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The Best Barbers in Canberra


This Article Has Been Updated For 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.

The following businesses are not rated in any particular order, but have been included based on our readers feedback.

Casper and Shek’s Barbershop

For a truly unique do that will stand out from the crowd, pay a visit to Casper and Shek’s Barbershop in Mawson. This place is extremely well-priced, and offers something few – if any – barbers in Canberra offer: hair art.

For just $5 per side, you can have your standard buzzcut transformed into an intricate, perfectly executed design. From geometric patterns to the logo of your favourite sports team, why not make a statement the next time you get your hair cut?

Tommy’s Gun

Complimentary beverages, a scalp massage, and a hot towel to finish are just some of the details that make Tommy’s Gun an all-around fantastic place to get your haircut. And, with Chicago-style décor, this place is full of energy and character.

That being said, Tommy’s isn’t all about the gimmicks; the shop’s team of talented barbers can give you any cut or style you desire, from the latest trends to the tried and true.

JB The Gentleman’s Barber

Located in Belconnen, JB The Gentleman’s Barber offers style cuts, buzz cuts, old-fashioned shaves, and beard grooming. The skilled team of stylists understand that everyone has unique needs and wants, and can customise their services to suit.

Designed for the contemporary man, this sleek barber shop will help you feel confident, professionally styled, and ready to take on the world.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commentators who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Barbers.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based Barbers? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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