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Top 5 Barber Shops in Chiang Mai

Top 5 Barber Shops in Chiang Mai

  • Variety: First, we checked if they offered other services aside from just a haircut to confirm if customers can avail of their hair-related offerings such as a blow dry or shave.
  • Atmosphere: Next, we looked at the overall feel and vibe of the shop to check if their atmosphere is pleasant and welcoming enough to make you go “This is a barbershop I want to become a regular customer of.”
  • Staff: We then checked if their staff could satisfy their customers' needs and requests with their expertise. We also took into account their attitude since this can make or break the experience.
  • Price: Lastly, we checked on how affordable these barber shops are to assess if you’re going to get your money’s worth for the services offered.

Getting a haircut in Chiang Mai might be on top of your list if you suddenly decide to stay longer in this part of Thailand. Thankfully, there are a ton of barber shops offering great services at a price point that’ll make you go “Wow!”

If you want to know more, read our list of the best barber shops in Chiang Mai to get the haircare services you need!

1. Skill Barber

Skill Barber's Facebook Page

Services: Haircut and shave

Website: https://www.facebook.com/skillbarberthailand/ 

Address: 83 Huay Kaew Road, Suthep Subdistrict, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai

Contact Details: +66 88 261 1057

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Google reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score4.6/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Variety4/5
Atmosphere5/5
Staff4/5
Attitude4/5
Skill4/5
Price(A higher score means better value)4/5

Pros

  • Great vibe and interiors
  • Multiple barbers on shift resulting in reduced wait times

Cons

  •  Barber’s skill and consistency are a bit of a hit-or-miss

Skill Barber is a fantastic barber shop to check out when in Chiang Mai for its haircare services and its overall vibe. And with a name such as theirs, we were intrigued if they can indeed deliver—so we decided to check them out!

What we liked about them most is they’re open every day, which means you can drop by at your own convenience. They’re also pretty responsive, so booking an appointment is easy. 

The barbershop itself has a great look to it with its interiors looking like a modern industrial building rather than the traditional barber shops of old. We like this because getting a haircut or a shave here means feeling young again.

We also found that they have professional barbers and the equipment to do their tasks well (be it a conventional razor or an electric shaver).

However, we were quite disappointed to learn that not all their barbers have the same level of expertise. Some people we surveyed mentioned that they didn’t get even cuts and didn’t like the way they were shaved.

Furthermore, we noted some complaints about long waiting times. But this may have happened during peak hours because Skill Barber has a number of barbers working per shift.

Nonetheless, many people we spoke with mentioned that they were pleased with their results. They also commended their assigned barbers for their cheerful and approachable personalities.

2. The Cutler

The Cutler's Facebook page

Services: Haircut and shave

Website: https://www.facebook.com/THECUTLERBARBER/?paipv=0&eav=AfZiWFc1XIZrNoGQIzm8YJNunfBUDoWN2G79HdcoOFetPMUgeEEs8o4vZX8aru7DItU&_rdr 

Address: 62 Samlarn Rd, Tambon Phra Sing, อำเภอเมือง Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand   

Contact Details: +66 96 393 2488  

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM 
Google reviews score4.7/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Variety4/5
Atmosphere5/5
Staff4.5
Attitude5/5
Skill4/5
Price(A higher score means better value)4/5

Pros

  • Amazing vibe and feel
  • Free back massages after each haircut
  • Varied and branded hair care products for sale

Cons

  •  Long queues for walk-in clients

The Cutler aims to look like a traditional barber shop of old, and we think it does so pretty well! With its classic-looking interiors and gentleman sports club appeal, it certainly fits the bill of being a classy yet elegant shop to get a haircut.

Aside from their usual haircut services, we liked that they also offer shaving services using both traditional and electric razors, giving one of the closest shaves we’ve seen in Chiang Mai. 

You can also have your hair dyed here as well. The availability of this service is a plus for us  if you’re feeling adventurous and want to change your look!

We also like that they offer various haircare products like pomades, hair gels, and shaving cream. These are perfect especially if you want to stay stylish and neat even after your visit to their shop or once you get back to your hotel.

Another aspect that impressed us is that their barbers are all skilled. From our surveys, many people mentioned they liked how the barbers at The Cutler provided consistent clean haircuts.

Many also appreciated that they had complimentary short neck and back massages after each haircut!

The only downside we found is that they need to improve their queueing system or at least assign additional barbers per shift as lines can get pretty long. 

This translates to walk-in customers waiting in line for hours, or worse, not getting any services at all–something we’re quite iffy with.

