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15 Best Barbers in Melbourne

Between the dapper dude, street style, and hipster movements, now is the time to dress well, groom properly, and get your hair cut right. That means visiting the best barbers in Melbourne to discover yourself one snip at a time. Don’t know what you want? Let the experts be your guide. Know exactly what you want? Let the experts bring it to life. Are you looking for a barber in the south, north, port, or Melbourne CBD? Scope our list of the best Barbers in Melbourne below.

Best of Barbers in Melbourne

  • Best for quick cuts: Uncle Rocco’s Barber Shop
  • Best for affordable cuts: Men+Co Barber Shop
  • Best for styling: Electric Brain Barbershop
  • Best for versatile cuts: All The Kings Men

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1. P&P Barbers

There are barbers and then there are barbers. The latter are the dudes and dudettes who mastered craft and technique after decades of experience. If only the best barber in Melbourne will suffice, you owe yourself a visit to P&P Barbers. A four-chair affair that boasts a top-notch men’s barber service that prides itself on expertise. Appointments are recommended – via the link below – but walk-ins are also available. All guests get to sip on complimentary bar drinks while you partake in a tradition as old and luxurious as the style itself.

What We Like: Walk-ins are available upon entry. 
What We Don’t Like: 
On the expensive side.


  • Standard Haircut – $60
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $65
  • Beard Trim – $30
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $85

Address: shop 3/166 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Phone: (03) 9417 3390

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2. Electric Brain Barbershop

Electric Brain is as cool as it sounds, which might explain why there’s always a wait. Come to this hip joint and surround yourself with colourful tattoos, infectious personalities, and downright spectacular haircuts. We rank this as one of the best barbers in Melbourne for its fair pricing, gorgeous decor, and friendly service, may this barber shop find you in need of a new style and cut your hair accordingly. Creativity and individuality live here.

What We Like: The friendly staff.
What We Don’t Like: Booking can get confusing.


  • Standard Haircut – $50
  • Beard Trim – $30
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $70

Address: 114 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Hours: Tue-Fri 12-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Phone: 0424 741 384

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3. Men+Co Barber Shop

Founded by acclaimed and world-traveled stylists Chris Dunkley and Gary McKenzie, Men+Co prides itself on being one of the classiest and best barbers in Melbourne. Versatility and technique reign supreme here, meaning they cater to men and styles from all walks of life. Hence, whether you’re grooming that hipster beard or looking for a classic skin fade, one of their experienced Master Barbers will take exceptional care of you. Accordingly, Men+Co represents the apex of modern, untethered hairdressing. It’s no wonder that both their Melbourne CBD barbershop locations are always packed.

What We Like: Professional staff.
What We Don’t Like: Not the best with beard cuts.


  • Standard Haircut – $60
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $65
  • Beard Trim – $29

Address: 1/377 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4:30pm
Phone: (03) 9602 4625

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4. The Bearded Man

Don’t be fooled by the name. The Bearded Man welcomes you no matter how much facial hair you may or may not be rocking. That said, the vibe here is palpably hipster, though we’ll be damned if most hipsters don’t know how to groom like champs. In other words, it’s safe to say the fellas here know their way around a scalp. Pair that brilliant hairdressing with weekly DJ sets and award-winning Industry Bean coffee and you’ve got yourself one of the best barbers Melbourne has to offer.

What We Like: Their amazing hospitality and coffee that comes with your cut.
What We Don’t Like:
The space becomes busy quickly.


  • Standard Haircut – $65
  • Beard Trim – $30
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $95

Address: 203 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Hours: Mon-Thur 8:30am-7pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Phone: (03) 9510 0563

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5. Drunken Barber

If there was ever a name that screamed Australia, it’s the Drunken Barber. Worry not, you’re in steady hands. In fact, getting a haircut at Drunken Barber has never been easier. Bother with an appointment below, or simply walk upstairs, grab a pint, throw down some money and get a great haircut. If your beard needs a tune-up they’ve got that covered too. Easy, breezy, and sudsy – that’s what the Drunken Barber is all about.

