A good haircut really matters when comes to outer appearances. But with countless barbershops popping around Klang Valley, it can be daunting to find the right one that worth a visit. Keep reading below as we unveil our Top 10 Barber Shops in KL and Selangor.
1) VVIP Barbershop
This old-school Subang barbershop boasts a minimalist retro-cool interior — dark wall, hanging lights, black leather reclinable barber chair — which all looks inviting enough the moment you step in. But VVIP Barbershop isn’t just about aesthetics. Every hairstylist here is well-trained (and friendly too!), who knows all about hair like the back of their hands. It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a simple haircut, a total hairstyle makeover or a beard trim — rest assured they will make you feel like brand new.
2) 52 Barbers
Gentlemen’s cuts, pompadours, beard trims, classic shaves — you name it, 52 Barbers has them all well-covered. Located at APW (that’s “Art Printing Works”) in Bangsar, the barbershop is managed by McBe who happens to be a part-time musician as well. Many clients who have their hair trimmed and styled at 52 Barbers were pleased by McBe’s technical know-how as well as his meticulous skills. If that’s not enough, each haircut comes complete with a soothing hot towel service, ensuring your time at 52 Barbers is well-spent. Here’s a friendly advice if you plan to make a trip to 52 Barbers: It’s best that you book an online reservation first to avoid disappointment.
3) Sweeney Ted
Don’t be alarmed by the name of “Sweeney Ted”. It might rhyme with that Sweeney Todd, the psychotic Fleet Street barber made famous by Johnny Depp in the 2007 horror musical. But rest assured that Ted Lee, the man himself behind this quirkily-named Jaya One barbershop, is going to make you look good and not the other way around. You can expect essential services like gentleman’s haircut, beard trim and clean shave. Sweeney Ted also sells imported grooming products including Burly Fellow and O’Douds such as pomade, wax and beard oil.
4) Truefitt & Hill
Ever wonder what it’s like to have your hair trimmed at 210+ years old Truefitt & Hill, which earned its Guinness Book of Records’ distinction as the “World’s Oldest Barbershop”? Well, you don’t have to travel all the way to London since you can get the same bespoke experience here in Kuala Lumpur. Everything about this legendary barbershop chain is exquisite — haircut, beard trim and traditional hot towel wet shave. You can find out more about Truefitt & Hill by visiting their website below.
5) Zenon Barbershop
Zenon Barbershop specialises in both men’s and young gentlemen’s (read: boys) haircuts, with a reasonable price tag starting from RM15 and above. This Bandar Sri Permaisuri barbershop is also reputed for the barbers’ meticulous skills in executing both classic and modern hairstyles. Want a complete barbering experience? Be sure to opt for their Cut, Wash & Shave, which comes complete with a feel-good traditional hot towel shave.
6) Shortcut Barber
Shortcut Barber was founded by Bambang Soteto, the London and Vienna-trained veteran hairstylist whose clientele includes local celebrities like Dynas Mokhtar, Juliana Evans and Sherry Ibrahim. This barbershop caters for both men and women, with various services available ranging from haircuts and wash to grooming and detox scalp treatment. You can locate Shortcut Barber at various Klang Valley locations such as Mutiara Damansara and Damansara Perdana.
7) Nimroc Barbershop
Nimroc Barbershop has two locations in Kuala Lumpur, where both of them strategically located in Danau Kota and Pudu Uptown. They specialise in both classic and modern haircuts, all reasonably priced as low as RM25 for an adult haircut. In need of a last-minute haircut? Not to worry here since Nimroc Barbershop opens till late at 1 am every day.
8) Huuk Barbershop
Huuk Barbershop’s retro-cool interior might look like an odd one out in the otherwise swanky shopping mall of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. But that’s the beauty of it, all intricately designed to make you feel cosy and well-pampered. Expect great haircuts and some friendly conversations here, ensuring you won’t get bored during the barbering process. Apart from its Pavilion KL outlet, Huuk Barbershop has three more branches in Fahrenheit 88, Melawati Mall and Wangsa Walk Mall.
9) Joe’s Barbershop
This is the place that’s (arguably) started the modern barbershop trend in Klang Valley. You could also say if it wasn’t for Joe Flizzow, you won’t be seeing more trendy barbershops mushrooming around the neighbourhood. Joe’s Barbershop offers basic barbering services for both men and women such as haircuts and simple trims. Looking for fancier hairstyles like dreadlocks and cornrows? They have them covered as well.
10) OTHRS barbers
OTHRS is more than your regular barbershop that provides services like haircuts, beard trims and shaves. They also offer a barbering course for aspiring hairstylists, with hands-on training like classic & modern men’s haircuts, fade and basic straight razor technique. Lex Low, who is the chief barber of OTHRS also stocked his very own LeQuiff & Co’s water-based pomade, suitable for classic hairstyles like pompadour and slick back.
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.