As the lockdown haircuts we have seen can attest, knowing a great barber or hairdresser is something every man needs in his self-care arsenal.
The 2021 Denizen Everyday Heroes saw over 12,000 votes cast in support of local businesses, with the aim of shining a light on the people and places that make each day look better. Here are Auckland’s favourite places to get a classic men’s haircut, as voted by those in the know.
MOST VOTED: Boar & Blade, Ponsonby & Wynyard Quarter
A staple in many mens’ self-care regimens, Boar & Blade celebrates each client, giving them the space to elevate their personal style — while feeling right at home in their stylish salon. Specialising in traditional-meets-modern styling, its two Auckland addresses deliver on cuts tailored to any need. Not only do the well-known barbers at Boar & Blade have the slickest skills when it comes to hair, but they also have a reputation for having the best banter —making it a favourite spot to relax among locals
HONOURABLE MENTION: The Gentry, Commercial Bay
An elevated barbershop for the everyman, The Gentry ensures you look sharp and step out ready to face the day. Skilled in the art of barbering — and passing on professional styling advice — The Gentry does not cut corners for the ultimate experience.
HONOURABLE MENTION: Maloney’s Barber Shop, Auckland CBD
Leaders of its craft since 2003, Maloney’s Barber Shop champions its barbers and its clients for the most feel-good cut yet. The laid-back establishment knows all the tricks of the trade, and promises to have you feeling like a new man in no time.
The rest of the best…
Barkers Groom Room, High Street & Ponsonby
Eden Barbers, Mount Eden
Hair By Wayne, Epsom
Dan’s Traditional Barber Shop, Karangahape Road
Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique, Kingsland
Tokoya Barber & Shop, Ponsonby
Paris Barber, Auckland CBD
Red’s Traditional Barber Shop, Te Atatū Peninsula
Bespoke Barbers and Vintage, Birkenhead
Slick Shop, Ponsonby
Room 104, Auckland CBD
Mo’s Hair Salon, Karangahape Road
Flash City, Ponsonby