What We Like: Reasonably priced.
What We Don’t Like: More exclusive to men’s hair.


  • Standard Haircut – $45
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $50
  • Beard Trim – $25
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $65

Address: Mezzanine level, 119 Smith St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Hours: Mon-Tue & Fri 10am-7pm, Wed-Thu 10am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9417 1561

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6. Uncle Rocco’s Barber Shop

If you’re looking for the best barber in Melbourne that’s passionately schooled in both old and new world methods, Uncle Rocco’s is your new spot. Located in South Melbourne, this legendary operation is run by a third-generation bloke named Fabian Sfameni (aka Fab). Fab’s uncle was chopping locks off New Jersey’s toughest patrons for over 50 years before passing on everything he knew. Since Melbourne isn’t New Jersey and those days are long gone, Uncle Rocco’s finds Fab turning his deep knowledge into a style uniquely his own.

What We Like: Friendly and knowledgable staff.
What We Don’t Like: Expensive trims.


  • Standard Haircut – $50
  • Beard Trim – $35
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $80

Address: 206 Ingles St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Hours: Tue-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 7:30am-4pm
Phone: 0423 693 877

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7. Brother Wolf Barber

Brother Wolf is firmly committed to upholding the spirit set forth by the best Melbourne barber shops of yore. That means treating the location itself as a prestigious social club where men (and women) may come together to talk about life while sipping beer or whisky and getting an incredible fade. This men’s barber is so welcoming you might find yourself coming in just to hang out. Adding a tier of luxury to the experience are some old-school mainstays like hot towel shaves.

What We Like: Great styling.
What We Don’t Like: Booking gets full quickly.


  • Standard Haircut – $60
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $60
  • Beard Trim – $25
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $85

Address: Shop B/110 Greville St, Prahran VIC 3181
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-7pm, Thur-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9193 3041

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8. Dr. Follicles

These days, visiting a Melbourne barber shop can sometimes feel high maintenance when all you want is a no-frills haircut, Aussie style. That means a free beer, a basic rate, quick turnover, and some friendly-but-expedient small talk. If simplicity and efficiency are what you crave, then Dr. Follicles is just what the doctor ordered.

What We Like: Good atmosphere.
What We Don’t Like: Website unavailable to access for customer browsing.

Address: 145 Swan St, Richmond VIC 3121
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Phone: (03) 9421 1844

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9. All The Kings Men

In spite of the prestigious name, the vibe at this spectacular North Melbourne barber shop is relaxed and truly all-inclusive. All the Kings Men is the epitome of unfettered quality and untempered amicability. They keep the tunes pumping, the conversations flowing and the scissors snipping. Walk-ins are encouraged and the prices are fair.

What We Like: Great communication with clients.
What We Don’t Like: Wait times can become long.


  • Standard Haircut – $45
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $50
  • Beard Trim – $25
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $60

Located in: The Walk Arcade
Level 2/34-36 Block Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 9am-6pm, Thu-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-4pm
Phone: (03) 9639 1899

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10. Captains of Industry

Renowned Melbourne CBD barber Sam Fordyce mans the scissors and razors at Captains of Industry and he seeks purity through the process. His mission is simple: create a distraction and gimmick-free environment where personal style meets timeless expertise. The result is a profoundly straightforward experience that nevertheless transcends the benchmarks of a distinguished haircut.

What We Like: Professional staff.
What We Don’t Like: On the expensive side.


  • Wash and Cut – $65
  • Beard Trim – $45

Address: 2 Somerset Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tues-Thur & Sat 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-9pm
Phone: (03) 9670 4405

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11. The Melbourne Barber Shop

In 1994, a young Melbourne barber joyfully combined his two passions–haircuts and automobiles–in one formidable setting. Here we are over 20 years later and the auto-themed Melbourne CBD Barber Shop is still running like a finely tuned classic ride. Come in for an affordable cut that combines the best of old-school tradition and new-school style. To call the unpretentious attitudes and hobbyist decor comforting would be an understatement.

