It has been a common misconception that when the time comes around to getting a haircut, guys can find it extremely difficult to invest their time (and money) in finding a barber or hairdresser who they can truly rely on to get the job done.
It is too often that you will find your local “Just Cuts” and compromise the quality of your cut for time and money.
But whether you are after the Brad Pitt, the Jimmy Darmody or the Tom Hardy (actual names of haircut styles), guys want a barber that understands their hair: no fuss, no fluff. So, that painful task of searching far and wide for the perfect pair of scissors has just become a little easier, gents.
We’ve collated our top 5 “go-to” barber shops around Melbourne that we can guarantee will provide you not only with a genuine experience in men’s grooming, but a great quality and affordable cut that will see you looking schmick for weeks on end.
The Bearded Man
A new concept in the way of men’s barber shops, the team at The Bearded Man have combined barber cuts with coffee, offering a unique shop layout that rivals any, to create the perfect escape for the modern man. It can’t get much better then kicking off a day with a killer coffee in hand and a solid clip.
Located: 203 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
A barber to many the celebrity (Eric Bana, Patty Mills, even Hughesy!), this Port Melbourne gem is one seriously cool spot. Named after 89-year old New Jersey Barber legend ‘Rocco’, Uncle Rocco’s is as authentic an experience as they come, offering both traditional barber cuts and cut-throat shaves. By appointment only, set aside some time in your day and let the masters do their work.
Right from the get-go, a trip to Morris Motley is that of a true experience. The minimalistic interior catches the eye immediately: an open-spaced studio that features two barber chairs, long mirrors, terrariums for days, and in the back, the ‘lab’ where head-barber and Morris Motley founder Rob Mason creates his in-house products. A booking is essential for a visit to this bespoke barber studio, where you will be treated to thorough consultation, wash, cut and style by one of the 3 master barbers.
Rokk Man Barbers
This contemporary-styled barber shop is quickly rising up the ranks as one of Melbourne’s top spots to freshen up your look. Renown as the ‘best fade in Melbourne’, the gents at Rokk Man are crazy-talented with the clippers, scissors and straight-razor. Head in there whether you were after a cut or shave.
Located: 2 Collins Square, 45/727 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Temple Town has been hailed by many as ‘the best barber in Melbourne’, and rightfully so, they provide a consistently amazing service. A sure favourite of ours, sit down with a beer in hand and kick back to some great tunes at Temple Town, knowing you’re in the best hands. And while you’re there, get your barber to put through some of their homemade coffee spray to finish off the final masterpiece, keeping those locks in check all day long….truly impressive!
Located: 285 Johnston St, Abbotsford VIC 3067