Gentlemen, getting a haircut or pedicure isn’t something you should ever shy away from or do routinely as a necessity – it may as well become an enjoyable experience. While hair and beauty salons are perfectly fine to get the job done, they don’t quite match the charm of a traditional barber shop. Classically trained barbers are experts of their trade, and also keep up to date with the latest grooming trends for men. Here’s our pick of Bangkok’s finest barber shops where you can get spoiled and pampered – without compromising your masculinity. You’ll walk away looking – and feeling – dashing.
Truefitt & Hill
This is more than a barber shop, it’s a gentleman’s club, offering a little more than your usual cut and shave. The world’s oldest barber shop brand from London (established in 1805) treats gentlemen with an extensive grooming menu that covers all the bases – haircuts, traditional shaves, ear cleanings, manicures, pedicures and hair colouring. Its grooming procedures are almost theatrical, executed in a meticulous British style. There is a spacious retro-style reception area perfect for lounging or sipping on a fine single malt while reading magazines before your trim. Services include a full line of shaving equipped with fragrance, hair and bath products to provide a daily grooming solution for the modern man. Visit one of the barbershops either at Central Embassy or The Emporium to enjoy a traditional hot towel wet shave, haircut and a shoe shine too.
For further information, visit www.truefittandhillthailand.com
A true sanctuary for those looking to groom and unwind in privacy. Barberford is a plush reservation-only den run by Charles Patnett, the mastermind behind his eponymous bespoke tailor shop. Barberford is your classic, high-end barber shop for gentlemen with great taste and a love for the quintessentially British good looks. Here, you can experience an exclusive hair cut that extends beyond clipping the hair. The space is divided into several small chambers offering haircuts, traditional wet shaves, as well as hand and foot treatments in a relaxing, private ambience.
For further information, visit www.barberfordbkk.com
Make a pit stop at this retro harbour for a seriously delightful grooming session. This five star barber shop at K Village offers the charm of a traditionally British atmosphere. Service offerings include hair cut, shampoo, mustache and beard trim, ear cleaning, manicures and pedicures by barbers with over 30 years of experience. Blue Harbour only uses top quality products. The space’s post-war and nautical themes are the work of Thailand’s 2002 National Artist in applied arts, Nithi Satapitanon.
For more information, visit www.kvillagebangkok.com/portfolio/blue-harbour