Top 5 Barber Shops in Kiev
Looking for a professional shave? The new style or the freshest cut? Or just a firm handshake and a good conversation over a glass of whiskey? Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Kiev’s barber shops. A barber shop culture has been developing fast in Ukraine for the last years, and is a great attraction for natives and visitors alike. Our reporters checked out several fascinating barber shops here in the city, covering a range of prices, locations and atmospheres. Which is the best one for you?
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]umberjack Barbershop invites you to have a haircut and beard trim, all while drinking whiskey in the atmosphere of legendary Canadian lumberjacks. All barbers are well trained and use the techniques of Vidal Sassoon London. Lumberjack offers Bronze, Silver and Gold cards for repeat customers to earn discounts.
You can find a new hobby and play chess or other mind games here. Lumberjack Barbershop has already become popular among both Kiev’s citizens and visitors and has four locations throughout the city. Visit them, and you will find out what the freedom to simply be yourself feels like!
“Was impressed with the level of service. Great haircut, shampoo, conditioning and styling for 300 grievna!” – Andrew Kelly
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]risor is exclusively men’s territory, with a wood interior and original design that guys did by themselves. This chain has shops in Kiev and 10 more cities throughout the country and is the first barbershop in Ukraine founded by masters of hair-cutting. As the founder and famous video blogger Dmitriy Verhovetsky said: “The philosophy of Frisor is freedom, development and family. We are different but live with one idea and move in the same direction. We know the importance of details that together create a coherent picture. We prefer the classics that is advanced, laconic and timeless”. The price of a men’s haircut is UAH 300 (USD 11).
Open-minded staff with a good sense of humor and great English, as well as various games, will help you enjoy your stay here.
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in the heart of the capital, BRAZOR Barbershop (RAZOR+BLADE, also sounds similar to BROTHER) was designed as an exclusively male socializing place where top-class professional barbers serve you with a friendly and understanding attitude. After your trim, you are always welcome to watch some football matches or other TV, play a console game, and network with like-minded people. A man’s haircut will cost you about 400 UAH (USD 15).
BRAZOR Barbershop also has its own school for barbers where it trains future masters and selects the most talented professionals to join its international team, which is currently consisting of barbers from Ukraine, Kenya, and Australia.
The staff is fluent in English so feel free to contact them.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap] modern men’s club with nothing in excess – stylish, in good taste, and composed! Well-trained and experienced barbers have an eye for traditional techniques and promise to make your beard look truly “magic” as in the famous Soviet book The Old Genie Hottabych.
Located near Lybidska Metro Station, Hottabych Barbershop attracts attention with its bright showcase, friendly atmosphere and highly professional approach. The cost of men’s haircut is around UAH 300 (USD 11).
Here you are always welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea as well as something stronger like cool beer or exclusive whiskey.
Most of the barbers know English well, so you can communicate easily.
[dropcap]D[/dropcap]aboroda Barbershop is a quality men’s hairdresser where unobtrusive service and a relaxing atmosphere help you enjoy the process of cutting and shaving to the fullest extent. Whether you would like to create a new look or keep your existing one, it would be a great choice for everyone who appreciates simple but tasteful service. Its founder, Oleksiy, opened this place in 2016 to spread barber culture in Ukraine and provide clients with simple and elegant service, without needless fanfare! The men’s haircut will cost you just UAH 250 (USD 9).
All guests are treated from the bar, are free to watch TV, and just enjoy the atmosphere!
English is widespread among the staff.