30 Best Barbers In Sydney For The Perfect Haircut In 2023

I've lived in Sydney for nearly 10 years and these are a selection of the barbers I've tried or my friends have.

30 Best Barbers In Sydney For The Perfect Haircut In 2023

Barbers Sydney – Looking for the best barbers in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve visited the majority of the city’s barber shops enabling us to curate a list of the ones you should visit to get chopped and cropped and to be guaranteed a first-class men’s hairdressing service.

But, if you live outside Sydney CBD and wondering where the best “barber near me” is, then we still have you covered, as we have included the finest barber shops in the surrounding areas of the Inner West, South Sydney and North Sydney, to name a few.

So whether you’re after a fresh fade haircut, need to trim a long hairstyle, have curly hair that is getting a little unruly or you want to bleach your hair, you can forget searching “barber near me” and check out this definitive guide to the best barber shops in Sydney.

Sydney CBD

Truefitt & Hill

Second Floor, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, 2000

Truefitt & Hill

The crème de la crème of prestige and luxury can be found here in the world’s oldest barber shop. Founded in England in 1805, Truefitt & Hill maintain a rich history, having provided an impeccable barber shop service to the aristocratic gentleman for over two centuries.

The barber shop has since expanded into Australia, yet still retains its English heritage and charm. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’re transported back to the old-school barber glamour of 19th century London, whilst enjoying the modern expertise of a business with over 210 years of experience.

Services at Truefitt & Hill range from a simple shampoo and cut or a traditional hot towel shave, but for those who want a full pamper, they also have some experience packages, including VIP access to a Glenfiddich suite.

Tate & Lyle

Macquarie House, 167 Macquarie Street, 2000

Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle is the brainchild of Jacob Martin, a barber who hails from ol’ London Town but made the move to Australia to continue his passion for making guys look great. Having gained experience in other barber shops in Sydney, Jacob was able to understand what it was locals were after when they get their haircut, and so then invested his own money into launching his own mecca for men’s hair.

All the classic barber services are available at Tate & Lyle, whether it be a beard trim or a new style of haircut, or, if you fancy a little indulgence, you can opt for a luxury shave & facial. If you’re looking for a barbers with a relaxed atmosphere but impeccable service, Tate & Lyle is easily one of the best in Sydney.

The Barberhood

S3 Wintergarden (via Spring Street), 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, 2000; 5 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000

The Barberhood

Slick, stylish, sophisticated – just three words synonymous with ‘The Barberhood’. Precision and expertise are abundant in this wood-panelled barbers, with the team at either of the two shops being more than happy to listen to each individual client to understand their needs and tailor a barber experience exclusively for them.

No matter what service you choose, whether it be a traditional style cut, a more modern fade or even just a quick restyle, you’ll receive a scented hot towel, a spritz of cologne and a straight razor clean up on the back of the neck, to help lengthen the time required before you need to return for a tidy up.

During your visit, you can even opt for some skincare services, such as a Black Mask, a facial or even a scalp revitaliser.

The Barberhood can get busy though – it is one of the best barber shops in Sydney, after all – so it’s worth booking an appointment ahead of time.

The Barber Shop

89 York Street, Sydney, 2000

The Barber Shop

Come for the haircut, stay for the cocktails. How so? you may ask. Well, The Barber Shop is not only a well-appointed barbers to get your haircut, with all the conventional services available, including clipper cuts, fades, hot towel shaves and beard styling, but head through the door at the back of one of the best barbers in Sydney and you’re greeted by what is one of the best cocktail bars in Sydney too. Surprise!

Cocktails may be on the menu, but the bar out the back is definitely one of the best for Sydney gin-lovers, with over 700 on the menu. If the idea of a cocktail doesn’t appeal to you – hey, they’re not for everyone – then you can visit the Barangaroo barber shop that is alcohol (or at least, full cocktail bar) free.

Uptown Barbers

Suite 12 – Level 2, 428 George Street, Sydney, 2000

Uptown Barbers

Uptown Barbers is all about offering a premium and traditional barber experience, for prices that won’t make a dent in your wallet. But don’t think the affordable prices will mean a sub-par haircut, far from it. Uptown Barbers’ client-focused attitude is what really earns them a place on this list of the best barbers in Sydney; offering free consultations within a chic and modern store is a team who is ready to meet your highest expectations.

Located in the heart of Sydney CBD and open from early morning until evening, Uptown Barbers is designed specifically for the modern working man.

