Australia isn’t exactly short of good-looking guys, but one of the ways they can remain so photogenic is to get regular haircuts. Sydney and Melbourne are home to their fair share of world-class barber shops in both the CBD and further afield, and Brisbane to is home to some decidedly more laidback, chilled out shops that put a strong focus on banter with customers.
Adelaide, therefore, has plenty of competition to prevent its residents from hopping on a plane all in the name of a top-notch trim. Fortunately, the South Australia city plays host to a number of second-to-none barber shops, all of which provide customers with first-rate service and even greater cut.
We’ve rounded up some of the very best barbers in Adelaide to save you scouring the search pages for your next follicular fortress.
Level 1, 7/32 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, 5000
08 8212 2201
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
It makes sense to start the list off with the multiple award-winning Barber Boys. The recipient of the AHIA Best Barber Business In Australia Award in 2017 and 2018, Barber Boys is a barber shop you can most certainly trust to look after your mane. It’s a family-owned and run business that has opened up several stores ever since the first one opened its doors in the early 2000s.
Prices are low and yet the quality of service is high, and Barber Boys can even cater for weddings for you and your groomsmen.
Pash on Waymouth
Ground Floor, 47 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, 5000
0456 450 387
Monday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
A friendly smile and a friendlier service await you at Pash on Waymouth, not to mention a coffee or beer for you to kick back with. With 20 years experience in the art of barbering, you can rely on Pash on Waymouth to make you look like a million bucks when you walk back out the door.
The Crib Barbershop
454a Churchill Road, Kilburn, Adelaide, 5084
08 8349 9118
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Describing itself as Adelaide’s “original hip hop barbershop”, The Crib is the master of fade haircuts. That’s not to say they can’t cater for any other hairstyle you desire, and the numerous five-star reviews can’t seem to recommend it enough. Not only are the cuts some of the best in the town, but the beats pumping through the speakers will you have whipping out your phone to Shazam songs the entire time you’re there.
The Men’s Room
109 Hindley Street, Adelaide, 5000
08 8221 6228
Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
The Men’s Room is all about age-old barbering techniques applied to a modern-day setting. The décor screams heritage, with the barber chairs, in particular, being ones with real history. Owner Adam and his team encourage men from all walks of life to take a seat, enjoy a coffee and just be a bloke – they’re happy to engage in any kind of chat. Once you’re cut is done, resident dog Lenny will give you the seal of approval before you leave.
72 Currie Street, Adelaide, 5000
It seems Plek’s customers can’t speak highly enough about the place, not just for the sublime cuts, fades and buzz cuts on offer, but for the incredibly welcoming atmosphere that will make you feel like part of a family from your first visit. As Plek says itself, this is a barber shop for “when you want it done right”.
Born Barbers Collective
512A Cross Road, Adelaide, 5037
08 8297 0813
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday: 11am – 6pm
Saturday: 7am – 1pm
An ice-cold beer is sitting in a fridge right now waiting for your visit to Born Barbers Collective. Of course, that’s not all, as Born Barbers is dedicated to the fine barbering craft, serving up traditional cuts alongside hot towel shaves and a range of hair and beard grooming products for you to fill your cabinets at home. The barbering team is always up for a laugh too and will happily chat to you about anything on your mind.
The Barber Hustle
Shop 1, 17-23 Main South Road, Adelaide, 5161
08 8387 6334
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 2pm
The Barber Hustle is only just over one year old but in that time has already racked up a seriously loyal clientele. With fresh cuts and incredibly close shaves the order of the day, it’s hardly surprising. It’s an interactive experience too, with all customers able to try their hand at shooting a basket from the comfort of their chair for the chance to win a free haircut.
7/1 Payneham Road, College Park, Adelaide, 5069
08 8362 9235
Tuesday: 9.30am – 8pm
Wednesday: 9.30am – 6pm
Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm
Friday: 9.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 2pm
Barber Society offers the quintessential modern grooming experience for the dapper gentleman. Exposed brick walls, comfortable leather chairs, cold beers, coffee and even a game of FIFA are all on offer when you step through the doors. Discounts are given for weekly visits, you can have your beard line trimmed to perfection or opt for a completely new colour, if you so wish.