Raise your grooming game at these stellar barbershops in Singapore that deliver the sharpest cut and the smoothest shave.
We can all agree there’s a happy middle ground between Neanderthal and taking the grooming routine a tad too far. These days, a real gentleman is well turned out. No straggly beards, no unkempt hairdos. Think you need to lift your game? Read on for our pick of the top men’s barbershops in Singapore.
Best barbershops in Singapore
Located in the heart of the CBD, Kingsmen is the perfect spot for sophisticated gentlemen who want to leave their stresses behind just for a while. Sticking to its motto, “Life isn’t perfect but hair can be”, these folks specialise in sharp scissor cuts, stylish fades, sleek beard shaves and relaxing hot towel shaves. For the ultimate luxurious experience, go for the eponymous service which includes a haircut, wash, massage, wet shave and head spa. Kingsmen is serious about men’s grooming and it shows, so make this your next go-to hangout for a style upgrade.
Kingsmen, #02-12, Change Alley Mall, 30 Raffles Place, Singapore 048622
If you’re all for the top-notch services at Sultan of Shave, be sure to visit its sister brand. Taking a spot in Holland V, Sultans is an affordable alternative with its fuss-free but quality haircuts and shaves. Take our word for it – our boys from the Honeycombers team paid ’em a visit and they’ve been raving about their suave cuts ever since: “Whenever I get a cut, I always show photos of my preferred style, and the barber totally nails it. The detailed cutting, trimming and shaving, along with washing and styling, is definitely worth the price, ” says Lord Acuña, IT Executive.
Sultans, multiple locations including Holland Piazza and Dunearn Road
3. Red Panther
This hidden spot inside Upper Serangoon shopping mall is a little off the beaten track but so worth the visit. Step into nostalgia as the barbers give you an authentic cut – just like those old-school barbershops in 80s and 90s Singapore. Oh, and did we mention it’s super affordable? It’s no wonder there’s usually a queue on busy days. Don’t be disheartened while waiting, though. Spend time picking your new look from one of the 80s men’s hairstyle posters on the wall or geek out over vintage car number plates and random memorabilia in the space.
Red Panther, #03-13, Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, 756 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534626
4. We Need A Hero
From the folks who gave us Strip, Browhaus and a slew of cool F&B establishments come a male grooming parlour that ranks high on the so-hip-it-hurts scale. If manscaping is a top priority for you, We Need A Hero has all the solutions for hair removal – waxing, threading, tweezing and IPL. Also on the extensive roster of services: haircuts and pampering shaves.
We Need A Hero, #01-86, 57 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160057
5. Sultans of Shave
The guys at Sultans of Shave take their craft very seriously. Expect sleek surroundings and fancy tools – heck, they even trained in London under the tutelage of England’s finest barbers. Consider us impressed. For gentlemen looking to undergo the ultimate grooming experience, lay back and surrender to The Sultan’s Experience, a five-step shaving process followed by a haircut. Now, that’s what we call the royal treatment.
Sultans of Shave, multiple locations including North Canal Road and Duxton Road
6. The Panic Room
Here’s an edgy barbershop in Singapore that offers spiffy hairdos and good shaving. The Panic Room started out as a small web store selling pomades, and it still carries a wide range online and at its physical outlet. That includes cool brands such as Lockhart’s, Shear Revival and The Bluebeards Revenge. Other than pomades, it also features moustache wax, beard oil and slick grooming products. If you’re making your way down for a cut and shave, be prepared to rummage through its decent collection of vinyl records.
The Panic Room, 311A Geylang Road, Singapore 389350
Fancy having your hair cut in a vintage setting? Autocutt’s space is kitted out with rare World War bikes and vintage automobile signs. It’s not just about the sick decor though, this business is renowned for nifty cuts and shaves. The barbershop also has its own original fragrance, which is lightly skimmed on your face after the cut. Smell good, look good!