5000 BC

Shop 1/31—43 King St, Sydney, 2000

A brand new barber shop opening in Sydney, 5000 BC promises to offer men an “unparalleled, luxury service, unlike anything the city has seen before.” Founded by barbers Jimmy De Jesus and Tay Basham, 5000 BC has been carefully thought out to provide Sydney CBD with a barber that is unquestionably modern.

Alongside the usual array of hair cuts and head shaves, 5000 BC also offers beard sculpts, beard trims and luxurious face shaves, all in the confines of a monochrome setting that only adds to the experience. You’ll also find a fully stocked bar, and all products used in the barber shop are from Australia and New Zealand.

Sydney Barbers

Shop r00-006 Gateway Retail, 1 Macquarie Pl, Sydney, 2000

The aptly-named Sydney Barbers has four locations around Sydney CBD, so be sure to check out the website to see if there is a shop closer to you. Sydney Barbers claims to be the “most trusted” barber shop in Sydney, and offers all of the services you would expecting, along with the likes of colouring, hair straightening and ear and nose waxes.

With a strong core team of clipper-wielding barbers all well-trained in their craft, you can be sure of a first-class service. Whether it’s a style cut, a razor fade or something entirely different, you’ll be able to get it at Sydney Barbers.

Eastern Suburbs

Barberians Barbershop

Level 3, 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction, 2022

Barberians Bondi Junction

The team behind this barber shop in Bondi Junction have combined an expert, energetic team with sleek interior design to create a space brimming with finesse and style.

Situated within Westfield, you’re greeted by a barbers that exhibits an intimate allure, by way of boujee leather seats and musky wooden shelving. The services provided, however, really pack a punch! Expect to find a combination of highly experienced premium grooming services that result in a guaranteed hit!


132 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach, 2026

Badlambs Bondi

With the tagline “Sharp Cuts & Good Tunes” Badlambs is more than a conventional barber shop, it’s a tour of musical culture! Opened by Tony Mellis, Badlambs hosts an array of British and Aussie antiques, bric-a-brac and local artworks.

During your barber appointment, expect spontaneous performances from some of the best local musicians, as the permanently-installed piano invites both organised and impromptu jams. Head down to Bondi Beach for a quality cut and even better banter!

The Emporium Barber

Shop G10, 180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, 2026

The Emporium Barber

In 2011, The Emporium Barber set out on a mission to revolutionise men’s grooming. And boy, did they deliver. Initially setting up a barber shop in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the store garnered enough success to move down the coast.

Understanding the modern man requires more than just a haircut these days, The Emporium Barber offers monobrow waxing, threading and facials designed especially for men, alongside the usual suite of haircut and beard trimming services.

The signature ‘Experience’ includes a consultation, cut, shave and freshen up, not to mention a beer on arrival. If beer isn’t your thing, you visit the in-store espresso bar for a premium serving of Toby’s Estate coffee.

9. Mister Chop Shop

433 Crown Street, Surry Hills, 2010

Realising that the modern man can be incredibly particular about his grooming regime, Mister Chop Shop takes pride in the bespoke barber experience which they offer customers.

Appointments begin with a full hair and scalp consultation, partnered with a cold boutique beer or freshly made coffee in hand, before your personal stylist gets to work injecting some style and sophistication into your look.

It’s all about nostalgic charm, with the interior rocking exposed brick walls, 50’s style leather chairs and an overall grungy vibe, which provides the background to the warm, professional service.

The Happy Sailors Barbershop

748 Bourke Street, Redfern, 2016

With old saloon music playing in the background, paraphernalia from bygone eras, and walls adorned with classic sailor tattoos and 70s haircuts, The Happy Sailor’s Barbershop is one of the few barbers on this list demonstrating a true blast from the past.

Backed up by 18 years of experience, Nathan, the founder proves that you don’t need an extensive service list to compete with the best of the best, in fact, he only offers two services: a haircut and a buzzcut. Bookings essential.

Inner West


94b Abercrombie St, Chippendale


Adam and his wife Nat opened friends&family a few years back and it’s been my go-to place for a cut since then. Adam hails from London originally and is a master when it comes to cutting men’s hair. He was previously cutting at the barber shop on Clevland St in Redfern.

friends&family feels more like a hair salon but the staff there are proper barber blokes. The space is nicely designed and Adam’s chat is always on point. Especially his anecdotes about his time in London.

Expect to pay about $90 for a men’s cut but you get your hair washed in that hour.


