11 of Galway’s Best Barbershops

11 of Galway’s Best Barbershops

When it comes to getting that fresh clean fade, these Galway barbers are truly some of the best in the business. With years of barbering experience and expertise, these barbers offer a variety of services to help you achieve the perfect look. Get yourself a stunning new haircut at Galway’s best barber shops…

Poblacht Barbershop

A brand new barbershop opened their doors in 2024 and if you haven't already heard about them, let us introduce you to Poblacht Barbershop. A Galway and family-owned barbershop on Shop Street, Poblacht is run by co-owners Evan Fahy and Cóilín Ó Coileáin. This is a gender neutral barbers and everyone is welcome. No idea is too crazy and no haircut is too simple. Although they've only been open a short while they have already gain a loyal customer base thanks to their friendliness, skill and affordable prices, be sure to check them out.
40 William St, Galway City / book an appointment 

above: photo courtesy of Poblacht 

Norton's Barbers

Providing you with the perfect opportunity to get two jobs done in one trip, Norton's Barbers have recently opened in Goals Gym Galway. If you have ever visited the gym wanting to leave it looking ten times better than when you first arrived - well now you are guaranteed just that. Norton's Barbers is brought to you by expert barber Robbie Norton, his range of services have got you covered from your standard hair cut to skin fades and beard trims so click the link below and book in for your next appointment.
Goals Gym, Headford Rd / book an appointment 

above: photo courtesy of Norton's Barbers

Cutthroat Barbershop

One of Galway’s leading destinations for superior male grooming, Cutthroat Barbershop's two Galway city locations have built up a loyal clientele thanks to their excellent customer care and flawless service. The Cutthroat team expertly fuse traditional barbering techniques with a contemporary finish. From refined scissor cuts to fresh fades, beard sculpting and hot towel shaves, they work with their clients natural hair type to compliment and enhance their features. The website offers both skin care and hair products so you can maintain your fresh look from home.
Cross Street Lower and Dock Rd / book an appointment

above: photo courtesy of Cutthroat Barbershop 

Icon Barbershop Galway

The team at Icon Barbershop knows all of the top trending hairstyles so if you’re looking for a bit of inspo for your new look these are just the people to ask. No matter if you are after a new style or simply your regular, Icon's expert barbers will look after all your barbering needs as they have done since day one. Offering styles and services such as; longer hair scissor cuts, skin fades, dry cuts and beard trims, Icon Barbershop know all the tips and tricks to have you looking your finest following your time with them. Taking customer service to the next level clients can also receive an ice cold beer, water or fizzy drink during your appointment.
48 Abbeygate Street Upper / book an appointment

above: photo courtesy of Icon Barbershop Galway

Sanctuary Male Grooming

Sanctuary Male Grooming is the newest venture of barber Kelan Collins who has brought with him a team of experts, Conor and Ryan to bring Galway some of the cleanest cuts around. They have only recently opened their doors but this team are already busy growing their reputation as one of the best male grooming barbers in the city. The services they offer will ensure that all who visit them leave having experience the utmost level of professionalism and attention. Your hair and beards are in good hands at Sanctuary.
5 Lombard St / book an appointment 

Fat Tony's Lifestyle & Barbershop

Fat Tony's Lifestyle & Barbershop cover all aspects of men’s barbering services from classic haircuts & hot towel shaves, to beard maintenance and premium grooming products. With 3 locations across Galway, this barbers has earned its reputation for providing top quality services to all age groups. Topping it all off, they also offer a range of services in the Groom Room, which include back massages, hair removal, and other treatments -talk about the ultimate barbershop experience!
8a, Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Rd, Middle Street & Oranmore / book an appointment

above: photo courtesy of Fat Tony's Lifestyle & Barbershop 

Buddies Barber Club

The crew at Buddies Barber Club are dedicated to creating the perfect look for each of their clients and providing them with an enjoyable experience. At Buddies Barber Club the barbering services are tailored to meet all your requirements for both hair and skin ensuring that you receive the best treatment possible. For this team however it’s not all about the haircuts, these barbering professionals aim to help to increase their clients self-esteem and embrace their own identities.
70 Prospect Hill, Bohermore / book an appointment

Gallagher Galway

Famous for its classy retro vibe and with gentleman James at the helm, you’ll always receive a high quality cut and relaxing experience at Gallagher Galway. James’ calm and professionalism has won the admiration of all his clientele who swear by his skills with a blade. The team here puts great attention to detail in all their cuts, always have some great, laid-back tunes playing and offer top class customer service.
58 Dominick Street Lower / book an appointment

above: photo courtesy of Gallagher Galway

The Grafton Barber Galway

Priding themselves in providing the experience of the gold standard of gents barbering, The Grafton Barber Galway guarantees their guests receive premier, top-tier level service. Their services cover all aspects of haircutting, skin fades, royal open razor shaving, colouring and highlights. Upon arrival all clients will receive a complimentary tea, coffee or ice cold beer and they offer an exclusive third-level discount to all college and university students. They also have an online store with products for hair styling, and beard care and to help you achieve the perfect shave at home.
1 Eyre Street, Woodquay / book an appointment

Castle Street Barber Shop

Offering state-of-the art facilities and knowledgeable, talented staff dedicated to the needs of the well-groomed gentleman and boys, Castle Street Barber Shop is a family-run professional luxurious barber shop in Oranmore town. Steampunk décor, gleaming hardwood, a comfy gaming area with a PS4 to enjoy while you wait. They offer all manner of cuts, colours and shaves, including hot towel shaves, bald fades, beard trims, highlights and toners. Check them out at the link below and get yourself booked in for your next appointment.
Castle Rd, Oranmore / book an appointment

above: photo courtesy of Castle Street Barbers

3 B’s Barber Shop and Beauty Salon

3 B’s Barber Shop & Hair Salon offers unisex professional hair cutting and styling services. Owner and manager Sid, has over 20 years of barbering experience so rest assured he knows all the ins and outs of his craft. The expertise of Sid and his team will guarantee that you get a premium service and walk out their door looking and feeling great. Services they offer include cuts, fades, shaves, styling, and beards, so book an appointment online or simply walk-in and let the team work their magic.
2 Cross Street Lower, Latin Quarter / book an appointment

above: photo of 3 B's Barber Shop and Beauty Salon, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

Feature photo courtesy of Buddies Barber Club 

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