Bringing barber shops into the now, a visit to Ruffians is never a chore and always a treat. From the whisky bar and bespoke coffee, to the complimentary use of an iPad while waiting, Ruffians offers a revolutionary haircutting experience with all the trimmings. Whether a tidy up, beard trim, or cut throat shave, the deftly skilled artisans will impress, and then some. Those with a phobia of loose hairs prickling against the neck need not worry — the integrated vacuum system has your back. You won’t want to leave, at least not without stocking up on their fantastic range of men’s toiletries.
Ruffians, 23 Queensferry St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 225 8962
The kind of place suited to rock stars, Vagabond is the brainchild of Paul Stewart, an immensely skilled craftsman with an impressive haircutting background. Don’t worry about walking in a nervous wreck or leaving with every intention of wearing a hat for the next week — the Vagabond gang speak your language. With décor more akin to art and artisans that would make Edward Scissorhands green with envy, this glorious spot is a fail-safe option for a suave do.
Vagabond, 35 St Stephen St, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 629 6001
Since 1999, Boombarbers has been styling the good men of Edinburgh, making them feel more dapper than ever. Known for their unbelieveable wet towel shaves and knack for meeting every customer’s needs, there is a reason why this dream team of hair cutting connoisseurs are always ahead of the game. With multiple locations in town, it shouldn’t be a problem bagging an appointment.
Boombarbers, 13 Melville Place, Edinburgh, Scotland +44 131 220 1013