Old school barber shops in Calgary worth the shave
There is no denying the popularity of a good beard these days, and the trend doesn’t seem to be disappearing any time soon.
Calgary has a long list of great ‘old school-style’ barber shops offering close shaves, hot towels and vigorous massages.
Johnny’s Barber + Shop
Hey Johnnys fam! As many of you know, this month, we’ve been open for one year. We are excited and proud to be barbers in this great community, and wanted an opportunity to celebrate with our guests. Barbering is a craft we take pride in, so we wanted to partner with similar craftsmen in other industries to provide an experience for our guests. Join us + the folks from Aberlour Whisky (@_Aberlour)for a tasting and talk with food, cocktails, and more on December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Best of all, the event is free. Seats are limited; register link in bio! 💈
Johnny’s is a newer addition to the city, brought to us by the HedKandi family. Located in the basement of Last Best Brewing & Distilling, this modern shop has a huge perk: a liquor license!
Location: 607 11th Avenue SW
Although this barber shop only open 6 years ago, it was before this trend really took off. They’ve since made a name for themselves in YYC for having top notch service. You’re guaranteed to love the old school decor coupled a traditional shave.
- Beltline – 1108 4th Street SW
- Kensington – 314E 10th Street NW
- Downtown – 211, 555 8th Avenue SW
Cutting Edge Barber Shop
Meet Eddy he is a 24 year old barber that works with us here at Cutting Edge,he is a perfectionist and specializes in the art of fades and shaves. @ed_pac#cuttingedge#719CUTS#yyc#layrite#suavecitopomade#reuzel#barberlife#bestbarbers#barber#capturecalgary#fade#lowfade#highfade#bladefade#canada#barbering#pompadours#calgary#shaves#shaving
For those not willing to travel downtown for a cut or shave, Cutting Edge is conveniently located in the SW. Highly skilled barbers and a chill environment has given them the reputation.
Location: 10 Discovery Ridge Hill SW
This old school barber shop offers an old school vibe with old school barber chairs. They produce their own beard oil and pomade to ensure you are keeping your look sharp.
- Downtown – 403, 815 1st Street SW
- Renfrew – 904 Edmonton Trail NE
Best of Seven Barbers
Best of Seven is leading the charge for men’s grooming in Calgary. Located on the main level of Bow Valley Square, they pride themselves on a traditional hot shave and ‘old-school barbering roots’. They offer a special membership package, called The Empire Society, in which services are offered in a 115-year-old barber chair in a private room.
Location: Bow Valley Square Building, 255 5th Avenue S.W.