Beards are precious. Make the wrong cut, and it could all be over.
We've put together a list of recommended barbers in NZ who have received the tick of approval from fellow beardsmen so you can be confident that you're putting your beard in good hands.
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B's Barber - hair and beard and also do hot shaves - Phil W.
Bald Bearded Barber, North Shore (Tony) - great service both hair and beard - recommended by Damon B.
Barkers Groom Room, Ponsonby (Matt) - he's very good at what he does - recommended by Steve W.
Boar & Blade, Ponsonby (Yap / Jarryd) - Lovely, lovely dude. Great chat at all times. Gives me incredible cuts with both beard and hair, and takes genuine pleasure in making people feel like they look great with their cuts. My beard is a permanent part of me now, and he played a huge part in making it that way with the care and the pride he took in cutting it. Can’t recommend highly enough! - recommended by Casey G.
Clipper Kings, Kumeu - Excellent beard shaping and awesome atmosphere, not a pretentious over the top barber! - recommended by Giuseppe M.
Cut & Style, Sandringham - Awesome for both hair and beard - recommended by Nip C.
Red’s, The Traditional Barbershop, Te Atatu Peninsula - Everything from barbers to shop - recommended by Cameron S.
Rights Cuts, Auckland CBD (PJ) - is an expert with both hair cutting and beard work, and the best thing is you can make a booking with him and not have to wait in line. Super convenient! - recommended by Mark S.
Room 104, CBD (Hanan) - Hanan is brilliant! - recommended by Rohit A.
The Barbers Room, Mount Eden - Great service for both hair and beard - recommended by Damon B.
The Boss Barbers, South & Pukekohe stores - Fast, quality men's styles. Waxing, threading, beard or clean cut. Very friendly - recommended by L.C
The Boss Barbers, Manurewa (Baz) - Baz and his team are always welcoming and willing to help those who come in for a hair cut, facial.... the works you name it. Always have a long line of customers ( returning customers and new) - recommended by Helen P.
Halmon Barbers, Papatoetoe - I've been taking my son to Halmon Barber Salon for about a year now ... Has the way we communicate love and loss changed over time - recommended by Ben H.
Mal's Barber, Pakuranga (Romy / Penny) - Great for both hair and beard - recommended by Ankur L.
Vinny's Barbershop, Mount Albert - I get my beard done with Caleb i have seen his haircuts too they are on point, would trust my beard in anyone else's hands - recommended by Sagar
Wairau Hair Design, North Shore - very good at hair styling. They take their time but don't fluff about. Also has skills! - recommended by Kevin S.
Creatures of Habit - great for both hair and beard - recommended by Paul O.
Benny's Barbershop (Rico) - good for both hair and beard - recommended by Jacob S.
New City Barbers (Zac & Chris) - Very clean, slick cuts across multiple classic styles & have always done a fantastic job with my beard trims. Great presentation, attention to detail and nice to chat with - recommended by various beardsmen.
The Barber Lounge (Kohl) - Great atmosphere and banter and the best cuts and beard trims in Canterbury - Darin I.
The Blind Barber (Enjalas) - great at what he does. Really awesome dude too - Andrew J.
The Dog Box - do both hair and beard. I go for a beard trim only. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable crowd - Kenny C.
Klean Cut Barber - recommended by William M.
Reggie's Barber Shop (Blake) - Awesome for style, precision, personality, great chat, relaxed and reliable - Bevan M.
Maxim Barbers - do friendly, tidy work - recommended by Louise M. Also recommended by Wade N. - they do great beard, hair and products - topped with a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Jabez Makawe Studio - The man is self taught knows his shit and just opened his own barber studio where he gives the best service check him out! - recommended by Luke M.
Stormy's Man Cave - good for both hair and beard - recommended by Paul O.
Jetcharm Barbershop - Great skills with both beard and hair - recommended by Victor G.
Shelby's Barber Gang - Everything. Great service, great with hair and beard (trims, shaves, shapes) - recommended by Matt L.
Barkers Groom Room (Ryan or Isiah) - Had both hair and beard trims from these guys and they do an excellent job. They can also do a great cut-throat razor shave for your neckline to top off the service. Have been going to the Groom Room for a couple of years now after getting sick of traditional hairdressers and now I won’t go anywhere else - recommended by Mike B.
Stewart's Barbershop (Fielding) - great attention to detail - recommended by Mel S.
Lord of the South, LOTS (Pat & Pete) - Tidy short hair cuts and fades, detailed beard cuts and hot shaves. I think they can do a good mullet on request! - recommended by Jake H.
Gents of Queenstown - Awesome sculpting and great atmosphere - recommended by Simon W.
Supreme Barbers - Great at both beard and hair cuts. They do good hair styles - recommended by Anthea P.
U.G.C (Ian) - He has style, flair. And carefully orchestrate as to what suit's the customer natural attributes - recommended by Bob L.
Brother's Barbers, Kamo (Joe & John) - Awesome with both hair and beard. Joe has great attention to detail. John never rushes a cut. Both are great - recommended by JR T.
The French Barber, CBD (Jamie) - Awesome for both hair and beards. Great attitude and personality. Always happy. Good sense of humor. Always busy so need to book. Awesome skin fade and great beard maintenance - recommended by both Logan H and Tom C.
The French Barber, CBD (Allan) - Sick haircut and beard trim every time. Knows exactly how much to trim off my beard as i'm trying to grow it big. Shot Allan! - recommended by Gavin C.
The Barber House, Lower Hutt - awesome for both hair and beards - recommended by Manish P.
Blades Barber Shop, Upper Hutt (Craig) - He is great to work with for a long-term beard plan - recommended by Chris M.
The Hairy Barber, Upper Hutt (Terrance & Billy) - THB is the go to for Fades and beard trims, Terrence has an awesome set up and provides amazing service and killer cuts. Terrence and Billy are the only two I would trust to trim and maintain my beard - Recommended by Marcell W.
Note: the above recommendations have been made by our bearded community. If you have any updated information for the above, please let us know.