Combine old-school atmosphere with contemporary cuts at these Tokyo barber shops…
Mr. Brothers Cut Club, Harajuku & Nakameguro
This barber has a classic old-school feel and is the epitome of cool, drawing hipsters in droves. A few members of the team recently went to New York and did some guerilla haircuts on the street. You’ll want to be one of these mustachioed men, but failing that, you can at least get a stellar haircut from them.
For more info about Mr. Brothers Cut Club visit our Concierge listing.
Wolfman Barber Shop, Jingumae
With vintage barber paraphernalia in display cases, 1930s barber chairs and an old cash register, this is the ultimate barbershop golden age experience. Wolfman also boasts a broad range of international clientele, so staff members are well versed in how to make your desired cut look best with your hair type and face shape.
For more info about Wolfman Barber Shop visit our Concierge listing.
Assort Hair, Gaienmae
With staff known equally well for their fluent English as well as their scissor skills, Assort Hair provides high quality cuts in a comfortable, bilingual environment. Ryohei Sugiyama, who specializes in men’s cuts, has been internationally recognized for his precision. (He’s also TW Creative Director approved!)
For more info about Assort Hair visit our Concierge listing.
4 Pomades & Beard Oils to Try
Developed by Mr. Brothers Cut Club together with Barber Shop Apache, this stylishly retro pomade comes in two versions: scented, for dates and special occasions, and unscented, for business situations. ¥2,484 (115g), brosh.jp
First Olympian Beard Oil
When only the best will do. This immortal blend inspired by the king of the gods boasts notes of wildflowers, lemon, and a hint of spice. One 50ml bottle lasts about three months. ¥4,470 (50ml), firstolympian.com
You’ll find a variety of options depending on your hair type and desired look. We recommend the Blue Pomade, which has a strong hold and high shine effect. ¥2,484 (113g), reuzelpomade.com
Badger Organic Oil
Certified organic and 100% natural, this is a great choice for the environmentally aware. It absorbs well, moisturizes effectively, and has a light fragrance of vanilla bergamot. Note: a little goes a long way. ¥1,780 (30ml), badgerbalm.com
Words by Lisa Wallin and Liam Ramshaw