There are few feelings worse than walking out of a barber shop with a crippling hairdo. This is why a good barber you can trust to always make you look and feel your freshest is a find as rare as, say, a Supreme motorbike. Once you find that barber, it’ll be a long-term relationship worth holding on to till the end of days.
In Singapore, we’re lucky to have a number of top quality barber shops, most staffed with highly-trained professionals who deliver the smoothest shaves in town. Many of these top-tier grooming temples go above and beyond when it comes to their services too — besides a haircut, you’ll be able to have anything from your eyebrows sorted to your beard trimmed, if you wish.
These places are the perfect grounds to find the barber of your dreams, so to help you streamline the process and get a suave ‘do as you seek, we’ve rounded up the best barber shops in Singapore.
SULTANS of shave
Sultans of Shave remains a classic barber shop in Singapore, and for good reason. The crew in this fine establishment were mentored by England’s top barbers, so you’re getting the same grand treatment you’d expect from London’s best at any Sultans of Shave outlet. Aside from your usual shave and haircut, Sultans of Shave also offers experiences to consumers, including a Father & Son and a Groom & Groomsmen packages for special occasions.
Sultans of Shave, 11 North Canal Rd, #02-01, Singapore 048824, +65 6222 0201
Rouge and Beyond
Walking into a stylish barber shop definitely sets the mind at ease, even before you get in the chair. The folks behind Rogue and Beyond definitely had that principle in mind when designing the sleek black, wood and chrome palette of this contemporary barber shop. Rogue and Beyond is great to look at, but after a haircut with them, you’ll leave looking tip top too as every single grooming session is catered specifically to the customer.
Rogue and Beyond, 147A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068606, +65 8298 7488
Grease monkey barber garage
Some barber shops take the suit-and-tie route to show you they mean business, while others flaunt the fact that they deliver quality shaves with an edge. That’s the experience you get at Grease Monkey Barber Garage, a cool American biker-style, two-floor shop that has all the trimmings of a fine barber joint, but with massive motorbikes for you to gawk at for entertainment.
Grease Monkey Barber Garage, 15 Mayo St, Singapore 208312, +65 8717 1515
TRUeFITT & HILL
Truefitt & Hill calls itself the oldest barber shop in the world, and its legacy has seen the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh as one of its most notable clients — which gives it some serious cred. It was first founded in 1805 in London, and after two centuries, it arrived in Singapore in 2013 to much success. Truefitt & Hill remains a reliable destination for men seeking the full grooming works, including facials for you to treat yourself.
Truefitt & Hill Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and Ann Siang Hill. For full addresses, click here.
Splice Barbershop is situated in the convenient hub that is Suntec City, which is a plus if you work in the area. Outfitted in red and mahogany wood, this eye-catching business promises to maintain your tresses at their best, on top of offering treatments like massages and a wash-and-blow.
Splice Barbershop, #01-487 Suntec City North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983, +65 8808 9768