Best Barbers in Edinburgh

A Cut Above: The Best Barbers in Edinburgh

There is no shortage of barbers in Edinburgh, but it is hard to come across a Barber that is consistent, client-focused and, gives you the haircut that you want. Hair isn't forever, but it is a massive part of our identities and a source of personal expression.

So it’s all the more important that your barber is the right barber for you.

Whether you’re in need of a quick trim, tidy-up or full wet shave, or are on the hunt for a truly relaxing head-to-toe treatment, these are the best barbers in Edinburgh.

To make for easy-reading I have created an emoji key:

🌈 : Gender Inclusive

🤑/🤑🤑/🤑🤑🤑: Price Point

💆: Additional treatments available

So here it is, Keep Edinburgh Thriving's roundup of 8 of the best barbers Edinburgh has to offer:

  • Backstage
  • Stag
  • Rag and Bone
  • Ruffians
  • Boombarbers
  • The Connoisseurs Barber Club
  • Sink and Anchor
  • Sovereign


🤑🤑  💆
Important info: Offer student-discounted haircuts, and hot towel shaves
Vibe: Modern, clean, stylish 



🤑🤑   🌈    

Important Info: Charges on hair length not gender as a result of their hugely diverse range of clients, offer colouring services too.
Vibe: Friendly, open-minded, collaborative


Rag and Bone


Important Info: They have 4 different locations to visit
Vibe: Stylish, Precise, down-to-earth



🤑🤑🤑  💆

Important Info: Uses a lot of their own in-house hair products, offers a beard tidy and shave, including a bespoke coffee and whiskey bar! 
Vibe: Elegant, Scottish, Luxury



🤑   🌈

Important Info: Includes services for women and men (although nothing on the website in regards to inclusivity of all genders) 
Vibe: Classic, no-frills, slick


Connoisseurs Barber Club

🤑   🌈

Important Info: All genders are welcome, but short haircuts only.
Vibe: Simple, laid back, fresh


Sink and Anchor

🤑  💆

Important Info: Offer student discount hair cut, and beard grooming, use a lot of their own house-made hair products
Vibe: Easy-going, friendly, calming



🤑   🌈  💆

Important info: Specialise in teaching clients how to style hair once they get home, offer hair colouring, massage, waxing, facials, tanning and beard grooming
Vibe: collaborative, modern, friendly


Whether it be a full-blown grooming session or just a quick tidy-up, Edinburgh has plenty of top-notch barbers to choose from. One your way out of the salon, don't forget to leave a tip and a positive review for your Barber, to help support them and their businesses.

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