As the days get warmer, your hair needs to get shorter – but trimming to a summer-do doesn’t only have to be tactical. Why not enjoy the experience at one of Hong Kong’s best barbershops?
Founded in 2004, the award-winning Gentlemen’s Tonic provides a slice of calm quietude to your day. The combo spa, grooming, and hair concept is made to meet all customers’ individual needs. Every client receives friendly, personalised service and a barber that is well equipped for all hair styles.
Beards trim are HK$350, while a traditional haircut and finish is HK$585 with a complimentary scalp massage.
Gentlemen’s Tonic, G/F, Sun Lee Building, 43-49 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 2455
Too Far East
Styled after old-school Cantonese and Shanghainese shops, getting a haircut at this barber shop feels like a step into old Hong Kong. Though, the cuts are anything but old. Barbers mix traditional techniques with modern style for a classic and cool cut.
A basic haircut and neck shave starts at HK$380 and takes roughly 45 minutes.
Too Far East, Unit 15C, 4/F, 15 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9337 9868
The Mandarin Barber
The 1930s art deco vibes and pristine vinyl record collection will transport you to another time at The Mandarin Barber. Stop in at the lounge to pick up a smooth drink at the Rum Barber before sitting down for a wet shave and immaculate fade from a barber with more than three decades of experience under his belt.
Haircuts start at HK$460, while other services like their Shanghainese Pedicure cost HK$880.
The Mandarin Barber, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4088
Selvedge strips away the facade in its decor and its conversations. Clients get styled in an industrial brick building in an environment “free of ego and full of hard work” that leaves nothing to hide the haircut. Luckily, the skill of the shop’s many talented barbers stand up under scrutiny.
Keeping it simple, an all over buzz is HK$280, while a full cut is HK$450.
Selvedge Barbers, G/F, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2577 3080
The 59 Tattoo and Barber Shop
For something a bit edgier, head down to To Kwa Wan for smooth fades and brand new styles. Styled after 1950s motorcycle clubs, just meeting up with your barber will buy you instant street-cred. As its name suggests, the shop also houses a tattoo studio for the ultimate accent to your new cut.
Prices vary, with haircuts starting at HK$400 and tattoos starting at HK$1000.
The 59 Tattoo and Barber Shop, 1 Ming Lun Street, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5661 0681
Hair House by Adam Chan
If you’re looking for a more modern, urban barber, Hair House is the way to go. Founder Adam Chan wanted to create a new Shangheinese take on male grooming and did just that. With high quality techniques and fresh fades, Hair House has become a huge success in Hong Kong, even opening a second location in Wan Chai to keep up with demand.
At the original locations, cuts starts at HK$340.
Hair House by Adam Chan, 2/F, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 9439 9531
Attire House Barbershop
A full style experience, Attire House quadruples as a men’s outfitters, cigar room, cocktail bar, and barbershop all in one. The barbershop is nestled away in a corner of the retail floor, offering a cozy, close shave. Treat yourself with a new suit and first-class Cuban, before you leave the store with a whole new look.
A standard haircut starts at HK$550, while extra indulgences like the scalp treatment are offered for HK$900.
Attire House, 4F, Duke Wellington House, 14-24 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2619 9007
Known for a retro feel and consistent cut, Handsome factory is a favourite across the city, with locations in Wan Chai, Central, Causeway Bay, and Tsim Sha Tsui. Adding to the authentic barbershop experience, all stylists are outfitted in white bowling shirts reminiscent of old shops. Any of Handsome Factory’s well-trained barbers can be trusted to be a high-end shave and a clean cut.
Service prices range from HK$180 to HK$780.
Handsome Factory, at multiple locations including 9-11 Cochrane Street, 1/F Central Corner, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2353 0001
Fox and the Barber
A more Western-styled barbershop in Hong Kong, Fox and the Barber mimics 1940s British decor. Founded by businessman Paul Fox in 2015, the high-end barber shop offers top of the line products and minimalist styles. Following the motto that no “one fade fits all,” clients are satisfied with just the hair they were looking for.
A simple wet cut and finish costs HK$650.
Fox and the Barber, 41-43 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2405 6880
House in Mirador mansion, this Hong Kong barber shop promises skilled and friendly service to everyone. Barbers focus on a community atmosphere and modest cuts that will last. Listen to their advice on hair and personal style while enjoying a little pampering.
Haircuts cost HK$300 while the Founder’s Cut is priced at HK$400.
Goodman Barbershop, Shop 1, 119 C Chatham Road S, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2729 7211