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The 8 Best Barbers in Christchurch Reviewed and Compared

It takes a skilled barber to cut your hair in a style that you want and get good-looking results. If you’re looking for such a barber, you’re just in time, as we’ve put together a list of the best barbers in Christchurch here for you.

We chose professional, experienced and precise barbers in Christchurch. Also, we opted for those who treat you amicably and give value for the service, as well as have epic client reviews.

Without further ado, allow us to show you the best barbers in Christchurch!

The Best Barbers in Christchurch Reviewed and Compared

1. Kesh and Barber & Co

BEST FOR Great style cuts
SERVICESStyled cut, beard trim, and hot towel shave
ADDRESSBNZ Centre Shop 16a/120 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand (In between Hachi Hachi and New York Deli)
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

I recently had the pleasure of getting my haircut by Kesh, and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the experience. Kesh is not just a barber; he’s a master of his craft. His ability to deliver great cuts is unmatched, and the top-notch service he provides makes Kesh and Barber & Co a standout choice in Christchurch.

From the moment I walked in, I felt at ease. The laid-back and personable nature of Kesh made the entire experience enjoyable. His enthusiasm for his work is evident, and he prioritizes the comfort of his clients above all else. Whether you’re looking for a style cut, beard trim, or a cut-throat shave, Kesh and the other barbers at Kesh and Barber & Co have the skills to execute any style you desire, all at an affordable price.

What truly sets Kesh apart is his professionalism and attention to detail. He takes the time to understand exactly what you want and ensures that the result is nothing short of perfect. It’s no wonder that Kesh and Barber & Co has become so popular in Christchurch.

If you’re in need of a great haircut and top service, look no further than Kesh at Barber & Co. He’s definitely one of the best barbers in Christchurch, and I highly recommend scheduling your next cut with him. You won’t be disappointed!


  • Gives great cuts
  • Top service
  • Enthusiastic
  • Prioritizes comfort

Customer Reviews 

Check out Caleb Pett’s comment on Google Business:

Great service provided by Kesh, highly recommend making Barber & Co your regular barbershop. Highly skilled team 👍

2. Ben – Benny’s Barber Shop

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BEST FOR Kids and teen cuts
SERVICESMen’s cutShave
ADDRESS105 Disraeli St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 21 233 1270
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSTuesday: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 8.00am – 9.00pm
Friday: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 4.00pm

Ben has set up the ultimate entertainment hub at Benny’s Barber Shop where you can play PS4, shoot hoops, or have a cup of bloody delicious coffee while you’re waiting.

He is great around children, being friendly and caring with them. He’ll make the kids look neat and cool with their new haircut too.

When giving a haircut, Ben takes his time and doesn’t rush, says one client. He gives an excellent cut and has great-quality banter too to break the ice with his customers.

For these reasons, we think Ben deserves a spot on our list of the best barbers in Christchurch!


  • Excellent barber
  • Great with kids
  • Friendly and caring personality
  • Fun and laid-back barbershop

Customer Reviews 

On Facebook, Jacob Murray commented:

“Barbers are Incredible, Benny is not only an awesome barber and boss but a great human being who cares for his lads and his community- would recommend bbs 10/10.”

3. Chris Terry – New City Barbers

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BEST FOR Simple & friendly barber
SERVICESClipper cut
Dry cut
Wash, cut & style
Cut throat razor shave
Wash Cut, style & shave
Eyebrows, beards & moustaches
ADDRESSNG Building 212 Madras Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3-365 4420
OPERATING HOURSTuesday & Thursday: 10.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Chris Terry is the head barber and owner of New City Barbers in Christchurch. He’s extremely good at handcrafted cuts and straight razor shaves, and also gives excellent hair advice.

The place is nice and down-to-earth and you can sit and flip through their various illustrated books. These range from punk rock to race car books — guaranteed not to bore you.

He offers simple, ready-to-go cut packages for a competitive price. Whether you are giving yourself a clean executive look or a beard trim-up, Chris has you covered. Definitely one of the most reliable barbers in Christchurch.


  • Specialises in handcrafted cuts
  • Offers ready-to-go cut packages
  • Competitive rates
  • Gives excellent advice 

Customer Reviews 

Brad Burks, one customer, said this on Google Reviews: 

“Chris & team are great and provide excellent results. The atmosphere is relaxed and the price is very reasonable for a quality haircut or beard trim. Highly recommended.”

4. Kris Foster – Bojangles Barber Shop

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BEST FOR Dedicated & passionate barber
High school student cut
Kids cut
Senior cut
Beard trim
Haircut & beard trim
Clipper cut basic
Clipper cut complex
Clipper cut with zero fade
ADDRESSTower Junction 14A/4 Troup Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 188 1726
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 2.00pm

Kris Foster is the man who started Bojangles Barber Shop in Christchurch way back in 2006. He has over 24 years’ experience and has worked in New Zealand, Sydney and even London.

At this traditional and inviting barbershop in Christchurch, he offers mens cuts, seniors cuts, students cuts, beard trims and hot face towels. Most of the staff have been working here for quite a while too, so they provide great support.

Kris is a Tier-A barber providing quality cuts every single time. He’s one of the best barbers in Christchurch because of his dedication and passion to keeping his clients satisfied.

Also, you don’t even have to set an appointment with them to get a haircut, as you can just walk into the shop. 


  • Dedicated professional barber
  • Over 24 years’ experience
  • Relaxing barbershop
  • Almost no waiting time

Customer Reviews 

Here’s what one client, Paul Kempt, has to say on Google:

“Great crew, talented individuals – good value, convenience of parking at the door. What more can a man ask for?”

