Best Barbershops
in Baltimore

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 Baltimore, MD.

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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.

198 Barber Shop

Known as a traditional barbershop with a modern twist, 198 Barber Shop in Laurel, Maryland serves clients in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The shop serves men, women, and children, and features a discount for senior citizens. In addition, 198 Barber Shop specializes in providing children with First Haircuts and prides itself on being kid-friendly. Located in the renovated Produce Basket building, 198 Barber Shop offers a range of services that includes crew cuts, flat tops, facial hair trimming, facial hair care, shampoo services, back buzz, hot lather head shave, women's haircuts, shape-ups, and even mohawk stylings. All hot lather shaving is performed with a straight razor for a maximally close cut. The shop also offers military haircuts and accepts both Visa and Mastercard payments.

Laurel, MD(301) 317-1200


Baltimore Barber Lounge

Baltimore Barber Lounge, established in 2010 in the heart of historic Mount Vernon, is a barbershop that serves the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The shop specializes in a range of hair cutting techniques and services, including kids' haircuts, shape-ups, mustache and beard trims, neck shaves, and both regular and specialty haircuts. Open six days per week, Baltimore Barber Lounge also provides its customers with free wi-fi. Previous clients praise Baltimore Barber Lounge for the friendly, customer-oriented environment, the affordable prices, and the professional, attentive services of the barbers.

Baltimore, MD(443) 982-0860


Brian Bunce Barbers

Named one of the Top Salons in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine, Brian Bunce Barbers is a barber service that welcomes men, women, children, and senior citizens in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Brian Bunce Barbers has two locations and offers an online tour of each location to prospective customers, showcasing the unique, professional environments. The shops offer haircuts, military haircuts, shampoo services, and straight razor shaves for both the head and face. Brian Bunce Barbers accepts cash or check only and is dedicated to providing clients with a small-town barbershop feel with a bigger-name level of quality.

Baltimore, MD(410) 248-0370


Elesmod Barber Shop

Specializing in elegant, stylish, and modern hair styles, Elesmod Barber Shop in Towson, Maryland, is a barbershop that serves the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The shop provides clients with beard maintenance, regular haircuts, and even haircuts with special designs. In addition, Elesmod also serves children with kids' haircuts. The barbershop is open Monday through Saturday and offers free wi-fi. Elesmod has over 530 regular customers and rewards customer loyalty with additional discounts and promotions. Customers praise owner Romy Rodriguez for the quality of his hair styling and report that the barbershop maintains a clean, fresh environment coupled with pleasing music.

Towson, MD(410) 821-1118


Ernesto's Barber Shop

Ernesto's Barber Shop in Baltimore, Maryland, is an old-school and new-school style barbershop located near Canton Square, next to St. Casimir Church. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Baltimore, MD(410) 929-2150


Madam Barber

Known as Madam Barber to her clients, LaKisha Brown provides barbershop services to customers in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Services for gentlemen at Madam Barber include straight razor shaves, facials, razor bump treatments, color enhancements for hair and beard, shape-ups, fades, and more. Madam Barber also serves ladies, providing clients with a variety of hair styles. The overall philosophy at Madam Barber's shop is about the Healthy Coiffure Experience, which involves providing the highest quality barbershop services while ensuring that each client's hair, skin, and scalp remain healthy and well-cared for. The shop is open Monday through Saturday.

Baltimore, MD(443) 686-9276


New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, New Beginnings Unisex Barbershop is an upscale, family-oriented barbershop that has been featured in a number of local news stations and magazines, including City Paper, Urbanite, B Magazine, Upscale Magazine, and WMAR. In addition to being an alternative art space, New Beginnings provides natural hair care to its clientele. Licensed barber and Loctician Caira is joined by Master Barbers Ricky and Troy to complete a team of barbers with over 75 years of combined industry experience. Artwork displayed at New Beginnings centers around Black Identity issues and the nationally-recognized shop is located in historic West Baltimore. Previous clients praise New Beginnings for the cleanly, professional environment as well as the masterful skill displayed by its barbers.

Baltimore, MD(410) 244-6145


Real Wild Kutz

Real Wild Kutz, located in Laurel, Maryland, is a barbershop that serves the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Services at the shop range from beard trimming and eyebrow maintenance to straight razor shaving and hair styling. Complimentary beverages and free wi-fi are available for waiting customers, and the barbershop is filled with the latest popular music. Real Wild Kutz is a family-oriented barbershop that employs licensed barbers and stylists. Previous clients praise the quality of the hair styling as well as the ability of the staff to minimize wait times even in the busiest situations. In addition, clients say that the level of professionalism exhibited by the shop's employees makes Real Wild Kutz a go-to local barbershop.

Laurel, MD(301) 604-6400


Royal Razor Barbershop

Located in Baltimore, Maryland and serving the greater metropolitan area, Royal Razor Barbershop is a multicultural barbershop staffed by a diverse selection of professionals. Serving men and boys, the barbershop specializes in haircuts, beard and mustache trims, shape-ups, eyebrow work, and hot towel head shaves. Royal Razor is dedicated to providing quality hair styling with a visually appealing atmosphere to turn a trip to the barbershop into an experience. Previous clients praise the shop for the professionalism and artistic flair of its barbers as well as the knowledge and recommendations of its staff.

Baltimore, MD(443) 759-5869


The Beatnik Barbershop

The Beatnik Barbershop in historic Mt. Vernon is a barber service that has been providing clients in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area with quality haircuts since its founding in 2005. Over the years, The Beatnik Barbershop has won numerous awards, including four Best Men's Haircut awards from City Paper and Baltimore Magazine's Best Barbershop award. The store does not require clients to make appointments and accepts only walk-ins. With an $18 men's haircut, The Beatnik Barbershop is open Tuesday through Saturday and is known throughout the local neighborhood for its quick, no-nonsense approach to hair styling.

Baltimore, MD(410) 669-3033


The Canton Corner Barbershop

Established in 2015, The Canton Corner Barbershop in Baltimore, Maryland is a barbershop co-founded by Derek Burton and Lawrence Avara. Burton is an owner-operator with over 19 years of experience, who has worked at award-winning shops such as Brian Bunce Barbers and Beatnik Barbershop. Avara is the owner of the prestigious Avara's Academy of Hair Design. In addition to regular haircuts, the barbershop offers long hair cuts and stylings, straight razor head shaves, neck shaves, sideburn trims, shampoo and conditioner services, and a full range of facial hair shaving and conditioning services. The shop accepts classic walk-ins only and specializes in fades, side-parts, crew cuts, tapered haircuts, flat tops, razor cuts, and more. The shop is rated highly by previous customers, who praise The Canton Corner Barbershop for its old-school style as well as for the speed and efficiency with which the quality haircuts are performed.

Baltimore, MD(410) 624-5899


The Fading Theory Barbershop

Founded by an honors graduate of the esteemed Avara's Academy of Hair Design in Dundalk, Maryland, The Fading Theory is a barbershop that has been providing haircuts and shaves to clients in the Baltimore metropolitan area since its inception in 2014. The Fading Theory features fully licensed professional barbers and boasts a 95% customer retention rate. Mindful of its surrounding community, the shop has engaged in several charitable programs, including offering free barber services to the Baltimore International Academy Elementary and Middle Schools, free food and drinks to the surrounding communities, and apprenticeship training and development for prospective barbers in the area.

Baltimore, MD(410) 444-4299


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