There’s a superstition that those celebrating Chinese New Year aren’t allowed to cut their hair for the first 14 days or too near to this festivity because it may slash your luck away. As eyeroll-worthy as this tradition is, many people practice it to this day which is why we decided to round up 5 barbershops around the Klang Valley that’ll take good care of your luck and your locks — including the situation on your face.
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This barbershop is APW’s most recent tenant at its row in Bangsar. 52 Barbers offer services such as shaves, beard trims and haircuts — completed with a hot towel service. Prices range between RM40 to RM85, and its clientele starts from kids aged 5 and above. Due to its cozy two-chair floor plan, it would be wise to book an appointment online with 52 Barbers before visiting the store to avoid from being turned away.
The Oven Cuttery
This is about the only time sticking your head in an oven won’t do extreme damage to yourself. The Oven Cuttery — often referred to as The Oven — was created as a home/workspace for Mentega Pomade, a locally produced pomade founded by Kevin ‘Cottie’ Tan (former member of AZUREFORJANNE). The Oven ‘s range of services includes haircuts, beard trims and a straight razor shave.
Ground Floor, 21, 21/34, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Located within Battery Acid Club cafe)
O: 10am — 8pm (Tuesday to Saturday) 3pm — 8pm (Sunday)
This place was founded in 2004 in Mayfair, London and became increasingly popular over the years that it’s managed to setup shop in various cities around the world such as Hong Kong, Dubai, Mexico City, New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur, of course. The Gentlemen’s Tonic services include grooming, massages and various shaves that is said to leave any gentleman feeling his most confident.
D5 – G3 – 3, Solaris Dutamos, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480, Kuala Lumpur
O: 10am — 9pm (Monday to Sunday)
T: +603 6412 8660
The Barbers Lounge
The team behind The Barber’s Lounge practice being synonymous with quality and to keeping their customers handsome — which gent wouldn’t be able to appreciate that, right? In this barbershop, customers will be treated to old-school barbershop-vibes with new-age prices (but it won’t destroy your wallet!), plus, there’s a waiting area which follows the concept of an open lounge for its clients to wait for their cuts/shaves at.
20, Jalan 28/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
T: 03 2856 7399
O: 11am — 8am (Closed on Tuesday)
Truefitt & Hill Malaysia
It wouldn’t be fair to leave out an establishment that’s listed as the Oldest Barbershops in the World by the Guinness Book of World Records’, would it? Truefitt & Hill was founded in 1805 in London and is regarded as the finest hairdresser and perfumer in the city; it has served Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Sinatra and many other notable individuals. Truefitt & Hill have opened several outlets around Kuala Lumpur to pamper Malaysian gentlemen, and based of their history, we’d say they would not disappoint.
Truefitt & Hill is located at Suria KLCC, Bangsar Shopping Centre, JW Mariott Hotel, Great Eastern Mall and The Majestic Hotel. Opening hours and stores’ numbers can be found here.