The 9 Best Barbers in Christchurch

Best Barbers in Christchurch

By Amelia Montgomery

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. 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!

1)  Grant – Barber & Co

Grant's Photo

BEST FOR Great style cuts
SERVICESStyled cut

Beard trim

Hot towel shave

ADDRESSANZ Center, Level 1/135 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 22 475 5458
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

At Barber & Co, Grant not only gives great cuts to clients but also gives a top service. These combined elements make this barbershop popular in the area.

He and the other barbers at the place are masters of the craft, whether for style cuts, beard trims or cut-throat shaves. They can pull off any style that you’d want for your hair at an affordable price!

Customers say that Grant is professional, laid-back and personable too. Hence, he’s definitely one of the best barbers in Christchurch to schedule your next cut with.


  • Gives great cuts
  • Top service
  • Professional & personable
  • Affordable price 

Customer Reviews 

Check out Aaron Davis’s comment on Google Business:

“Grant from this place is a good bloke. Professional yet relaxed and does a stellar job. Went from scraggly  to clean and sharp lines and looking the part. Cheers grant”


2)  Ben – Benny’s Barber Shop

Ben's Photo

BEST FOR Kids and teen cuts


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. 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. 


  • 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

Kris Foster's Logo

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 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, 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) Jason – House of Barber

BEST FOR   Ambience

Skin fade

Beard trim, shape, style

Hot towel shave & facial massage

Dad and lad’s cut

Lad’s cut

Student cut

Full scissor cut/classic style

Buzz cut

ADDRESS3/88 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand 
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3-390 0106

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday, Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday to Friday: 9.00am – 8.00pm

Sunday: 9.00am–5.00pm

Since 2010, House of Barber has served as a mecca for gentlemen like you. They offer hair cuts, trims, and hot towel shaving, which you can look up online.

House of Barber also has a relaxed waiting area where you can discuss and even play games with your fellow gentlemen.

They also have an exclusive club to create a safe space for healthy discussions and updates. You can sign up for this club through their site.


  • 3 barbers and 2 stylists,
  • Lounge games and refreshments
  • Exclusive club membership

Customer Reviews

Read this Google review from Lord Croker to know what customers like about House of Barber:

“Jason the owner is very professional and highly experienced from his time overseas. I would say this is the best haircut I’ve had in Christchurch. The shop is also well located by Riverside market, and has games and activities for the kids while they wait. Highly recommended and will return!”

6) Clayden – Frederick Woodwards Barber Shop

Clayden's Photo

BEST FOR Eye for detail
SERVICESJunior style cut

Junior beard trim

Style cut & beard trim

Executive cut

Dad & lad cut’s

Style cut

Beard trim / Shaping

Lad’s haircut (Under 16)

Student cut

Wash & restyle

Razor finish

Straight razor shave

Style cut & shave

Groomsmen packages

ADDRESSO.G.B Building, Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday & Friday: 9.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

If you prefer a stylish haircut and warm presence, then look no further than Clayden. Although he has just over a year’s experience, he cuts well above and beyond it.

With his amazing eye for detail, Clayden will give the customer a great-looking haircut. It’s also going to be perfect if you like a distinct style — as he’s totally creative!

Frederick Woodwards Barber Shop is located at the OGB Building in Cathedral Square. It has pleasant afternoon sunlight and is spotless from floor to ceiling.


  • Adept and creative barber
  • Amazing eye for detail
  • Spotless barbershop

7) Golden Blade Barber Lounge

BEST FOR Classic Barber Shop Experience
ADDRESS​228 Kilmore street
Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSEmail: [email protected]
Phone: 03 261 6677
10am – 8pmSATURDAY
10am – 4pm


For a truly luxurious 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 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

8) Pure Hair

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 – 7pmTuesday, 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.


  • 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.”

9) Vj Barbers Men’s grooming

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 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!!”

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.