Perth’s barber scene has really upped the ante in the past few years. Gone are the days of a quick slap around the head with the clippers and a free mint on the way out; now it's all pool tables, beers, burgers and arcade games. It's no wonder the guys of Perth are spending more time on their lids.
Not sure where to start? Here are the best barbers in Perth.
Dandy Barber Co
If you're in search of a five-star barber parlour, give Dandy Barber Co a call. They’ll take care of all of your grooming needs, be it a beard trim and shape, a sleek fade or a buzz cut. They’ll even sort you out on the fashion front—these guys stock threads from Perth locals Truce the Label and Taem Apparel, so there’s no doubt you’ll be leaving the store looking fresher than ever.
Billy Black’s Barbering Experience
Billy Black’s Barbering Experience is one not to be missed. Sharing their space with Rhubarb Records Vinyl Cafe, these guys have got you covered when it’s time for a fresh shave, a mop chop or a face follicle fix up—whether that’s a full beard re-shape or a transition into becoming a full-blown wizard, the choice is yours.
Next time you need a fresh cut, be sure to check out the uber cool Palace Barbers in Northbridge—with bright yellow paint marking the walls of this corner store location, it’s impossible to miss. Take in the vintage vibes and good tunes while one of the super down-to-earth barbers provides you with a high-quality cut and even better banter.
The Dapper Scoundrel Barber & Shop
MOUNT LAWLEY AND PERTH CBD
Crisp cuts, beard trims and skin fades are all things done exceptionally well over at The Dapper Scoundrel Barber & Shop. Book in advance or drop in unannounced—either way, the excellent team will have you looking the most stylish you’ve ever been.
Oxford Street Barbers
If you’re on the hunt for an outstanding cut with good old fashioned service, head to Oxford Street Barbers. With walk-ins welcome, the shop is always bustling—a testament to its popularity and loyal following. Owner Adam has been cutting hair for over 22 years, so you know you’ll be getting a top-quality cut when you visit these guys.
The Claremont Barber
Here's a barbershop you should hit up after a big night out—while the guys at The Claremont Barber offer quick cuts and sleek fades, it's their hangover treatment that you're going to want to check out. You'll be treated to an exfoliating skin scrub, a hot towel treatment for your pores, detoxifying face and eye masks and the scalp massage of your dreams.
Empire State Barbershop
Empire State Barbershop will leave you feeling fresh so you can walk around town with that extra little bit of swagger you never knew you had. Housed behind the ever so popular Brooklyn Lounge, this bad boy will allow you to eat a burger straight after your sweet old school shave.
Sitting pretty on Stirling Highway on Mosman Park, Young Turks will have you feeling your sharpest in no time. They do everything from standard cuts and beard trims to patterns and designs, so if you feel like getting fancy, this is the place for you. If your skin is in need of a bit of TLC, Young Turks also has a skincare menu... go on, you know you want to.
Stanford Barbers in Mount Hawthorn is one of the trendiest kids on the barber shop block. With its man cave vibes and the promise of whisky and beers on arrival, it’s no wonder all the guys in Perth are falling over themselves to get their groom on here. Whether it’s a quick early-morning shave and trim, a day of relaxing, or a post-work refresher before heading out for the night, Stanford Barbers is your one-stop shop for all your grooming needs. And best of all, you can book online.
Winning the award for the coolest barber shop fit out in Perth (they’ve got top hat lights hanging from the ceiling), His Lid in Subiaco know what men want. Every standard service (which finishes off with a complimentary wash with a hot towel) comes with your drink of choice, and it’s not just the usual tea/coffee/water offering, you get to choose between whiskey, rum, beer or barista-made coffee from their coffee window.
Weston's Barbershop & Shave Parlour
Northbridge and Joondalup
Where all the hipsters go to get their hair did, Weston’s will treat you to a man-scaping experience like no other and afterwards, you get to take someone on in a game of pool. Instead of haircuts, the dudes from Weston’s create works of art on top of people’s heads with skin fades, undercuts and cool swishy ‘dos. They also offer beard trims and traditional shaves with hot towel treatments. No wonder we think these guys are one of Perth's best barbers.
Uncle Joe's Barber
One of the best barbers in Perth, Uncle Joe's knows how to lure even the most unkempt male into their barber shop for a short back and sides. Burgers. They are the way to a man's heart after all. Heck, they’re the way to anyone’s heart. The Mess At Uncle Joe’s is serving up enough coffee, smoothies and freshly baked goods to keep any man happy. All of that, plus some of the best men’s ‘dos and beard-scaping in town.
No appointments are required at the Barber Shop in Leederville, you'll be able to saunter in and out in under 30 minutes (provided you're after an uncomplicated 'do). The dudes here are super friendly and the vibe is retro barbershop meets man cave.
The Barber Collective
The Barber Collective in Hillarys will have you looking seriously schmick by the time you leave. Offering traditional cut throat shaves, beard trims and classic cuts, these guys also offer discounts for students. You'll get a brewski to help pass the time while you're there of course and they also pour a mean cup of joe, so feel free to pop in for your caffeine fix even if you don't need a haircut!
Gentlemen’s Hair Lounge
As well as blondes, gentlemen prefer the Gentlemen’s Hair Lounge in Subiaco and it’s no wonder because with every appointment you get a free beer, scotch or whiskey. Sit back, relax and enjoy some man grooming (including facials, beard trims and shaves, massage and men’s wellness) while watching sport or reading the latest men’s mags. These guys also offer function packages—perfect for the stately man’s birthday or bucks party!
Short Black & Sides
When we say that Short Black & Sides has you covered for just about anything you need, we mean it. The crew here are full bottle when it comes to men’s grooming, fades, beards, waxing, you name it! They also offer barista made coffee, hot towels and neck shaves with every service, as well as massage packages and women’s waxing.
Brad's Barber Shop
With a pool table, pinball machine and beer fridge, Brad's Barber Shop is every man's dream. Beer fridge aside, this place is one of the few barber shops in Perth offering hair colouring for guys. No need to be shy.
Ugly Men's Association Barber & Shave Shop
Don't let the name fool you, you certainly won't be walking out an ugly man once these guys are done with you. Ugly Men's is a traditional barber shop when it comes to service, but they're located in the basement at the State Buildings so you won't feel like you ever left your man cave at home. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you're a clever cookie you'll book ahead.
Rokeby Road Barbers
Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, the team at Rokeby Road Barbers will sort you out with a top-quality cut. Think comfy leather couches to chill out on while you wait, great music and fantastic company in the form of owner Noel and his Aussie bulldog Luna—you’ll feel just like you’re hanging out at a friend’s place.
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