Gone are the days when guys cringed when you mentioned personal grooming. With the rise of awareness of personal grooming among men in Indonesia, traditional and trendy barbershops have started showing up in Jakarta and beyond. Real men are not afraid to pamper their looks, right?
Whether you are looking for a trim or a complete hairstyle makeover, barbershops are the place you should visit. Not only do they offer haircuts, barbershops also offer other men’s grooming services like beard grooming, pomade products and consultation tips. If you’re looking for a new barbershop to visit in Jakarta, perhaps our recommendations below will come in handy.
Ask anyone for the best barbershop in town and chances are Chief Barbershop will be one of their recommendations. With various locations across Jakarta (Kemang and Gunawarman), Chief Barbershop is known for its grooming services like a close taper shave, hot towel shave and hair dye, and, of course its very own pomade product (sold under Chief Barber & Supplies Co.) and international brands, including Uppercut from America, Daimon Barber from Indonesia, and JS Sloane from the Netherlands.
Dibawah Pohon Barbershop
Remember when everyone talked about Dibawah Pohon Barbershop? Located in Menteng (behind Sarinah) and its original outlet in BSD City, the trendy yet small barbershop owned by Musthofa Walker is always packed from morning till night. Decorated with trim wooden furniture and lush white ceramics, Dibawah Pohon (literally means “under the tree”) offers everything from a shave to hair styling. Sometimes, it also has a pop-up session in another location!
Frank’s Barber Jakarta
Nestled in a busy street in Kemang, Frank’s Barber Jakarta boasts a monochromatic and industrial décor with good service of personal grooming. A favourite among those in the South Jakarta, Frank offers affordable prices with high-quality grooming that reflects its popularity among gents in town.
UGO Barber & Shop
UGO Barber & Shop has slowly emerged as one of the go-to barbershops in Jakarta. Located in the Fairgrounds complex in SCBD, the barbershop doesn’t only offer a good old haircut and shave, but also a cream bath, foot reflexology, ear cleaning and more. Are you curious?
With a number of outlets across the country (Jakarta, Palembang and Padang), Barberbox is well-known for its detailed service. If you want a new hairstyle then don’t be afraid to ask the hairdresser, and they will eagerly suggest something. Our recommendation is to make a reservation before you head in since there is often a long queue.
The Gents Barbershop
With its classy look and vintage interior, The Gents Barbershop is a luxury barbershop located on level 3 of The Galeries Lafayette in Pacific Place. Combining luxury elements with a first-class grooming experience, Gents Barbershop also offers exclusive services like premium shoe polishing featuring Saphir Medallion D’Or and men’s grooming treatments using Kiehl’s collections.
If you’re a mall-dweller like other Jakartans, the chances are you would have come across one of Marco’s Chopshop’s outlets. First opened in Puri Kembangan and Mall of Indonesia, its latest outlet opened this year in Grand Indonesia. Branding itself as a full-service gentleman’s barbershop, Marco’s Chopshop serves a variety of services from haircuts, shaving to facemasks and even nose waxing! Now who’s up for an adventure?
Located on Panglima Polim Street, Manhattan Barbershop exudes a masculine ambience with its tile- wall interior and wooden-lamp ceiling. Employing well-trained hairdressers for all kinds of haircuts, Manhattan Barbershop also has a unique post-service: they will take a picture of your haircut for your reference on your next visit. Not only that, but Manhattan Barbershop also houses a coffee shop in front so you can get your cup of Joe after a haircut.