When it comes to pampering, beauty and styling we mustn’t forget about the lads! Old-school barbershops have made a comeback and now, more than ever, feeling fresh AF and manscaping is a thing – cuts, fades, trims, shaves and tracks – whatever style you’re after, you’ll find a new go-to among our top picks of the best barbers in town.


Located in the heart of Lonsdale Street, Groomed is the ultimate distraction from modern life. From the beeping of phones, endless meetings and long days that drain your sanity, Groomed is a man’s sanctuary. Sit back, relax and recharge with a dapper haircut, hot towel shave and have yourself feeling and smelling amazing. Groomed offers a large array of services from shoe shining, moustache or beard trims, royal shave, style cut or a hot towel shave – with so many options you can decide when you get there. Treat yourself, restore and emerge from Groomed feeling fresh.

Casper the Barber 

For gents of all ages, Casper the Barber in Mawson has given fresh cuts to Canberra celebrities; including local tennis superstar Nick Kyrgios. Casper the Barber is the ultimate hang out zone for the local gent to chat all things manly. Always up to date with current styles adding a twist of creativity and uniqueness to each cut, you’re sure to be delighted time and time again. Whether it be a back-to-school cut, a fresh look or a polish for your upcoming date, Casper the Barber won’t disappoint. With no appointment required, walk in and experience the Casper comradery for yourself!

Tommy Gun’s

A Chicago-style favourite among local gents is, of course, Tommy Gun’s located in the Canberra Centre. Whether you’re in need of a classic shave, a haircut or tender beard love and care, the options are endless. With a team of trained stylists, the focus at Tommy’s is all about delivering the latest and greatest styles. So next time you’re in need of some pampering, kick back and relax with a complimentary beverage on the house, scalp massage and hot towel finish at Tommy Gun’s.

Boys 2 Men Barber Shop

Boys 2 Men located in Belconnen is a men’s only studio that specialises in traditional barbering with the unique Boys 2 Men twist. Serving up the highest quality of services with fresh cuts for all ages whether it be for back-to-school or you are just in need of a revamp, the boys have got you covered. With a team of friendly and talent barbers dedicated to their craft, you will enjoy an experience like no other!

The Ugly Barber

Don’t be fooled by the name, The Ugly Barber located in Braddon encapsulates old school barber traditions with the benefits of a modern salon. The skilled barbers are meticulous with everything they do with services ranging from classic to modern cuts. Come in and enjoy a haircut that brings out the best in you from clipper cuts, full haircut, fade/touch ups, razor shaves and beard trims – let The Ugly Barber boys create a tailored look for you.

JB The Gentleman’s Barber

Located on Benjamin Way in Belconnen, JB The Gentleman’s Barber understands the needs of today’s man. Offering a wide range of grooming services from style cuts, hot towel shave and beard grooming, these services focus on creating a sophisticated, confident and exuberant style that will elevate any man’s look. Tailored to fit each individual and crafted with creativity and flare, the ambient atmosphere of JB The Gentleman’s Barber is sure to be your new go-to.