You may find yourself getting impatient with your girlfriend for spending an eternity getting ready, but there's one area of weakness all men have when it comes to vanity—their hair. Although it's certain you won't be using makeup any time soon, you're for sure committed to keeping your crowning glory dope. You may rely on the usual reputable barbershops to freshen up your 'do, but there are many new grooming establishments popping up all over the Metro for you to try. We round up a list of 10 fresh barbershops you might want to check out—you may just find your new go-to.
1) 11th West Barbers
Named after the street and lot where it's located, 11th West Barbers' hip, industrial interiors are an instant draw. But you'll surely stay for the fresh cuts and A-plus service—their barbers are warm and friendly, pay exceptional attention to detail, and will walk you through each step of the haircut process.
Must-try services: Haircut with Shampoo (P250), Hair Color (starts at P910), Haircut and Color (P1,130)
11th West Barbers is located at Lot 11 Block 6 Chestnut Street, West Fairview, Quezon City. For more information, contact 0916-604-2486 or log on to 11th West Barbers' Facebook page.
2) 28 Cavalry
Located in the heart of the buzzing Ortigas business district, 28 Cavalry is perfect for the busy-bodies who barely have time to sneak away for a haircut. Try out the Cavalry Cut (P380), their signature service, which not only includes a haircut, shoulder massage, and hot towel facial, but also includes a complimentary drink. (Your choice of coffee, tea, juice, or even a shot of whisky!). Check the place out also for their cool coffee blends—their Cold Brew (P130) will give you the perfect jolt of energy you need to jumpstart your day. So, keep this place in mind the next time you're looking for a midday pick-me-up that will also leave you fine and dandy.
Must-try services: Cavalry Cut (P380), Foot Spa (P580), Hair Color (starts at P1,190)
28 Cavalry is located at 4/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center. For more information, contact 0917-897-2887 or log on to 28 Calvary's Facebook page.
3) Another Barbershop
A welcome addition to the thriving Poblacion scene, Another Barbershop keeps things simple and straightforward with their precise fades. They'll keep you looking dapper long after your hair appointment with their painstakingly curated selection of men's grooming essentials such as pomades and beard oils sourced from all over the globe.
Must-try services: Cut and Wash (P320), Shave (P450), Hair Color (P1,300)
4) Big Boss Barbers
Keep Big Boss Barbers in mind the next time you're in the mood for an all-out pampering session. Their signature service is The Big Boss (P380), which includes a haircut, shampoo, hot towel, face cleaning, shoulder massage, outer ear cleaning, and styling—whew!
Must-try services: Deluxe Shave/Beard Sculpt (P450), The Big Boss + Hair Spa (P1,400), The Big Boss + Facial (P1,300)
Big Boss Barbers is located at 2/F Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City. For more information, contact 0917-837-2677 or log on to Big Boss Barbers' Facebook page.
5) Folk 1006
Paying homage to their location in historic Escolta, a visit to Folk 1006 will leave you feeling like a refined gentleman from the 1950s. Despite the place's tiny size, its charming interiors and expert barbers will turn you into a regular.
Must-try services: Basic Cut (P200), Cut and Shampoo (P320)
Folk 1006 is located at First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Manila. For more information, log on to Folk 1006's Facebook page.
6) House of Handsome
Who knew you could shop at the same place you get your hair cut? Brought to you by the same minds behind Felipe & Sons, House of Handsome can be found in the Original Penguin store at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell. It's perfect for the next time you want to get a trim and browse through a selection of preppy, candy-colored polos.
Must-try services: Cut and Rinse (P395), Clean Shave (P495), Cut and Shave (P750)
House of Handsome is located inside the Original Penguin store, Main Wing R2 Level, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City. For more information, contact 0923-932-2725 or log on to House of Handsome's Facebook page.
7) KAPWA Studio
In the mood for something a bit more artsy? Check out KAPWA Studio—this unisex hair salon offers great cuts and bright hair coloring services for those who dare to stand out. The place also doubles as an event space for a variety of cool, hipster happenings in the evenings.
Must-try services: Professional Cut (starts at P400), Fade (P250), Hair Color (starts at P1,500)
KAPWA Studio is located at 5059-A Padre Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati City. For more information, contact (02) 805-7947, or log on to KAPWA Studio's Facebook page.
8) The Refined
Walking into The Refined will make you feel like you stepped into an exclusive gentleman's club from yesteryear. Complete with quilted leather sofas and moody lighting, the barbershop is not limited to keeping your hairdo fresh—they also carry a selection of apparel and grooming products that will surely unleash your inner Don Draper.
Must-try services: Crew Cut (P500), Professional Haircut (P500), Razor Shave (P1,000)
The Refined is located at 2/F Fort Point II Building, The Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, contact 0916-219-1129 or (02) 838-2698, or log on to The Refined's Facebook page or website.
9) Thirsty Barber
You'll immediately understand how Thirsty Barber got its name. By day, it's a barbershop and men's grooming establishment; and by night, it's a lively nightlife joint complete with beats and booze. Keep this place in mind the next time you need to freshen up your look and meet your bros for drinks afterwards.
Must-try services: Cut and Rinse (P395), Clean Shave (P495), Color (P1450)
Thirsty Barber is located at G/F Promenade Building, Wilson Street corner P. Guevarra Street, Addition Hills, Greenhills, San Juan. For more information, contact 0995-457-2594, or log on to Thirsty Barber's Facebook page.
10) Wolfe & Co. Club Barberia
Want to get a classic haircut that transcends trends and stands the test of time? Then check out Wolfe & Co. Club Barberia. Their team of barbers are composed mostly of veterans who will deliver exceptional service and technique that only years of experience in the biz can bring.
Must-try services: Haircut (P360), Clean Shave (P360), Hair Color (P1,600)
Wolfe & Co. Club Barberia is located at Unit 02 The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Drive corner De Leon Street, Isidora Hills Subdivision, Quezon City. For more information, contact (02) 426-5519 or log on to Wolfe & Co. Club Barberia's Facebook page.