We’ll start with the Hong Kong classic – The Mandarin Barber has been shearing the city’s well-heeled men since the ‘60s and it is still a top choice. With surprisingly reasonable prices (considering the level of service and the name!), and an extensive menu of options, it is on the top of our list.
How Much: Haircuts start at $460, full menu here.
The Mandarin Barber, The Mandarin Oriental, 2nd floor, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4088, www.mandarinoriental.com
The rave reviews for The 59 Tattoo and Barber Shop caught our eye, but the edgy combo of tattoos and haircuts really got our attention. The barbers here – Mike, Kith and Julian – will have you looking sharp no matter what cut you’re looking for. Side part skin fade? Modern pompadour? High fade? No problem. Need some inspo for a new look? Check out its Instagram for both tattoo and hair cut ideas. The pros here also do proper shaves and beard trims. Though, it is worth noting that the shop doesn’t open until 4pm.
How Much: Haircuts start at $400, tattoos start at $1,000
The 59 Tattoo and Barber Shop, 1 Ming Lun Street, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5661 0681, www.facebook.com/the59tattoo
Originating in London’s Mayfair district, Gentlemen’s Tonic is a full service man-spa. While it’s great for a solid haircut, the man looking for a little luxury will be equally pleased with the facials, massages, and grooming options. We also love to give the men in our life a voucher for the traditional wet shave ($375) when we’ve in a pinch for a gift.
How Much: Clipper cuts and beard trims start at $350, a haircut and finish starts at $585. You can also book at a discount on BloomMe from time to time.
Gentlemen’s Tonic, Sun Lee Building, 43-49 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 2455, www.gentlemenstonic.com
A favourite of several Sassy men, Hair House by Adam Chan has two locations, along with rave reviews. Chan opened in 2013 with the intent of keeping the classic Shanghai barber tradition alive by adding his own innovative – and modern – angle. It’s all in the details here – and you’ll never leave with a hair out of place.
How Much: A classic cut starts at $320 and a wet shave costs $240. Book online here
Hair House Barbershop by Adam Chan, Central location: 2/F, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 5598 9965
Admiralty location: Sau Wa Fong G/F , 31 Sau Wa Fong, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 5702 6352, www.facebook.com/hairhousebyadamchan
We’ll be honest, the reason this place is on our list is mainly because it offers a place to have a cigar and a drink, as well as a solid haircut. With three floors and the opportunity to shoot pool and play darts, this self-described man-cave makes it easy to turn a haircut into an full afternoon activity. It also hosts private parties, which could be the perfect way to kick off a stag do or guy’s night.
How Much: Haircuts from $550 (clipper cuts from $300) and beard trims from $350.
The Duke’s, 6-8 Floor Well On Comm Building, 60 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2801 6755, www.thedukes.com.hk
Featured image courtesy of Pixabay. Image #1 courtesy of The Mandarin Barber, image #2 courtesy of The 59 Tattoo and Barber Shop via Facebook, image #3 courtesy of Gentlemen’s Tonic via Facebook, image #4 courtesy of Hair House Barbershop by Adam Chan via Facebook, image #5 courtesy of The Duke’s via Facebook