Barbershop etiquette goes by a code. We all have a favorite – that guy or gal who has been styling us for years – but why not mix up your look with a fresh pair of eyes? It’s no secret that barbers hold the key to a man’s confidence, but for those who feel that “comfort zone” is a term best used to describe sofas, we’ve put together a list of shops worth checking out around the globe.
BELMONT BARBERSHOP – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Address: 2328 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60618
Josh Cooley opened Belmont Barbershop in 2005 and has been shaping up to be the best ever since. While Belmont offers everything from kid’s cuts to bald shaves and beard grooming, pompadours are their specialty. If you’re a fan of the style, this is absolutely where you want to be. Go back to 60’s era class with the iconic do or update the trend with a high and tight fade and deep part. Either way, you’ll exit Belmont Barbershop the way they operate on a daily basis — a cut above the rest.
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GENCO SALA DE BARBA – ROME, ITALY
Address: Via dei Portoghesi, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
History is always in the making, and no one knows this better than Genco Sala De Barba. The shop has been around since the 50’s, when it introduced the hot towel shave to the Portoghesi neighborhood, but the building has been servicing the community for more than 500 years. They’ve hosted a slew of famous clientele. Everyone from Harrison Ford to the King of Norway and Caravaggio has had a cut here. They’ve even appeared in Hollywood via movies like Eat, Pray, Love and La Vita e Bella. If you’re a travel junkie who also likes to look his best, adding Genco Sala De Barba to your plans can only serve to better the day’s itinerary.
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GEO F TRUMPER – LONDON, UK
Address: 9 Curzon Street London W1J 5HQ
Now we know what you’re thinking, but we promise this barbershop has nothing in common with the current Whitehouse’s grooming needs. Geo F Trumper is a well-regarded London establishment that specializes in fresh cuts, manicures, and facials as well as traditional shaves. It’s a one-stop shop that allows the well-groomed man to step his game up with skin food tonics and shaving soaps. Style is Geo F Trumper’s service and with each cut, they prove that there’s more than enough of it to go around.
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THE DUBLIN BARBER – DUBLIN, IRELAND
Address: 1 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4. Dublin, Ireland
Want tight fades in a friendly atmosphere? Then you want Warren Flynn a.k.a The Dublin Barber. Flynn not only cuts hair for those fortunate enough to have a budget that allows steady grooming, he’s also donated his time in an effort to inspire hope by cutting homeless hair on the streets. Looking your best isn’t a birth right, but in the eyes of Warren and the stylists at Dublin Barber, it’s a confidence boost that we should all have access to.
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THE DIRTY RAZOR BARBER CLUB – CÓRDOBA, ARGENTINA
Address: San Lorenzo 73, Nueva Córdoba. Córdoba, Argentina
You get what you pay for in the world of high-end hair grooming, and if you’re in Córdoba, you pay for The Dirty Razor. They’re known for traditional techniques culled in new styles and are world renowned for staying in line with each customer’s features. Get washed, shampooed and styled all while keeping your edge. This is where you go to update that sixteen-year-old fade without completely tearing down the look you’ve spent years cultivating.
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CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Address: 2 Somerset Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Classic men’s grooming never goes out of style, that’s the mantra at Captains of Industry in Melbourne, Australia. Don’t go in looking for bells and whistles, but instead, classic cuts from the steady hand of Sam Fordyce and his team. They’ve been cutting here since 2005 and specialize in fades, tapers and long shave beard trims. The space is quiet and intimate, allowing Fordyce and crew to settle in and do what they do best, and in the end, isn’t that what we’re all looking for in a lifelong barbershop?
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LUDLOW BLUNT – BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Address: 85 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Ludlow Blunt has an all-inclusive mentality that doubles as both a salon and a barbershop. It’s a classy joint reminiscent of a bygone era that kills two birds with one straight razor. By their own admission, Ludlow Blunt blends the heritage barbershop narrative with modern day techniques and artisanship, and they do so gracefully. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick shape up or a full on pampering sesh, hitting up Ludlow Blunt should top the list.
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BARBER – AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Address: Binnen Oranjestraat 24, 1013 JA Amsterdam
The team at Barber don’t just offer cuts, they offer treatments. A quick perusal of their menu will give visitors a quick run down, but that doesn’t mean the shop is a one trick pony. Request what you want, but for guys who are inclined to let the hair chips fall where they may, pre-ordained styles like The Dude, a quick 25 minute cut perfect for lunch break touch ups, or the Hemingway, a full shave and facial scrub treatment that takes about an hour, may be just what the doctor ordered.
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DOC GUTHRIE’S BARBER SHOP – SHANGHAI, CHINA
Address: 873 Kangding Rd. Shanghai, China 200041
The motto at Guthrie’s is a simple one: come in, talk shit, have a whiskey, and get on with your nightlife. They don’t do pop music, but what they do do is clean cuts near some of Shanghai’s hottest hangouts. Pop in for a quick cut and a straight razor shave before heading out to places like Sushi O, Malabar, or Enoterra. Like all of life’s finer things, be sure to make a reservation if time is a factor, and let’s be honest, when is it never?
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LUXY BARBERS – ONTARIO, CANADA
Address: 138 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1E6, Canada
Luxy Barbers is the go to spot for Celebs traveling through Ontario who want an A list cut at craigslist prices. They do everything from shaves to cuts to hair coloring and waxing, and they do it in with such style that trend seekers feel right at home. PSA – We were joking about getting a barber from craigslist. Please don’t do that.
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