The 5 Best Barbers in Wellington

Best Barbers in Wellington

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By Tony Wang

It is a relaxing experience to have a haircut and shave at a barbershop. Don’t know which shop and barber to visit and book with? No worries, as we’ve found you the best barbers in Wellington here.

We included the ones who are talented and professional, with great attention to detail. Other than that, we selected those who are nice and personable to clients, and who have great reviews.

Without further ado, let’s now round up the absolute best barbers in Wellington!

1)  Jason – The French Barber

Jason's Photo while giving a haircut

BEST FOR High-Quality Grooming Experience
SERVICESHaircuts

Beards

Treatments

WEBSITEhttps://www.thefrenchbarber.co.nz/
ADDRESS115 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 4-213 9874
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Friday: 8am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Frenchpeople are known to be some of the most fashionable people in the world. You may like to be fashionable too by getting your hair cut at The French Barber.

You should look for Jason at the French Barber. He is the owner and barber with over 12 years of experience and is the holder of the 2017 Barbercraft NZ Master Section Shave Winner title.

From the moment you enter the door and sit on the barber’s chair, you’re in for a treat — you’ll have a professional grooming experience in a cordial relaxing atmosphere.

Jason can give you a haircut, shave or treatment such as a shampoo and scalp massage or face cleanser. Also, students get a special 10% discount as long as they bring a valid student ID.

Highlights

  • Professional grooming experience
  • Excellent barber
  • 12 years plus of experience 

Customer Reviews

One client, Darren McKean, said this on the website: 

“Jason and the team are highly skilled professionals – what an experience. Really enjoyed the cut throat shave and professional haircut.”

 

2)  Danny Meadows – Fresh

Danny Meadows' Photo

BEST FOR Precision Cuts
SERVICESStyle Cut

Zero / Blade Fades

Buzz Cut

Clipper Cut

Beard Trim

Lux Shave

WEBSITEhttps://freshbarbershop.co.nz/
ADDRESS16-22 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand (beside the historic Green Parrot Café)
CONTACT DETAILS021 0247 0271

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8am – 7pm

Saturday to Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Award-winning, talented and personable, Danny Meadows is one of the best barbers in Wellington you can find. Whether you need a precise cut or relaxing shave, leave it to him.

He works at Fresh barbershop, which is situated at Taranaki Street in the heart of Wellington City. You’ll never feel uneasy or unattended with the friendly team here.

Danny will make sure you get the hair result you want at a reasonable price and leave feeling confident, happy and certainly fresh!

Highlights 

  • Award-winning professional barber
  • Specialises in precise cuts
  • Personable and talented
  • Reasonable price 

Customer Reviews 

Here’s the feedback of Nick Wilson on Google Reviews: 

“I was visiting my old town of Wellington for a month from overseas and needed a bit of a freshening up of the hair and dropped in. First impression was of a busy little barbershop with a great vibe, Danny did a first rate job of my hair – best hair cut I’ve had in a while! Great chat too, very friendly and personable team. 

Thanks Danny and good luck with the business – I’ll swing by for a haircut next time I’m in town!”

 

3)  Samuel ‘Pablo’ Francis – Cuba Barber

Samuel ‘Pablo’ Francis' Photo

BEST FOR Mohawks or Afro-Mohawks
SERVICESHair

Beard

WEBSITEhttps://www.cubabarbers.com/barbers
ADDRESS174 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 4-384 0202
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 7.30am – 5pm

Tuesday to Friday: 9am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Coming from Southampton, UK, Pablo has been working at Cuba Barber for a year and a half now. He started to style hair when he was just 13 and professionally at 18.

Although he loves to do mohawks, he can cut your hair in modern and traditional styles. If you don’t know which style you should go for, he’ll take it from there.

People mention that he’s friendly, relaxed and great to have a conversation with. There is enjoyable music played in the barbershop too.

Highlights 

  • Mohawk wizard
  • World-class barber
  • Friendly and relaxed
  • Is from Southampton, UK

Customer Reviews

Here’s the comment posted by Ruby Keane on Google Reviews:

“My boyfriend had his hair cut at Capital Barbers down the road from this place which was so bad we immediately called to book him in at Cuba Barbers to get it fixed/shaved. Pablo managed to give him an awesome cut despite the screw up from the barbers before and then he said it was on the house because he’s a bloody legend. 

Cannot recommend this place enough!”

 

4)  Hux – Studio 36

Hux's Photo while giving a haircut

BEST FOR Top-Notch Haircut & Entertaining Banters
SERVICESHair

Beards

Extras

WEBSITEhttps://studio36hair.co.nz/about-us
ADDRESS36 Customhouse Quay, CBD, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 4-471 1338
OPERATING HOURSTuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 9am – 5.30pm

Thursday: 9am – 8pm

Perhaps as famous as Hux’s tremendous cutting skills is his positive and lively banter. He is passionate about giving clients an amazing cut or shave each and every time.

Allow yourself a break after a tiring and toxic week and enjoy being at Studio 36. It is a small gem in Wellington CBD and has a warm and friendly vibe inside.

You are going to look refreshed and sharp with a cut, shave and hot towel — with some laughter along the way, chugging out the ice-cold seriousness you may have.

As customers will agree, Hux is one of the best barbers in Wellington. So book an appointment soon — you won’t regret it. 

Highlights 

  • Gives top-notch cuts
  • Famed for his positive and lively banter
  • Warm and friendly

Customer Reviews 

On Google, Hayden Saunders left this review: 

“Great professional cuts and a great duo. Hux always makes you feel welcome and always enjoy a bit of friendly banter. They are top of thier game.”

 

5)  Zque – Boar & Blade Wellington

Zque's Photo

BEST FOR Outstanding Service
SERVICESHaircut

Beard Trim

Shave

WEBSITEhttps://www.boarandblade.co.nz/wellington/
ADDRESS32 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, 6011, Wellington, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS027 358 3437
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Thursday: 9am – 6pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturday: 9am – 4pm

At Boar & Blade Wellington, Zque is not only a great barber but a kind and friendly bloke too. He gives remarkable cuts, beard trims and shaves for the true gentlemen.

The barbershop has a new location in Cambridge Terrace in the Te Aro suburb. You’ll feel welcomed and respected the instant you come through the door.

Whether you need a restyle, haircut and shave, or trim, Zque’s the man. He has great attention to detail to bring you a style you’ll be proud of.

Also, Zque and his colleagues always provide an epic service, as customers can attest. As such, he is one of the best barbers in Wellington!

Highlights

  • Gives remarkable cuts
  • Has great attention to detail
  • Kind and friendly
  • Epic service 

Customer Reviews

Lindsay Welsh, one customer, said this on Google:

“Great barber experience, full razored head shave, and beard trim with Zque. A great place, with great atmosphere, and great barbering. Always an experience!”

 

And that’s all for the best barbers in Wellington. Now you know whom to book with for your haircut or beard trimming so that you’ll look good after the service.

Do you have any questions or suggestions for this list? If you do, you can let us know by messaging us and we’ll get back to you or update this post promptly.

By the way, if you came here to find a barber in preparation for your wedding, you may want to read about the best wedding photographers in Wellington too. After your new haircut, you can be sure that you will look your best in the wedding photos, after all!

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