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50 In 50: The Best Black Barbershop In Each State
Barbershops have long been a cornerstone of the Black community. For many they are a place to socialize and discuss the latest news and current events. For some, talking to your barber can even be therapeutic.
Check out our picks for the best Black barbershop in each state, where you can feel welcomed and at home— and of course, get a mean, sharp cut.
Faces provides quality barber services for men, women, and children in the Birmingham community.
Where: 2426 Green Springs Hwy. Birmingham, AL 35811
Hair Science owner Shawn Idom says that the barbershop defines his identity, a place where men can be free to share and discuss anything.
Where: 203 W. 15th Ave., Ste. 108 Anchorage, AK 99501
Ace of Fades is highly rated and recommended for its skilled barbers and welcoming atmosphere.
Where: 3201 N. 16th St., #3&4 Phoenix, AZ 85016
World Champion Cutts has been serving the Little Rock community for ten years and counting.
Where: 821 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Dr. Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
True Men aims to “bring a sense of sophistication and convenience to elevate the barber shop experience.”
Where: 4201 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
The Legendary Right Touch has three to four barbers present in the shop every day, allowing every haircut to be quick and convenient.
Where: 3367 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80917
New England’s largest unisex salon, It’s A Gee Thang offers quality barber and salon services.
Where: 2404 Main Street Hartford, CT 06120
Black Visionary Designers holds frequent events for the community, including coat drives, $5 back-to-school haircuts for kids, and other customer appreciation events.
Where: 223 W. 8th St. Wilmington, DE 19801
Fade Away offers more than just haircuts. They provide whatever customers request, from fades to braids. The shop recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
Where: 17452 SW 104 Ave., Unit A Miami, FL 33157
Off The Hook is a family-oriented barbershop with a great atmosphere, providing hairstyles such as cuts, braids, twists, and locs.
Where: 251 Peters St. SW Atlanta, GA 30313
In business since 1999, Flava & Da Wig has serviced celebrities like Talib Kweli, Jaleel White, and NFL footballer Michael Bennett.
Where: 1750 Kalakaua Ave #112 Honolulu, HI 96826
Owner Shari Baber says Cut-N-Up has become a platform for her to meet and help people, for example, helping families with adopted children.
Where: 6409 W. Ustick Rd. Boise, ID 83704
Black veteran-owned Urbane Blades is home to several skilled barbers providing the Chicago community with quality hair care and cuts.
Where: 948 N. Orleans St. Chicago, IL 60610
Located in the Fashion Mall at Keystone, Blendzz is a family-oriented, kid-friendly barbershop that prides itself on providing a wide range of hairstyles to its diverse clientele.
Where: 8702 Keystone Crossing, #210 Indianapolis, IN 46240
Supreme Cuts offers quality barbering services in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.
Where: 1230 E. 14th St., Unit 1 Des Moines, IA 50316
Clients of Wichita’s Black woman-owned Royalty Kutz say the shop offers a pleasant and professional environment, with quick and precise cutting and styling service that keeps them coming back.
Where: 3912 E. 13th St. N Wichita, KS 67208
New Urban specializes in African-American hairstyles, from fades and line-ups to braids and natural hair care.
Where: 414 NW Englewood Rd. Kansas City, MO 64118
In addition to haircuts, Black Diamonds provides other services, including facials, waxing, and eyebrow tinting.
Where: 3983 7th Street Rd., Suite #33 Louisville, KY 40216
Black woman-owned Who Dat Barbershop gives back to the community through its Haircuts for Healthcare Heroes program.
Where: 5741 Crowder Blvd., A8 New Orleans, LA 70127
This unisex shop aims to make all guests feel like Kings and Queens when they exit looking like royalty.
Where: 50 Maine Street Brunswick, ME 04011
With several skilled barbers, Str8 Lines can provide you the precise cut you desire.
Where: 7493 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Hair It Is is the place to go in Boston for unique designs, locs, and sharp cuts.
Where: 1186 Blue Hill Ave. Boston, MA 02126
Dre’s is your one-stop-shop for all your barber needs in the Southfield area.
Where: 25511 Southfield Rd. Southfield, MI 48075
Located in the Elliot Park neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis, Fades of Gray has been serving the community since 1999. The barbershop is committed to the giving back to the community.
Where: 715 S. 10th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Visitors to Trendsetters Barbershop can also check out Trendsetters Beauty Supply, owned by the shop’s owner and located in the same building.
Where: 1734 Pass Rd. Biloxi, MS 39531
Elite Blendz is a family-friendly environment where people of all ages can feel safe and comfortable while receiving a proper haircut.
