For the dudes out there, ya’ll are probably thinking how unfair it is that girls get to go for mani-pedis, facials, and spa sessions on the regular. And it totally is. Guys should be able to treat themselves more often too!
Do something extra nice for yourself by ditching your usual barbershop and getting a spiffy haircut in a more upscale joint. You might have to shell out a bit more than usual but you’re not just paying for a stylish new ‘do–the experience is part of the bill too!
You won’t have a problem finding a fancy barbershop in Metro Manila because they’ve been popping up everywhere. Here are 10 posh ones you can hit up the next time you’re in need of a new look or a little pampering sesh.
1. 28 Cavalry
At 28 Cavalry, a London-inspired barbershop, customers come in looking like ordinary dudes but come out feeling like dignified Englishmen. Their signature Cavalry Cut will take you on a relaxing 45-minute journey that includes a hot towel facial, a body massage, a beverage to sip on (they double up as a coffee shop!), and hair styling.
The best part is you don’t ever have to stand up! Because there’s a sink in front of all the seats, all your barber has to do is spin you around when it’s time to wash your hair.
2. Back Alley Barbershop
If you want to feel like a real sir, get yourself a classy haircut in classy place like Back Alley Barbershop. As they groom you into the dapper man you’ve always aspired to be, you get to sip on your drink of choice (they have hand-brewed coffee as well as craft beer!) and listen to their curated jazz, blues, rock, and house playlists.
They have typical services like cut and wash, shave, and and hair color. But they also have something called the Hungover Treatment for days when your look needs a lot of cleaning up!
3. Burnside Barber
Let’s face it, no one likes having to wait for their turn to get a haircut. But at Burnside Barber, you’re not going to mind hanging out. They have a barista inside the shop who takes coffee orders, plus you get to lounge around in comfy armchairs. You might actually find yourself wanting to stay longer even after they’re done with your hair!
One of the treatments you can try out here is The Tune Up which is a haircut and facial combo. Other packages include Burnside Hair Therapy and A Good Day to Dye Hard.
4. Cavemen Barbers
It’s every bachelor’s dream to have a man cave they can retreat to whenever they want to unwind and be themselves. But if you don’t have your own pad, you can always chill out at Cavemen Barbers and get yourself a haircut at the same time! Whatever it is that you need, whether it be a trim, buzz, or shave, your barber will give you his undivided attention.
Aside from their grooming services, this barbershop also offers products like clothes, shoes, watches, pomades, and other caveman needs.
5. Dapper Club PH
If there were mobsters here in the metro, guess where they would go to get their hair cut and styled? At Dapper Club PH of course! In this ultra cool barbershop, you get to choose from packages like The Don (includes their signature four-hand massage and hot and cold towels) and The Godfather (you get a mani-pedi, complimentary alcohol, and a whole lot of respect!)
Aside from the usual services, you can also have the gunk in your ears cleaned out, your eyebrows threaded, and your shoes shined.
6. Felipe & Sons Barberdashery
If you’ve been sporting the scruffy / sloppy look lately, Felipe and Sons will transform you into the respectable gentleman you truly are. You can go for a cut and rinse (complete with soothing hot towels and a relaxing massage), a shave, or a beard sculpting session. You can also have your locks colored if you want to hide those pesky grey hairs.
To avail of more than one service, you can choose a package that will best suit your needs. They also have other treatments like facials, hair spas, shoe shining, and sneaker cleaning.
7. Hangar Fine Barbers
Ever fancied becoming a pilot when you were younger? If you never got to fulfill that dream, you can always play pretend at Hangar Fine Barbers, an aviation-themed barber shop complete with boarding passes and airplane seats! But it’s not just the unique concept that customers come back for—they love the skilled barbers and first-class service too.
For basic grooming needs, you can avail of the Glider package, inclusive of a cut, hot towel, and scalp massage. But for more serious concerns like balding, you can try out the Top Overhaul package.
8. The Men’s Room
One of the reasons men avoid spas is because they tend to be geared more towards women. But at The Men’s Room (a barber shop, lounge, and spa all in one), guys can get pampered without having to sacrifice their tough guy image. Whichever of their services you’re trying out, you get to enjoy it within a manly environment your bros would approve of.
If you’re looking to get groomed, they offer haircuts, head shaves, beard and mustache trims, as well as mani-pedis. But if relaxation is what you’re after, they have facials and massages too.
9. The Urban Barber
The vibe inside Urban Barber will make you feel like a rapper stepping onto the set of a hip hop music video. In here, you’ll find grey walls punctuated by funky graffiti murals, wooden furnishings, and cool merch like shirts, speakers, socks, and leather products. If you’re looking for a fresh place to get a cut, this barbershop exudes a lot of swag.
Aside from the usual snip, they have other manly services like The Bro-Buzz (buzz cut), Touch My BEARDy (beard styling), and Bro-tox Facial (a refreshing face-pampering session).
10. Titan 22
Guys may have different styles but they all speak the same language—basketball. If you’re in love with the game, pull up a barber chair at Titan. As you’re getting groomed and pampered, you can watch the game being played on television or you can chat up your barber / fellow customer about the latest happenings in the world of basketball.
If you’re a fuss-free man, you can go for the typical cut, buzz, or shave. Or you could request for the Titan Special (this ends with a relaxing scalp massage) if you’re need of a little more TLC.