Get a great haircut or shave at Stockholm's best barbershops

It’s hard to beat the feeling of a new haircut or shave. To sit down in the chair at a real barbershop, relax, and be taken care of by your hairdresser or barber can do wonders for both body and soul. And above all – the hair. But how do you find the right one? What salon is Stockholm’s best barbershop? How do you know that you can relax and feel confident that the result will be as you want? The answer: you use our guide to Stockholm’s best barbers.
Last updated: November 24, 2021

Your guide to Stockholm’s best barbershop


The old-fashioned barbershop tradition, which dates back to the early 19th century, has made a strong comeback in Stockholm in recent years. And it’s definitely here to stay. Today, men’s salons are available in all areas of the city, so if you want to trim your beard, get a clean-shave or cut your hair, there’ll be no problem finding one that suits you.

To make it easier for you to find the right men’s hairstylist, we’ve explored the options and picked our favorites. You’ll find everything from classic barbers to modern barbershops in Stockholm.

01

Man Stockholm

The barbershop shop Man Stockholm in Södermalm uses traditional techniques adapted to the ‘modern gentleman.’ You can relax in beautiful antique leather chairs while receiving treatments such as shaving, trimming, or cutting. The goal is that you leave their barbershop feeling like a ‘Million Bucks.’ The shop has been around since 2016, and the reputation says it’s one of Stockholm’s best barbershops.
Götgatan 58, Södermalm
Stockholm's best barbershop
02

Rusty Rascals

Rusty Rascals, located in Hammarby Sjöstad and Norra Djurgårdsstaden, is the place for you if you want top-class treatments by skilled barbers who know their craft. Here you can fix your hairstyle – both short hair and long hair, trim the beard, or whatever you need to look good.

And in this combined barbershop, café, and bistro, you can not only get your beard trimmed or your hair styled but also enjoy good food and drink. Have a coffee while you wait for your turn, and then hang on after the haircut and revel in what many have described as the city’s best pizzas. Or stop by in the evening and have a beer or two with your best friend – even if the hairstyle feels good at the moment. Because of its great atmosphere and friendly staff, Rusty Rascals is much more than just a place you want to visit when your hair has become too long.

Lövängsgatan 12A, Norra Djurgårdsstaden
Hammarby allé 59, Hammarby Sjöstad  
03

Royal Barbershop

In the middle of Stockholm city, you’ll find Royal Barbershop with a wonderful American feel and decor. The salon is run by Barber Big T, trained at the American Barber Institute in New York, so it’s no surprise that his barbershop is often fully booked. Big T takes care of shaving, men’s haircuts, and grooming of both beards and mustaches.
Gamla Brogatan 32, Norrmalm/City
04

Lazy Barber

Lazy Barber is located in Kungsholmen, close to Lilla Essingen. And entering this place is like stepping into an American barbershop in the 1950s. The retro vibes are strong in everything from interior design to grooming products. The barbers taking care of you in this old-school shop have many years of experience in the profession. The owner himself has been around the longest and can be proud of over 40 years in the industry. The focus is on service and care – and the fact that some customers have cut their hair here for 30 years proves they’re satisfied. Whether it’s beard, hair, trimming, or grooming on the schedule, you can count on the highest quality – all while enjoying a coffee and bun from the coffee bar.
Gjörwellsgatan 47, Kungsholmen
05

Mannerståls Herrfrisering

If you want to treat yourself to good hair care in Old Town, you should visit Mannerståls Herrfrisering. For more than three generations, this salon has taken care of the capital’s gentlemen. They focus on the craft and care a little extra about tradition and quality. The salon offers haircuts, beard trimming, as well as knife shaving in several different variants. Alan Mannerstål won the title Barber of the year in 2019, a real quality mark.
Skomakargatan 28, Old Town
06

Honest Al’s

This place is a lot of punk. That’s right, punk. Honest Al’s is run by the former punk rocker and very experienced Al together with his team. You’ll find his barbershop in Södermalm and Mariatorget, and with humor, quality and service, it has become very popular over the years. ‘Not your average barbershop,’ as they describe it themselves. You can buy grooming products that keep your hair and beard in good condition in both the store and on the website. You can also grab some merchandise.
Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 9, Södermalm
Barbershop Stockholm
07

Barber & Books

Barbers and books – is that a good combination? Yes, in fact a perfect one. Barber & Books is another good barber in Södermalm. Since 2007 they’ve gathered fine photo books and handsome men in their premises on Östgötagatan to create a total experience. The inspiration comes from Harlem, New York. The salon offers haircuts and shaving with massages and warm towels. With barbers in white coats who in a classic spirit take care of you in a 20s-inspired environment, you could easily relax and dream away. In addition, they offer a large selection of their own products made from natural ingredients for you to buy.
Östgötagatan 21, Södermalm
08

Mr Nils

We end the list with a true classic – in a new modern style. Today, this historic hair salon is called Mr Nils, but in the same premises, located in the middle of central Stockholm, this men’s hairdresser has been taking care of men who want to look good in their hair since 1885. This makes it one of Stockholm’s oldest addresses for male grooming. The salon’s previous owner Gunther Panzel took over the premises in 1971 and then established G.H. Herrsalong. It was then taken over by another owner who ran it until the beginning of 2021.

Today, the new owners have renovated but retained the premises’ classic feel of an oasis in Norrmalm, a stone’s throw from Stureplan. In this ‘home outside the home,’ they’ve been inspired by men’s salons in London and invest in feeling and quality in their shaves and haircuts. ‘He gets up from the chair and immediately longs to return’ is the feeling Mr. Nils himself wants to give you as a customer. And after a visit here, you understand exactly what he means.

Lästmakargatan 6, Norrmalm/City

Find Stockholm’s best barbershop for you


We hope that one of these men’s salons can become Stockholm’s best barbershop for you. Whether you want to trim, cut, shave, or just a moment that is 100% about you, you’re guaranteed to find a good barber on the list. Just book an appointment; you’re worth it.

Find the barbershops on the map

Title Address Description
Man Stockholm
Götgatan 58, 118 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Rusty Rascals
Lövängsgatan 12A, 115 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Rusty Rascals
Hammarby allé 59, 120 62 Stockholm, Sweden
Royal Barbershop
Gamla Brogatan 32, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Lazy Barber
Gjörwellsgatan 47, 112 60 Stockholm, Sweden
Mannerståls Herrfrisering
Skomakargatan 28, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Honest Al's
Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 9, 118 50 Stockholm, Sweden
Barber & Books
Östgötagatan 21, 116 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Mr Nils
Lästmakargatan 6, 111 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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Find the barbershops on the map

Title Address Description
Man Stockholm
Götgatan 58, 118 26 Stockholm, Sweden
Rusty Rascals
Lövängsgatan 12A, 115 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Rusty Rascals
Hammarby allé 59, 120 62 Stockholm, Sweden
Royal Barbershop
Gamla Brogatan 32, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Lazy Barber
Gjörwellsgatan 47, 112 60 Stockholm, Sweden
Mannerståls Herrfrisering
Skomakargatan 28, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Honest Al's
Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 9, 118 50 Stockholm, Sweden
Barber & Books
Östgötagatan 21, 116 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Mr Nils
Lästmakargatan 6, 111 44 Stockholm, Sweden
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