6 Bangkok barbershops perfect for a straight-blade tidy up.
Good Old Days Barber is run by Prasert “Sert” Techamaneevat, who has over two years’ experience in the pomade import business. At this retro-style barber a shave will cost B300, while a regular shampoo, cut and style is B350. Sert and his barbers specialize in the “executive contour” style (think George Clooney’s red carpet look). They also stock pomade from Layrite (B690), Murray’s (B300) and Dax (B520), alongside the local brand Pomade Thai. Closed on the last Monday of every month.
Opposite Pata Pinklao, Somdet Phra Pin Klao Soi 19, 02-408-8464. Open Mon-Fri 10am-9pm; Sat-Sun 9am-9pm
Black Amber Building, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), between sois 5 and 7, 081-869-9393. Open Tue-Sun from 1pm-9pm. BTS Thonglor
Don’t be alarmed by the gang of inked up barbers, this train station barbershop is all about retro rockabilly hairdos. Three Brothers stands out for its raw and rustic atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re dropping by a retro Thai barber. The experienced hairdressers offer up equally classic cuts with a focus on 1950s-style quaffs and undercuts— think Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and James Dean. Here a face shave, neck shave and eyebrow touch up will cost B150 or just B50 on top of a regular cut (total B500). They also sell some cool Thai-made pommades like Scrapes 50 (B200) alongside a few other imported options like Suavecito, Layrite and Murray’s.
Metro Mall Room 34, MRT Chatuchak Exit 1. 080-970-0216. Open daily 11am–9pm
England’s oldest barbershop has two branchers here in Bangkok, Central Embassy and Emporium, with both offering old-school services in a fittingly handsome setting. Inside the traditional gentlemen’s style club a traditional hot towel face shave and head shave is B1,000 and goes for 30 minutes. There's also facial hair waxing available, where you can choose from ears, nose, eyebrows and cheeks at B300 for each spot. Truefitt & Hill products are also on sale and include shaving cream (B1,300), aftershave balm (B2,700) and styling paste (B1,500), as well as tools like razors (B5,000-11,000) and shaving brushes (B5,400-6,400). Do note, you need to make a reservation at least three days in advance.
4/F, Central Embassy, 1031 Ploen Chit Rd. 02-160-5755. Open daily 10am-10pm BTS Phloen Chit 2/F, The Emporium, Sukhumvit Rd., 02-259-9159. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
2/F, K-Village, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-661-2901/2. Open daily from 10am-9pm. BTS Phrom Phong