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It’s a tough time to be a man.

Gone are the days when you could get away with using the same soap for your head right down to your toes, or wear the same shirt in various colour combinations because you’re too lazy to shop. Today, the modern man is being held up to great expectations – from the way they dress to their hairdos (yes there is quite the variety of hairstyles for dudes).

In recognising this very trend, a slew of local barbers has since risen to cater to the dapper man’s every need. With services extending from haircuts to shaves and a classy interior to boot, here’s a list of local barbers you can pop by for that hipster modern hairdo befitting of every suave dapper individual. Sometimes, Snip Avenue just doesn’t make the cut.

1. Sultans Of Shave


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Inspired by the desire reignite the humble trade of the back alley barber, Sultans Of Shave is dedicated to helping you achieve a look befitting of a modern gentleman. Their barbers are trained in London where they hope to translate the quintessential English gentleman look back in our humble island. So if you’re looking to become the next Kingsman, this is where you make the cut.

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At the Ramadan Bazaar located at Paya Lebar, you can catch Sultans of Shave’s pop-up store. With services like basic haircuts that start from $48 and a comfortable deluxe shave session from $40, get ready to be groomed to look your finest.

Sultans Of Shave
Address: #02-01, North Canal Road
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 10am – 9:30pm

2. Hounds Of The Baskervilles

The punk rock and hardy vibes of Hounds Of the Baskervilles are so thick the store’s pretty hard to miss. From their rustic interior to grungy decorations, this place is certainly full of attitude, with hairdos to match.


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This kick-ass location also doubles up as a tattoo parlour, adding to the dope-ass feel of the place. If you’re one for a little spunk and grunge then there’s certainly no better place than Hounds Of The Baskervilles. Haircuts start from $35.

Hounds Of The Baskervilles
Address: 24 Bali Lane
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 8pm; Sat: 11am – 7pm

3. We Need A Hero

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Let We Need A Hero take care of all your hair troubles for you (and we are not just talking about that unruly hairdo). This all-men grooming studio takes care of your hair from head to toe, offering services like haircuts (from $55), eyebrow threading (from $17) and even manscaping (from $28).

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It’s basically a one-stop-shop for all your hair needs where you’ll be guaranteed a tamed and clean look that puts Englishmen to shame.

We Need A Hero
Address: #01-86, 57 Eng Hoon Street
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm; Sat: 10am – 9pm; Sun: 10am – 8pm

4. Premium Barbers

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Helmed as the first barber concept store in Singapore, Premium Barbers combines the art of old school barber with and modern spa treatments. With services like manicures, pedicures and of course, premium haircuts (from $45), men now have a place to pamper themselves as well. As straightforward as its name, Premium Barbers is a place for unpretentious, no-frills quality grooming service for the modern man.

Premium Barbers
Address: #6702-6228, 277 Orchard Road
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 9pm

5. Neighbourhood Barbershop

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Neighbourhood Barbershop might sound and look like a simple barbershop. But they certainly aren’t. With a trained team dedicated to bringing dapper hairstyles and classic looks to the heartlands, this stall located in Changi will groom you to look your best.


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They work on the basis of appointments, so do plan ahead and give them a ring should you choose to head down. Prices start from $20 for a haircut and $10 for a shave. Relatively affordable, we must say.

Neighbourhood Barbershop
Address: 228 Changi Road
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11am – 9pm

Notable Mention: Geylang Adventure #backalleybarbers

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While not exactly a business, the #backalleybarbers is an initiative spearheaded by Geylang Adventures where they provide free haircuts for migrant workers and the less fortunate during the weekends. Through these free haircuts, they hope to interact with their customers and connect with them on a personal level. So the next time you’re roaming the streets of Geylang, don’t be surprised at the sight of an outdoor make-shift barber.

To find out more about their #backalleybarber initiative and their other projects, read here.

With this list, now you’ll know where to go when that special occasion demands a spiffy smart look!

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