A few years ago, Metro Manila witnessed specialty grooming shops open their doors in several cities to provide an elevated barbershop experience. One such place is The Barberian, located in Westgate in Muntinlupa City. Offering a memorable barbershop experience – while throwing in a few surprises along the way – The Barberian has become a must-try for men who live in the laid-back south of the Metro.
Recognizing the absence of an upscale barbershop in the Alabang area that could cater to the market living in nearby neighborhoods like Ayala Alabang Village, Alabang Hills, and the residential condominiums in Filinvest City, the founders of The Barberian found themselves gaining regulars fast. They call themselves “the barbershop is one of the few places where men can be men without having to apologize for it.”
The Barberian is a must-visit any man who values more than just a smooth shave and a fresh haircut. With a comfortable reception area with couches and seats and a bar for them to order drinks, it’s a great place to unwind while waiting their turn for their haircut. It’s a retreat from their day-to-day activities, where they can slow down, browse through a selection of magazines, watch whatever is showing on the TV, or simply enjoy conversing with other members of the neighborhood.
The barbershop offers full-range services provided by well-trained barbers who have the utmost respect for their craft. The services at Barberian are simple and straightforward; it’s a space for men to unwind and enjoy a cut, shave, and beard trim. Regulars typically come for the no-frills packages: a cut, or cut and beard trim, or a cut and shave. All these services come with hot towels, hair wash, and a massage. They also throw in complimentary drinks that customers can enjoy after their haircut. They can choose between coffee, whiskey, beer, iced tea, and even chocolate milk for kids.
Though only in Muntinlupa for now, The Barberian has shown its potential in just a few years since its opening. It won’t be a surprise if it expands in the near future to other upscale cities in the Metro.
To know more about The Barberian, visit their Facebook page.