535 King Street, Newtown, NSW, Sydney, 2042

Image: Mallard

Since opening Mallard this year, Callum and Emilie have built one of the coolest barbers in Sydney’s Inner West, and their early glowing reviews are a testament to the hair-loving community that they’ve formed around this Newtown barbershop in just a short period of time.

“Mallard offers comfort, culture and confidence to all those who step within our shop.”

The pair both plied their trade at famed barbershop Tate & Lyle before deciding to open their own bespoke shop down Newtown’s iconic King Street. From mullets to skin fades, Mallard’s team is skilled in a number of men’s grooming disciplines, priding themselves on precision cutting of the highest quality to deliver your favourite style every time.

Stepping inside, the space is bright and inviting, and you’re immediately greeted by the warmth of the team; shout out Dublin-born Jay for today’s cut.

Expect to pay around $72 for the full package; including full hair consultation, wash and condition as well as a cut and style.

Tooth & Nail

373 Enmore Road, Marrickville 2204

Whilst many barbers aim to create a traditional experience, this Marrickville shop focuses instead on creating a modern, progressive atmosphere. This gender-neutral utopia provides a safe space that welcomes everyone from all walks of life!

Tooth & Nail work in 15-minute time slots so customers pay for how much time the appointment will take, rather than a set price for the service, after all, a style cut for one man may be quicker and easier than someone who is slightly more particular.

Oh, and don’t forget to say hello to Brando, the shop’s resident dog.

Mr Wolf Barber Shop

22 Enmore Road, Newtown 2042

Mr Wolf barber shop, Sydney, interior

Do you miss the days of swing jazz tinkling out of an old-fashioned radio? If an authentic 1930’s experience is what you’re after, head on down to this Newtown barber shop to be welcomed in with a complimentary tinnie of Young Henry’s.

Great tunes and a crack team of some of the best barbers around, all of whom are fully dedicated to the craft make this a tough spot to beat for both expertise and atmosphere. No appointment is necessary.

Mister Hipster Barbershop

1/ 612 – 622 King Street, Newtown 2042

Funky vibes and top-notch banter, Mister Hipster Barbershop is the definition of cool. The team here combine humour with on-point precision to provide an expert service that will leave you looking and feeling great.

A slick, airy space with hanging shelves, luxury sofas and bare brick walls, this shop is the ultimate fusion of modern style and homely indulgence. Offering both classic and trendy haircuts, Hanan, the owner, definitely knows his stuff. Appointments are necessary.


168 Enmore Road, Enmore 2042

What’s better than a top-quality haircut? A top-quality haircut with a top-quality coffee! Barberchino has blended two of Sydneysiders’ biggest passions; forming a crew of the best barbers in Sydney and the best baristas to create an experience that’s sure to impress.

With cuts from just $20, and a cafe that stocks a range of cakes, baklava, protein balls, this Enmore joint offers a unique concept and is an essential experience for those who are visiting.

Gentry Barbers

216 Annandale Street, Annandale, 2038

Gentry Barbers is a complete newcomer on the Sydney barber scene, having only opened in October 2021, but has already been proving popular with the locals of Annandale and further afield. Step into the incredibly clean interior complete with a vast mirror wall, so you can easily see just how much better you look at the end of your haircut or beard shaping.

Gentry also offers subscription packages which allow you to revel in unlimited haircuts in return for a weekly fee, so you can be sure you will always look your best, or if you need that last-minute tidy up before a date. With a range of treatments and a coffee or beer on arrival, Gentry could be your new go-to Sydney barber shop.

South Sydney

Barber Brothers

3/15 Surf Road, Cronulla, 2230

A warm welcome awaits you at one of Cronulla’s most recent barber shop openings. Owner, Mick is a man who is not only well-trained in wielding a pair of scissors and clippers (Barber Brothers is one of the best places to go if you’re after a fade haircut) but he’s a man who understands the importance of community.

This attitude has quickly earned him a legion of fans in Cronulla and the surrounding suburbs, who regularly visit the shop to not just have their hair maintained, but for a catch-up with their friend. Great conversation and even greater haircuts. If you live in Cronulla or find yourself nearby and needing a trim, you have to stop by.

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Barber Brothers myself and, despite me being a new customer, I was welcomed with as much warmth as one of the regulars. Conversation was flowing not only between myself and my barber, but other clients, too. It’s a completely relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel at ease.

No appointments are necessary, but if you are pushed for time, be sure to give the shop a call.

The Studio x Gents & Rascals

1/192B Maroubra Rd, Maroubra, 2035

Gents & Rascals, a Maroubra mainstay on the men’s barber shop scene, has moved locations and renamed itself but has kept the same overall goal of offering guys quality haircuts and even greater quality banter.

