For all you gents looking to up your grooming game, Singapore has tons of slick barbershops where you can get snipped, shaved, and styled. From old school barbers rocking the vintage decor and hot towel shaves to contemporary shops where you can sip on whisky as the barbers work their magic shaping and fading, these are the best barbers and men’s grooming shops on the island.
It’s all about the vintage vibes at Autocutt with old school bikes and automobile signs decorating the walls. Settle into the chair and let the team work their magic on you with snappy cuts, smooth shaves, and beard trimming. They also carry a great range of O-Boy products like watermelon pomade and coffee-scented matte paste. Need a pomade fix, but don’t have time to head down to the shop? Order online and they’ll deliver right to your house.
Autocutt Barbershop, 47 Tanglin Halt Road #01-313, Singapore 141047. p. +65 9186 1233. Open Mon-Sat 11am – 8pm
Deep Cuts Barber’s
Hidden away in a cosy attic nook, Deep Cuts has a loyal following of gentlemen who rave about the mad scissor skills of the barbers behind the chairs. These guys know what they are doing when it comes to snipping, styling and shaving, and they can do everything from pompadours to fade outs, slick-backs and side parts. They also do a fab hot towel shave for just $25 and beard trimming and sculpting for just $20.
Deep Cuts Barber’s, 85 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169368. p. +65 9852 1184. Open Mon – Thurs 11am – 9pm, Fri 3pm – 9pm, Sat-Sun 11am – 9pm
Golden Rule Barber Co.
From simple trims to crew cuts, mohawks, beard sculpting, and hot towel shaves, Golden Rule Barber Co. has you covered. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the shop is laid back and comfortable, the tunes are groovy, and the gents behind the chairs know how to do some serious styling. This is also the place to go for tools of the trade like pomade, moustache wax, beard oil, and handmade Kent combs.
Golden Rule Barber Co., 66A Race Course Rd, Singapore 218570. p. +65 6341 7291. Open Mon-Sun 11am – 10pm, PH 11am – 5pm
Grease Monkey Barber Garage
Spend a little time in the chair at Grease Monkey Barber Garage and you’ll walk out looking and feeling like a new man. The barbers here can do pretty much anything you request from simple shape-ups to full-on fades and fresh styling with pomade. If you’re after a new look, go for the 90-minute Overhaul, which includes a haircut, hot shave, wash and style.
Grease Monkey Barber Garage, 15 Mayo St, Singapore 208312. p. +65 8717 1515. Open Mon – Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
Named after London’s famous grooming strip, Jermyn Street is set in a heritage shophouse and exudes an ambiance like an exclusive gentleman’s club. Handmade wallpaper graces the walls, plush sofas and armchairs abound, and Belmont Apollo II barber chairs ensure the ultimate comfort. Drop in for a quick shave and a cut, or join their membership program to get discounts and complimentary drinks each time you visit.
Jermyn Street, 108 Amoy Street, Singapore 069928. p. +65 6220 4010. Open Mon – Tues 11am – 9pm, Wed 7am – 9pm, Thurs – Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 8pm
The Panic Room
What began as a small web store selling pomades has morphed into what might just be Singapore’s edgiest barbershop in the equally edgy neighbourhood of Geylang. The blue-collar boys here are experts at hair tattooing, fades, mo and beard trims, and they’re always up for a chat and a laugh. And yes, you can still snag yourself pomades as well as beard oils, shaving soaps, and even t-shirts and vintage cameras in the retail section of the shop.
The Panic Room, 311A Geylang Road, Singapore 389950. p. +65 8228 9063. Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am – 8:30pm, Sat-Sun 9:30am – 7pm
Sultans of Shave
On a mission to discover what makes the quintessential barbering experience, the team at Sultans of Shave travelled all the way to London to immerse themselves in the back alley barbershop culture. With the knowledge the gleaned they opened up a distinguished shop here in Singapore with the aim of making the modern man look his best. Haircuts, colour and shaves reign supreme here, and they even offer packages for fathers and sons, newly returned travellers and grooms and groomsmen.
Sultans of Shave, 11 North Canal Road #02-01, Singapore 048824. p. +65 6222 0201. Open Mon – Fri 10:30am – 9pm, Sat 11am – 6pm
Truefitt & Hill
If anyone knows the fine art of male grooming, it’s Truefitt & Hill. Established in 1805 in St. James’s London, this sophisticated Singapore branch of the barbershop offers five-star services including luxurious hot lathers and traditional English shaves, soothing massages, haircuts by master barbers, waxes, manicures, pedicures, and even shoe shines. You can also pick up premium shaving, hair, bath and fragrance products to take away.
Truefitt & Hill, 9 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069690. p. +65-6223 5263. Open daily 10am – 8pm
We Need a Hero
The funky and fresh decor at We Need a Hero may draw you in, but the expertise of the staff and the comprehensive services will keep you coming back for more. Get spiffed up with a haircut, shave, beard and moustache trim, brow shaping, or wax, and be sure to pick up some products on your way out like Malin Goetz facial cleanser, Musgo Real shaving cream, or a Kent shaving brush so that you can replicate your salon experience at home.
We Need a Hero, 57 Eng Hoon St #01-86, Singapore 160057. p. +65 6222 5590. Open Mon – Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 8pm
*All images sourced from respective shops