Hair & Beauty

Hey Daddy-O! Sydney’s Best Barber Shops

By Sophia Fukunishi
25th May 2014

Whether you are after short, back and sides, or desire luscious sideburns that creep down into your manly beard—there's no denying a good barber is the way to go.

Gentlemen we have done the hard work for you, here are our picks of Sydney's best barber shops for that dapper haircut.

Sterling Hairdressing Parlour & Barber Shop | Surry Hills

Less of a haircut and more of an art form is what you will receive from Sydney's Sterling Hairdressers Parlour & Barber Shop. The team at Sterling has created the ultimate 50s vibe to cater to all your wildest rockabilly hairstyle dreams. Owner Tony Vacher seems to be somewhat of a rockstar in the barber world, and rightfully so given the meticulous and artistic way he styles men's hair.

Barber Supreme | The Rocks

Barber Supreme in Sydney's The Rocks offers a fully fledged, traditional barber experience. Much more than a simple haircut, an appointment here is a complete indulgence and will leave you feeling every bit the gentleman. The team at Barber Supreme claim to "not only renew one's appearance but to revive their spirit and sense of place in the world." They're here for your scissor cuts, clipper cuts, wet shaves and spiritual healing—you sure can't argue that isn't service. This is one of the best old-school barber shops in Sydney.

The Happy Sailors Barbershop | Redfern

Imbued with barber shop heart and soul, one haircut at The Happy Sailors Barbershop and you will become a regular in no time. Vintage red chairs and an array of retro wall adornments will take you on a trip down memory lane—back to the barber shops of simpler times. A haircut goes for $40, while a buzz cut is $20; competitive prices which are sure to leave you a happy little sailor.

Cleveland's | Redfern

A haircut and a long black never came so easy, Cleveland's offers the best of both worlds. Kick back and let resident stylist Patrick Casey do what he does best, all the while sipping a complimentary beverage, whether it be a coffee, a cold beer or a glass of wine or whisky. There's cuts, blow dries and colour services for the ladies also. For the gents treat yourself to a wash, cut and finish for $70, or tidy up with a trim for $50. Head here for one of the best men's haircuts in Sydney and some delicious fare.

Grand Royal Barbers | Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, CBD

You can find these master barbers in three convenient locations: Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, and the CBD. Grand Royal Barbers was established in 1999 and has since led the way supplying traditional grooming to Sydney's gents. Expert staff are on hand to help you out with anything from the best beard shape to suit your face, to tips on how to shave properly.

The Barber Shop | CBD

The Barber Shop in Sydney's CBD doubles as a cocktail bar, and we're guessing this is music to your ears and lips. Enjoy a cocktail from the extensive menu whilst being coiffed and pampered. Every Thursday is The Barber Shop Sessions; boasting a live, five-piece acid jazz band and all barber services are accompanied by a cocktail 'on the house' between 6-10pm. If that's not the best excuse for a regular haircut, then we just don't know what is. Could this be the best men's haircut in Sydney?

The Barberia | Surry Hills

The Barberia in Surry Hills provides every haircutting service your stylish head of tresses could dream of. The friendly and experienced team can fix you up with cuts, colour, styling, highlights and hair treatments. Established in 1992, The Barberia is no stranger to being ahead of the game when it comes to hair trends.

Hawleywood's | Newtown

Rounding out our best barber shops in Sydney picks, Hawleywood's shaving parlour is here to look after the gents. A total throwback to the 1940s, you'll find this Newtown barber shop serving up stylish haircuts and clean shaves in an old-school, minimum fuss kind of way. The tattooed crew at Hawleywood's will ensure your next cut or beard trim is a stylish one.

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