The 7 Best Men’s Barbers Shops in Bournemouth

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By now you probably know that Bournemouth has a lot going for it. With so much to do on the beachfront or in the city, you’ll want to look your best when going about town, and a fresh trim is a sure-fire way to do so. That’s why we have compiled our list of the 7 best men’s barbers in Bournemouth, so you have options when you want to sharpen up your look.

Whether looking for that fresh skin fade, a little tidy-up of your beard, or something more specific, this list should have you covered.

With a variety of different shops, specializing in different aspects of haircare, there should be something for everyone on this list whatever your style. And with price points varying between barbers, you should be able to find something in here that fits your haircut budget.

Grade 92

grade 92
Grade 92 staff member James G with the new Mobile unit – taken from their Facebook page

Grade 92 are an innovative barbershop with two locations in Castlepoint and Southbourne. Both stores have a nice, old-school minimalist feel to their décor, making your turn in the seat all the more enjoyable. They have friendly experienced staff, each with their own online profiles, and are adept at making customers feel comfortable in their shop. And they even offer a £10 haircut to all new customers, a total bargain!

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Beyond their shops, Grade 92 have recently begun offering mobile haircuts from their own traveling van! The van garnered them an appearance on the BBC and allows customers to enjoy the Grade 92 treatment from the comfort of their own driveway. This means one of the best men’s barbers in Bournemouth can come straight to you! With mobile haircuts bookable up to 6 weeks in advance, this aspect of their business is as convenient as it is creative.

Sample of prices:

Haircut & Style: £17 instore or £25.50 mobile

Skin Fade: £19 instore or £26.50 mobile

Haircut and Beard Trim: £22 instore and mobile

Gents over 65: £14 instore or £21.50 mobile


fade barbershop
A Fade barber in action – taken from their Facebook Page

With three locations around the Bournemouth and Dorset area, Fade are clearly a local favorite. Their barbershops in central Bournemouth, Winton, and Southbourne offer stylish haircuts and beard maintenance in a classy boutique setting. With their barbers as presentable and fashionable as they are experienced, you can be confident that you are in safe hands at any Fade location.

Their service doesn’t end just with the haircut, with waiting at fade being far from the purgatorial experience of lesser barbers. You can play chess, or even have a go on the PlayStation while you wait to be seen. And they even sell their own range of haircare products, such as waxes and grooming clay, so you can maintain your new do at home.

Sample of prices and times:

Haircut: £20 – 30 minutes

Skin Fade: £23 – 45 minutes

Restyle: £30 – 1 hour

Haircut and beard trim: £26 – 45 minutes

Dapper Barbers

dapper barbers
Photo of a haircut by Dwi Rina from Unsplash

Located in Kinson, Dapper Barbers are renowned for their affordable haircuts, and helpful, friendly staff. With a modern décor to match their modern approach to haircare, dapper barbers are skilled in a number of different styles. Covering everything from afro coloring to eyebrow threading, all the way to your classic short back and sides, Dapper Barbers are a great one-stop-shop for all your haircut needs. Open Monday-Sunday, there’s no rest for the wicked with these trendy stylists.

And waiting need not be a chore at Dapper Barbers, with a PlayStation available for customers to play on while they wait, as well as football being shown on the telly during match day. Founded by Chris Wade, who has been cutting hair since aged only 15, Dapper Barbers is an inviting barbershop with attractive price points, and the experience to back itself up.

Sample of prices and times:

Haircut: £11 – 30 minutes

Skin fade: £14 – 30 minutes

Beard trim: £7 – 15 minutes

OAP – £10 – 30 minutes

GS Barbers

gs barbers
A skilled female barber captured by Taylor Smith from Unsplash

GS Barbers may be a one-woman show, but make no mistake, that woman still runs one of the best men’s barbers in Bournemouth. Based in the side cabin of Georgia Steele’s Bournemouth home, GS Barbers offers a friendly, intimate setting for a haircut. With Georgia herself having over 7 years of experience in the industry, you can be confident that your hair is in safe hands. The modern décor helps contribute towards the chilled-out, relaxing atmosphere that Georgia strives for in her wonderful little shop.

