Laurels
Best Barbershops
in Chicago
2017

Why These Barbershops?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored barbershops on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best barbershops in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Belmont Barbershop

The Belmont Barbershop has been serving residents in Belmont Avenue since 2006. The salon offers a regular hair styling experience, with experienced barbers and hair stylists. Customers can either walk in or book appointments in advance, and the salon does not accept payments via credit card. The services offered cost $26 for clean cuts and $40 for a close shave.

Chicago, IL(773) 296-0894

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Best Chicago Barbers

Best Chicago Barbers on Oak St. has been offering traditional men’s grooming services in Chicago for over 25 years. The salon offers a range of men’s grooming services including regular cuts, beard trims, straight razor shaves, manicures, and pedicures. Customers can relax and get their feet massaged or shoes shined while getting their hair cut. The salon accepts credit cards and offers valet parking.

Chicago, IL(312) 202-9222

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Bucktown Barbershop

The Bucktown Barbershop on Milwaukee Avenue has been offering hair grooming services in Chicago for more than 40 years. The traditional hair salon offers a range of hair styling options for its customers, from the traditional to the buzz cut. The salon has space for parking and is wheelchair accessible. Customers can either walk in or book an appointment. The salon charges $20 for a regular haircut, and straight razor shaves cost $25.

Chicago, IL(773) 234-5044

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Civic Opera Barber Shop

Civic Opera barber shop is a classic men’s hair salon located on the fifteenth floor of the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Since 1973, the saloon has been offering trim cuts for its male clientele and has started offering hair styling options for women as well. Customers can get their shoes shined while getting their hair cut. The highlight of this saloon is that most of the treatments are done in “old style’ - warm shaving foam, single blade razor, the strap, etc. Civic Opera barber shop can be easily spotted by the bright red and blue barber pole, outside the shop.

Chicago, IL(312) 263-1091

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Cutrone Barber Shop

Cutrone Barbershop has been serving residents of Chicago's Southside since 1973. Cutrone provides regular haircuts, hot lather shaves, and modern hair styling treatments along with the traditional trims. Hot lather shaves cost $30 and regular cuts start at $25. The salon also stocks the latest in hair styling products, from Uppercut to Layrite pomade. The salon is known as Southside’s Original Barbershop.

Chicago, IL(773) 881-1685

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Father and Son Barbershop

Father and Son Barbershop is a family-styled hair salon that has been serving residents in Chicago for the last decade. The salon mainly offers regular hair cuts and beard trims that are priced reasonably. Customers can either walk in or book an appointment by calling ahead, and can use the free wifi while awaiting their turn at the chair. The salon offers haircuts at $23, or $20 for seniors and children, and beard trims at $10. Credit cards are not accepted here, all payments must be in cash.

Chicago, IL(773) 784-6845

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Funk's Barbershop

Funk’s Barber Shop in downtown Chicago is a traditional barbershop, with unique old style decor and atmosphere. The salon specializes in offering custom haircuts, fades, trims, and other grooming services for its all-male clientele. Customers can either walk in or book an appointment and enjoy checking out some of the salon’s vintage barbering memorabilia while awaiting their turn. Funk’s Barber Shop accepts all credit cards and is wheelchair accessible. The barber shop's hours of operation are 10AM to 8PM from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 6PM on Saturday, and the salon is closed on Sundays.

Chicago, IL(312) 982-2143

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Handcracted Barbershop

Handcrafted Barbershop is located near the Grand Avenue Blue Line Station and is a newly opened salon that offers a range of hair styling and grooming services at reasonable rates. The salon features honed countertops and modern hair styling stations, and it offers regular haircuts at $25, straight razor shaves at $34, and beard trims at $15. The salon does not accept credit cards, and it is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Chicago, IL(312) 265-1237

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Jesse's Barber Shop

Jesse’s Barber Shop in Irving Park offers classical and traditional haircuts for men of all ages. A haircut starts at $25, a hot shave costs about $40, and a beard trim costs $20. The salon was established in 2014 and is run by Jesse B, a former barber of the Belmont Barbershop.

Chicago, IL(773) 628-7958

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Merchant and Rhodes

Merchant and Rhoades, formerly known as Truefit and Hill Chicago, was founded in 1989. Since then, it has been offering premium luxury hair grooming services in Chicago. The family-owned salon offers a range of barber services from haircuts, beard trims, scalp treatments, pedicures and manicures along with foot massages and shoe shines. It also carries the latest in men’s hair grooming products and accepts credit cards.

Chicago, IL(312) 337-2525

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Metropolitian Barber Shop

Formerly Frank’s barber shop, the Metropolitan Barber shop was established in 2013 and has been serving residents in and around the downtown Chicago area. Located in the historic Monadnock building, the salon offers the latest in hair styling along with beard trims and clean shaves. A normal haircut can cost anywhere from $15 to $25, while a straight razor shave costs about $25. The salon also offers heated towels, complimentary shampoo and conditioning services on request along with on-site barber service, where customers can get the barber to visit them at their residence.

Chicago, IL(312) 922-0904

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Phat Fades Barbershop

Phat Fades barbershop in Chicago has been providing hair styling treatments to customers of all ethnicities, age, and genders, since 2006. Phat Fades is a premium barber salon that provides high-end hair styling options at affordable rates. In addition to styling hair of any texture, Phat Fades also provides custom freestyle graphics, burst fades, and color enhancements, along with razor services for beards, eyebrows, and linings. The salon is located on Northwestern Avenue and is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chicago, IL(773) 338-3233

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Slades Barber Shop

Slade’s Barbershop opened in 2013 and offers a range of hair styling and grooming services in Chicago with a modern touch. Customers can book their place online on the walk in list and avoid waiting in line. Slade’s Barbershop features hardwood flooring and modern hair styling stations, and it does not accept credit cards. Customers that have been going to Slade's for years say it is the best place in the city to get a haircut.

Chicago, IL(773) 880-9858

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State Street Barber Shop

State Street Barber’s shop was started as a concept in December 2006 to provide men with the classic old style atmosphere with hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and throne leather chairs. Today, State Street Barber shops are open in multiple locations in and around Chicago--Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Old Town and River North. Apart from its classic decor, the salon offers haircuts and styling options including the classic cut, hot lather shaves, and their signature trim. The salon is open seven days a week.

Chicago, IL(773) 472-7723

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The Public Barbershop

The Public Barber Shop in Uptown Chicago is a newly opened business with a clean airy look, simple décor, and vintage furniture. The Public Barbershop offers a range of hair styling options, from regular haircuts to buzz cuts with haircuts costing about $25 and a beard trim and cut costing $35. In addition to hot lather shaves and scalp treatment, the salon also offers facials.

Chicago, IL(773) 754-7363

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Vince and Gino's Hair Design and Spa

Vince and Gino’s Hair Design and Spa has been serving residents in the Bridgeport community since 1960. Today, the men’s hair salon has been transformed into a barbershop and spa, serving both genders alike. The salon sports a classic decor with hair styling stations for men and women. It offers a range of hair styling treatments from regular cuts to mud packs and facials. The salon also offers tiered spa packages for both men and women.

Chicago, IL(312) 842-5302

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