The Coolest Barber Shops in Los Angeles, California

From Downtown to Venice Beach, the best barber shops in L.A. will make you look as cool as they are
From Downtown to Venice Beach, the best barber shops in L.A. will make you look as cool as they are | © Alexis Balinoff / Unsplash
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12 April 2021

Looking good is a prerequisite for a vacation in Los Angeles. With paparazzi and influencers around every corner, you’ll want to have a clean cut, a fresh face and a smooth shave from Hollywood Boulevard to Venice Beach. Whether you’re looking a little scruffy and shaggy or just need a quick trim before a night out, these barber shops in LA will make you look as cool as they are.

Dtla Cuts, Los Angeles

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Voted Best Barbershop in Downtown Los Angeles, Dtla Cuts prides itself on sending every man out looking absolutely A-list. This isn’t a walk-up hair cuttery; their appointment-only services ensure each scalp, chin and cheek receive the patience and care they deserve. Small perks such as the hot towel treatment, electric shoulder massager and cleansing facials are nice add-ons, but you’ll be surprised at just how good a simple haircut leaves you feeling.

Manly and Sons Barber Co.

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Manly & Sons Barber Co. buck trends and celebrate tradition. While they’re happy to dress your dome with the latest hairstyle, they’ll do so using old-school methods and service. A straight razor shave may seem like a hair-raising idea, but the steady hands at Manly & Sons will smooth away that ingrown stress. Every customer, new or returning, is invited to have a drink, enjoy an unbelievable haircut and shave and let the brotherhood take care of them.

Master Barbers

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Master Barbers started out in West Hollywood trimming only two heads at a time. Word of mouth transformed this modest barber shop, now located in Westchester, into the go-to barbers for the modern man. Low prices and local products create a budget-friendly experience that doesn’t sacrifice service. Want to know why they’re masters? Look no further than their premium services. They offer a priceless memory via their father-and-son haircut session and go the extra mile with an at-home trim via their concierge service.

Flower Street Barbers

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Tired of the disappointing assembly-line haircuts at the chain salons? Flower Street Barbers don’t rush their customers out of the chair. On the contrary, the three barbers here devote the time and attention necessary to make sure you’re satisfied. From lineups and custom cuts to beard trims and hot towel shaves, the last thing the Flower Street Barbers will do is let you leave with anything less than confidence.

Jag’s Barber Shop

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We don’t blame the skeptics for questioning why Jag’s Barber Shop is in the discussion for best barber shop around Los Angeles. With haircuts and hot towel shaves for low prices, this Westchester barber has been turning heads for nearly a decade. They aim to provide the ultimate barbering experience to the highest level of customer satisfaction. Whether you schedule an appointment or pop in for a quick cut before departing LAX, you’ll discover that the old-school Jag’s way is the only way you’ll want your hair cut.

Rosewood Barbers

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Rosewood Barbers opened in the summer of 1954, but don’t be fooled into believing they’re just another old-world barber. Even half of a century ago, Rosewood Barbers were breaking the mold and reinventing the traditional men’s grooming experience. They believe that haircuts can represent a complete look, and they have transformed Rosewood Barbers over the years to become a shop of style. After grabbing a cut or a trim, head next door to Rosewood Royale for their exclusive Rosewood Cutters apparel and merchandise that’ll help you complete your new look.

The Barbershop Club

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Want to elevate the coolness of a barber shop? Make it a members-only club. The Barbershop Club is far from a gimmick designed to generate buzz. Much more than a simple barbershop club, members have the resources necessary to become a refined gentleman, including counseling sessions, tailoring and coaching in the art of manhood. Should you be lucky enough to secure membership, you can work, shop, eat, drink and relax before and after your haircut. Scotch and a shave? Don’t mind if we do…

Gornik & Drucker

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Frank Sinatra trusted Gornik & Drucker with his hair. If it’s good enough for Ol’ Blue Eyes, then it’s good enough for us. It’s the oldest barbershop in Beverly Hills, and clippings from many an icon’s scalp have fallen on their storied floor. From Ronald Reagan to Orson Welles, every man who’s sat in the barber’s chair over the last 80 years has been treated to the finest men’s grooming services in Los Angeles.

The Proper Barbershop

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How do you define a proper trip to the barbershop? The Proper believes it should include modern techniques, old-world service, traditional surroundings and fine amenities. They’ve created a space where a man can enjoy video games, films and ice-cold beer in a men-only lounge. The eclectic decor adorning the walls adds to the easygoing atmosphere, proving that a laid-back man can still rock a serious haircut.

These recommendations were updated on April 12, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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