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The 7 Best Barber Shops in Copenhagen For Men’s Haircuts

When you’re visiting a new city, it can be hard to seek out a great haircut. No one quite knows how you like your skin fade like your local barber, but in Copenhagen, it’s a different story. 

The vibrant Danish city is a style capital of Europe. The Scandinavian way is all about creative minimalism, laid-back street looks, and a touch of vintage flair – and this is something the Danes sure know how to execute. Copenhagen has made a name for itself in the fashion world with some of the best-dressed inhabitants that pioneer innovative trends. So, it should come as no surprise that the men take their haircuts just as seriously. 

We’ve rounded up the seven best barber shops in Copenhagen to make your search a little bit easier. Whether you’re looking to tame your Icelandic beard, clean up your short-back-and-sides, or experiment with something a little bit different, there’s a barber in Copenhagen to suit you and your budget. Let’s get into it. 

Phil’s Barber

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Located in the historic Vesterbro district on the border of Frederiksberg, Phil’s barber is a high-quality, male-only salon specializing in the traditional craft of barbering with the use of modern amenities. The vintage yet masculine decor puts visitors at ease throughout their consultation and cut. 

Philip, owner and barber, has over ten years of experience and has been running Phil’s Barber since 2016. With great success in Copenhagen, the shop upgraded to a bigger space in 2019 to fit the growing clientele. The barbershop operates on an appointment-only basis due to high demand. Find them on the leafy Gammel Kongevej in the city’s coolest neighborhood just west of Central Station.

Services and price list: 

  • Classic Haircut: DKK 390 ($53)
  • Shave: DKK 320 ($44)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 320 ($44)
  • Cut & Shave: DKK 640 ($87)
  • Children: DKK 220 ($30)

Rating: 4.9/5

Address: Gl. Kongevej 39A, 1610 København, Denmark 

Contact: +45 42 91 35 18, philsbarber.dk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9.30 am to 2 pm 

Henri

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Henri is a contemporary barber shop chain with locations on Elmegade 5, Grønnegade 4, and Frederiksberg, the broad tree-lined district and independent municipality in Copenhagen with sidewalk cafés, green boulevards, and gourmet foodie spots. At Henri, they promote their services as a “modern take on men’s hair”, while still upholding hair cutting traditions and professional service.

Their broad list of services includes classic haircuts, longer consultations, hot towel shaves, and hair styling. The Frederiksberg shop is newly renovated with a contemporary industrial style, perfect for the modern man. Check out some of their prices below. 

Services and price list:

  • Classic Haircut: DKK 395 ($54)
  • Hot towel Shave: DKK 500 ($68)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 370 ($50)
  • Signature Re-style: DKK 500 ($68)
  • Head Shave: DKK 370 ($50)

Rating: 4.8/5

Address: Gl. Kongevej 80 1850 Frederiksberg C / Elmegade 5 2200 Copenhagen N / Grønnegade 4 1107 Copenhagen K

Contact: +45 3512 2200, info@henri.dk

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm

Billy’s

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With an unapologetic vintage aesthetic, black and white motifs, and Hollywood 50’s wall memorabilia, Billy’s is an eclectic and well-loved barber shop in the heart of Copenhagen. Quality service and a warm ambiance replace clinical modernism and it is all about the experience here. 

Owner Billy has over 20 years of experience cutting hair across Europe, and even with the affordable prices, you can guarantee a service that is never rushed and with no corners cut – apart from your edges. All customers are even offered a drink at no extra charge on arrival, from coffee and juice to a bottle of beer. 

Billy’s is located on Nordre Frihavnsgade in Østerbro, near the waterfront. The upscale, family-friendly district is punctuated by designer stores and trendy restaurants. Yet, Billy’s is a part of the furniture and a pillar of the old school Østerbro community. 

Services and price list:

  • Classic Haircut: DKK 290 ($40)
  • Classic Shave: DKK 290 ($40)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 260 ($35)
  • Haircut & Shave: DKK 550 ($75)
  • Children and Students: DKK 260 ($35)

Rating: 4.9/5

Address: Nordre Frihavnsgade 82, 2100 København, Denmark

Contact: +45 53 38 86 99

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm

British Barbershop

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An understated barbershop with decades in the business, British Barbershop might not sound very Nordic, but the traditional studio exudes Scandinavian minimalism offering classic cuts at affordable prices. 

The shop is located in central Copenhagen on Studiestræde, just minutes from the Latin Quarter where you’ll find boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafés. Take a stroll through Ørstedsparken and check out the Københavns University grounds before wandering into the salon for your cut. British barbershop is one of few highly-rated studios in Copenhagen that welcomes walk-ins and you can expect friendly service every time.    

Services and price list:

  • Classic haircut: DKK 350 ($48)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 150 ($20)
  • Children and Students: DKK 250 ($34)

Rating: 4.5/5

Address: Studiestræde 8, 1455 København, Denmark

Contact: +45 23 96 01 81

Opening hours: Monday to Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm, Thursday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 3pm 

Fratres M Barbershop

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With two locations in Vesterbrogade and Nørre Farimagsgade, FratresM is an established barbershop offering professional cuts and exceptional service. Their wide range of services cater to all manor of hairdressing needs and they pride themself on paying extra attention to each customer’s unique wishes.

