The Best Barbershops in New Jersey

The right haircut can make all the difference. It can improve self-confidence, invite compliments and positive social interactions, and just plain feels good. Just as women enjoy their time at the hair salon, it’s equally important for men to find the right barbershop. That’s why we’re showcasing a list of The Best Barbershops in New Jersey

The barbershops on this list bring back the glory days of the parlor experience, through either nostalgia or modern reinvention. From old-school barber chairs and classic brick walls to hot towel shaves, these spots are the real deal. Keep reading below to find our statewide picks for The Best Barbershops in New Jersey.

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North Jersey

Balkan Barber

Where: Jersey City
Details: Balkan brings back that old-time vibe. The shop sports brick walls, vintage barber chairs, oak vanities, marble countertops, and an old-fashioned cash register. They like to say they offer old-school style with new-school touch. Services include haircuts, buzz cuts, beard trims with a straight razor, and a hot-towel shave. They use scissors whenever possible for a handcrafted touch. They also finish every hair cut with a clean line from a straight-edge razor.

Jax Chop Shop

Where: North Arlington
Details: Jax Chop Shop offers espressos along with classic cuts, hot-towel shaves, beard trims, buzz cuts, and general cleanup. In particular, clients rave about owner Luis and his meticulous attention to detail. The Old School—a classic haircut and relaxing hot-towel shave—is a fan favorite service for just $50. Extras include eyebrow cleanup, black mask treatment, nose and ear waxing, and hair relaxers. They also offer kids cuts for children 12 and under.

Landon Maxwell Barbershop

Where: Stanhope
Details: This vintage-inspired, high-end barbershop offers an exceptional grooming experience with reasonable prices. Services include haircuts, beard trims, hot-towel shaves, and hairline shape ups. Customers love the friendly and professional group of master barbers here who are well-trained in their craft. The relaxing, plush leather chairs also get high marks. They also offer kids’ haircuts tailored to their age and preference, and keep up with the latest trends.

Lions Den Shear and Shave Company

Where: Cliffside Park | Hoboken
Details: With two locations, Lions Den offers a hip grooming experience across North Jersey. With traditional barber chairs, hot-lather shaves, and head and neck massages, it feels like stepping back in time. The barbers here specialize in both classic cuts and modern men’s hairstyles. Services include scissor haircuts, fades, buzz cuts, box braids, cornrows, beard trims, hot-towel shaves, and eyebrows. They also offer kids’ cuts along with reduced rates for high school and college-age students who show ID.

Mand’s Barber Parlour & Shave Shop

Where: Hackettstown
Details: Large leather couches, wood paneling, and barber chairs set the stage at this shave shop. Mand’s specializes in haircuts, beard shaping, and straight-razor shaves. Though they cater to men, they also welcome women, kids, and walk-ins. They provide discounts for seniors and military members, and can accommodate wedding parties as well. The shop even has their own line of homemade beard balms, stache wax, and beard-grooming kits, called Sunshine’s Stache.

Original Sharp Barbershop and Shave Parlor

Where: Millburn
Details: Original Sharp offers expansive knowledge of all styles, techniques, and hair textures. They focus on the original craftsmanship of barbering, with a menu of classic options. This includes regular haircuts, scissor cuts, buzz cuts, beard trims, classic hot-towel shaves, shape-ups, and eyebrows. They also offer special pricing for seniors and kids. Clients love the artistry of the barbers, and the time they take with every cut to get it just right.

SLIK Barber Lounge

Where: Florham Park
Details: There’s no lack of nostalgia or machismo at this popular modern barber lounge in Florham Park. Wood floors, brick walls, vintage prints, barber poles, leather chairs, and sports memorabilia create the quintessential man-cave atmosphere. As for the barbers, they provide haircuts, beard shaping, and barber facials. The Whiskey Works is a crowd favorite, combining all three services. They also offer Father & Son specials, along with a groom’s package that includes bourbon.

Virile Barber & Shop

Where: Englewood | Jersey City | Montclair | Morristown | Waldwick
Details: Virile’s first opened in Waldwick in 2011. The original vision was a haven for men to walk in and receive traditional barber grooming from a bygone era. Their popularity and demand for such professional styling led to five more shops throughout the state. Services include haircuts (plus modern styles), beard trims, hot-towel shaves, head shaves, and shoulder massages. They also offer a line of grooming products they uniquely formulate in NJ.