What We Like: Experienced staff.
What We Don’t Like: Cuts can become rushed.


  • Standard Haircut – $44
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $49
  • Beard Trim – $37

Address: 394 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 7:30am-12pm
Phone: (03) 9663 8548

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12. Little Rebel Barbershop

Fitzroy’s Little Rebel Barbershop is an ongoing celebration of style as substance. These wildly creative Melbourne barbers will cater to your unconventional desires or unshackle you from your tame notions of cut and colour. Style and creativity have always walked hand in hand down the aisle–here the two are finally joined in holy matrimony. Let this brilliant collective bring out the little rebel inside you.

What We Like: Easy online booking system.
What We Don’t Like: Cuts become expensive.


  • Standard Haircut – from $70
  • Beard Trim – $30

Address: 141 Plenty Rd, Preston VIC 3072
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Phone: 0491 161 282

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13. Lords Of The North

Lords of the North epitomises the classic Melbourne barbershop approach. Everything from the vintage digs to the 1950s-style haircuts brings the past roaring into the present with exceptional precision. Of course, if you’re looking to rock the latest 21st-century trend this Melbourne barber can deliver.

What We Like: Friendly atomosphere.
What We Don’t Like: Booking can become difficult.


  • Standard Haircut – $50
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $55
  • Beard Trim – $30

Address: 895 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9484 9639

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14. Kings Domain

Are you a master of your domain? Then prove as much by getting the royal treatment. Kings Domain will introduce you to the best barbers Melbourne can muster. Not only will they give you an unforgettable haircut, but they’ll also provide an intensive scalp consultation so you can properly maintain those follicles at home. Meanwhile, you’ll be sipping a free drink as warm shaving cream sends tingles down your spine. Indeed, it’s good to be king. Hit them up in South Yarra or coast into their Melbourne CBD barber shop on your lunch break.

What We Like: Knowledgable staff.
What We Don’t Like: Pricey options.


  • Standard Haircut – from $55
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $75
  • Beard Trim – $25
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $100

Address: 1/12 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Phone: (03) 9939 5117

Address: Level 4 Myer, 314-336 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-7pm, Thur-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Phone: (03) 9661 1211

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15. Empire Barbershop

Located in Oakleigh, Empire Barbershop is a modern approach to an old-world trade. With a focus on skin fades and some of the crispiest beard line-ups we’ve ever seen, Empire is truly one of the best barbershops in Melbourne. But then again, with a host of award-winning barbers, like HBIA 1st Place Winner Dara Heng behind the chair, would you expect anything less?

What We Like: Their consistency.
What We Don’t Like: The price of a cut can change without notice.


  • Standard Haircut – $40
  • Skin Fade/ Fade Cut – $40
  • Beard Trim – $25
  • Haircut and Beard Trim – $65

Address: 3A Station Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Hours: Mon-Wed & Sat-Sun 10am-6pm, Thur-Fri 10am-8pm
Phone: 0452 448 309

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Key Things to Consider for Melbourne’s Best Barbers

The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:

  • Price – how expensive is your haircut?
  • Variation – hair cut variation allows for flexibility and versatility.
  • Location – is the barber easily accessible to the customer?
  • Service – how does the service compare to other hairdressers in Melbourne?

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General FAQ

Whether you’re on your travels or just curious about the best barbers in other locations, check out our lists of top barbers in other locations via the links below:

What are the best barbershops in Melbourne?

Some of Melbourne's best barbershops are Pickings & Parry, Electric Brain, Kings Domain, Men+Co, The Bearded Man, and others.

What are the best barbershops in the Melbourne CBD?

Some of the best barbershops in the Melbourne CBD are Captains of Industry, Kings Domain, Men+Co, and The Melbourne Barber Shop.

How much is a men's haircut in Melbourne?

The price of a Melbourne haircut will vary depending on various factors, including location and barber. That said, you can expect to pay about AU$30 and up on average for a standard men's haircut.