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20th Dec 2016

The Top 10 Barbers In Dublin


There’s no denying that a good beard and tidy barnet are all the rage these days, (cue Conor McGregor references). And I should probably also point out that yes, I am NOT a man and I wouldn’t be gracing my presence in any of these establishments myself, but I do know plenty of lads who seem to care more about their hair than my female friends do. So I very kindly put together this nice wee listicle of the top 10 barbers in the capital so you can be confident that you’ll exit one of these with a dazzling do. Here they are:


73 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh, D6

A barbers with a modern hipster twist – these guys offer complimentary beers and live sports while you get groomed. Prices from €20 and they’ve a pretty extensive menu of treatments here.

9. Beards & Barnets

Unit 3 The Granary, Temple Bar, D2

This place is so trendy they even have seats made from pallets. They’re super active on social and there’s a real sense of community with a constant stream of group photos, customer shots and videos on their Facebook timeline. This place is tailor-made for the modern man.

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8. Platinum Barbers

Cooldriona Court, Main St, Swords

Cheap and cheerful fresh cuts with a loyal following. And if you’re looking for testimonials, check out their Instagram page – tonnes of photos of customer’s styles.

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24 Stephen Street Lower

Known for its luxurious interior, nice staff and books on tap. Not your traditional barbers but the perfect option if you like to mix it up and bit with premium service in men’s grooming.

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6. The Ink Factory

15 Wellington Quay, D2

This place has enough packed into it to make you stay for hours and hours – tattoo parlour, coffee shop and barber in one. A bizarre combination of products but somehow it works. So if you’re into the quirky side of getting a chop these guys are open 11-11 everyday.


5. The Grooming Rooms

16 William Street South, D2

This place has been called the GQ of barber shops. Well worth a visit if you love being groomed to the highest standard in swanky surroundings. They’ve a broad range of treatments from shaving, beard grooming, eyebrow waxing and even facials. Also home to Flatiron by Carlin Doran who has come highly recommended.

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4. The Waldorf Barber Shop

13 Westmoreland St, Dublin

I’m not going to lie, the top 4 barbers on this list are such a close call. We were innundated with suggestions for Waldorf as the best barber in Dublin and they’ve come in at number 4.


3. Sam’s Barbers

28 Ormond Quay Lower, D1

This family run chain barber offer all the necessary treatments from styled haircuts, classic haircuts, hair colouring and hot towel shave’s. They’ve 5 locations across the city meaning every lad at some point has entered through their doors.

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2. The Butcher Barber

12 Johnson’s Court, D2

Renowned Dublin stylist Emmett Byrne set up this amazing establishment. They’re well known for cutting the barnets of the Irish Rugby players – who obviously need to have their strands lookin’ well when they step out onto the pitch in front of thousands of fans and television cameras weekly. Its tucked away in that little lane between Grafton Street and Clarendon Street for the maximum privacy.

1. Cut & Sew

4 Crow Street, D2

These guys are smashing it when it comes to men’s grooming. They’re based in the back of All City Records in Temple Bar – so if you like tunes and a good haircut this is the perfect potion. Director Sean Byran is well known in the music and creative scene in Dublin so you’ll be sure to spot this crowd in here on a weekly basis and let’s be honest – those guys have the best style.

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So there you have it folks, if you have a favourite that’s worth an honourable mention, please leave your suggestion below!