America’s 15 Best Barber Shops

The places to go when you need a trim, a cut, a shave, some good conversation, and a firm handshake. 

The best barber is the barber that knows you best – a guy or gal whose steady hands shaped the ‘dos of your father, and his father. As with doctors, skill is paramount, but a warm demeanor and a deep knowledge of your personal quirks are close runners-up. But say you’ve just moved to a new city, or your old barber has come down with a wild, Barbicide-associated madness? These are the guys to go to, from coast to coast and the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. We vetted them all, because if folks are coming at you with straight razors, they sure as hell better be professional. 

Photos by The Blind Barber NYC