Jacob Osborn
7 Best Barber Shops in Brisbane | Man of Many
This list was compiled through personal experience and online research, as well as through commentary from expert hairstylists.
How We Chose this List of Brisbane Barber Shops
Jimmy Rod is his name and haircuts are his game–and by all indications, he’s winning triumphantly. One of Brisbane’s best barber shops is also its most ubiquitous. But that customer satisfaction came earnestly whereas Jimmy Rod’s is a social oasis where men can go to be men. That means getting a brilliant cut and shave, but also chilling out with your mates or even kicking off a new bromance. There was a once a time when the barber shop was a great place to hang and that communal spirit comes roaring back to life at Jimmy Rod’s.
1. Jimmy Rod’s
Best for: a Coffee

Having mastered the modern cutthroat shave, The Emporium achieves absolute niche perfection. Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t cater to your style of choice with professional precision. Book an appointment at one of their two Brisbane barber shops and prepare for an experience that starts as soon as you walk through the door.
2. The Emporium
Bare Bones takes its namesake to heart and that means a painless, efficient and completely dependable experience. No attitudes. No gimmicks. Just a superb cut and then you’re on your way. If it sounds too rudimentary then you’re missing the point because these guys have been in business since the 90s and they still get lines out the door. They’ve mastered the form without overly pandering to trends and that means a place where all men feel welcomed, not just the hipsters and beard connoisseurs. At Bare Bones, the haircut itself takes centre stage and that’s why it remains one of the best Brisbane barber shops after all these years.
3. Bare Bones Barber Shop
Grooming: it’s not just for the ladies anymore. Take that message to heart fellas, because one day you might roll up to the party and be the only one still rocking the unkempt look with no takers in sight. Thankfully, there are places like HQ Male Grooming, a Brisbane hairdresser that prides itself on making you look your absolute best. That entails an heightened emphasis on personal hairstyle and clean, professional service. Check them out and get with the times.
4. HQ Male Grooming
Here’s another essential Brisbane hub to get your groom on and then some. Esq Male Grooming won’t just pamper you silly, they’ll go over every spare detail of your appearance with a fine-toothed comb (literally in some cases). Also available is a slew of premier in-house grooming products so you can maintain that handsome glow. For the sophisticated gentleman who wants to look his best at all times, accept nothing less.
5. Esq Male Grooming
It might sound like a moustache-only joint, but The Moustachery Barbering is an exceptional full service Brisbane barber shop with its own line of killer products and apparel. Walk into one of their locations and get a expert cut while being surrounded by tons of amazing man stuff, all of it for sale.
6. The Moustachery Barbering
Best for: a Quick Cut

Whether looking for a new style or just a trim, Peaky Barbers is the latest Brisbane destination to make it happen. The traditionally-styled venue could be your new go-to for cuts, hot towel shaves and even removing hair from those places you wish it didn’t grow. 
7. Peaky Barbers
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