Cool places for hot shaves in Vancouver

Every man who’s had a hot shave knows guys enjoy pampering every bit as much as gals. In the hands of the right barber, a straight razor shave with a hot towel and soothing oil treatments is a one-of-a-kind experience. These shops will leave you fresh, relaxed and feeling like a million bucks.

Regal Barbers

415 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2Y2

Since they make luxury one of their top priorities, “regal” is an apt name for this high-end barbershop. While many barbershops tend to focus more on function than fashion, Regal Barbers gives you both. After a hot shave with their experts, you’ll leave calm, relaxed and ready to take on the outside world. If you're looking to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury, this is the place for you.

STSD Barber Shop Ltd

103-950 Broadway W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K7

The Barber Shop’s simple name perfectly encapsulates their down-to-earth feel and no-nonsense attitude. They, quite simply, offer good quality haircuts and professional shaves you can trust. A combination of quality products and skilled barbers replaces the flash at this dependable barber shop. A classic shave will cost you $25 and they also do $10 beard trims if you can't commit to taking it all off.

Farzad's Barber Shop

126-1208 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Y5

This shop’s namesake, Farzad Salehi, has spent nearly a decade establishing himself as the barber to see in Vancouver. He’s fast, efficient and extremely skilled at what he does. For a relaxing hot shave done right, drop by and see him. Just one word of advice: Farzad runs a busy shop, so show up on time. He’s not one to stand idle for very long.

Barber & Co

214 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8

The barbers of the Barber & Co. collective take their jobs seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they make their own hair products by hand in their own lab. Not content with doing things like everyone else, each of the five locations offers clients an unforgettable experience that’s sure to keep them coming back. Hot towels and essential oils complete the relaxing traditional straight razor shaves at this trendy spot.

Sorrento Barbers

2417 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Y8

Sorrento Barbers is, at its essence, four Italian barbers providing the luxurious and quality grooming experiences that their homeland is famous for. One of Sorrento’s barbers has been cutting hair since the 1940s, and the entire shop benefits from his experience and knowledge. This is the barbershop for people who want the truly old-school experience from experts who are still at the top of their game.

House Of Envy Hair Salon

235 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K7

JD’s has been voted the best hot shave in the city by more than one local mag, and for good reason. Their combination of welcoming atmosphere and professionalism has made it the go-to shop for men from all walks of life. They recently opened up a second location in the exclusive Vancouver Club. You’ll have to have a membership to get in there, but the original location in Gastown is still open to anyone who wants an unforgettable grooming experience.

Man Cave Barber Shop

1018 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4

When guys think of man caves, they think of a comfortable escape from the rest of the world. A place where they can be themselves, hang out with friends and just chill. It’s this idea that led to the creation of Man Cave Barber Shop. Here you can get away, have a laugh and get a high quality hot shave. Beer, unfortunately, not available.


46 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B4

The barbershop used to be a place where people hung out. It was a community of like-minded men with something in common beyond the guy who cut their hair. If that tradition seems like a rarity these days, it’s because you haven’t been to FortKnight’s Men’s Boutique. Packed with happy gentlemen who love the shop’s laidback atmosphere, it’s a great place to get a hot shave and a few laughs.

18th Amendment Barber Shop

77 Cordova St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K3

Named after the infamous prohibition amendment in the American constitution, 18th Amendment leans into the old-timey feel for a classic and comfortable experience. Walking through the doors, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled through time. Here, old-fashioned values like skill and customer service are the focus, and you’ll feel the results. Once you return to the modern world, you’ll be eagerly waiting for your hair to grow so you can experience 18th Amendment all over again.

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