10 of the best barbers in Sydney


If you’ve never had a cut-throat shave before, it usually includes a hot towel, beard trim, beard styling, moustache trim, straight razor up the front, sides and back of the neck, moisturiser, and a splash of cologne or aftershave.

Combined with a fresh haircut, it can really lift a man’s look.

There are lots of barbers that offer these services, but some really go above and beyond to get you looking and feeling your best.

Here are 10 of the best barbers in Sydney.

The Barber Shop — CBD, Barangaroo

If you fancy a drink with your haircut, this is the place to come. Especially if you like gin.

They have a whole gin “compendium”, a menu chock-full of gins from all around the world.

They also do great food if you get peckish during your treatment, like the spiced roast chicken with flat bread and curry aioli.

Haircut: $58

Cut-throat shave: $65

89 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

Shop 3, Barangaroo Ave
Barangaroo NSW 2000

Barber Shop at SpaQ at the QT Hotel — CBD

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A calm oasis above busy George Street, the Barber Shop at the QT Hotel is perfect for lunchtime haircut or cut-throat shave, all served with Chivas Regal whisky, neat.

It’s pricey but it’s a luxurious service.

Haircut: $105

Cut-throat shave: $85

49 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000
02 8262 0000

Men’s Biz — The Strand Arcade, CBD

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Men’s Biz is a functional barbershop but is also a men’s grooming product store stocked with a huge range of electric shavers, razors, skin care, hair care, body care, and designer fragrances.

Haircut and cut-throat shave: $90

Strand Arcade
Shop 15, Ground Floor
412-414 George Street
02 8386 3577

Culture Kings — CBD

You may know them for their streetwear, but Culture Kings also runs a busy barbershop from their George Street store.

All cuts start at $45, and you will receive a complimentary Red Bull or Coors beer with your service.

Haircut: $45

Cut-throat shave: $35

420 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
1800 104 346

Happy Sailor’s Barber Shop — Redfern

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Prices are a bit cheaper just out of the city, but that doesn’t mean there is a compromise on quality.

Step inside and you will be reminded of taking a trip to the barbershop when you were a kid.

Haircut: $45

Cut-throat shave: $25

748 Bourke Street
Redfern NSW 2016
9690 1452

The Barberhood — Martin Place and Wintergarden, CBD

The Barberhood offer quick convenient grooming services, but with great care and technique.

They also have a great range of grooming products if you need to stock up.

Haircut: $49.50

Cut-throat shave: $59

Shop 3, 1 O’Connell Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(Enter via Spring Street)
02 9247 4583

5 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9223 9952

Sydney Barbers — CBD


They don’t have a website, and the store isn’t as fancy as some of the others on this list, but that doesn’t stop Sydney Barbers from being one of the busiest barbers in Sydney.

The prices are incredibly reasonable for the CBD, and they offer a great quality service.

Haircut: $30

Cut-throat shave: $20

Hunter Connection
3h/7-13 Hunter St
Sydney NSW 2037
02 8021 4465

Grand Royal Barbers — CBD, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst

Grand Royal have been around for almost 20 years, and in that time have perfected their grooming technique and customer service.

They go above and beyond to provide advice on hair styles, the best grooming products to maintain your style, how to combat scalp irritations, dandruff, allergies, psoriasis and eczema, and how to give yourself a proper shave at home.

Haircut: $60

Cut-throat shave: $60

Shop 2A, 10 Spring Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9221 8886

381 Riley Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9211 7494

397 Liverpool Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
02 9360 3063

Off Chops Barbers — Darlinghurst

Off Chops say their mission is to provide quality and consistency in a laid-back environment, to achieve an effortless style.

While they don’t do haircuts, they do a range of shaves and beard trims.

Cut-throat shave: $50

2/6 Stanley St
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(Entrance via Yurong St)
0426 494 603

The Groomsmen — North Sydney, Warriewood, Chatswood

The northern suburbs and beaches also have great barbers that offer fantastic grooming services, as well as waxing.

Don’t be fooled by what initially looks like a hole in the wall at North Sydney, as there are four chairs available.

The Warriewood store always has a long queue and doesn’t take bookings, so come when it’s quiet or be prepared to wait.

Chatswood also doesn’t take bookings.

Haircut: $40

Cut-throat shave: $25

Northpoint Plaza
100 Miller St
North Sydney NSW 2060
02 9955 0676

Warriewood Square
12 Jacksons Rd
Warriewood NSW 2102
02 9970 5650

Westfield Chatswood
1 Victor Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
02 9904 6118