Barber shops in Metro Manila


A visit to the barbershop is more than just getting a haircut. It’s a ritual for men to get in touch with their masculinity – whether by letting them sit on classic, old-school barber chairs or encouraging them to socialize with fellow men in a man-cave designed with timeless, elegant interiors.

Around the metro, there’re a lot of these vintage-inspired barber shops to choose from. We list down below 9 barber shops in Metro Manila where gentlemen can get their dose of hair- and self-care.


1. Barberia Ilustrados – history-inspired


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Filipino gents who look up to Ilustrados such as our national hero, Jose Rizal, as their quintessential gentlemen would be happy to discover that a barber shop inspired by these figures exists. Barberia Ilustrados is a charming piece of history realized, from its classic brick walls adorned with sketches of Jose Rizal to its shelves packed with history books. 

To complement the shop’s theme, why not get a haircut (P300, ~USD6.18) and let them style your shave art (P500, ~USD10.30) a la Ilustrado

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Address: Unit 111 Ground Floor, Dela Rosa Carpark Building 2, Dela Rosa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10AM-9PM | Sat: 11AM-7PM
Telephone: (02) 576-8495

Address: Unit C G/F Sagittarius Building, H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City 1229, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: (02) 7729-2402
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2. Folk Barbershop – a homage to Escolta


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Folk Barbershop is more than just a barber shop, grooming men in the historic district of Escolta. The shop’s humble, quaint space exudes a casual, old-school vibe, starting from the details of its Escolta branch’s brown wood panels. It has also recently opened a new branch in QC. 

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Experience their services with a haircut in mid-fade, along with their range of pomades from brands such as The Maverick. 

Folk Barbershop and Retail (Escolta)
Address: First United Building, 413 Escolta St., HUB Make Lab, Binondo, Manila 1006
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 9AM-7PM | Fri–Sun 9AM-6PM
Telephone: 0906 224 5496
Website 

Bricke by Folk (QC)
Address: 21 Malingap 1101, Quezon City
Opening hours: By appointment
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3. Dapper Club PH – comprehensive services, inspired by the mafias of The Godfather


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Taking cues from the beloved crime film The Godfather, Dapper Club PH sees to every grooming need of its gentleman customers. Their range of services even includes hand and foot care, hair removal, nail services – and even eyebrow threading.

Their signature package is The Godfather (P888, ~USD18.30) which packs a bang for your buck, considering that it covers everything from head to toe: a styled haircut, shampoo with massage, manicure, pedicure, four-hand massage, hot towel and cold towel, and a complimentary beverage.

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Address: 3/F Century City Mall, Century City, Kalayaan Ave, Makati 1210, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11AM-9PM | Fri–Sat 10AM-10PM | Sun 10AM-9PM
Contact: 0917 470 5920
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4. Tabās Barbershop & Haberdashery – customized suits and shoes along with your classic haircut


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Tabās Barbershop & Haberdashery offers all things classic, specializing in haircuts for men in a vintage ambience with classic barber chairs and sinks. Get your hair styled into a classic slick back with their Tabās Signature Haircut (P500, ~USD10.30). This includes a complimentary massage, hot towel, organic shampoo, and your choice of whiskey, Nespresso coffee, beer, or coke. 

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If you’re also picky with your shoes and suits, you can set an appointment with Tabas to create a customized pair of leather shoes and formal suits designed according to your specific needs and preferences. 

Address: Capitol Commons, Pasig and SM Aura
Opening hours: 9.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 0966 221 0640
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5. Back Alley Barbershop – for a curated playlist experience while getting your haircut


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Back Alley Barbershop sure knows how to make us recall images of old-school London’s back alleyways from a Charles Dickens novel. Get your haircut (P400, ~USD8.24) while listening to their curated playlists on  Spotify including retro music. Vinyl lovers should tune in to their collections ranging from the jazz complexity of Coltrane to the rock ‘n’ roll of The Rolling Stones. 

If your hair service will take a while, you can also pass the time by reading their selection of titles – magazines are carefully curated to include titles such as Monocle and B. 

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Address: Check out their list of branches here.
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
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6. My Mama Said – barber shop and car wash in one


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With its polished, elegant white interiors, My Mama Said is a go-to spot for the gentlemen of QC. With a name subtly referring to the saying ‘mother knows best,’ it’ll make sure that your new haircut is something mama will approve of. Trust your next hairdo to the hands of their skilled barbers at an affordable price of P250 (~USD5.15), a basic haircut inclusive of shampoo, blow dry, and massage. 

But aside from getting yourself pampered, My Mama Said also sees to it your automobile companion is getting the groom it needs. Get your car wash (P100, ~USD2.06 for a sedan; P200, ~USD4.12 for larger vehicles). Car wash and disinfection combo services, a must in this pandemic, start at P500 (~USD10.30) as well.

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Address: #9 Malumanay Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City 1101, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: (02) 7728-0745
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7. Burnside Barber – where you can get a coffee along with a haircut


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Burnside Barber combines a coffee and barber shop experience,  where a barista, instead of a cashier, will welcome you with a cup of coffee.

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They run a comprehensive list of treatments to choose from, but to get you started, their basic cut is at P350 (~USD7.20), which includes a hot towel massage and pomade finishing. If you’re encountering itchiness and patches on your scalp, ask them about their Anti-Dandruff Treatment (P900, ~USD18.50) and Hair Loss Treatment (P1,290, ~USD26.51).

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If you need hair care products to look fly on a daily basis, you can also check out their pomades that you can purchase for some self-care at home. 

Address: White Plains West, Katipunan Avenue, Barangay White Plains, Quezon City 1105, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: (02) 8281-5468
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8. Bond St. Social – for barber shop talk in the South


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Inspired by Bond Street in London, Bond St. Social was the idea of gentlemen from the south of Metro Manila, or ‘Southern gentlemen’ as they would like to be called. Creating a place where barbers and their guests get to socialize, this convivial vibe, as well as a good fade, are customers have been coming back for. Plus, no longer will fellow residents of the metro’s south need to travel across town for an appointment at barber shops in Metro Manila. 

Here, you can rock your next trim at an affordable price too, with their basic cut and rinse starting at P320 (~USD6.59).

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Address: 240 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City 1720, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Wed–Mon 10AM-7PM | Closed Tuesdays
Telephone: 0917 687 2663
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9. The Men’s Room – for a male-exclusive barber shop experience


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Some men have associated the barber shop experience as their sacred me-time. This is what The Men’s Room understands, designing a space exclusively for men to relax at their lounge and a spa after a cut from a barber. 

Recharge your masculinity with their Extraordinary Cut of your favorite fades, hard parts, and more artistic styles and get an hour’s body Extraordinary Massage to go with it.

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Address: Check out their list of branches here.
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Vintage-inspired barber shops in Metro Manila


Barber shops in Metro Manila and their culture are thriving, while honoring the deep-rooted traditions of the male grooming experience. 

Whether you live in the northern or southern part of Metro Manila, there’s a vintage-inspired barber shop around the corner where you can sit back, relax, and recharge with the company of your fellow men. 

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Cover image adapted from (clockwise from top left): Folk Barbershop and Retail, Bond St. Social, Burnside Barber, My Mama Said 

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