Back Alley Barbershop: The Perfect Place for True Gentlemen

I must admit, I am a bit vain. I have been trying to achieve a dapper hairstyle for a while now, and I was surprised to see the answer to my problem at a back alley in Salcedo Village.

A barber shop is, naturally, the masculine version of a salon. But at Back Alley Barber Shop, they know what their customer’s needs are, and their quality of service is so impeccable that you will never want to go to another barber shop at all.

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

Located along one of the small streets in Makati, Back Alley Barber Shop is your friendly neighborhood barber shop that treats its customers like true gentlemen.

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

The reception upon entering is a simple little space that boasts of a wood interior design with touches of leather. 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

Opposite the counter are these artworks that perfectly complement the interior of the shop.

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

 

This is the waiting area of Back Alley Barber Shop. The coffee table is filled with artsy books and magazines that will surely catch your attention. Read: Playboy, Banksy, and cursing. 

 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

They also have a mini bar/kitchen that serves beer, coffee or tea. Because they offer facials too, they also have a steam fridge in this area where the barbers get hot towels.

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

This is the only barber shop that I have visited that has a record player. It’s not just for display; it actually plays vinyl records, of which Back Alley has hundreds. 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

This is the service area of the shop. The seats can be reclined for the facial services that they offer. 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

The barbers were dressed better than me. I was just wearing a shirt and they were all in long-sleeves and matching neckties.

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

I got the cut + hungover treatment, which is basically a haircut and facial. It is very refreshing—perfect after a night out. 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

The products they use are imported and boast of luxury. All these are carefully selected and reviewed before being used in the shop, like the lightweight and sharp samurai scissors and feather razor blades.

Aside from the products that they use for the services, they also sell a variety of pomade and wax to suit your hair product needs. 

 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

Back Alley Barber Shop is a hidden gem in Makati and is a place gents should visit to get pampered. After all, a man needs some R & R, too.

Oh, and did I mention you get a free bottle of beer for every service you get? 

 

 

A true gentleman’s barber shop at Back Alley

BACK ALLEY BARBER SHOP

Operating Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm

Mobile No. +(63)947 518 5736

Unit 1D, Alpha Salcedo Condominium, Bautista St. corner Sanchez St., Salcedo Village, Makati

www.backalleybarbershop.com

www.facebook.com/backalleybarberandshop






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