Central Jersey

American Shave Classic Barber

Where: Union
Details: Owner and artistic director Manny Vazquez combines old-fashioned barber-shop amenities with modern styling at American Shave. He offers a complete salon experience for men that includes the latest techniques and highest level of hospitality and service. Other perks include hot and cold beverages, a plush waiting lounge, and text appointment reminders. Services include classic haircuts, hot-lather shaves, hot-towel shaves, electric shaves, head shaves, shape-ups, beard trims, and hair toning.

The Dappermen’s Den

Where: Bernardsville
Details: The expert barbers at this luxury barber shop and shave parlor offer a variety of grooming services. Patrons can even change into a robe to avoid any clippings on their clothes. Every cut at The Dappermen’s Den ends with a conditioning rinse, eliminating the feeling of needing to shower. Services include haircuts, buzz cuts, head shaves, father and son cuts, cleanups, facials, hot-towel shaves, and beard trims. They also provide scalp massage treatments, manicures, waxing, and hair removal.

Hold Fast Barber Shop and Shave Parlor

Where: Flemington
Details: This clean and modern shop in downtown historic Flemington offers traditional old-school barber services with a stylish twist. Clients love the friendly atmosphere and small-town community vibe, and the music playlist gets high marks as well. Services include haircuts, skin fades, beard trims, hot towel shaves, straight-razor shaves, long-hair styling, and kids’ cuts. The allow walk-ins but recommend making a reservation. After-hours cuts are also available by appointment.

The Man Made Barbershop

Where: Fords
Details: This upscale barbershop delivers a full-service traditional grooming experience along with modern trending styles. Owner and master barber Gianfranco Triscari’s father was a barber in Sicily, Italy. Now, Gianfranco carries on the family tradition. He and his staff offer classic haircuts, hot-towel shaves, clipper cuts, beard trims, plus kids’ and senior cuts. But they specialize in scissor cuts, comb-overs, fades, French crops, and straight-razor cuts.

Mike’s Barbershop

Where: Princeton
Details: Owner and head barber Mike Zingaro cuts hair for families, students, faculty, and visitors to the Princeton area. His old-school gentleman’s shop is a throwback to classic barbershops of the past. Between him and his team, they provide all kinds of clipper and shear cuts. They also offer hot-towel shaves, skin fades, alternative cuts, beard trims, manage long-hair styles, and handle kids’ cuts. Customers love the relaxing lounge area, as well as their student discounts.

Old World Barbering

Where: Branchburg
Details: This Italian-trained old-school barbershop offers all styles of haircuts for men. But they specialize in Italian shear cuts, which use the scissor-over-comb technique. They also offer shape-ups, beard trims, beard sculpting, hot-towel shaves, hair coloring, gray touch-up, and kids’ cuts. This cash-only, first-come, first-serve spot does not accept reservations. But they will open early on Saturdays for grooms and groomsmen to get the group wedding-ready.

Razorsharp Barbershop & Shave Parlor

Where: Metuchen
Details: Razorsharp mixes old-school barbering techniques with modern styling in this clean, sleek shop with white brick walls. They pride themselves on delivering razor-sharp looks for a wide range of lifestyles. Services include haircuts, beard trims, classic shaves, and senior and kids’ cuts. Clients love the amount of time each barber spends with every customer. The high -level customer service and quality of cut don’t hurt, either. Just keep in mind this spot is cash only.

True Cuts

Where: New Brunswick
Details: True Cuts is a relatively new spot, but owner Joseph “True” Ciafallo is already earning praise in the community. With just four chairs, this urban shop with a neighborhood vibe focuses on the small barbershop experience. They specialize in haircuts, fades, tapers, Brooklyns, comb-overs, shape-ups, and custom designs. The fun atmosphere offers a pool table to make waiting easier. They even have a PlayStation clients can use during their haircut. True Cuts offers military and Rutgers student discounts.

Jersey Shore

The Barberia Shop

Where: North Wildwood
Details: Local residents and vacationers alike agree that the Barberia Shop is the best in the area. This neighborhood classic shop with old-school leather chairs offers the latest in mens’ grooming. Services include a gentleman’s haircut, buzz cut, head shave, hot-towel shave, beard trim, skin fade, and kids’ cuts. For a truly relaxing visit, try their signature Wild Package. This includes a haircut, hot-towel shave or beard trim, ear and nose wax, and detox facial.

