The classic barbershop makes a comeback, here's where Jakarta's gentlemen go to get their hair cuts, shaves and trims
Isn’t it nice to see the era of men’s grooming making a huge comeback? Real men aren’t afraid to pamper themselves, we always say. Dapper dudes rejoice, because the traditional barbershop has risen back to popularity. We all know that Jakarta is laden with all types of beauty parlours, from the mani pedi salons to the specialty blow dry bars, but now, it’s finally the gentlemen’s time to shine. Whether you need a shave, a haircut, or even just a beard or mustache trim, head to these classic barbershops for some manly me-time.
Frank’s Jakarta is a small barbershop located on the side of a pretty busy street in Kemang. The space has industrial interiors, with two barbers manning the store. With pretty affordable prices – haircuts start at IDR 50,000! – it’s no wonder this place is a popular choice for guys in the neighbourhood.
Frank’s Jakarta. Jln. Kemang Raya No. 15. +62 856 1022 266.
UGO Barber & Shop
UGO Barber & Shop is a vintage style mens barber located in the Fairgrounds complex. Besides the regular ol’ cut and shave, guys can even get reflexology, creambaths, hair colouring, and even Chinese ear cleaning done here, all within the safe haven of the barbershop walls.
Ugo Barber & Shop. Fairgrounds Lot 14 kav 52-53 SCBD, Jl. Jendral Sudirman Jakarta 12190. +62 21 514 00 990. Monday – Saturday: 10.00 to 21.00
Chief Barber Shop
With various locations in the centre of Jakarta, Chief Barber Shop provides grooming services such as close taper shave, hot towel shave and hair dye, and has even developed their very own pomade product. Picky guys will also find a wide selection of pomade brands from around the world, including Uppercut, Daimon Barber, JS Sloane, Schmiere, and many more.
Chief Barber Shop. Various locations in Jakarta, check website for details.
The Patriot Barber Shop
The Patriot Barber Shop is a fine classic-contemporary barbershop offering dapper grooming services for men, including prime haircuts, clean shaves, to head and neck massages, and ear cleaning. Gents will definitely feel comfortable sitting back in their chairs while The Patriot’s friendly barbers work their magic.
The Patriot Barber Shop, various locations. Check website for details.
This hip and dynamic barbershop has three locations in Jakarta. With vintage interiors, awesome wall murals, and a comfortable atmosphere, guys are certain to feel straight at home here. Choose from full barber services starting from IDR 40,000 and don’t forget to top off your treatment with a classic neck and shoulder massage.
Barber Bros, various locations. Check website for details.
Alexander Barbershop is another retro and vintage inspired barbershop located in Kemang. With its barber’s eye for details, and loyal customer base, it’s no wonder this place gets booked up in advance pretty fast.
Alexander Barbershop. Jln. Kemang Raya No. 8, South Jakarta. p. +62 858 8803 3007.
For a no fuss, in and out as fast as you can kind of cut, we recommend PAXI. It’s a typical barbershop and specialises in more common men’s hairstyles. Available in most malls around town so pop in for a wash, trim, hair colouring, reflexology, or shave.
PAXI Barbershop,, Level B1-10, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53, p. +62 21 51402999.