10 of the best barbershops in Glasgow
- Craig Angus
- 18 December 2019
From cheap cuts to the full works, we've got your grooming needs covered
Whether you need a drastic makeover, or just a tidy up, getting your haircut well is important. You're worth it, as David Ginola once said. Fortunately, Glasgow is well stocked in the barbershop department, with long-established favourites still getting it right, and new shops opening up to praise and acclaim. Whatever your budget requirements, wherever you're based, whether you like a coffee, beer or dram with your cut, the barber for you is waiting to be found.
514 Great Western Road, West End
Starting out with one chair in his hometown of Perth, barber Grant George now bides in Glasgow and can be found cutting hair with his friendly team on Great Western Road. A traditional barbers with a modern slant, Badland's is a welcome addition to the city's West End, even occasionally playing host to live music events upstairs.
Rain Dogs Society
9 Park Road, West End
32 West George Street, City Centre
This Tom Waits' referencing spot was opened by co-founders Behn Cross and Bobby Cowan, starting out at Park Road in the West End they've now expanded to a city centre location and can be found at West George Street. They offer a consultation before and after the cut itself, and their hope is that every customer leaves feeling 'clean, masculine and confident'.
Soul Barber Room
1013 & 1124 Argyle Street, West End
This Argyle Street institution has been a hugely popular spot in Glasgow since way before Finnieston became 'the hippest place in the UK', or whatever it is this week. Now with two locations on Argyle Street, Soul Barber's reputation as one of the city's best has been well earned.
Curley's Urbane Barbers
15 Minard Road, Southside
Established by Karina back in 2012, Curley's Urbane Barbers, based on Minard Road in Glasgow's Southside, offers everything from a buzz cut to a wet shave and haircut, and will even sort you out with some colours. If you're getting married, Curley's even offer you a last minute grooming session with your best man and ushers, to make sure you're looking your best for the big day.
Barras Art and Design, East End
Hollie, Davie and Sean work out of the Barras Art and Design, the glass-roofed building next to the iconic music venue in the city's east end. The three offer a selection of haircuts, as well as beard maintenance, and a 20% discount for students.
94 Bath Street, City Centre
If you've got cash to splash, House Martin is the place for you. Owner Stephen Martin and his team offer a range of haircuts, as well as a wet shave, and a beard tidy. The standout, however is the Luxury Full Service, 90 minutes of dedicated grooming that'll set got back £60 but make you feel a million bucks. In house coffee comes courtesy of local roasters Dear Green.