Guys, this one’s for you! Perth’s barber scene has taken off in the past few years and it’s making all the girls in the yard jealous. The boys get to enjoy pool, beer, burgers and arcade games while getting their hair did. Not fair. We want equality dammit! Hip beard styles.
That said, it’s high-time men get a bit of pampering—considering their haircuts of the olden days consisted of a dodgy shopping centre chain, a quick slap around the head with the clippers and a free mint on the way out. We’re still jealous though.
Here are a few of Perth’s best barbers!
Dandy Barber Co
Mount Lawley And Northbridge
If you're not a fan of the usual barber set up, give The Dandy Barbers a call. These guys are spreading the love inside two of our fave Perth boutiques—Elroy in Mount Lawley and Ware in Northbridge. It's a one chair, one barber situation, so you get 100% of the attention while you're there. Yes please.
Brooklyn Barbershop will leave you feeling phresshhhh 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 and get a sweet old school shave all at the same time.
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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!
Barber And Co
Barber and Co are famous among the CBD crew for good reason. They've been grooming the gents of the city since 2015 and their beard trimming game is seriously strong. They do accept walk ins, but you know they're going to be busy so call ahead to be safe!
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 includes a wash, head massage, cut and style) 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 coffee. Totes amazeballs. Plus, Subi workers get $10 off their first cut! Saweeeet!
Weston's Barbershop & Shave Parlour
Where all the hipsters go to get their hair did, Weston’s in Northbridge will treat you to a man-scaping experience like no other and afterwards you get to take someone on in a game of pool. Winning! 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 know 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. Uncle Joe’s have also got enough coffee, smoothies and treats from the Bare Baker to keep any man happy. All of that, plus some of the best men’s ‘dos and beard-scaping in town. Kinda wish I was a man.
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 barber shop meets man cave.
The Milk Barber
The Milk Barber 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!
Dr Snippy’s Barber Lounge
Though the name sounds a little ominous, Dr Snippy’s in Perth is a far cry from Sweeny Todd. This little, old school barber shop offers a free beer with every haircut or cut-throat shave after 12pm and you get unlimited plays on their arcade game once you’ve been made presentable. They also stock some of the best hair and beard care products, as well as razors, strops and sharpening stones if you’re more of a DIY dude. With free parking out the back and discounts available to students, Dr Snippy’s are hands down one of the best barbers in Perth.
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.
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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
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.
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