The studios have edgy and vintage interiors, with wooden furnishings, traditional chairs, and old-school tools handled with modern precision. The team of four each has their own specialty from short fades to beard fixing, mustache styling, and even coloring. 

Vesterbrogade is Copenhagen’s main shopping street in Vesterbro, perfect for a pit stop in a busy day of perusing the stores. The Nørre Farimagsgade shop is just set back from the canal and all the charming restaurants of Nørre Søgade. 

Services and price list:

  • Regular clip: DKK 349 ($46)
  • Smooth shave: DKK 319 ($43.50)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 319 ($43.50)
  • Haircut, Beard Trim and Nose&Ear Wax: DKK 599 ($82)
  • Beard coloring: DKK 269 ($37)
  • Face mask: DKK 249 ($34)

Rating: 4.7/5

Address: Vesterbrogade 30, 1620 København, Denmark / Nørre Farimagsgade 61, 1364 Copenhagen

Contact: +45 60 56 11 55, kontakt@fratresm.dk

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm

Barber of Vognmagergade

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If you’re looking for a classic barbershop with a story, look no further. The Barber of Vognmagergade is not only a professional shop offering quality cuts to loyal customers, but it’s also one of the oldest ones in the city with a fascinating history.

The Barber of Vognmagergade opened its doors in 1937. On retirement, the original owner, Kaj Ratsack Due, left the business to his first ever apprentice, Mogens Christensen, who took over in 1944 and went on to run the shop for forty years. An active in the resistance movement during WWII, as well as a skilled craftsman, Christenson blocked out the windows of Vognmagergade during the war, but continued business, as usual, turning the shop into a meeting point and safe space for likeminded people in the city. 

Christensen was also responsible for hiring the first ever women in men’s hairdressing in Denmark, making newspapers again in the 1950s. There have been a number of owners since Christensen, but his legacy reigns true. The traditional decor will transport you back to the 1930s with old-school barber chairs, mirrored walls, and clean-cut, suited staff.

The Barber of Vognmagergade is a no-nonsense salon with a list of services just as uncomplicated as it would have been in the 40s. Find them on the equally historic Vognmagergade, just south of Rosenborg Castle Gardens in the Old Town of Copenhagen. 

Services and price list:

  • Men’s Barber Cut: DKK 500 ($68)
  • Machine cut: DKK 200 ($27)
  • Shave: DKK 300 ($40)

Rating: 4.8/5

Address: Vognmagergade 9, 1120 København, Denmark

Contact: +45 33 12 63 43

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm 

Philly the Barber

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“A barber shop with a twist” – Philly’s tagline draws in on the attention given at this shop to traditional craftsmanship and barbering techniques, but Philly’s also brings barbering into the 21st century. Expect the newest in hairstyling innovation and tools and a relaxing atmosphere that balances modern style with unbeatable old-school motifs.

The exposed brick walls, dark wood furnishings, and classic barber chairs are complimented by warm industrial lighting, large statement mirrors, and a clean open space. Philly’s is a barbershop for everyone and it keeps customers coming back. 

They’re one of the only high-rated studios in Copenhagen that are open on Sundays, and they operate student discounts during the week with their small team of three. Find the shop on Flensborggade in trendy Vesterbro between the green Enhaveparken and Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District. Appointments are recommended. 

Services and price list:

  • Classic Haircut and Style: DKK 450 ($60)
  • Beard Trim: DKK 250 ($34)
  • Haircut & Beard Trim: DKK 300 ($40)
  • Trim (no full fade): DKK 300 ($40)
  • Buzzcut: DKK 250 ($34)
  • Straight Razor Shave: DKK 500 ($68)

Rating: 4.6/5

Address: Flensborggade 34, kl, 1669 København, Denmark

Contact: +45 26 85 66 09, phillythebarber.dk

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday, 10 am to 6 pm

How much does a men’s haircut cost in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is a notoriously expensive city, and when it comes to hair styling, it’s no different. The cheapest haircut you’ll find will probably cost you around DKK 250, or $35, but if you want to get your hair finished and styled at a top-rated barbershop, expect prices between DKK 300 and 600, that’s around $40-70, depending on the treatment. 

When is the best time to visit Copenhagen?

The summer brings the warmest weather to Copenhagen with big events and tons of action. However, tourist crowds also descend upon the city at this time and you can expect the highest hotel prices. For those who don’t mind the mild weather, March to May is a pleasant and breezy time to visit with lower rates and fewer people to navigate.  

What is a gentleman’s haircut?

A gentleman’s cut is a style with short sides and a side parting or comb-over. The hair is usually slicked with gel and very clean and kempt. The style is inspired by vintage haircuts and the refinery of a classic gentleman.   

Should I tip my barber in Copenhagen?

In Copenhagen, tipping is not a tradition. Exceptional service is a prerequisite, but salaries, even for staff in the hospitality industry, are exceptionally high so tips aren’t deemed necessary. You might receive an additional service charge on some restaurant bills but you don’t need to round it up. Haircuts are also not cheap in Copenhagen and your barber probably would not expect a tip, with service and any taxes usually already calculated in the given price.