Full beards may have peaked as a fashion trend, but that hasn’t stopped urban men seeking out expert attention to get beards, sideburns or close shaves into perfect shape.

Even full beards need frequent trims to avoid the birds-nest look, and that has breathed new life into barber shops. Many beardies don’t feel at home in unisex salons.

The modern man appreciates craftsmanship combined with a feel-good atmosphere.

Below is a list of 5 of the best barbershops in Cape Town.

5. Mr Cobbs the Barber.


Mr Cobbs the Barber. Credit: Instagram/@MrCobbstheBarber

If you’re looking for a hot-towel shave complimented by luxury gentleman’s grooming treatments then look no further. Mr Cobbs the Barber offers men a pampering session that is not only affordable but leaves men looking and feeling great about themselves.

Located at Shop 278 V&A Waterfront

4. Barnet Fair


Hair cuts, buzz fades, hot towel shaves and beard shaping are a few of the services provided by the barbers of Barnet Fair, who will leave you looking sharp for any event. Men deserve to be pampered as well, reckon the barbers. Visit them today.

Located at 98 Bree Street Cape Town.

3. Sweeney’s Barbershop.


Sweeney’s Barbershop is the perfect option for modern men wanting a chic, sophisticated look. The must-try hot towel shaves takes male the grooming experience to new heights.

Located at 4 Loop Street Cape Town.

2. Yogi’s Barber Shop.


“Back then the barber shop was the perfect place to catch up on gossip, now its all about networking and getting connections.” Yogi

If you ever wanted to share in the same experience your grandfather had when he went to the barber, look no further. An old school barbershop with a modern twist that is definitely worth the trip.

Located at 103 Buitengraght Street Cape Town.

1. Widow Maker Saloon & Barber


The Widow Maker Salon & Barber had one goal in mind when they decided to open – besides dedicating themselves to making men look good, they wanted to provide a space for like-minded men to hang out in a relaxed environment.

Located at 309 Long Street Cape Town.