These 9 locally owned barbershops are Arizona favorites

These 10 locally owned barbershops are Southern AZ favorites

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By Teresa K. Traverse

February 1, 2024

Not sure where to go for your next haircut? We’ve compiled a list you might be interested in.

Consider booking an appointment at one of these barbershops in metro Phoenix and Tucson, as they are top-rated in both cities for providing great service based on the online reviews we scrutinized.

 

The Barber Room

2915 Hayden Road, Scottsdale

The Barber Room in Scottsdale provides haircuts primarily for men and kids. Guests can watch TVs mounted on the walls while they wait, most of which are usually set to sporting events in keeping with the masculine feel of the space.

One Yelp reviewer proclaimed that, “I’ve been coming to see Isaac here for 5 years and have always left feeling confident and clean. He and his staff do an excellent job with cuts and shaves of all kind. They’re a classic barber shop, one that’s hard to find these days. They’re worth the money and more!”

 

Hairflix Barbershop

Two locations in metro Phoenix

One of Tempe’s top-rated barbershops, boasting a second location in Scottsdale, Hairflix offers shaves and haircuts in addition to mustache and beard trims. Women are also welcome, as the shop provides facials, waxing, and threading. Elisa praised the shop on Google for making her feel welcome.

“Great barbershop! I’m usually the only girl in the barbershop so I’m used to stares but I felt super comfortable here. My barber Moe was quick and efficient and did a fantastic job given that this was my first time getting a cut by him. Please stop by and check it out if you’re in the area! It was super easy to make an appointment online too.”

 

Signature Barbershop

Two locations in metro Phoenix

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Signature Barbershop has two locations—one in Scottsdale and another in Chandler—employing 20 professional barbers. The Chandler location features a hanging neon sign that reads “Man Cave” with sports memorabilia inside. According to its website, the most popular services are the signature haircut, straight-razor shave, beard trim, hide-the-grey blend cut, and cut-and-beard-trim combo. The shop’s website states that Signature combines the “age-old art of barbering with a modern-day twist.”

One Google reviewer wrote, “Joe is an extremely amazing barber, loves to have great conversations and keep his customers happy. One thing I’ve noticed is he loves to make sure ALL things are on point in his shop including his barbers.”

 

Shave & Fade Barbershop

Two locations in metro Phoenix

Shave & Fade has two locations in metro Phoenix—both located on Bell Road, with one on the east side and the other on the west—and boast an impressive 4.8 rating based on more than 1,100 Google reviews. One recent photo depicts a snowflake design in a woman’s skin fade haircut. Kids are also welcome here, and customers can enjoy hot-towel treatments and neck massages along with haircuts.

One Google reviewer wrote, “Great haircuts! Very consistent and always great service! Will follow these guys wherever they go.”

 

Pikasso Barber Shop

914 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 8, Phoenix

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According to Pikasso Barber Shop’s Yelp description, the shop is “resurrecting the authentic Phoenix barber shop experience.” Located in Central Phoenix, the shop offers haircuts for all ages. Shaves are available as well as mustache and beard trims. According to the website, Pikasso offers styles including old-school traditional, independent contemporary, ethnic specialty, and independent hipster.

One Google reviewer wrote, “I’ve discovered a hidden gem! Just a minute away from my workplace, I stumbled upon Jay. It’s quite a challenge to find a barber who consistently takes their time with each haircut, not just the initial one. But Jay is different, he truly values his craft! His blending skills are exceptional, resulting in the best fade I’ve had in quite some time.”

 

The Boneyard Hair Saloon

8021 N 43rd Ave., Phoenix

These 10 locally owned barbershops are Southern AZ favorites

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No, that’s not a typo—this shop is billed as a saloon, not a salon. But this is no bar. Shop owner China has more than 26 years of experience cutting hair and offers services to men, women, and children. The shop offers haircuts, layered cuts, tapers, fades, razor cuts, braiding, styling, locs, hair coloring, and extensions, according to its Facebook page, which features examples of the shop’s work. This includes dying their client’s hair in vibrant colors like blue. In another video, you can see a stylist braiding a woman’s hair as she holds a child in her lap.

One local guide on Google reviews wrote, “Hitting up this Barber Shop was like stepping into the cool past. It’s all about real skills, chill vibes, and solid chats. The crew welcomed me like an old friend and hooked me up with a fresh, sharp cut. While I was getting trimmed, the place was buzzing with laughs and stories, feeling more like a hangout than a quick cut.”

 

Uptown Barbershop

5808 N. 16th Street, Phoenix

For more than 10 years, Uptown Barbershop has served men and boys in need of haircuts. This shop has close to 400 reviews on Yelp. On its website, the shop states that its barbers can provide “military cuts, flat tops, tapered cuts, fades, mohawks and more.” The shop’s menu offers buzz cuts, regular haircuts, kids’ cuts, senior cuts, shaves, a peel-off face mask, and beard trims. Straight-razor shaves and hot towels are also available.

Yelp reviewer Jay T wrote, “My son and I have been coming to this fine establishment for 7 years and have been consistently pleased w/ our haircuts and the quality of service. My son started coming as soon as he turned a year old and was immediately in a comfort zone. Whether it’s been Ronnie or Roman or Shawn or Jacob, we’ve never been disappointed w/ a cut. They’ve taken care of my head whether I was bald or had locs.”

 

Razor’s Edge Barber Shop

2462 N. Pantano Road, #2, Tucson

Razor’s Edge Barber Shop in Tucson has more than 100 Google reviews with an average rating of 4.7 stars. According to the page, the shop offers beard trims, haircuts, hot towels, and shaves—straight-razor or otherwise. Kids and adults are welcome.

A recent Google review read, “Thank you so much Travis for taking extra time and care to give my little guy an amazing haircut! You handled him like an absolute pro, and we couldn’t have been happier with the finished product! Will def be bringing him back again!”

 

Royalty Barbershop Lounge

7078 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson

The Royalty Barbershop Lounge in Tucson has nearly 200 Google reviews resulting in a rating of 4.6. According to the Google appointment page, customers can get a men’s haircut, a general haircut, or a fade cut. They can also book a beard trim or a straight-razor shave.

Google reviewer J T wrote, “I’ve been going here since 2018, Jarred is my barber and he always does an excellent job! He’s very punctual, pays very close attention to detail and is a master at his craft! I 10/10 recommend stopping by Royalty Barbershop. The atmosphere is very chill and barbers there are down to earth. I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else! Best experience in AZ!”

 

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  • Teresa K. Traverse

    Teresa K. Traverse is a Phoenix, Arizona-based writer and editor. Her work also has appeared in national print outlets including Weight Watchers, Bust and Parenting magazines and on sites like Tripadvisor, Wine Enthusiast, SFGate, Brides, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bustle, Racked, ForRent.com, WeddingWire, Refinery29, The Daily Meal, Oxygenmag.com, USA Today and Fast Company. She's the managing editor of Sedona Monthly. In her spare time, she loves hiking, reading magazines and spending quality time with her long-haired Chihuahua, Rocket. Visit teresaktraverse.com to check out more of her work.

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