Good Old Days Barber

Good Old Days Barber

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 Barber Shop & Tattoo

Black Amber

The notorious Black Amber, BK readers' second favourite barbershop, is run by the guy behind The Circus Bangkok absinthe bar, Chavin “Kwan” Nantaterm. This gentleman's club barbershop is situated on the first floor of an old four-story shophouse in a little alley between Thonglor sois 5 and 7. Inside you'll find leather sofas, retro barber chairs and wood cut glass cabinets displaying various pomades. Here a hot shave will cost you B600 or just B400 for a simple shave. Keeping to the gentleman’s club vibe, those getting a cut are also offered a complimentary single malt (payment by tip box, if you’re feeling generous) and you can also bring your own cigars to smoke inside. Anyone wanting another drink can continue at Black Amber's nearby gentleman's club. Do note, Black Amber cuts men's hair only.

Black Amber Building, Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), between sois 5 and 7, 081-869-9393. Open Tue-Sun from 1pm-9pm. BTS Thonglor


Three Brothers Barber Shop

Three Brother's Barber Shop

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


Truefitt & Hill

Truefitt & Hill

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


Blue Harbour

Blue Harbour

Owned by veteran architect and A49 design studio founder Nithi Stapitanonda, Blue Harbour was perhaps the first standalone men’s grooming venue to put the focus on classic treatments in an equally classy environment. This place is perfect whether you want a classic shave with a straight razor or a modern pompadour. A face shave here costs B400 or B1300 with a regular cut and shampoo.

2/F, K-Village, Sukhumvit Soi 26, 02-661-2901/2. Open daily from 10am-9pm. BTS Phrom Phong


After eight years in the business and having opened their 14th branch last month, it's easy to see why Never Say Cutz was a Bangkok pioneer (it also ranked as BK readers' favourite spot for a buzzcut last year). This no thrills barbershop shop has proven itself time and time again with its attention to detail and straight-blade finishes. Here a face shave, neck shave, eyebrow trim and tidy up will cost B200 or B100 on top of a regular cut (B450 total).

Phaohoyothin 7, Ari., 02-619-5240. BTS Ari.
Siam Square., 02-252-0852. BTS Siam.
Silom 7, Thaniya Rd., 02-236-8748. BTS Sala Daeng.
Sukhumvit 21 Soi 3., 02-661-6727. BTS Asoke.
927 Sukhumvit 51., 02-662-6781. BTS Thonglor

See also: How to get a classic shave