If you haven’t noticed, we’re in the midst of a traditional barbershop renaissance. Gone are the days when men and women shared the same hairstylist. Today, the modern man is rediscovering the value of overall grooming, and can tell the difference between and good one and a bad one. Specialty grooming shops won’t just cut your hair – they’ll pour you a drink, give you a smooth shave, and pamper you with hot towels. Here, we round up the best ones in Taguig. Time to get a new haircut.
Bruno’s Barbers has been cutting hair for over 27 years now, and remains the go-to place for men’s grooming. They are known for their precision cuts, as well as their hair and scalp treatments. Bruno’s delivers head-to-toe pampering including a shave or beard/moustache trim, facials (try their Hypoallergenic Facial, or Deep Cleansing Facial), massages, and even threading services. If your shoes need a touch up, they can shine them for you, too. You’ll want to keep your new haircut fresh with Brunolab, their own line of hairstyling and shaving products. Coffee and cookies are on the house while you wait.
• SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC
• Grand Hampton Tower, 2nd Ave. cor. 31st St., BGC
• Uptown Mall, 9th Ave. cor. 36th St., Uptown Bonifacio
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Felipe And Sons
Felipe and Sons is not just a barbershop; it’s a fusion of the traditional barbershop and a haberdashery, hence the term barberdashery. This is a place where you can get a haircut and a shave, while trying on customized suits for gentlemen. Book an appointment and they’ll serve up your refreshment of choice – coffee, whiskey, or beer – before giving you a stylish cut with relaxing hot towels, a close shave or beard sculpting, or facial. They can even shine your shoes or clean your sneakers while you get groomed. At the haberdashery, you can try on bespoke shirts, suits, and formal accessories such as bow ties and neckties to go along with your suit.
• Net Quad Bldg., 4th Ave. cor. 30th St., BGC
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Back Alley Barbershop
If you want high quality, no frills service, then Back Alley Barbershop is for you. It’s a traditional barbershop experience using old school rituals: a smart haircut, clean and smooth shave, and soothing massage. Go for the Hungover Treatment (even when you’re not), a relaxing and pampering session that includes alternating hot and cold towel applications, facial scrub and mask, moisturizers, and a massage. The shop gives off a retro feel with vintage-inspired interiors. There’s a lounge where you can read from a good selection of magazines while sipping a hand brewed coffee or a craft beer. Back Alley takes music seriously; one can enjoy a carefully curated playlist with tunes ranging from jazz to blues to rock.
• Bonifacio High Street Central, 30th St., BGC
• Eight Forbes Town Road, Forbestown Center, BGC (The Village Barber & Supply Shop)
Titan Barber Shop
As Titan 22’s in-store barbershop, this is the perfect place for basketball enthusiasts. Where else can you get groomed while enjoying a game that’s on, or talking shop with fellow hoops fanatics, or checking out the latest kicks and jerseys? They take pride in their Titan Special, a specialty of the house that includes a dapper haircut, a hot towel shave, and a relaxing scalp massage.
• Two Parkade, 30th St., BGC
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GQ Barber Shop
This popular barbershop chain started out as a neighborhood shop. Now, you can find them in most malls around the metro. GQ Barbershop will give you value for your money with their wide range of services that include smart haircuts, shave, facials, hair treatments, massages, and even nail grooming.
• Starmall Prima, Cayetano Ave., Brgy. Ususan
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Lukkas Barber Shop
Lukkas Barber Shop is proud to be your small neighborhood barbershop. They want to foster a sense of community among their patrons. Lukkas is an old school barbershop that provides no frills service, which keeps their prices reasonable. Signature cuts include the fade, classic, pompadour, and other more contemporary styles. They recently added hair and scalp treatments such as Deep Repair Treatment, or Hydrating Treatment.
• 14 MRT Road, North Signal Village
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