5 best barbershops in Calgary based on Google reviews

Oct 20 2020, 12:27 pm

The buzzing sound of electric razors, friendly chatter, and advice on effective styling products are among the things we associate with Calgary barbershops.

But these barbershops are more than places to get a haircut; they’re an integral part of our small business community. Aside from adding a sense of vitality to our local neighbourhoods, they’re places that have gradually become a part of our lifestyles.

Barbershops in Calgary and across the country are battling the challenges of the pandemic as they arise, and they need our support more than ever. From October 18 to 24, Small Business Week is taking place in Canada, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to support local.

Since it’s tough to narrow down the top spots among our city’s grooming scene, we’ve rounded up the five best barbershops based on Google reviews.

South Trail Crossing Barbershop

 

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Located off Deerfoot Trail at 130 Avenue SE, South Trail Crossing Barbershop is the largest shop of its kind in Canada. More than 20 skilled barbers work here, helping locals to look and feel their best with services for men, seniors, and kids. Clients can watch the game on large-screen TVs while getting their hair cut and coloured or their beard trimmed. A helpful status page on the barbershop’s website even lets you know the estimated wait time before you arrive.

Google Review: “Great people with genuine care for the customer. You get a great cut and are supporting a small business with a focus on giving back to the community and the employees that make it successful. Pure class.”

Address: 4307 130 Avenue SE #83
Phone: 587-353-6535

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Barber Culture

 

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With a shop in Calgary’s Design District and another in the East Village, Barber Culture accepts both walk-ins and appointments for everything from haircuts to skin fades. Dubbed a “half gentlemen’s club half psychiatric couch but all self indulgence” on its website, each Barber Culture location offers a space where clients can enjoy a relaxing experience. Schedule a visit and let one of the experienced team members create a new look for you.

Google Review: “Got a haircut yesterday and it was literally the best cut of all time. Service was exceptional also. 10/10 would recommend.”

Address: 1520 6 Street SW
Phone: 403-229-0479

Address: 620 5 Street SE
Phone: 403-214 9908

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Big Ben Barber Downtown

 

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Centrally located in Downtown Calgary, Big Ben Barber caters to clients of all ages. The shop doubles up as a day spa with a menu filled with options from Italian hot towel shaves to trendy hairstyles to brow shaping, facial waxing, and threading — all provided in a comfortable atmosphere. This one-stop-shop for grooming accepts walk-ins, but you can also call ahead to reserve a timeslot for your transformation.

Google Review: “By far the best haircut I’ve ever received, the service and cleanliness was impeccable, I definitely recommend this barber shop!”

Address: 800 6 Avenue SW #150
Phone: 403-475-7992

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Bladez N Fadez

 

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A mainstay in Calgary’s grooming industry, the barber team at Bladez N Fadez has been styling locals since the shop opened its doors in March 2013, at Skyview Station. Getting here is easy — the shop is situated right off Stoney Trail, Metis Trail, and 128 Avenue NE. Customer satisfaction is a priority at this local barbershop, so if you’re not happy with your new haircut or fade, simply let your barber know so they can offer you a solution.

Google Review: “Freshest fades! The name says it all. The focus on the detail and consistent in keeping us fresh is what keeps me and my family all coming.”

Address: 1105-55 Skyview Ranch Road NE
Phone: 403-474-2471

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Marda Loop Barber Shop

 

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After growing up in the beauty industry and spending time at his father’s salon, stylist Nick Ossais was eager to learn the trade. Upon graduating from college, he trained with his father and fellow stylists before launching his own shop in Marda Loop. Today, his team offers services for men, women, seniors, and youth, which include hair (and beard) colouring, waxing, and facial masks to complete the pampering experience.

Google Review: “Hands down the best barber shop in the city. I have been going there for 2 years and I won’t go anywhere else.”

Address: #3 2009 33 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-249-4930

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Whether you’re already a fan of one (or more) of the aforementioned barbershops or if you’re eager to get a haircut there soon, showing some love with a Google review of your experience goes a long way for the owners — and fellow Calgarians.

In 2019, a BrightLocal survey reported that 91% of consumers say positive reviews make them more likely to use a business. And by adding a detailed description of the service, a photo of your freshly trimmed hair, or a quick star rating, you’re also doing a good deed for local businesses at a time when it’s needed most.

To learn more about how to give and get help as a consumer or business owner during Small Business Week and beyond, check out smallbusiness.withgoogle.com.

Note, this list does not include chains and only includes businesses that have a verified Business Profile on Google.

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