Traditional Amsterdam Barbershop with Contemporary, Industrial Style

The revival of quality alone time and the luxury of a good ol’ straight razor shave from a skilled barber is now available in the Netherlands. Barber, the first and only traditional shaving salon in the scenic canal district of Amsterdam, combines authentic old-fashioned service with complimentary whiskey, coffee, or cold beer and some good conversation. A variety of classic techniques tailored to each individual are offered at the shop or on-the-go, from a light trim to a full-fledged shave with facial mask.  Barber will travel to you with Mobile Barber; a fully equipped mobile station complete with two barbers, two chairs, shaving products and a small bar for a treatment anywhere. Blending industrial and vintage into a contemporary, welcoming retail environment Barber is a modern take on the forgotten artisan craft.

Amsterdam-based architect Ard Hoksbergen completed the interior design of the 19th century shop in July. Creating a raw, warm atmosphere Hoksbergen used mainly natural materials for the salon. A floor of old sawn floor beams, clay plaster, pine plates, leather and concrete give Barber a rugged and inviting feel. An exposed network of copper pipes form the “cobweb” focal point of the shop, carrying both water and electricity on separate routes. The pipes channel water to the sinks, culminate in light bulbs or hooks against a backdrop of white tiles, plywood and concrete.

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