With a variety of deals available, haircuts at GS Barbers are very reasonably priced. However, it is just Georgia working in there, so appointments are necessary to be seen, and waits between haircuts can be a little while, so maybe not the best option if you’re in a rush. However, if you do make an appointment, you’re likely to return, not just for the quality of the haircut, but also for the friendly chat with Georgia that is renowned among customers.

Sample of prices and times:

Gents cut: £17.50 – 40 minutes

Gents cut and beard trim: £22 – 50 minutes

Student cut: £15.50 – 40 minutes

Skin Fade: £19.50 – 50 minutes

Headz n Treadz

Headz n Treadz
Dreadlocks captured by Romina Farias from Unsplash

This barbershop specializes in two things, both of which are clear in the name! Headz n Treadz are a joint barbers and shoe shop based near Springbourne. Proficient in everything from skin fades to dreadlock care, Headz n Treadz have a global outlook on hairstyling, illustrated further by the world map they have plastered on their walls. The staff are also known for creating a relaxing, friendly atmosphere, with conversations talking you through their hair treatment a mainstay of the shop.

And of course, it would be remiss not to mention the Treadz of Headz n Treadz. The shop stocks a variety of stylish shoes, ranging from Nikes to Vans, and everything in between. As well as shoes they also sell t-shirts, and accessories. And as if that wasn’t enough, ear piercing is also available. You can walk out of Headz n Treadz with a whole new look, and that sets it apart from the other choices on this list.  

Sample of prices and times:

Haircut: £15 – 30 minutes

Skin Fade: £16 – 45 minutes

Wash and cut: £18 – 30 minutes

Ear Piercing: £14 – 15 minutes

Bond’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop

Bond's Gentlemen's Barbershop
Old school barbershop decor, not unlike Bond’s, captured by Nathon Oski from Unsplash

Take a step into a barbershop of old with Bond’s. With contemporary, yet charmingly vintage décor, Bond’s pride themselves on creating a comfortable, classy experience for all of their customers. With locations in Westbourne, Bournemouth, Poole, and Lymington, Bond’s have got your haircut needs covered all over Dorset. Born from the brain of Mike Taylor, the very first barber in the UK to be crowned a Master Craftsmen by the Barber Council, it’s no surprise the staff here are as qualified as it gets.

The setting of Bond’s is partnered with friendly chat, great music, and visual references to the cinemas of yesteryear. This makes for a pleasant experience when waiting for your trim, all the way until you’re out of the barber chair. And don’t feel intimidated by the atmosphere here, as everyone is welcome in Bond’s, even dogs!

Sample of prices and times:

Haircut: £15.95 – 30 minutes

Skin fade: £17.95 – 45 minutes

Crew cut: £10.95 – 20 minutes

Apprentice haircut: £9.95 – 35 minutes

Tevez Barbers

Tevez Barbers
A fade in action captured by John Arano from Unsplash

Priding themselves on devising new styles every week, Tevez Cut is a great men’s barber in Bournemouth where you can update your look regularly. Founded by men with a genuine passion for cutting hair, Tevez Cut offers affordable haircuts with an edge. Open 7 days a week, Tevez Cut mainly takes walk-ins, describing no need for an appointment on their website. And their services range from traditional haircuts, stylings, and fades, all the way to shaved in patterns and designs.   

And like with any great barbershop, Tevez is known among customers for the friendly chat they offer to those sitting in the chair. Their perhaps slightly more basic décor is offset by the warm, welcoming nature of the staff. And, they are very reasonably priced, especially considering they offer a massive variety of haircare options.

Sample of prices and times:

Haircut: £13 – 20 minutes

Luxury beard and hair service: £40 – 1 hour

Pattern design: £10 – 30 minutes

Threading: £5 – 10 minutes

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