5. Golden Blade Barber Lounge

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BEST FOR Classic Barber Shop Experience
ADDRESS​228 Kilmore street
Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSEmail: [email protected]
Phone: 03 261 6677
SATURDAY 10am – 4pm

For a truly luxurious Christchurch barber shop experience, there’s no better place to go than the Golden Blade Barber Lounge. They take pride in offering the vintage barbershop experience for the 21st century gentleman.

Their expert barbers in Christchurch are committed to providing quality services to everyone that walks in their door. With their diverse set of cuts and grooming styles, you’re sure to look your best after they’re done working on you.


  • Vintage barbershop experience
  • Stylish cuts and expert grooming
  • High-quality grooming products
  • Expert staff

6. Pure Hair

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BEST FOR Eco-Conscious Methods and Products
SERVICESStyling, Post-Cancer Treatment Hair, Women’s Cuts, Blow Waves, Men’s Styling, Children’s Cut, Ball/Formal Packages, Colour, Foils, Balayage/Ombre, Global Lightening, Colour Correction and Treatments
ADDRESS449 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Pure Hair is a leading hair salon and barber shop in Christchurch, known not only for just their service, but also for how they work. They’re one of the first, and only few, salons that are focused on the impacts of an establishment on the environment.

They’re popular for using sustainable products that are both vegan and organic, as well as for shifting to more ergonomic alternatives like using paper instead of tin foil, and having refillable stations for items like shampoo and conditioner.

In addition, they also collect the hair cut from customers and donate it to Sustainable Salons that in turn, creates wigs for cancer organisations and other charitable causes. If you go to their shop, you’ll not only get your hair needs, but also be able to contribute to a more sustainable country.

So if giving back to the community is something big for you, then Pure Hair is absolutely one of the best barbers in Christchurch for you.


  • Gives you a healthy and beautiful hair
  • Notable for their eco-friendly practices
  • Donate leftover hair to cancer organisations

Customer Reviews

Katherine Orme posted her comment on Facebook:

“I walked in to get my hair cut – morning of a wedding- and walked out with my hair cut, my hair done! and my nails painted! All in the one appointment. Phillipa and her team went out of their way for me. Offered under their own initiative to have my nails painted while my hair was cut. A BRILLIANT time saver and good company! This salon has a friendly trendy vibe. I get the feeling nothing would be too hard for this team.”

7. Vj Barbers Men’s grooming

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BEST FOR Contemporary Barbering for Lads and Old Boys
SERVICESClipper Cut, High School Students, Old Boys (65+), Mens Cut & Style, Specialised Razor Cut/Restyle, Camo De-Grey, Highlights and Cut, Blading, Beard Grooming, Hot Shave, Head Shave Cut Throat, Facial, and Waxing
ADDRESSUpstairs, Level 1 Merivale Mall, Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3 977 1666
OPERATING HOURSMonday, Tuesday and Saturday: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday and Friday: 8am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: Closed

Vj Barbers Men’s grooming offer services catering to young lads and old boys with a modern-day twist.

All of the Christchurch barbers at Vj Barbers strive to provide high-class style and service in an upbeat and masculine environment. Whether it’s the latest fashion trends or short back and sides, their barbers are all fully trained to the highest standards.

Vj Barbers Shop is a traditional full service barbering at its finest,  including haircut and styles, men’s facials as well as their famous hot lather face shave menu.

All Haircuts are shampooed and are finished with a neck shave to get all of those unsightly neck hairs and not to forget ear and nasal hair and those eyebrows. The service is then finished with a styling product to suit your style.


  • Provides high-class style and service
  • Refreshing and complete grooming service including waxing and hot lather shaves
  • Fine and precise barber stylists

Customer Reviews

Dylan J Page commented on Facebook:

“Highly recommend VJ Barbers I got my haircut by Kumar and he listen attentively to exactly what I wanted and executed the haircut with precision. He also was a great Barber and had some good chats. It’s hard to find a decent barber in Christchurch coming from a city like Auckland but this place is exactly what I was looking for, 5 Stars!!”

8. Manscape Hair & Body for Men

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BEST FOR Hair and Grooming Services for Men
SERVICESCut Colour and Shave
Waxing To Relaxing
Groom Grooming
ADDRESS55 Sandyford Street
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday: 09:00 – 20:00
Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00

Manscape Hair & Body for Men strives to create an environment where clients can are pampered and provided with quality hair care and grooming services.

Upon entering, clients of Manscape Hair & Body are greeted by warm, friendly staff and offered complimentary drinks, either in the form of coffee or orange juice. The quaint establishment also has on-hand entertainment to keep clients preoccupied during their sessions.

In terms of actual service provided, Manscape offers haircuts, colouring, and shaving, as well as waxing and wedding grooming services. As per usual, these services are customised to fit the clients’ needs and wants, and delivered by trained, highly professional grooming staff.

If you want a day of man-pampering from head to toe, Manscape is definitely one of the best barbers in Christchurch for you.


  • Open six days a week
  • Accessible location
  • Excellent customer service
  • Offers wedding grooming

And that’s it for now for the best barbers in Christchurch list. If you’re in town, you can drop by the shop to let one of these maestros give you a fantastic cut and shave.

Has our discussion been clear so far? If you have any questions or comments, kindly let us know and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can head down to the best hair salons in Christchurch. Here you can get an equally great cut and a relaxing, frothy shampoo and scalp massage. And when you’re sporting your new haircut, there’s no better way to flex it than catching up with your best mates at Christchurch’s best cafes!