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Best Barber Shops in St. Louis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored St. Louis Barber Shops 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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535 North Central Avenue, Eureka, MO 63025

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For 50 years, Beardsley's Eureka is a family-owned and family-operated barbershop that has been serving customers throughout the metro area of St. Louis. The business provides a wide range of services, such as beard trims, senior and child cuts, graphic designs, shaves, and haircuts. Its team has a collective experience of more than 100 years in various hairstyles and types. In addition, Beardsley's Eureka has multiple locations across the country, including Elk Grove, St. Charles, Huntley, and Naperville.

1959 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118

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5.0 (26)

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Courtney Jones is a professional barber that serves clients in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. She offers a complete lineup of barber services, including short haircuts, head and face shaves, scalp massages, and straight razor services. The business is managed by Courtney herself, who utilizes clippers, straight razors, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors to cut and trim the client's hair according to their instructions while following current hairstyle trends.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Men's Grooming

230 South Bemiston Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105

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4.0 (65)
Yelp
4.5 (42)
Facebook
5.0 (8)

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Servicing clients in St. Louis, 230 Barber Salon is a barbershop that caters to men of all ages. It offers services ranging from kids and teen haircuts to men's haircuts and styling. Moreover, clients can also choose hair coloring services or facial grooming. Potential male clients may also try the men's full treatment, which includes a haircut and styling, scalp massage, and steamed hot towel mini facial. Owned by Lydia Pacheco, this barbershop also has a salon for female clients.

  • Shave
  • Color / Dye
  • Beard Trimming

212 North Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

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4.4 (108)
Yelp
3.5 (62)

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Cutters & Co. is a barbershop in St. Louis. It provides haircut services for adults and students. The barbershop also offers clients its signature service that consists of a haircut, chair massage, hot towel facial, shampoo, and a complimentary beverage. The barbershop was established by Tom and Miriam Meyer in 2005. It continues the legacy of the original barbershop Cutters & Co., of which clients previously included presidents, business magnates, movie stars, professional athletes, and pioneering doctors.

  • Color / Dye

4508 Central School Road, Saint Charles, MO 63304

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4.5 (12)
Facebook
4.7 (1)

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Reed's Barber Shop has been serving St. Louis and surrounding communities in Missouri since 1930. The company offers old school and modern style haircuts for men of all ages. Regular cut, razor cut, and skin fade hairstyles are also available. Its professionals provide reshaping and cleanup of beards in various styles. Moreover, the shop offers original and organic oils and soaps. Reed Hannah, the owner and master barber, continues his grandfather Reed’s legacy of providing quality men’s grooming products and services.

  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

1264 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

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4.0 (271)
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4.5 (66)
Facebook
4.7 (30)

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Union Barbershop is located in St. Louis. It offers haircuts and grooming for men, including fade to long haircuts, razor fades, beard and moustache trims, and hot straight-razor head shaves. Additionally, facials, full-body massage, eyebrow and lash tints, and a variety of waxing options are available for women. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted. While waiting, customers may spend time in a chill-out zone upstairs with a corner bar, drinks, lounge, pool table, and arcade games.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

3800 Saint Louis Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63107

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4.0 (46)
Facebook
5.0 (2)

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Clark's Barbershop serves the residents of St. Louis and the surrounding towns and cities. It provides a wide range of services, including standard cuts, beard lining, razor shaving, and beard trimming. It also offers color enhancements, undercuts, and senior haircuts. Henry Clark established the barbershop in 1962 and handled the business until his passing in 2000. His son, Vincent Clark, continued his father's legacy. Vincent is now joined by his youngest son, Chris Clark, who grew up observing his father and grandfather in the barbershop.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

5759 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO 63109

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4.0 (144)
Facebook
5.0 (42)
Yelp
4.5 (12)

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EliteBlendz Barbershop is a barber facility located in St. Louis. It offers a wide array of haircuts styles, from simple and clean to faded and straight razor shaves. After the session, the shop offers a hot towel service to energize the clients' weary necks and arms. The five barbers at Elite use an approach ingrained with the traditional art of barbering. One client said that his barber takes his craft seriously while providing relatability and easy-going vibes.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

1000 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101

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Yelp
4.5 (46)

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Dapper Gents is a luxury men's grooming lounge and barbershop located in downtown St. Louis. Its professional staff provides men of all ages with tailored haircuts, beard or mustache trim, head shave, razor shave, and eyebrow wax. It houses a retail shop that carries menswear from Uppercut Deluxe, Moore & Giles, Wurkin Stiffs, Baxter of California, and Saxx Underwear. Depper Gents also provide additional services such as shoe shine, style consultations, and bespoke apparel tailoring which are available by appointment.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

4139 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Google
5.0 (71)
Yelp
4.5 (18)
Facebook
5.0 (16)

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ChopShop is a styling salon that provides barbering and styling services in and around the St. Louis metro. It specializes in coloring, cutting, and styling different hair types. It has experienced stylists who can be booked by appointment and are also available for special occasions. Justin LaMantia, one of its stylists, has been in the industry since 2006. He worked for 8 years in Aveda. He specializes in styling faded cuts, natural colors, balayage, and blondes.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Barbers primarily provide grooming services for men. That includes hairstyling, hair cuts, shaves, and beard trims. Some barbers also offer additional services, such as skin care treatments and eyebrow grooming. While barbers mostly work with men, some do offer limited services for women, as well. 

    When searching for the right barber, it's a good idea to check reviews online and look for someone you feel you can trust. Make sure the barber you select takes time to understand what it is you want when you get your hair cut or beard trim.
  • What is the best way to describe to your barber the haircut that you wish?

    If you have something specific in mind, it's always best to bring photographs for inspiration. That being said, keep in mind that every person's hair is different, so in some cases, it can be difficult to replicate inspiration photos exactly. If you can't find a photo, be as descriptive as you can by providing information about the length you want and the style you'd like to achieve.

  • What to expect when you go to a barber for the first time?

    When you visit the barber, you can expect to spend the first few minutes discussing your services. If you're there for a haircut, your barber will likely ask you questions about the desired outcome. After, your hair is washed or wetted, and then your barber will begin to cut using either scissors or clippers. At the end of the cut, most barbers take time to dry and style before taking payment.

  • What is the difference between a hairstylist and a barber?

    Barbers are most often trained to provide cuts and other services for men's hair and shorter hairstyles. They often work with clippers over scissors. On the other hand, hairstylists most often work with long hair and use a variety of scissors, clippers, and styling tools.

  • Do you tip barbers?

    It is customary to tip barbers when they provide good service. Tips range from about 15% to 20%, but of course, most barbers appreciate tips in any amount. If you feel that your barber did an exceptionally great job, it's acceptable to leave a tip that's higher than 20%.

  • What kind of men\'s haircuts are available?

    There are plenty of haircuts for men of varying lengths, and each style is best suited to different hair types. Men who are unsure of what they want should take time to research styles prior to booking an appointment with the barber. Some of the most popular haircuts include the pompadour, textured crop top fade, and faux hawk fade.

  • What is the barber\'s paradox?

    The barber's paradox is a puzzle, also known as Russell's paradox, about a town in which all residents must be clean-shaven. In this town, the barber is one who shaves all those, and only those, who don't shave themselves. In the paradox, it's assumed that everyone is male, the barber must be shaved, and townspeople may only shave themselves, not the barber. The question in this paradox is, who shaves the barber?