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The Best Barbers in Canberra

Updated 2018

Looking for a reliable barber in the Canberra region? You’ve landed in the right place.

A visit to the barber is nowhere near as simple as it used to be. Back in the day, you’d turn up, wait a few minutes, get your hair cut, and leave. Today, a barber trip is an experience complete with massages, free drinks, and a whirlwind of products among the gimmicks offered by modern barbers.

In this article, we’ll share with you our top picks for barbers in the Canberra region. These offer both style and substance. So, let’s get started.

What to Look for in a Top-Quality Barber

When deciding on which barber to visit, keep an eye out for the following traits. Together, these will ensure a positive experience and, of course, a polished finished look.

  • Qualified stylists. Did you know that barber school is a thing? Go for a barbershop with fully qualified, experienced staff.
  • Clean and tidy. There’s nothing more off-putting than a barber shop or hairdresser covered in the hair of past customers. You’ll have the best experience at a barber that’s kept clean and tidy.
  • Reasonably priced. Some barbershops charge an arm and a leg for the full haircutting and styling experience. When it comes to barbers, you won’t necessarily get what you pay for.

Canberra’s Best Barbers

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 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 maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Truefitt & Hill Canberra

Truefitt & Hill Canberra

Established in 1805, Truefitt & Hill St. James’s, London is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the ‘Oldest Barbershop in the World’.

Truefitt & Hill has had the honour of serving the Monarchs of Great Britain, as well as other royalty, politicians, dignitaries and businessmen around the world. Today, Truefitt &  Hill continues to provide discerning gentlemen with only the finest in products and services. Now you too can get the ‘Royal Treatment’ at Truefitt & Hill’s Canberra store, its first in Australia.

Truefitt & Hill Canberra offers men a full range of services that include haircuts and shaves by experienced barbers, skincare treatments as well as manicures and pedicures; all done in luxurious, comfortable and private atmosphere. Leather chairs and wooden cabinetry gives a warm sophistication to each cut and shave. Offering an easy online booking system, Truefitt & Hill Canberra also welcomes phone or walk-in appointments, as well as anyone looking for the full range of Truefitt & Hill retail products. 

Truefitt & Hill’s retail range includes hair and skincare products, colognes, shaving and leather accessories; all carefully crafted in England since 1805. With over 210 years of research and customer feedback contributing to ongoing product development, Truefitt & Hill truly knows sophistication and practicality better than anyone. 

Head in today to Truefitt & Hill Canberra and mention “RiotACT‘ to get 10% off your first service with them. Not applicable with other promotions/discounts. Only applicable at Truefitt & Hill Canberra.

4B/21 Genge Street
Canberra City ACT 2601

Martino's Hair and Grooming for Men

Since 1989 Martino’s has been styling men with beard trims, colour, cuts, shampoo and scalp massage. Catering exclusively to men, Joe and Tony are located centrally, in Civic @ City walk and are open 7 days a week. Google reviewer Michael says:
Joe and Tony are 2 great professional barbers, hit them up if you want a great cut.

The Cock and Crown Mens Barber

Bookings and walk-ins are welcome at Tim’s modern gentleman’s barber. Simple good quality cuts and shaves, using great products and he’ll even shout you a beer, cider or ginger ale! Google reviewer Tim says: ‘Top barber! Tim is a great guy, always up for a chat about anything! Complimentary drink while getting a trim.

Zygy's Continental Hairdressers

Old school shaves and on trend cuts for men and boys. Barber Vick listens to his customers and delivers great cuts every time. Open Monday to Saturday with great prices and friendly service. Google reviewer Oliver says:
He gets it right every time, doesn’t over complicate, and knows what a good men’s haircut is supposed to be.

The Elite Barbershop

Expert barber Steve has been cutting hair and trimming beards for over 20 years. Offering not only the usual cuts and shaves, Steve also has a Wedding package for a groom and his groomsmen if they fancy a pre-wedding treat. Facebook reviewer Dan says: ‘Awesome haircut and beard work, great value for money and quick.

Your Go-To Barber in Canberra

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