When it comes to barbershops, the “best” is subjective. Even in the same barbershop, we all have our favourite barber. So when we thought about the best barber services in town, we turned to Google reviews. Here are the six best-reviewed upscale barbershops in the city.
With 161 reviews and an average score of 4.7 out of 5, Burman is the reigning champion of barbershops in Yangon. Its atmosphere is the reminiscence of Old Burma when men come to barbershops not only for cuts and trims but to socialise. It is also loved by both locals and foreigners. Book here.
One review reads: “They had sterilised all their equipment and the barbers are friendly.” The other suggests: “This is a world class barbershop with skilled barbers who take their time to give you a quality haircut.”
No 90, Bogalay Zay Street, Botahtaung Township, Yangon
09 953 726200
9am – 8pm
6.5 Mile Marketplace, No 69, Pyay Rd, Yangon
9am – 8pm
Fraser earned 4.5 stars with 59 reviews and comes second only to Burman. Overlooking the majestic The Secretariat building, Fraser Barbershop used to be a host of special hair seminars with international hair stylists.
What a kind stranger says about this place: “Talented hairdressers, nice shop, excellent service, highly recommended.”
No 162, 1st Floor, Corner of Anawrahta Road & 46th Street, Botahtaung Township, Yangon
09 7750 40 400
9am – 7pm
Coming in third with an average score of 4.8 from 48 reviews, NP offers premium hair and beard services and facial cleansing treatments in partnership with Dermalogica. It also doubles as a shop for casual men’s wear.
A satisfied customer reviewed: “The staffs are very friendly and the service is excellent. I recommend tees from there, they’re so comfy with a fair price.”
No 520, Ou Yin Street, New University Avenue Road, Yangon
09 888 471 055
10am – 6pm
EDITED: With the latest information we received from the shop, it no longer shares the owner with Burman Barbershop. (As of 29 Aug 2022)
This one takes a more cultural approach to its interior design with royal-themed furniture and lacquerware decorative items. Opened in 2009, when online traffic was not as high as now in Myanmar, it has amassed 42 reviews and a 4.4 average score throughout its 10+ years of service.
One commendation says: “Good haircut, the barbers know what they’re doing. Cool interior design, their sink design for shampooing is really clever.”
No 18(B), Thukhawaddy Road, Yankin Township, Yangon
09 979 606040 (booking required)
9am – 5:30pm (closed Monday)
Hidden inside the quiet Golden Valley, it guarantees a perfect blend of old-school grooming and haircut services plus skincare treatments for men. Rangoon Barbershop scores 4.8 points from 19 reviews.
A happy customer says: “They played American jazz music. They speak English and will cut your hair to desired style. Very thoughtful and precision cut.”
No 10, Golden Valley Road, Yangon
09 5140 914
10am – 5pm
Mike Barbershop is a franchise of Hair Zone Studio in Malaysia and was opened in January 2020. It offers classic haircut and trimming services and also other special treatments such as Hair Herbal treatment, Black Mask services and many more. Its average score is 4.6 with 11 reviews.
A customer’s voice: “I’ve been visiting Mike every 2-3 weeks for last year or so and never was disappointed.”
No 8, Ground Floor, Manaw Ha Ya Street, Htay Kywel Ka Quarter, Tamwe Township Yangon
09 253 605 614
9am – 7pm
Bonus: This is a separate entry from our list above.
After celebrating the established places, let us welcome a newcomer. Barberlogy is a fairly new establishment that opened just this month. It offers cutting, trimming, washing and dyeing services. Have you been there? Let us know what you think in the comments.
No 77E, Shin Sawpu Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon
09 40 8888 787
9am – 8pm