3. Barnet Fair
Described as the sort of place the Ocean’s Eleven team might be expected to meet, Barnet Fair is where distinguished, on-trend men go for grooming. Though the original salon is based in a Bree Street church basement, the traditional yet modern barber shop now also boasts an outlet in Shortmarket Street which, though a little bigger and hipper, offers the same old-school services: hot towel shaves, straight razor shaves, beard trims, buzz cuts and both classic and contemporary haircuts.
Both male-only salons stock first-class imported products that are tailor-made for men, like the Bluebeards Revenge shaving range that reduces and softens beard regrowth. And as another highlight, no appointment is necessary at either establishment; as Barnet Fair works on a first-come-first-serve basis, customers are welcome to simply pop by whenever necessary. The wait is generally not long, and even if it is, these barber shops are the type of spaces any man might want to chill in (the Bree Street spot offers coffee and tea, and the Woodstock site claims a multi-functional exhibition-cum-hang out area at the back).
Opening Hours: Bree Steet: Monday 8am – 6pm, Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 7pm, Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 3pm.
Harrington Street: Monday – Fri 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 2pmShortmarket Street: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 2pm
59 Harrington Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 461 5340
St Stephen’s Church | 98 Bree Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 424 1302
63a Shortmarket Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 422 2549