Cicotelli’s Barber Shop

Where: Cape May Court House
Details: Owner Mike Cicotelli offers classic barber services in a comfortable and welcoming setting at his barbershop. Mens’ haircuts, special styles, classic hot-towel shaves, beard trims, skin fades, and kids’ cuts are all available. Customers enjoy Cicotelli’s friendly environment and also love that the shop accepts walk-ins. They also rave about the $20 haircut being a great bargain for the quality of cut and outstanding customer service.

Dave’s Shave & Barber Parlor

Where: Galloway
Details: Master barber Dave Harrah and his team have a passion for styling hair. As a result, Dave’s Shave & Barber Parlor wants every client to leave looking their best. Services include gentleman cuts, buzz cuts, scissor cuts, skin fades, beard trims, hot-steam shaves, facials, and kids’ cuts. They also offer fresh cuts, relaxing shaves, and light refreshments for grooms and their groomsmen the morning of their wedding. Clients love the friendliness and personal touch that Dave brings to the parlor.

Elite Barbershop

Where: Toms River
Details: Elite offers a modern mens’ grooming experience using classic barber techniques. Their list of services goes well beyond haircuts, straight-razor shaves, and kids’ cuts. They also offer facials, nose waxing, dermal therapy scrubs, ear and eyebrow waxing, back shaves, and beard growth treatment. In addition, they provide hydrotherapy bald head treatment and offer nonsurgical hair replacement. The latter is available in a variety of styles and colors.

Gas Up Barber Shop & Shave Co.

Where: Somers Point
Details: This old-school barber shop offers stylish haircuts and shaves to make clients feel their best. Scissor cuts, skin fades, bald fades, buzz cuts, premium hot-towel shaves, and beard trims are just a few options. They pride themselves on working quick without feeling like an assembly line. Those who do have the time to hang out can enjoy foosball and bubble hockey, or the free WiFi. The barbershop also has multiple flat screen TVs to watch live sports.

The Handsome Devil Barbershop & Shave Parlor

Where: Belmar
Details: This clean, stylish shop offers grooming for both men and kids. The interior boasts wood floors, brick walls, leather and cowhide furniture, and early-1920 barber chairs refurbished by the owner. The Handsome Devil provides a comfortable, casual atmosphere and a number of services. This includes haircuts, beard trims, shape-ups, hot-towel shaves, hot-towel head shaves, and grooming products. Candy, espresso, and refreshments are also available in the waiting area.

The Handsome Man Barbershop

Where: Freehold
Details: Owner and master barber Michael “Buddy” Rogers opened the Handsome Man as a go-to location for high-end grooming. It’s also a place for men to gather and engage in conversation, much like the barbershops of the 19th century. They feel that being handsome is not just a lifestyle, it’s a responsibility. To achieve this look, they offer high-end classic and contemporary haircuts along with straight-razor and hot-towel shaves. First responders receive special rates at this spot.

Swagger & Blade

Where: Asbury Park | Ocean Township
Details: Swagger & Blade is the product of master barber Shane Bruno. The family-owned and operated barbershop has two hip locations and offers a number of services. Both spots offer haircuts, beard trims, face and head shaves, plus shape and style options. Shane and his team take the time to get each client’s look just right. Besides the quality of cut, customers love the friendly, fun atmosphere. Special discounts are available for kids, veterans, and seniors.

Talking Heads Barbershop

Where: Asbury Park
Details: This artsy barbershop strives to give clients the best haircut they’ve ever had. That’s a bold statement, but Owner John Hawksby considers himself and his team of barbers to be true artists. So whatever a client requests, they can handle it with exceptional results. Services include haircuts, beard trims, shape-ups, hot shaves, hair coloring, highlights, head shaves, and senior and kids’ cuts. Clients love the barbershop’s self-professed “sick vibes and killer service.”

Tangos Barbershop

Where: Manalapan
Details: Tangos offers the traditional mens’ barbershop experience complete with haircuts, beard trims, hot-towel shaves, and eyebrow threading. The interior decor is a mix of wood floors, dark walls, and classic barber chairs. They offer easy online booking when making an appointment. Clients enjoy the personable and professional nature of the team, as well as the high quality haircuts. The family business has so far seen three generations take ownership of the shop.