3. California Barber and Coffee Shop

California Barber and Coffee Shop's Facebook page

Services: Haircut and shave  

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Californiabarber.coffeeshop/ 

Address: Chiang Mai Business Park Mueang Chiang Mai District Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand   

Contact Details: +66 52 087 246 

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
Google reviews score4.1/5
Facebook reviews score4/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Variety4/5
Atmosphere5/5
Resident Barber/s4.5/5
Attitude4/5
Skill5/5
Price(A higher score means better value)5/5

Pros

  • Has an onsite cafe and tailor
  • Free head massage after each haircut
  • Other hair care products are available for sale

Cons

  •  Poor queuing system

California Barber and Coffee Shop is a great lifestyle barber shop if you want more than just a haircut. We think it’s awesome that they have a coffee shop and a tailor onsite so you can take care of your clothing needs while you wait for your turn.

We also found their interiors fantastic, with traditional and elegant decors and furnishings that make the experience feel more premium.

As for their services, we liked that customers can get a haircut and a shave in this location while also purchasing some of their haircare products. 

From what we’ve seen, their best-selling one is their hair wax, which can help you maintain your new hairdo even when you step out of the shop’s premises.

It’s also impressive that their barbers aren’t just skilled but also very friendly and customer-oriented. After each haircut, they give their customers a relaxing head massage, which we think is a really nice touch.

Considering that you can get your haircut in an elegant location with a free head massage after each session, we agree that they offer great value for money. 

The only thing we wish they did better was to have a more organised queueing system. Some of the customers we surveyed complained that even if they booked in advance, they weren’t really accommodated during their reserved slot.

4. 168 Barber Chiang Mai

168 Barber Chiang Mai's Facebook page

Services: Haircut and shave  

Website: https://www.facebook.com/168barberchiangmai

Address: 19 Muean Dam Prakot Road Chang Phueak Subdistrict Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Chiang Mai

Contact Details: +66 84 177 8717  

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 
Google reviews score4.5/5
Facebook reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Variety5/5
Atmosphere4/5
Staff4.5/5
Attitude5/5
Skill4/5
Price(A higher score means better value)5/5

Pros

  • Quirky but fun-looking interiors
  • Great variety of products
  • Amazing value for money (especially their full-service package)

Cons

  •  Over-reliance on electric razors

If you want a barber shop that can provide you with a one-stop-shop experience, then 168 Barber Shop is your place to be. Here, you don’t only get a haircut but you can also get their full-service package which includes hair colour, wash, and a shave.

We think that the interior of this shop is inviting if a bit quirky. It has a chandelier and classic-looking furnishings while at the same making use of bright solid colours, giving the place a traditional yet modern feel that we found charming.

We were also impressed that their barbers are experts in trimming hair and are able use a variety of tools to get the job done. Most use electric razors they can also go with the more traditional shave to give you the lines and cuts you want on your fade.

As for the costs, we were quite amazed at the affordability here. You can get a haircut for as low as 150 THB and also get their full-service package at just 1,490 THB– good value for money if you ask us.

On the downside, most customers noted that the barbers here often relied too much on their electric razors. 

We think it would have been better if they finished off their trims with a more traditional Gillette blade to get the finer details right or at least offered this option.

5. 56 Barbershop

56 Barbershop's Facebook page

Services: Haircut and shave

Website: https://www.facebook.com/56barbershop/ 

Address: N-Park Project 45 Nimmanhaemin Road, Tambon Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand     

Contact Details:  +66 62 918 5191

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Saturday, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM 
  • Closed on Sunday
Google reviews score4.8/5
Facebook reviews score4.7/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Variety4/5
Atmosphere5/5
Staff4.5/5
Attitude4/5
Skill5/5
Price(A higher score means better value)4/5

Pros

  • Extremely skilled barber
  • Great interiors that look like a classy art gallery

Cons

  • Long queues for the resident barber
  • A bit pricey compared to other shops

56 Barbershop will make you feel like you’re having your haircut in a classy art gallery. The interiors are decked out in white with elegant and classic decor that makes everything around it look elegant such as paintings, fedora hats, and ottoman chairs.

We think it’s noteworthy that the main barber here is referred to as an artist by most of his customers, and we see why. He’s known for his fantastic side fades which means he’s the guy you need to see if you want the same stylish hairdo when in Chiang Mai.

We also like that this shop wants its customers to relax as they play soft and mellow music during a haircut. This is certainly a nice touch as it surely helps to soothe and relax you even more as you get your hair trimmed and your facial hair shaved.

One major downside is that queues can get crazy long especially if you want to be serviced by their main barber. 

Also, we found that the price for a haircut is a bit more pricey compared to their competitors. While we think it won’t break the bank, there are other shops that offer cheaper services so that’s one thing to think about when getting your haircut here.

Ultimately, we recommend that you call in advance to book a slot and to prepare around 300 THB for a basic haircut. If you can get past these requirements, then 56 Barbershop is a great place to have your hair cut and cared for.

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