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Best Barber Shops in Raleigh

Our Recommended Top 16

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Raleigh 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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2 North Pettigrew Street, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Located in Raleigh, The Museum is a barbershop and an art space founded on the ideas of originality and creativity. Owned by Nasif Ervin, The Museum showcases southern creativity by displaying works of local artists while providing grooming services to its clients. Nasif offers services to the community such as hair cuts, tapering and shaping, beard sculpture, fade, color, kid's haircut, and facials, as well as events centered on art. His team has a combined industry experience of over 40 years.

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5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (20)

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5.0
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8015 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Handsome Floyd's is a barbershop that is serving the hair needs of customers in Raleigh. It is operated by Floyd Droman who has over 30 years of experience in men's grooming for individuals of all ages. The shop offers high-end scissor cuts, hair fades, contemporary hairstyles, beard trims, and hair color enhancements. It also offers a special service called "The Floyd" that includes shampoo massage, hair and scalp conditioning, haircut, styling, and a hot facial towel.

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4.4
Google
4.5 / 5 (103)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (31)

Website
119 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Rock’s Bar and Hair Shop is a grooming lounge and bar that serves clients in Raleigh and its surrounding areas. The company provides services including haircuts, beard trims, waxing, shaves, and hair color. Rock’s Bar and Hair Shop is composed of 17 members that can also provide services for grooms' parties. The team is known for its talented and licensed cosmetologists that are skilled in short and men's haircuts. The business carries products, such as Victory Crown and Mizani.

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4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (91)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (59)

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5.0
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Website
1000 Brookside Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

The Nut is a barbershop in Raleigh that offers cut and style services to clients in the metro. The shop is owned and managed by Ryan Batten, a second-generation barber who has been in the industry for almost a decade. He leads a team of three barbers and hairstylists with over 30 years of combined barbering experience. The Nut offers services such as custom cuts and styles, trims, shaves, hair treatments, as well as beard shaping.

Reputation:

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4.3
Google
4.0 / 5 (83)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (19)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)

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5.0
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2042 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

A Better Man's Barbershop offers hair cutting services to clients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. It is a retro-style shop that carries over 50 years of combined experience in the barbering industry. The business offers a wide range of services, including haircut, buzz cut, and straight razor shaving, in addition to beard and mustache trimming and scientific rest facials. Its staff members also went through extensive training to master various haircutting styles, including vintage, classic, and modern.

Reputation:

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4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (120)

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5.0
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Website
3601 Capital Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

The Dominicans Barbershop, the first Hispanic barber and stylist in Raleigh, has been serving clients in the metro since 2006. Established by Joseph "El Truco" Mejia, the shop caters to Hispanic clients as well as customers of different nationalities. Its team of barbers offers men's and kids' traditional haircuts, scissors cuts, razor shaves, and fades. It also provides beard shaping, lining, shaving, and trimming as well as facials. El Truco is a master barber who has 19 years of experience.

Reputation:

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4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (790)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (29)

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5.0
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Website
1303 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

South Hills Barber Shop is a haircare facility that serves people in Raleigh. Started in 1968, the business offers a hassle-free and traditional barbershop experience to its customers. Its barbers provide regular haircuts, beard trims, and specialty cuts. It also has belts, briefcases, and handbags available in the shop. The business also accepts shoe shine jobs. Master barber Nick and other trained barbers aim to provide classic men’s haircuts and other services to their clientele.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (22)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (10)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
4551 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

The Bar Ber Shop is a men's grooming center located in Raleigh specializing in haircuts, locks, and braided beards. It is also a provider of manicure massages and industry-standard grooming services. Its owner, Reggie Winston, started his career as a barber in 2011. His leadership enabled the business to be recognized as the Best Barbershop in NC in 2016. Furthermore, The Bar Ber Shop is a two-time winner of the Andis Barber Battle and a three-time winner of the Major League Barber Battle.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.2
Google
4.0 / 5 (290)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (106)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (20)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
1560 Corporation Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Steve's Barber Shop is a men's grooming center located in Raleigh. With 50 years of combined experience, its barbers offer a blend of traditional and modern hairstyles, such as military cuts, fades, and flattops. Facial shaves and beard trims are also available. The shop was renovated from an abandoned ice cream shop to an old-fashioned barbershop and started business in 2004. Its owner, Steve, has been a barber since 1980. Currently, he and his son, Steve Jr., operate Steve's Barber Shop.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (13)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (1)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
109 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27605
  • Color / Dye
  • Kid's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