Autocutt, multiple locations including Commonwealth and Serangoon
8. Empire of Steel
Empire of Steel was founded by Sean Ong after 10 years of experience in the hairdressing industry. His team has one goal: to give you a wicked haircut that will have everyone from kopitiam aunties to colleagues ogling at you. From start to finish, expect to have your hair and beard treated with the utmost care and respect. Don’t miss out on the luxurious Aveda scalp treatment too, ‘cos healthy-looking hair starts from the scalp.
Empire of Steel, #03-19, OUE Downtown 2, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
9. Truefitt & Hill
Charles Dickens, Cary Grant, Sir Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra – Truefitt & Hill’s star-studded clientele reads like a veritable list of Who’s Who. One thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely be in good company at this 200-year-old British barbershop brand. Outfitted like an ultra exclusive gentlemen’s club (think crystal chandeliers, club chairs and dark wood panelling), Truefitt & Hill offers haircuts, massages and threading. But we suggest you stick to what they’re really renowned for: the traditional wet shave. Once you try that, there’s really no going back to your dinky ol’ razor.
Truefitt & Hill, multiple locations including Ann Siang Road and Marina Bay Sands
10. Tux Barbers Inc.
Want to rock the pompadour? Get your mop pruned and pouffed at Tux Barbers Inc., a modern barbershop with old school vibes. You’ll be leaving all your stresses at the door: the cosy wooden interiors, warm lighting and silver service will definitely lift your mood.
Tux Barbers Inc., multiple locations including East Coast Road and One Raffles Place
11. Barber 25
If you want to look like a Wall Street banker, this is your joint. Barber 25 prides itself on delivering dapper haircuts for professionals and businessmen. Services include cuts, shaves, scalp treatments, nail care and even perms. From the moment you step into this seriously cosy enclave, you’ll be well taken care of before you leave impeccably groomed.
Barber 25, #03-16, OUE Downtown Gallery 2, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
12. LA Barbershop
This barbershop in Singapore boasts a vintage vibe with modern twists. We’re into the quirky ornaments and eclectic collection of posters on its brick walls. You’ll find a full range of services for affordable prices here, including ear candling. (Yes, you heard right; it’s actually kind of therapeutic.) Go all out with The Works package, which includes a relaxing shoulder massage on top of your haircut and shave.
LA Barbershop, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and VivoCity
13. The Black Tie Barber Shop
Located all the way in Jurong West, this barbershop brings the classic barber experience to the HDB heartlands – complete with barbers dressed in dapper suits. Clients range from kids to senior citizens (who get the best deals) and, of course, the gentleman going in for his regular haircut and hot towel shave.
The Black Tie Barber Shop, #01-748, 456 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 640456
14. Grease Monkey Barber Garage
Prepare yourself for tattoos, testosterone and whole lotta ‘tude at this biker garage-themed barbershop. Bringing the American motorcycle culture to the sidewalks of Mayo Street, Grease Monkey is a cool two-storey joint where customers can ogle at the bevy of shiny monster bikes while getting a cut and shave.
Grease Monkey Barber Garage, 15 Mayo Street, Singapore 208312
15. Jermyn Street
If your beard needs a trim or you’re after some sharp shading, the dapper gents at Jermyn Street will sort you out. Part of the gentlemen’s barbershop renaissance, Jermyn Street brings to mind exclusive gentlemen clubs. Adding to its appeal is a complimentary dram of liquor or a cup of freshly brewed coffee while the talented barbers snip your mane into shape. This one’s a fave.
Jermyn Street, 108 Amoy Street, Singapore 069928
This one boasts rave reviews and loyal customers. YanCutsHair in Peninsula Excelsior started when the owner, Sophian Tahir, decided to open a barbershop after years of experience barbering in National Service (and later, for his friends). Sophian prides himself on his attention to detail for haircuts, and it shows with his regular line-up of return customers. The store feels less like a barbershop and more like a hangout spot for sci-fi geeks, with Star Wars memorabilia adorning the space.
