Get that old-school look at the hippest barbershops in the Metro

Sep 20, 2019

A wise man once said: "Guluhin mo na ang buhay ko, 'wag mo lang guluhin ang buhok ko."

Hair has been a major component of men's lifestyle, from being the reflection of grooming habits to how it complements his style choices. Not to mention, there's never a dull conversation with your local barbers.

Whether you're up for a quick fix or the ultimate makeover, these one-stop barbershops in the metro has got you covered. Name your location and they're right on your doorsteps.

Talas Manileños

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Getting a tasa (haircut) or ahit (shave) has never been cooler with a bottle of craft beer or a premium cup of coffee. Wax nostalgic while celebrating modern fashion at the vintage-themed shop. Grooming essentials like pomades and shave oils are also available here. We almost forgot, your celebrity peg Jericho Rosales owns the place.

Location: Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City

Tasa Marikina Barber Café

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They cut, shave, and as an added service, brew. Gentlemen, bad hair days are over as the Tasa Marikina people are here to give those sideburns the perfect fade and style your hair using excellent pomade. Hang out with their skilled barbers for good coffee and music, too.

Location: Concepcion Uno, Marikina City

Casa Cruz Barberia

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Whether you're looking for a simple fade or total hairstyle upgrade, Casa Cruz Barberia knows exactly what to do. Their services aren't limited to haircuts, as they also do scalp massage, facial for men, ear-cleaning, foot spa, and, oh, ladies and gents, you can also get your nails done here.

Location: Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City

HEAVYHANDS Barbershop

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You can never go wrong with HEAVYHANDS for that sleek and laidback quality trim. Take some time and experience both the classic and modern eras with the shop's vibrant punk vibe. Each barber has his own cutting specialty and high-level dexterity to cater to your hair demands.

Location: Mendiola, Manila City

Old School Barbers and Pomades

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Ever wonder where your favorite athletes get their haircuts? Request for that badass #GupitMVP fade or local brand pomade, just like local ballers Rey Nambatac, Robert Bolick, and Mark Andaya. Old School Barbers and Pomades likes to keep it old-school, which means no overpricing.

Location: Asturias St., Sampaloc, Manila City

Thirsty Barber PH

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It's all about good hair and good times at the Thirsty Barber, the original barbershop x speakeasy bar. Drop by for a nice trim, crack open a cold one with the boys, and stay for their Thirsty Thursdays, Funky Fridays, and Saturday Shenanigans for sweet music and company.

Location: P. Guevarra St., San Juan

Felipe and Sons

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Achieve your best version with the help of one of the country's most trusted. Felipe and Sons Barberdashery not only provides grooming services, but also custom clothing. Complete that respectable look with their A+ beard-trimming and non-greasy, maximum-hold pomade.

Location: El Pueblo, Ortigas; Net Quad, BGC; Leviste, Makati; San Agustin, Makati

Bond St. Social

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Our pals from the South would know that they have a lot of hidden gems, and Bond St. Social is one of them. The Alabang-based grooming hub offers sleek cuts, fades, and shaves. They also have locally curated pomades to get the right fix and celebrate homegrown products in your own little way.

Location: Industry St., Ayala Alabang

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