Looking for barbers in Sydney? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve visited the majority of the city’s barbershops 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 the CBD then we still have you covered, as we have included the finest barbers 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, these are the best Sydney barbers you should be heading to.
Finding a Sydney barber near you
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Truefitt & Hill
Second Floor, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George St, 2000
The crème de la crème of prestige and luxury can be found here in the world’s oldest barber. Founded in England in 1805, Truefitt & Hill maintain a rich history, having provided impeccable service to the aristocratic gentleman for over two centuries.
The company has since expanded into Australia, yet still retains its English heritage and charm. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ve transported back to the old-school 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 is the brainchild of Jacob Martin, 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 establishments in town, 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 services are available at Tate & Lyle, whether it be a beard trim or a new style cut, 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, look no further.
S3 Wintergarden (via Spring Street), 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, 2000; 5 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000
Slick, stylish, sophisticated – just three words synonymous with ‘The Barberhood’. Precision and expertise are abundant in the wood-panelled havens of this place with the team at either of the two venues being more than happy to listen to each individual client to understand their needs and tailor an 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, so it’s worth booking an appointment ahead of time.
The Barber Shop
89 York Street, Sydney, 2000
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 and you’re greeted by an award-winning cocktail bar. Surprise!
Cocktails may be on the menu, but the bar out the back is definitely one of the best that gin-lovers will want to visit, 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 location that is alcohol (or at least, full cocktail bar) free.
Suite 12 – Level 2, 428 George Street, Sydney, 2000
Uptown Barbers is all about offering a premium and traditional 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’s client-focused attitude is what really earns them a place on this list; 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 the CBD and open from early morning until evening, Uptown Barbers is designed specifically for the modern working man.
Barberians Bondi Junction
Level 3, 500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction, 2022
The team behind this place 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 shop 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
With the tagline “Sharp Cuts & Good Tunes” Badlambs is more than a conventional barbershop, 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 appointment, expect spontaneous performances from 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
In 2011, The Emporium Barber set out on a mission to revolutionise men’s grooming. And boy, did they deliver. Initially setting up 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 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.
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 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, Sydney, 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.
Tooth & Nail
373 Enmore Road, Marrickville, Sydney, 2204
Whilst many barbers aim to create a traditional experience, this Marrickville joint 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 salon’s resident dog.
22 Enmore Road, Newtown, Sydney, 2042
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 barbers to be welcomed in with a complimentary tinnie of Young Henry’s.
Great tunes and a crack team of some of the best men’s haircutters 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, Sydney, 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 place 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, Sydney, 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.
The Studio x Gents & Rascals
1/192B Maroubra Rd, Maroubra, 2035
Gents & Rascals, a Maroubra mainstay on the men’s barbershop scene, has moved locations and renamed itself but has kept the same overall goal of offering guys quality haircuts and even greater quality banter.
Tidory’s Barber Shop
476 Bunnerong Road, Matraville, 2036
A southern suburbs classic, Tidory’s has amassed an army of loyal customers due to the professional, reliable quality of their service. The friendly staff 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.
Men’s Republic Barbers
15/3 Surf Road, Cronulla, 2230
Men’s Republic Barbers does not want to be simply known as a barbershop, but rather a fully equipped gentlemen’s lounge. When you arrive you’ll be treated to a complimentary scotch whilst relaxing in the cosy space equipped with Fox Sports.
Not only the perfect place for a quality cut, but Men’s Republic also offers a colouring service to cover greys for just $30! Catering for all ages, the friendly team is known for providing exceptional service to everyone from 1 to 101 years old.
11/2 Surf Road, Royal Surf Arcade, Cronulla, 2230
‘Quality not quantity. Precision and consistency’, is the motto at this Cronulla-based outlet. 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!
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 venue. 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 highest levels of cleanliness and professionalism, this is the stylish saloon of the 21st century.
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 person 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 barbershop, 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.
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.