YanCutsHair, #B1-13, Peninsula Excelsior, 5 Coleman Street, Singapore 179805
17. James Barker Barber
The name already gives us total James Dean vibes. Situated at the basement of Marina Bay Link Mall, this barbershop offers the works, from clean-cut shaves to stylish suave cuts to stellar dye jobs. No matter your hair woes, they’ll fix your mane right up. Looking to pamper yourself or your boo? The James Barker Ultimate Experience comes with a rewarding facial scrub, hot towel shave, post-shave treatments, a relaxing massage, and of course, a consultation for your snip.
James Barker Barber, #B2-79, Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
18. Hombre Barberblade
Full-length windows, abundant natural light and concrete flooring – the industrial interior of Changi Road’s Hombre Barberblade makes it one of the best-looking salons around. Services include the usual cut and style, shave, additional hot towel service and even anti-hair loss treatment.
Hombre Barberblade, #01-04, Icon @ Changi, 228 Changi Road, Singapore 419741
19. Rogue and Beyond
Walking into Rogue and Beyond is like walking into a celebrity’s dressing room – discreet, well-furnished and next level. Each session starts with a consultation where you’ll be advised on the best style based on your facial features. This is the place to go if you want to come out looking like a young Leonardo DiCaprio.
Rogue and Beyond, 147A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068606
20. Premium Barbers
No frills, gimmicks or fancy tricks. Premium Barbers is a no-nonsense barbershop in Singapore that gets the job done (and done well, might we add). Its non-descript decor (or lack thereof) makes it look like a typical hair salon, but ignore all that and focus instead on what it excels in. We’re talking about affordable haircuts and shaves done with meticulous attention to detail. Plus, head massages for the complete experience.
Premium Barbers, multiple locations including Orchard Gateway and Wheelock Place
21. The Golden Rule Barber Co.
Aside from being experts at handsome haircuts, The Golden Rule Barber Co. is also your go-to for tools of the trade such as pomades and shaving essentials. After your new do, stock up on the store’s very own pomade and matt paste.
The Golden Rule Barber Co., Level 2, 66A Race Course Road, Singapore 218570
22. DeepCuts Barber’s
Tucked within an attic of a shophouse along Kampong Bahru Road, this barbershop is one of Singapore’s coolest. It offers tip-top men’s grooming services at affordable prices – think dapper haircuts, hot towel shave and full beard sculpting. Patrons can expect a stylish makeover by these passionate homegrown barbers. Psst: it’s by appointment only.
DeepCuts Barber’s, #02-01, 77 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169376
23. The ‘A’ Street Barber Shop
It won’t surprise anyone that Kampong Glam is home to two hipster barbers, one of them this barbershop on Haji Lane. Dudes of all ages head here for a fresh cut. And it’s easy to see why it always has snaking queues. The light, unfussy environment is filled with busy banter from customers and skilled barbers who deliver cuts with military precision. Looking to dye your white hair? Go for the hair darkening dye treatment that’ll leave you with natural shades of black and brown hair.
The ‘A’ Street Barber Shop, #02-25, Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan, Singapore 199018
24. Mr Moustache
These days, it looks like a gentrified residential enclave simply isn’t complete without a vintage-styled barber in its midst. Here, grooming-savvy lads can get their fix of fresh fades and dapper undercuts. Feel like you deserve a spot of pampering? Pop in for a clean, relaxing shave and stock up on new grooming must-haves, including beard oil and pomade.
Mister Moustache Barber Shop, #01-20, Block 5, Everton Park, Singapore 080005
25. The Gentlemen Society
Here’s another barber in Kampong Glam. The Gentlemen Society is made for lads who love nothing more than the “simple pleasures” of a hot towel shave with a cut and wash. Mahogany and ebony-clad interiors beckon you into the old-timey space. Check in for a chop by the bearded barbers, or lay back for a smooth shave and shear.
The Gentlemen Society, 12 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199669
26. Splice Barbershop
This swanky barbershop is conveniently located in Suntec City. Perfect if you’ve only got time to squeeze in a lunchtime appointment. Haircuts include wash and blow, styling and massage. But you can also indulge in an array of grooming services such as spa mani-pedi or head and shoulder massages.
Splice Barbershop, #01-487 (Near Tower 1), Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Bookmark this list of barbershops in Singapore for the next time you need a grooming sesh!