat its customers. Not only will you be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable 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. 


Inner West

Mr Wolf Barber Shop, Newtown

Address: 22 Enmore Road, Newtown NSW 2042
Contact: 0420 565 959
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday (10 AM – 6:30 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 4 PM)

Mr Wolf Barber Shop is clearly frequented by the more hipster-adjacent gentlemen in Sydney. You’ll see plenty of pompadour hairstyles ducking in and out of this well-dressed space, which should tell you all you need to know about the service  –   slick, chatty and on-the-pulse. 


Tooth & Nail

Address: 373 Enmore Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Contact: (02) 9516 5213
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 8 PM); Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 5 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $70

It’s reasonable to expect one of Sydney’s trendiest neighbourhoods to have at least one top-quality barber. For Marrickville, that’d be the great Tooth & Nail. Small, efficient and packed with premium products. The small staff here work wonders when it comes to hair and beard.


North Sydney

The Groomsmen Barber Shop, North Sydney

A man standing in front of a building
Address: 100 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Contact: (02) 9955 0676
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 4 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $40

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 at just $40.


Eastern Suburb

Adilla Barbers, Double Bay

A living room filled with furniture and a lamp
Address: 3/12 Cross St, Double Bay NSW 2028
Contact: (02) 9327 7248
Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday (9 AM – 6 PM); Wednesday (9 AM – 7 PM); Thursday (9 AM – 8 PM); Friday (9 AM – 7 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 6 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $72

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 in a suburb well-known for its generous spread of beauty and grooming services.

Part-salon, part-barber shop, there’s a wide range of services available like the customisable Grooms Packages which include haircuts, facials, alcoholic refreshments and breakfast. The perfect way to kick off your Bucks weekend


Northern Beaches

M Barber, Manly

A group of people in a room
Address: 2/22A Darley Rd, Manly NSW 2095
Contact: 0403 891 890
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 AM – 5:30 PM); Saturday (8 AM – 3 PM)
Prices: Haircuts from $33

The all-British lineup of barbers at M Barber Manly makes this a great Sydney barber for a cheerful, quick and consistent cut. For the price, it doesn’t get much better on the Northern Beaches. Which is quite valuable for locals.

While there are a few other barbershops worth checking out on the Northern Beaches, you’d usually get chains outside of Sydney CBD and surrounds. And mass production never plays well when what you want is hyperfocused, quality service.


Western Sydney

Chuffed Barber, Parramatta

A man looking at the camera
Address: 432a Church Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Contact: 0404 908 655
Opening Hours: Tuesday (10:30 am – 7 pm); Wednesday – Thursday (10:30 am – 8 pm); Friday (10:30 am – 7 pm); Saturday (9 am – 5 pm); Sunday (10:30 am – 3 pm)
Prices: Haircuts from $55

As the best barber in Parramatta, Chuffed Barber has a lot to offer locals and visitors who need a nice, attentive clean-up buoyed by some quality men’s grooming products sourced from boutique brands. The barbershop is located right next to high-end tailoring service Tailor & Co so think of the address as a bit of a one-stop shop for men’s style, steered brilliantly by Chuffed Barber’s owner Ilia Makowski.


If you’re not in Sydney but you’re still overwhelmed with choices when you type “best barber near me” into Google, don’t fret. Here are our other barbershop round-ups to keep you looking your best year-round:


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best barbers in Sydney?

The best barbers in Sydney are UNOIT in Darlinghurst, By France in Sydney CBD, 5000 BC in Sydney CBD and Chuffed Barber in Parramatta.

How much is a men's haicut in Sydney?

If you want a quality men’s haircut at some of the best barbers in Sydney then you’re usually looking around the $50 price at the very least.

What do I look for in a barber?

If you want to properly maintain your style then you’ll need to track down the best barber for you. That’s a matter of location, experience and attentiveness as well as the use of quality products. You can always judge a barber by the types of products they have stocked in their barbershop.

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Chris Singh
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Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.

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