For more than 50 years, Sam & Bill's Hair Design has been serving customers in Raleigh. Its barbers and stylists take care of haircuts for men, women, and children. It also offers facial waxing, deep conditioning, and hair color including solid color, balayage, and touch-ups. A 90-year-old restored structure, the salon contains fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a coffee bar. Its founders, Sammy Giddens and Billy Turner, turned it over to their employee, Sandy, and her husband Greg in 2003.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (141)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (35)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (18)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
4516 Old Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Shave

Why choose this provider?

Andre's Barbershop is a business that has been operating in Raleigh since 2007. It offers grooming services for different hair types such as afro, dreds, and low-cuts. Bringing more than 30 years of experience in the field, its team of veteran barbers continuously learn about new industry techniques, styles, and practices to deliver each clients' needs and preferences. The shop's website contains a look book wherein clients can view a variety of photos for style inspirations.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.3
Google
4.0 / 5 (42)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (20)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
2708 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Raleigh area, Man-Mur Barbershop is a full-service business that has been in the industry since 1959. The shop offers every type of haircut, shave, and trim to its clients. One of its specialties includes straight razor shaves with hot towels. The shop has four chairs that are spaced six feet apart for waiting customers. The barbershop's owner, Richard Creech, has been cutting hair since 1988. Richard's staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the industry.

Reputation:

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4.4
Google
4.6 / 5 (198)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (39)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Mister Pompadour Barber Lounge has been delivering grooming services since 2014. Based in Raleigh, this barbershop offers precision beard trim and shaping, neck shave, edge-ups, and a hot towel treatment using beard butter and oils. Additionally, the lounge provides kids' cuts and derma-planing skin treatments. It also develops and supplies a range of grooming essentials for men, including shower and hair styling products. Mister Pompadour Barber Lounge was recognized as Raleigh’s Best Barbershop for two consecutive years.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (211)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (83)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (7)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
8204 Tryon Woods Drive, Cary, NC 27518
  • Beard Trimming

Why choose this provider?

Chicut Barberstudio is a one-stop shop for various hair styling needs of clients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. It handles straight or curly hair, providing individualized services, including styled cut, beard trim, and classic fade. After every haircut, the studio also offers warm-lather straight razor neck shaves, multiple hot towel treatments, and eyebrow trims. Chicut Barberstudio is also committed to safe and sanitary practices by sanitizing their tools after every use and changing razor blades before every shave.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (194)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
733 West Johnson Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Why choose this provider?

Glenwood South Barberstudio is a barbershop that offers traditional barber styling services using modern products and techniques to clients in Raleigh. It only operates by appointment. Owner William K. A. Graham has more than 18 years of barbering experience. He is also a certified barber inspector and massage therapist. Graham believes that the art of traditional barbering is fading away. He aims to revive it by creating an atmosphere that appeals to the general public.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Google
5.0 / 5 (24)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (8)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (5)

Website
404 East Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
  • Color / Dye
  • Kid's Cuts

Why choose this provider?

Billionaire's Barber Shop provides hair styling and haircut services for men and women in Raleigh. It offers blowouts, color treatments, and keratin treatments. Its stylists meet with clients before starting the service with an aim to ensure that their signature hairstyles are achieved. In addition, walk-in customers are welcome at the barbershop. Billionaire's Barber Shop is committed to improving its services through continuing education and active community service work. The shop also has a branch in Cary.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Google
4.0 / 5 (180)
Facebook
4.0 / 5 (99)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (11)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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?