It’s not just a haircut you can expect from this barber though, but a complete list of men’s grooming services, making The Studio one of the best destinations for those not just in Maroubra, but in the whole of Greater Sydney. Expect facials, massages and even teeth whitenening, so you can walk out looking a million bucks.

Tidory’s Barber Shop

476 Bunnerong Road, Matraville, 2036

A southern suburbs classic, Tidory’s Barber Shop has amassed an army of loyal customers due to the professional, reliable quality of their service. The friendly team of barbers provide a wide range of services and are skilled at cutting a variety of hair types for a reasonable price.

The chilled atmosphere and dependable service is sure to have you returning time and time again.

Bada Bing Barbershop

11/2 Surf Road, Royal Surf Arcade, Cronulla, 2230

‘Quality not quantity. Precision and consistency’, is the motto at this Cronulla-based barber shop. The team at Bada Bing have gained a solid reputation for sharp cuts at a decent price, you’ll be able to tell you’re in safe hands just from the number of repeat customers. Open six days a week, the avant-garde space of this barbers is committed to excellence but still manages to provide speedy and efficient service!

Western Sydney

Chuffed Men’s Grooming

19 – 21 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, 2150

Chuffed Men’s Grooming specialises in premium hair and beard care, using traditional techniques but with a distinctly modern twist. The team doesn’t cut corners (only hair and beards, lol) when it comes to scalp maintenance, and are experts when it comes to hair care, providing complementary nuggets of knowledge so you can boost your hair health at home!

A haircut and beard package costs only $70 and the space is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pup along!

The Barber Workshop

24a/ 48 George Street, Parramatta, 2150

Take a moment to appreciate the retro design fused with urban grunge at this Parramatta barber shop. What sets this place apart is the team’s ability to work their magic on all hair types; the service list includes colouring and chemical straightening in addition to cuts, facial waxing and beard care.

Portraits of sporting and pop culture legends adorn the walls, ensuring you leave with a motivation boost a fresh cut to match.

The Men’s Room Barber

3/ 65 Cowper Street, Granville, 2142

Minimalism is king in everything except the service within the confines of The Men’s Room’s edgy aesthetic. The monochrome tones and bare brick walls provide the backdrop to elite haircuts, fades and expert maintenance advice from a group of barbers who really know how to look after their clients.

Boasting the best levels of cleanliness and professionalism, this is the stylish saloon of the 21st century.

North Sydney

The Barber Shop Manly

11a/74-78 The Corso, Manly, 2095

The Barber Shop Manly has three gung-ho barbers on standby just waiting to treat you to first-class service. The guys will listen to whatever hairstyle ideas you have and will either oblige or politely recommend you try something else that may suit you better. Prices are fair and services range from fade haircuts to crew cuts to beard trims and waxing.

M. Barber Manly

2, 22A Darley Road, Manly, 2095

M. Barber Manly prides itself on the fact many of the staff who started at the store when it opened in 2001 are still around today, meaning you can be confident you’ll be able to visit the same barber for your haircut time and time again.

Relationships with customers are what keep the team at this Manly outlet motivated, and they’re more than happy to give you a fade haircut, buzz cut or if you have a longer hairstyle, the team will be able to tame it to ensure it stays luscious for longer.

Captain Sip Sop’s

32 Pittwater Road, Manly, 2095

Captain Sip Sop’s is more than just a barber shop, it’s a retail boutique for its own range of clothing and a dealer of Thomas Surfboards. The Captain Sip Sop name originated in Noosa Heads, QLD (also the home of Thomas Surfboards) with the opening of a store in 2012 and with the Manly venue coming two years later in 2014.

The team can carry out all the traditional style cuts and will cater to your every whim. Remember though, it runs on an appointment-only basis. I’ve had one of the best haircuts of my life here. So it still burns me I no longer live in Manly. Great conversation with the English gent who cut my hair too – though he might have spent 6 months living out of a car (prior to getting the gig as a barber) he was impeccably groomed, friendly and an expert on the scissors.

Al’s Place

39 Belgrave Street, Manly, 2095

For a no-fuss experience and a man committed to his craft, head to Al’s Place. Whether you’re after a fade haircut, want to lop off your long locks or you have an afro that you want pruning to perfection, Al’s can do it all. And if you love the cut you receive (which we’re sure you will) you can even walk away with your own piece of Al’s Place merchandise to spread the word.