- 29 Jun 2017 1:40 AM
Step into the wild, over cow skinned rugs at Budapest’s most macho barbers, a stone throw from Margit Bridge. An ultra-stylish and exhilarating locale, where sculpting the cut of your dreams becomes reality
Go for: The precision shave
Go to: Margit krt. 62, 1027
‘Fast Dame’ (in English) has brought a brand new swagger to Budapest’s barber scene. A cut shop & a cocktail bar all in one unique underground location, what’s not to like? Sip on a whisky sour as a cold razor skilfully navigates it’s way over your warm facial fuzz.
Go for: The outlandish cocktails
Go to: Síp u. 24, 1075
Dandy The Barber
A few minutes walk from Ferencik Ter, Dandy’s is a cracking little barbers joint where exposed brick and a warm exterior await every visitor. Take a seat in the high chair, marvel at your barber’s 1920’s style beard, and stare at Dandy’s cool frosted glass Paul Banks like image looking back at you through the window.
Go For: The 5 hair cut pass
Go to: 18. Irányi Street
Black Sheep Barbers
These guys opened their doors in April 2017 and have been filled to the brim with fashion conscious men ever since. Snowy (I’m not sure if that’s his real name) the dog will affectionately chase a red ball around as your beard or hair is clipped to perfection. These talented young upstarts will be making a hell of a noise in the hair world for many a year.
Go for: The creative hair cut tattoo
Go to: Erzsébet krt. 34, 1073
Kormendy Elite Barbers
More old school than stylish, Peter Kormendy is a one man operation situated in between a gyros place and a shoe repair shop in downtown. Although not blessed with great English, Peter knows exactly how to send you away smiling, blessed with a cool haircut or a perfect shave.
Go for: The Americana style ornaments
Go to: Dob Utca 55
By Joe McCann for XpatLoop.com
Photos courtesy of the venues