Raise your grooming game at stellar barbers in Singapore that deliver the sharpest cut and the sleekest 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 barbers in Singapore.
Best barbershops in Singapore
1. Hounds of the Baskervilles
This edgy looking barbershop has our hearts with its aesthetic and vibe. Open since 2012, it’s set the scene for barbers all over Singapore. The Australian-trained barbers are out here making sure that you look your very best the minute you step out of their chairs. Spend your time unwinding with a soothing haircut and good company, and walk out looking extra spiffy.
Hounds of the Baskervilles, 42 Craig Road, Singapore 089680
Tucked away in Simpang Bedok, this stylish shop is a heartland gem. The process involves a light consultation where barbers will take the time to assess your hair. If you have an idea of what you want your next do to look like, they’ll be there to help you figure it out. The team can also execute seamless fades and beard trims. We’re sure you’ll leave the shop pleasantly satisfied.
Atatcutz, #01-04, Bedok Marketplace, 348 Bedok Road, Singapore 469560
3. Rockarolla Barber
Football, fashion, and music are within the heart of Rockarolla Barber. It’s a simple and clean shop. But never fear, the team here knows how to have fun too. The shop doubles up as a jamming studio that you can rent! Btw, we highly recommend making an appointment because slots can get filled up pretty fast here.
Rockarolla Barber, 759 Yishun Street 72, Singapore 760759
4. Acidic Chop Shop
With its faux brick walls coupled with loud and proud decor, this is a barber shop that really makes a statement. Loyal customers have been showing up at its doorstep for years for some of the slickest haircuts in town. The team is detail oriented and will help you achieve the perfect fade. And if you have no idea what you want your next look to be, the team is armed with ideas and is ready to help.
Acidic Chop Shop, #02-335, 135 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 600135
5. 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
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 Village, 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 Manager.
Sultans, multiple locations including Holland Village and Novena
7. LA Barbershop
This barber 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 cleaning. (Yes, you heard right; it’s actually kind of therapeutic.) Go all out with The Works package, which includes a scalp recharge treatment.
LA Barbershop, multiple locations including Novena Square and VivoCity
8. 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
9. 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 has now expanded its product offerings. 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
10. Good Guys Barbershop
Founded by a group of talented folk who are tired of their day jobs, Good Guys Barbershop provides a stellar haircut experience for gents. Leave your mane in the professional hands of master barbers trained at different institutes around the world. Try The Good Guys Finesse, an all-around experience with a haircut, wash and head and shoulder massage.
Good Guys Barbershop, 47 Rowell Road, Singapore 207997
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 Yio Chu Kang Road and Tanglin Halt Road
12. 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
13. 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 these folks are really renowned for – the traditional wet shave. Once you try that, there’s really no going back to your dinky ol’ razor.
Truefitt & Hill, 9 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069690
14. 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 in Singapore. Services include cuts, shaves, scalp treatments, 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
15. Grease Monkey Barber Garage
Prepare yourself for tattoos, testosterone and whole lotta ‘tude at this biker garage-themed barber. 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
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, #B1-18, Peninsula Excelsior, 5 Coleman Street, Singapore 179805
17. 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. It’s a fave.
Jermyn Street, 108 Amoy Street, Singapore 069928
18. James Barker Barber
The name already gives us total James Dean vibes. Situated in the basement of Marina Bay Link Mall, this barber 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? Check out services like the Signature James Barker Haircut or the haircut with tattoo that comes with a bespoke hair tattoo. Edgy!
James Barker Barber, #B2-79, Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
19. 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, perming and even beard trims.
Hombre Barberblade, #01-04, Icon @ Changi, 228 Changi Road, Singapore 419741
20. 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, #02-01, Chinatown Point, 147A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068606
21. Premium Barbers
No frills, gimmicks or fancy tricks. Premium Barbers is a no-nonsense barber 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, #02-23, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road Singapore 238880
22. 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., multiple locations including Bedok North and Race Course Road
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. 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 from these passionate homegrown barbers. Psst: There’s even an in-house tailor for you to get a bespoke suit.
DeepCuts Barber’s, Level 2, 47 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169361
25. 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, North Wing, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
26. 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
Gents, bookmark this list of barbers in Singapore for the next time you need a grooming sesh!