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Best Barber Shops in Philadelphia

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Philadelphia 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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1701 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19145

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5.0 (34)

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Branded Barber is a Pennsylvania luxury men's barbershop serving clients in the Philadelphia area. It was founded by Gionna Borgesi, a stylist of more than seven years whose expertise lies in fresh and clean cuts. Gionna and her team strive to provide detail-oriented services and to ensure that clients have a memorable and relaxing experience. Clients may avail of grooming services such as beard trimming and shaping, haircut, waxing and clean-ups, and color blending.

1850 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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4.0 (153)
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4.0 (140)
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5.0 (39)

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Gents Barber Lounge is a barber salon that serves clients in the Philadelphia area. It provides a range of hair services, which include shave and hot towels, hair cut with beard trims, shape-ups, and father-and-son cuts. It also offers hairline enhancement, gentlemen's package, and gentlemen's cut. Gents Barber Lounge has been in the industry since 2015. Its owner, Joseph Mezicco, established the shop in honor of his deceased best friend who made a huge impact in the Philadelphia neighborhood.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

4249 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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4.0 (152)
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5.0 (18)

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Makkah Barber Shop is a business serving customers in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. It is right above Makkah Market and is a four-man team that can do more than 100 haircut styles. Services offered at the barbershop include haircuts for boys and men, shaves, trims, and hair shampoos. Some of the styles the barbers can do include mullets, shags, tapered fros, and a grown-out buzz cut. Bald, brush, and burr cuts are also offered.

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  • Kid's Cuts

1106 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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4.0 (228)
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4.0 (55)
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5.0 (44)

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The Philadelphia Barber Company is a barbershop that serves clients across the metro. It offers haircuts, clean-ups, buzz cuts, beard trims, and kids cuts. The shop carries various hair care and clothing products, like beard oils, hair sprays, texture powders, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. Clients can opt for gift cards and book appointments through the company's website. The Philadelphia Barber Company has been featured in the barbershop media outlet ULTRA NYC. To display local artists, the shop regularly hosts First Friday events with the Fishtown Business Association.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

806 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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4.0 (124)
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5.0 (15)
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5.0 (5)

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With 20 years of combined experience, Blade & Badger Barbershop provides customized haircut services to customers in Philadelphia. It offers adult and child haircuts, buzzcuts, beard trim, head shave, hot towel single-bladed shave, and full straight-razor shave. The business accepts all genders and races, all kinds of beards, and multi-cultural hair textures. Blade & Badger Barbershop carries grooming products, such as water-based strong hold pomade, water-based flexible hold pomade, and hairstyling powder. The barbershop is an authorized distributor of hair products such as Slick Gorilla and Muk.

  • Shave
  • Beard Trimming
  • Kid's Cuts

1517 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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5.0 (109)
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4.0 (98)
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5.0 (20)

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Barbershop Denim is a business that provides haircuts for both men and women in the Philadelphia area. Headed by its owner, Chris Cahill, this team of six barbers also offers a wide array of hair grooming services such as beard trimming, head shaving, face shaving, and clipper cuts. The barbers are trained to put attention to every detail on a client's request. Barbershop Denim also caters to children who are 10 years old and below.

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  • Beard Trimming

6802 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

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4.0 (122)
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5.0 (33)
Yelp
5.0 (15)

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Joe's Throwback Barbershop is a barbershop in Philadelphia. It specializes in various men's haircuts from undercut, individual request, to pompadour. It also offers beard groomings from trims, beard designs, beard coloring, and straight razor shaves. Joe's also accepts groomsmen parties where customers can come in for a fresh fade, or beard trim and bring beers, cocktails, and food to enjoy. Owner Joe Evearts, 46, started cutting hair since he was 16 years old and a loyal Philly.

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  • Beard Trimming

5029 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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4.0 (90)
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4.5 (13)
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5.0 (7)

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Spinning Chairs Barber Shop is a Philadelphia team of professional barbers that offers haircuts and styling services for men in the local area. The shop opened in 2017 with a classic barbershop style modeled after shops during the prohibition era. Its signature grooming package includes services such as haircut, facial, aromatherapy, beard treatment, and shampoo scalp massage. Spinning Chairs Barber Shop currently has four barbers and stylists that are managed by the owner, Jawwaad Jackson.

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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?