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Best Barbershops
in San Jose
2021

Why These Barbershops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Jose Barbershops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Al's Barber Shop of Los Altos

Though newly rebuilt on the inside, Al's Barber Shop of Los Altos is one of the only classic shops still left in the Los Angeles area. Founded in 1923, it's strictly a walk-in shop, with no appointments and no credit cards accepted. The quality work at this barber shop makes it a rumored favorite of Silicon Valley CEOs, despite the affordable prices (including a flat fee haircut that has cost the same since 2004. In 2006, Al's Barber Shop was proclaimed by the city of Los Altos as its oldest surviving business. Customers who have reviewed the shop on Yelp praise its friendly, relaxed environment and classic barbershop feel. Al's Barber Shop also has a perfect five-star review on Insider Pages.

Los Altos, CA 94022

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Barba & Co.

Barba & Co. is a traditional American barbershop in San Jose founded by Jose Barba, specializing in the art of traditional straight razor shaves and haircuts as well as expert hair care and treatment advice. Services include the deluxe straight razor shave, regular straight razor shave, gentlemen's haircut, mustache and beard trims and styling, customized children's haircuts, and hair coloring. The shop is conveniently located in the Rose Garden neighborhood, open seven days a week. Online appointments are available. Barba & Co. boasts perfect five-star customer ratings on both Facebook and Yelp, with clients praising the barber shop's relaxing environment, outstanding attention to detail, friendly and soothing atmosphere, and excellent customer service. One happy customer refers to Barba as a master of his craft.

San Jose, CA 95126

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Jose the Barber

Jose the Barber is a professional barber working at The Spot Barber Shop in San Jose, specializing in all types of styles including fades, trims, beards, designs, tapers, and much more. Customers can easily schedule services online, with affordable prices listed on the digital menu. Reviews on Facebook note that Jose the Barber is the best in town. Convenient online appointment scheduling is available for all services.

San Jose, CA 95123

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Paradox

Paradox in San Jose is designed to provide classic, traditional barber shop services in a sleek, modern space with a minimal aesthetic. Based on a creative lifestyle that celebrates everyday luxury, Paradox provides specialty grooming options like scissor cuts, beard trims, buzz cuts, line-ups, women's undercuts, full head shaves, straight razor shaves, facial hair services, and young men's cuts. After-hours services are also available at an additional rate. The shop's barbers present signature styles for each season to keep up on the latest trends. In addition to grooming services, Paradox has its own line of designer merchandise including unisex silhouettes for layering, baseball caps, and capsule collections. This business has a five-star overall rating on both Facebook and Yelp, with clients praising the easy online appointment system, expert cuts, cool ambience, and professional, friendly service.

San Jose, CA 95126

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Prince's Barber Shop

Prince's Barber Shop offers a full range of men's grooming services, providing each client with an individualized experience that meets his needs. Specialties at this old-fashioned barber shop, which employs two full-time barbers, include straight razor shaves, facial hair trimming and shaping, haircuts, skin services, and much more. In addition, ladies' waxing and eyebrow threading will soon be available. The shop is open six days a week (closed Thursday) and offers both walk-ins and appointments. Prince's Barber Shop prides itself on its affordable prices and frequently offers downloadable coupons on its website. Regular men's haircuts start at just $15. This family-owned business was founded by two brothers in 2009. They have earned an overall customer rating of 4.6 stars on Facebook.

Fremont, CA 94536

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Quality Men's Haircuts

Quality Men's Haircuts in Mountain View is a full-service barber shop providing a comprehensive menu of options including much more than just the standard haircuts and beard trim. Men can pamper themselves with facials, paraffin hand dip, scalp massage, full manicures and pedicures, gray camouflaging, permanent hair color and highlights, hairline touch-ups, and waxing and other forms of hair removal. Specialty packages include bundled services designed for a job interview, prom, wedding, or just a special night out. Founder Doris Leonie is an experienced stylist who previously worked in France. Convenient online appointment scheduling is available. Clients praise the peaceful, professional atmosphere of this serene salon as well as its friendly, thoughtful, attentive stylists. Quality Men's Haircuts has a 4.5 star overall customer rating on Yelp.

Mountain View, CA 94040

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Urban Style Barber Shop

Located on the San Francisco Bay in Palo Alto, Urban Style Barber Shop provides professional barbering needs to men as well as boys as young as four. Striving to be a bridge between old school barber shops and trendy salons, this barber offers both hip hop and classic styles at affordable prices. Basic cuts start at just $22, with cheaper prices for students and seniors. This licensed business is affiliated with Barbers International. Urban Style Barber Shop has a five-star overall customer rating on Facebook and a four-star overall customer rating on Yelp, with customers praising the shop's professionalism, ease of online appointments, and skilled barbers who are able to do some of the best fades in town.

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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