A barber is one of the most important people a man can cultivate a relationship with in his life. But even the best relationship with a bad barber won’t do you any favors.
Our friends at Yelp put together a list of the best-rated New York City barbershops on its service – minus the national chains.
All of the businesses are in the “barber” category on Yelp, and are ranked using an algorithm that takes into account the number and quality of ratings.
Many of the stops on this list are neighborhood favorites off the beaten path – places you wouldn’t go to unless you knew where to look.
Here are the 12 top-ranked barbershops in New York City.
12. Barbering By Marcus
- Yelp/Barbering By Marcus
“This place is first class. From the waiting area in the back to the massage chairs you sit in while getting a cut. Ryon is amazing and knows what he is doing. I am very particular about my hair and after 6 months I have yet to be disappointed. Not cheap but the cuts and service speak for themselves.” -Nick S.
11. The Land of Barbers
- Yelp/The Land of Barbers
“I can’t give this place and the staff enough praise. They are all great people who make you feel comfortable and at home from the moment you walk in. I moved to NY about a month and a half ago and any guy who has made a move across the country can tell you that rebuilding a rapport with a new barber can be nerve racking. Chris did a phenomenal job at understanding what I wanted and what I was looking for.” -Albi M.
10. Premium Barber Shop
- Yelp/Premium Barber Shop
“Came in with doubts as I do with every barber shop. Left an extremely happy and bound-to-be loyal customer. Arthur is the best barber I’ve been to; very skilled, great conversation, and overall great guy.” -John L.
9. Manny’s Barbershop
- Yelp/Imanuel I.
“A lifelong new yorker (30 years+), I’ve tried many barbers here, Manny is the best.” -Benjamin T.
8. Hairrari Barber Salon
- Yelp/Hairrari Barber Salon
“I’ve bounced around to several $60-$70 barber shops in NYC, not only are they much more reasonably priced, but they gave me a cut 10x better. Troy was great. He paid close attention to all I said, and even took a change in my cut near the end with no problem. I’m sold on this place, definitely will return.” -Will G.
7. Park Ave Barbershop
- Yelp/Alex V.
“Possibly the best barber in the area at a decent price. They’re friendly and above all, they know what they are doing. Worth the relatively inexpensive price.” -Rick E.
6. The Barber Shop
- Yelp/Daniella K.
“Great staff, great prices, and a great haircut – what else can you ask for? I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a consistently good haircut in the neighborhood.” -Mo Z.
5. Rafael’s Barbershop
“Rafael is great. Been looking for a reliable barber in the city and I definitely found it. I’ll be coming back here without a doubt.
He really cares and wants to make sure you get the best haircut possible.” -Dan A.
4. Euro Barber Shop
- Yelp/Gary R.
“I’ve had the honor of being cut by both Gary and Pops. True craftsmen. So much so that I had to finally leave my first Yelp review. Thank you gents!” -Jason T.
3. Men’s Best Haircut
- Yelp/Richard H.
“Great little space, and friendly stylists who take the time to listen to how you’d like your hair and/or offer a good alternative.” -J.D. Q.
2. Level Two Barber Shop
- Yelp/Doc D.
“Great cut. Nice people, super fast. Really no downside. Will gladly return. I’ve had cuts by two of their barbers and have been very impressed by both.” -Adam N.
1. Elegant Barber Shop
- Yelp/Elegant Barber Shop
“New to the neighborhood and was in dire need of a haircut. Luckily Yelp led me in the right direction – this has been one of the best haircut experience since moving into the city.” -Brian S.