Top 5 Barber Shops With Best Barbers in Napier

We all want the same thing – an excellent haircut from a professional Napier barbershop. So, taking into account the difficulties in finding the best barbers in Napier, we’ve put together a list of the top shops you must visit at least once to get the quality you seek.

These five barbering experts are pulled out exclusively based on rating factors including but not limited to – Shop History, Public Reviews, Location, Range of Services, Cost of Services, Special Offers, Customer Engagement, and Awards & Recognition.

Also check out: 5 Barber Shops with Best Barbers in Hastings

Cost of Barber Services in Napier

ServiceAverage Cost
Men’s Haircut$35-$40
Zero Fade$40-$45
Razor Fade$50-$55
Beard Trim$20-$25
Shampoo & Condition$8-$13

Napier’s 5 Best Barbers

Here are the top-rated barbers that are most loved by the people of Napier in your neighbourhood:

  1. MJ’s Barber Shop
  2. Big Boss Barber
  3. 19nintyone Barbershop
  4. BarberShopCo Napier
  5. Jabez Makawe Studio

1. MJ’s Barber Shop

MJ's Barber Shop in Napier
MJ’s Barber Shop
BEST KNOWN FORMen’s Barbering
TELEPHONE+64 6 835 4580
ADDRESS212 Emerson Street, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Rating: 5 out of 5.

MJ’s Barber Shop, a lively salon on 212 Emerson Street, is where you’ll find some of Napier’s top hairstylists. They are quick and don’t leave you broke at the end of each cut, in addition to being able to accomplish everything you ask of them.

Moreover, MJ and the staff always make you feel very welcome. MJ also has a fantastic memory, and we have absolutely no doubt that she can name every person who enters her shop.

This place is like an old-school vintage barbershop with modern equipment, skilled barbers, and a soothing atmosphere. Opens up early, and is usually busy, but there is seldom a long wait.


  • No appointments needed, accept walk-ins
  • Has an awesome vibe and atmosphere
  • Minimal wait times


Friendly service…

Just love this quaint old fashioned little barber shop! Very friendly service with value for money expert haircuts. Highly recommended.


2. Big Boss Barber

Outside view of Big Boss Barber
Big Boss Barber
BEST KNOWN FORGrooming Services
TELEPHONE+64 6 835 1112
EMAIL[email protected]
ADDRESS28 Clive Square East, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tucked away in Napier South, the Big Boss Barber (also called Clive Square Barbers) is worth visiting for some trendy haircuts and talented barbers who know what they’re doing.

Whether you’re looking for a quick scissor cut or a precise fade, these guys deliver pretty much every hair service you need. In addition, every service is provided with sincere thought and care, and you’ll leave feeling and looking brand new.


  • More than 20 years of barbering experience
  • Friendly and welcoming space
  • Reasonable prices



New owner managed to attract a big clientele in under three years. Friendly, quick and reasonable.


3. 19nintyone Barbershop

19nintyone Best Barbershop
19nintyone Barbershop
TELEPHONE+64 6 211 7962
EMAIL[email protected]
ADDRESS64 Wakefield Street, Onekawa, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The third on our list of best Napier barbers is – 19nintyone Barbershop. After receiving his degree from a premier hairdressing institute and gaining practical experience from Greg and Peleti, Tory, better known as Aztech the Barber, joined their staff. With his storytelling, he keeps the Napier residents looking smart and thoroughly entertained.

And not just him, each member of 19nintyone Barbershop brings talent that’s second to none. So check them out, and don’t be afraid to book your next cut, trim, or fade.


  • Conveniently located in the industrial area opposite New Zealand Couriers
  • Friendly and experienced barbers
  • Has plenty of affordable styling options


Best haircut…

Hands down best haircut and experience I’ve ever had! Harris got me looking sharp for my wedding and put more attention and detail into my hair than anyone I’ve ever been to.

Robert Golding

4. BarberShopCo Napier

BEST KNOWN FORMen’s Haircut, Beard Trim
TELEPHONE+64 6 211 2107
ADDRESS151 Emerson Street, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tucked away on Emerson Street, BarberShopCo has quickly cemented itself as one of Napier’s finest men’s grooming specialists.

These folks strive to provide each client with a world-class experience, leaving them feeling rejuvenated and looking their best. Whether you need haircuts, fades, shaves, beard trims, or line-ups, they’ve got you covered.

We particularly liked the way their skilled barbers will offer suggestions based on your face and hair type. Plus, there are minimal wait times as they’ve 5 chairs available in their Napier location.

This local shop also provides premium products and contemporary, spotless settings, so you can unwind in their signature BarberShopCo experience.


  • Provide bespoke male grooming
  • No bookings required
  • Has a good range of top quality products


Great chats…

Great Barber Shop, apart from a short wait to have my hair cut everything else was excellent. The cut is great and the barber was very friendly and we had some great chats. Very professional all around.


5. Jabez Makawe Studio

BEST KNOWN FORPremium Men’s Hair Grooming
TELEPHONE+64 20 4136 2350
EMAIL[email protected]
ADDRESS81a Dalton Street, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

If you can catch him, Jabez Makawe is the man without a doubt, but if not, ask for one of the other barbers at Jabez Makawe Studio who are also making waves in the business for all the right reasons.

Jabez Makawe, popularly known as Thy Mullay King and a renowned figure in the barber industry, established Jabez Makawe Studio in Napier in 2020.

While you can simply walk in, getting a same-day appointment is not guaranteed. So we would suggest you book an appointment here at your preferred time and with your favourite barber.

Oh, and the prices are reasonable (haircutting services start at $50) for such a high-end chop!


  • All services include a free drink and a free hot towel treatment
  • Also open on Saturday from 10AM-4PM
  • Accept both cash and EFTPOS payments


Quality haircut…

Quick and spotless barber shop. Strongly recommend it to anyone looking to get a quality haircut from a qualified barber.


Final Thoughts

Clean, modern and swift: that’s what Napier barber shops are all about. Moreover, the haircuts are top-level, with barbers trained to perfection.

So we’d highly recommend visiting these 5 hair experts for all the usual barbering needs.

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