Where: 5759 Chippewa St. St. Louis, MO 63109
VIP Barber Lounge owner Kevin Moss has been cutting hair since he was just 15 years old. He hopes to one day open his own barber school in Montana.
Where: 910 N. 7th Ave. Bozeman, MT 59718
Award-winning Lyle Styles and Cuts runs the Barber’s Eye Academy to help up-and-coming pro barbers learn the fundamentals of cutting as well as the barbering business.
Where: 318 S 72nd Street Omaha, NE 68114
Serving the Las Vegas area since 2004, Masterpiece Barbershop now has multiple locations to meet all their customers’ needs.
Where: 1200 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Sean Taylor, owner of The People’s Barbershop and Shave Parlor, built a clientele in the area when he was contracted by Dartmouth College to cut hair for its students of color.
Where: 44 S Main St. Hanover, NH 03755
Located within walking distance of Rutgers University, Complete Look gives back to the Camden community by offering free cuts for kids during back-to-school time.
Where: 118 N. 3rd St. Camden, NJ 08102
All Eyes On Me prides itself on providing its clientele with outstanding quality work for reasonable prices.
Where: 600 Central Ave. SW, Suite #107 Albuquerque, NM 87102
Part of what makes Black Success Barber Shop so unique is its atmosphere. Customers feel comfortable and at-home in the shop’s welcoming environment.
Where: 729 Pennsylvania Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11207
With it’s name paying homage to Durham’s iconic Black Wall Street, this is the place to go for the sharpest haircut in the Bull City.
Where: 901 Fayetteville St., #106 Durham, NC 27701
In addition to fresh cuts, West Fargo’s Roots Barbershop and Salon offers styles such as locs, braids, twists, etc.
Where: 1115 9th St. E, Suite B West Fargo, ND 58104
Kut City owner Marlon Bennett says he aims to bring back the classic style and feel of the barbershop, but with a modern twist.
Where: 1485 E. Dublin Granville Rd. Columbus, OH 43229
Fades “R” Us is a welcoming family barbershop where you can get some good company and conversation along with your cut.
Where: 7916 N. MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73132
The Cut Connection prides itself on it’s high standard of quality and remaining a cut above the rest while maintaining affordable prices.
Where: 1215 Commercial St. SE Salem, OR 97302
Designed with otherworldly décor, Black woman-owned Another Planet is a unique and innovative barbershop. Owner and head barber Sci-Fi is an award-winning celebrity barber, and one of the highest rated barbers in PA.
Where: 808 South St., 1st Fl. Philadelphia, PA 19147
Stay fresh and on point with a precise cut from one of Da Point‘s skilled barbers.
Where: 107.5 Hope St. Providence, RI 02906
Greenville’s Cuttn Up Barbershop places the utmost importance on quality, consistency, and making its customers the top priority.
Where: 730 S. Pleasantburg Dr., #108 Greenville, SC 29607
Clyde Shinall, the owner of Sioux City’s Frances Building Barbershop, says clients come from over an a hour away to get a quality cut at his shop.
Where: 505 5th St. Sioux City, IA 51101
Founded in 1970, clients of Bear’s Barbershop agree the shop offers outstanding service in a great atmosphere at reasonable prices.
Where: 3429 Alton Park Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37410
Blendville Luxury Mobile Grooming Parlor is Houston’s First mobile grooming parlor service, eliminating the necessity for clients to have to drive or wait in line, and instead, offering the luxury of having their barber come to them.
Where: (Corporate Office) 12824 Willow Centre Drive Houston, TX 77077
Another Level offers high quality grooming services, such as detailed haircuts, razor line-ups, shaves, and beard styling.
Where: 631 W. North Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Located inside the Church Street Marketplace, Burlington’s Next Level offers top quality barber services to keep you sharp and fly.
Where: 163 Pearl St. Burlington, VT 05401
Sharp Line Cuts is a family-owned and operated barbershop. The owner, Frank Holmes, is a master barber and barber instructor with over 30 years of experience.
Where: 44260 Ice Rink Plaza, #114 Ashburn, VA 20147
Afro Barbershop owner and barber T, also known as the Afro Barber, says his brand and shop name are reflective of him, as well as his customers.
Where: 15007 Aurora Ave. N Shoreline, WA 98133
Tray’s Barbershop of Charleston has received rave reviews for its cleanliness, welcoming family environment, and excellent prices.
Where: 1586 A&B Washington St. Charleston, WV 25311
Milwaukee’s Nappy Roots Hair Salon & Barber Shop follows the old-school style of keeping its customers as the main focus.
Where: 4728 W. Fond Du Lac Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53216
Ethnic Hair Care proudly serves Wyoming’s small Black population, offering services like haircuts, locs, weaves, braids, etc.
Where: 1804 Capitol Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001