Grooming has become the ultimate gentleman's accessory. Women have bags, shoes and jewellery to make a style statement and men have well, their hair style and beards. We've seen it go from high and tight, wet and slick to beach-worthy surf waves and as hair styles evolve so too does its stylists and salons. Now, Buro 24/7 Middle East takes a look at the city's burgeoning barber scene listing five of the new and cool cutting edge locations men must try...
Akin Barber Shop
Akin Barber Shop is a mix of masculine meets urban luxury which culminates at their Downtown, Dubai address. This unique and independant space is inspired by a classic New York Barber shop, which is ran by a group of highly qualified hair stylists from Europe, America and Australia. Founded by Australian-born entrepreneur, Leith Matthews, its minamilistic and contemporary design takes you to a whole new level of men's grooming.
Located at Burj Al Salam Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Make an appointment at akinbarbershop.com.
Chaps & Co
Chaps & Co is the ultimate example of an up-scale vintage barber. Not long opened, Chaps & Co are home to some of the most stylish and well trained barbers in Dubai. Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, they pride themselves on the perfect thirty-minute session, which involves a style consultation, haircut, neck shave and a refreshing head massage. With their motto to 'keep it handsome' it's the ultimate men's chill out zone where you can sit back, relax and even play a little FIFA on the Playstation.
Located at Goldcrest Executive Tower, Jumeirah Lake towers, Dubai. Make an appointment on, 04 551 6192.
Beats & Cuts
Beats & Cuts is one of Dubai's most popular hair salons and a celebrity favourite of Hollywood actor Will Smith, who took a seat at their Jumeirah based plot. They offer everything from hair cuts, fading, men's waxing, manicures, pedicures, hair treatments, facials and relaxing head and shoulder massages. It's urban and artistic decor goes hand-in-hand with a group of multi-cultural stylists that are up to date with the latest hair trends.
Located at Beach Park Plaza Centre, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. Make an appointment on, 04 342 7727.
A firm favourite in Dubai, 1847 takes pride in being the first luxury lounge dedicated to men's grooming in the UAE. Located in Dubai's Grosvenor House Hotel they offer an array of refreshing VIP treatments suited for every man including traditional shaves and executive cuts from their highly trained styling specialists.
- Located at Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai. Make an appointment on, 04 399 8989.
Based in the heart of Dubai Marina, this newly opened classic barber shop is an extension of Media City's popular Chill Salon. A group of specially trained European experts are set to keep you up to date with the latest hair and beard trends that each season has to offer. It's artistic-meets-modern space is designed to invite you to sit back, enjoy and leave looking nothing but super stylish!
Located at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Marina. Make an appointment on, 052 428 3225.