One of the secrets to being impeccably groomed while maintaining a fast and furious lifestyle is having a trusted barber on your block. Getting to know your barber has many benefits; your groom guru will get to know what you want, he can advise you on the best products (perhaps even keep you supplied) AND make sure you're tapped into the latest trends in the world of beards and swag.
The Barber Shop is also a cool place to kick back with your homeys and enjoy a good conversation, so you may as well pick wisely! Here's a list of the best barbers on ya block…
Yogi's Barber Shop
103 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
021 424 5408
Yogi's Barber Shop has been around for over two decades and Yogi himself is the fourth generation in his family to cut Capetonian's hair… so the barber business is in his blood! "Back in the day, the barber shop was the perfect place to catch up on gossip," explains Yogi, "now it's all about networking and getting connections." Visit Yogi's for a professional cut and clean shave from the most experienced men in the game.
Nev The Barber
197 Brand Rd, Durban
071 898 7555
"Kif cuts, lakka vibes" is the mantra at Nev The Barber, a hip little barber shop located in Glenwood, Durban. The shop is styled and branded in a way that pays homage to street barbers in Durban and is situated right next to one of the best coffee shops in town, Corner Café. Founder, Nev Ebelthite, is self-taught and hugely passionate about his biz. So if you enjoy laid back tunes, artwork and good coffee with your grooming, then step out the Durban heat into Nev's Barber Shop.
Floyd's Barber Shop
Fourways Crossing Shopping Centre, Johannesburg
011 467 1150
Floyd's Barber Shop is a little different… it's a barber for men AND women, where you can get your steez on in a classic rock 'n roll environment. So if you're into Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones (or BLK JKS!) and you're in need of a slick new 'do then check out Floyd's for cuts, colour and design work that'd make Mr. T proud.
99 Bree street, Cape Town / The Woodstock Exchange
021 424 1302
Barnet Fair offers a modern twist on old school barbering. This is the place to go for a classic blade-shave like a godfather, while sitting alongside movie stars and moguls. It's the place to simultaneously be seen and be clean!