Fitted with skating bowls, on-site DJs, coffee machines and other unexpected services, modern barber shops provide much more than close shaves. This Movember, grow your stache for a good cause before visiting one of these eight barber shops for an experience that is worlds away from a lacklustre mall quick cut. From old-school barbers to trendy premium saloons, these are the best barber shops in Melbourne.
Whether you’re after a contemporary or classic cut, old-fashioned shave or a shoe shine, at Men+Co, you can sit back with a stiff drink in hand and be transported to a time of class and craftsmanship. The belief at Men+Co is ‘that all men deserve to experience the pleasure of being groomed, just as their grandfathers did,’ and with three stylish locations around Melbourne, you can have the same experience.
Pickings & Parry is an emporium of style offering timeless men’s clothing and traditional grooming services at the end of Gertrude Street. Allow experienced barbers Jack Papoutsidis and Joshua Erwood to treat you to a variety of services from a moustache trim to a razor/skin fade while you sip your complimentary beverage. Picking and Parry is ‘style for the working man.’
Pickings & Parry, 126 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, +61 3 9417 3390
Driven by precision, bespoke barber Rob Mason and his team use facial anatomy analysis to craft specific styles to suit each client. Based in Richmond, Morris Motley also features its own hair care line developed by Rob to ‘respect, mimic and nurture the unique biochemistry of the hair and scalp.’ Appointments take 60 minutes and can be conveniently booked online.