The best barbers in Tuggeranong

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Who are the best barbers in Tuggeranong? Photo: Agustin Fernandez.

Cutting and styling men’s hair requires a skilled barber. That’s a barber who is well trained and has heaps of experience. It’s a barber who is across classic cuts of all styles, but also the latest, on-trend looks.

The best barbers are great communicators. They ask the right questions and provide the right answers, so every client is 100 per cent satisfied. The best barbers handle cuts for males of all ages, from kids to seniors.

In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a barber, and share where to find the best in Tuggeranong.

What makes a great a barber?

Not all barbers or barbershops are created equal. To find a barber you’ll want to visit again, do your research before making an appointment. This will give you confidence you’ll get the experience you want.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a barber.

  • Experience. A great barber has the experience to cut and style your hair how you want it. The best are confident enough to tell you if the style you want will work. They’ll assess if the style will work with the type of hair you have, as well as the shape of your face and your features.
  • Convenience. The best barbers are often the busiest barbers. It can be challenging to get an appointment or just walk-in. Check with barbershops to see how busy and accommodating they are.
  • Grooming. You may want a barber who offers other grooming services. Examples include steam shaves and beard trims. Head online to see what services the barbershop offers.
  • Clean and tidy. You’ll want a clean, tidy and hygienic barbershop. Also one that is well-organised and efficient.
  • Reasonably priced. Prices vary widely from one barbershop to another. Some offer budget prices. Others charge more for a full haircutting and styling experience. Choose a barbershop that fits your budget.

The best barbers in Tuggeranong

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on Riotact and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Phatheads Barbershop

Phatheads Barbershop specialises in modern, classic hair and beard maintenance. This modern barbershop offers a wide range of hair styling and beard care products. Hair art, skin fades and steam shaves are also available. Phatheads Barbershop also cuts hair for those under 18 years of age.

On Facebook, Chad Griffin wrote, “Professional, friendly and best cut I’ve had in a while. I don’t trust many barbers with my beard, but walked away from this place looking sharp …”

Al Basha Barber

Al Basha Barber in Woden offers quality cuts and all-round traditional barber services for males of all ages, including kids. The focus is on friendly, excellent service. This family-owned business only uses professional products. The barbershop has comfortable seating and an inviting, relaxed atmosphere.

Sophia Burrell wrote on Facebook: “Amazing barbers, professional but relaxed environment! Absolutely affordable, highly recommended and will be taking my son back.”


Mrcuts in Tuggeranong offers affordable haircuts, taking great care and providing outstanding service. Only professional hair products are used. Mrcuts has great deals and takes last-minute appointments. Seating is comfortable and staff are experienced and friendly.

Joey Wheeler wrote on Facebook, “My partner and I have been going here since it opened to get our hair cut. Very good service and have always been really happy with the outcomes. Highly recommend!”

The Cutting Specialist

The Cutting Specialists operate a welcoming and comfortable barber shop for children, teens and men. Award winning, The Cutting Specialists use quality products and cuts hair with precision. Staff are happy to provide advice and suggestions. Open Tuesday to Saturday. Wheelchair accessible entrance and parking area available.

On Google, Riley Promobka wrote, “Always a fantastic experience … Excellent service and very reasonable prices. I would even say that this is the best hairdressers/barbers in all of Canberra.”

Shek’s Barbershop

Shek’s Barbershop cuts hair for kids, students, men and seniors, at affordable prices. The team of friendly experts at this classic, relaxed barbershop also handles bear trims. Last-minute appointments and walk-ins are accepted. New clients always welcome.

On Facebook, Cohan Young wrote, “Chilled place. Good price, good service and a good cut. Highly recommend.”

If you’re looking for more information on barbershop services in broader Canberra, you might like our articles on the best barbers Canberra has to offer and the best barbers Belconnen has to offer.

Your experience with the best barbers in Tuggeranong

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a great barber?

A great barber has experience and training in cutting hair for males, from kids through to seniors. The best barbershops also provide shaves and beard services. They work across many different styles and are efficient and professional.

Are barber shops for men only?

Barbers traditionally offer haircuts for males. They often also offer facial hair and grooming services. Some services, such as hair colouring, may or may not be offered.

HoHow much does it cost for services at a barber shop?

Barbers can charge as little as $10 for a buzz cut or $100 for a full style haircut and experience. The price you pay reflects the type and level of service you want. It can also be influenced by the barbershop’s style, reputation and the barber’s experience.

What’s a fade?

A fade is a hairstyle, variating from the classic “short back and sides”. The hair on the sides is cut in graduated lengths from top to bottom. This gives the appearance that the hair “fades” away to skin moving towards the nape of the neck.

Should I wash my hair before heading to the barbershop?

It's generally recommended you wash your hair between 12 and 24 hours before heading to the barbershop. Barbers prefer you arrive with clean hair, which is easier for them to style and cut.

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