South Jersey

American Breed Barbershop

Where: Burlington
Details: This traditional barbershop and shave parlor in downtown historic Burlington offers both classic and modern cuts. They also provide beard trims and hot-towel shaves. American Breed only has three chairs, so every patron enjoys a personalized experience. Clients love the cool vibe, cleanliness of the shop, and the professionalism and talent of the barbers. They are by appointment only and do not accept walk-ins, so be sure to plan in advance.


Where: Bridgeton
Details: Founder and owner Alex “Chakz” Ortiz handpicks all of the barbers on his team. This allows Dappers to deliver the best barbershop experience possible to his clients. They specialize in classic and modern haircuts, fades, tapers, hot-towel shaves, beard trims and sculpting, shape-ups, and eyebrows. All ages are welcome here, as they offer cuts to seniors, teens, and kids. They also offer discounts for military, veterans, and first responders.

Heritage Barber Company

Where: Haddon Township
Details: This traditional barbershop in South Jersey specializes in mens’ services but also has a full women’s salon in-house. Barbershop offerings include haircuts, face shaves, beard trims, shape-ups, head shaves, and grooming products. They also offer wedding packages that include hairstyling and makeup for brides, and shaves and cuts for grooms; either in-house or on-site. But perhaps the highlight at Heritage Barber is the monthly beer tastings right in the shop.

Hoyt’s Barber Shop & Lounge

Where: Mantua
Details: This modern shop with an old-time nostalgic feel offers classic men’s services along with the latest trends. The quality of cuts are only rivaled by the unbeatable prices. The Hoyt’s Classic is a premium haircut, personal consultation, shampoo and conditioning massage, clipper and shear cut, hot-towel treatment, hot-lather straight-edge razor shave, and house-made aftershave for just $23. They also offer head shaves, kids’ cuts, and $14 first-responder cuts.

Revolution Barber Company

Where: Runnemede
Details: Owner and Philadelphia native Courtney Caruso brings the city to Jersey with this traditional yet modern barber shop. She believes that a barber should not only provide a great cut but should also offer a personalized friendly experience. With this in mind, she staffs her team with experts in both haircuts and face-to-face hospitality. Services include clipper and scissor cuts, hot-towel straight-razor shaves, beard trims, and color blending.

Simply Gents

Where: Marlton
Details: Patrons can count on exceptional service, a relaxing vibe, and great mens’ grooming services at Simply Gents. Owner and barber Debi Gordon creates relationships with her customers and equally values quality and style. They offer gentleman’s haircuts, buzz cuts, kids’ cuts, head shaves, beard and mustache trims, and classic hot shaves. Bonus services include hair coloring, manicures, manscaping, and waxing. They also offer a popular wedding day package, complete with a free cut for the groom.

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Best Barbershops in New Jersey FAQs

What are the Best Barbershops in New Jersey?

To see a statewide list of New Jersey’s best barbershops, simply visit Our list curates NJ’s best spots for both traditional and trending cuts and styles.

How Much Does a Haircut Cost in New Jersey?

The price of a haircut changes based on the type of cut and degree of difficulty. For instance, a basic trim can cost under $15, but custom designs will typically cost over $30. Some barbershops in New Jersey, such as Swagger & Blade, offer discounts to first responders, students, seniors, and veterans.

What are the Different Types of Haircuts Available?

Scissor cuts, skin fades, bald fades, buzz cuts, and Italian shear cuts are just a few examples. Many barbershops — like Hold Fast in Flemington – will also specialize in managing long hair or haircuts for kids.

What are the Different Types of Barbershops?

The two primary types of barbershops are old-school and modern shops. Balkan Barber in Jersey City is an old-school shop, while SLIK Barber Lounge in Florham Park is a modern lounge. Both offer expert cuts, the difference is often in the technique and atmosphere.

How do I Make an Appointment at a Barbershop?

Most modern barbershops in New Jersey offer the ability to make an appointment online. Some may request that clients book appointments over the phone. Classic shops such as Old World Barbering in Branchburg do not accept appointments, and are instead first come, first serve.

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