Life in Denver is getting hairier by the minute. There are beard-oil companies popping up left and right, and the I Heart Denver store even unveiled a Keep Denver Beard shirt just in time for Opening Day. But keeping those beards in order isn't easy, which is why shops that specialize in beard trims are a growing business in Denver. Here are our ten favorite places to get a beard trim in Denver, ending with our top choice in the Best of Denver 2016.
10. Piper’s Parlor
2638 West 32nd Avenue
Piper’s Parlour is one of Highland's hidden treasures. A small barbershop with just three chairs, it caters to both men and boys, offering “tried-and-true barbering ways in modern days.” Piper’s will hook you up with a beard trim for only $5.
9. GQ Barber Lounge
1605 17th Street
GQ Barber Lounge is a one-stop shop: A guy can book either a Traditional Shave or a Royal Shave (depending on how irritated his skin gets after shaving), continue the pampering session with a facial, get a hand treatment so that he'll always have a firm (while still soft), handshake, and then finish the day off with a massage. Hell, he can keep the beard long and wax everything else, because the GQ Barber Lounge does that, too; check out the services at gqbarberlounge.com.
8. Kurt’s Cuts
1459 Ogden Street
Kurt Luetjen has been providing old-fashioned barber services in Capitol Hill for more than twenty years. With only one barber chair in this Victorian-style building, he takes clients on a first-come, first-serve basis. Luetjen prides himself on offering high-quality services at affordable prices, and each service comes with a neck and shoulder massage. Text 720-989-1594 for
7. Junior’s Old School Barbershop
8000 East Quincy Avenue, Suite 550
It can be hairy living in the Denver Tech Center — and Junior's is there to help, offering traditional barber services, including straight-razor shaves, hot
6. Al’s Barber Shop
1425 Larimer Street
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5. Proper Barbershop
820 Sherman Street
Call the Proper Barbershop and say you need a Ragged Bastard — that will net you any kind of “maintenance” you might need to keep your beard looking good. But don't stop there: You can also get a Proper Shave and a Proper Haircut at this spot or a second on Tennyson Street.
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4347 Tennyson Street
Spruce is the total experience. Customers can work with a style consultant to “spruce up” their wardrobes and also get a signature shave, since our 2016 Best New Menswear Boutique/Barbershop has a barbershop located inside the store. If you don’t have time for the full Spruce experience, the expert stylists will still spend between fifteen and twenty minutes trimming a beard for $12; a goatee trim runs $7.
3. Ollie’s Barbershop
616 East Kentucky Avenue
Fair warning: This five-chair barbershop in Washington Park is cash-only. But the services are a bargain: A beard trim is just $5, and if you're getting your hair cut, you can get that bad boy trimmed for free.
2. Steel & Lather Barbering Co.
1750 15th Street
In the words of Steel & Lather: This is not your grandfather’s barbershop. Committed to “changing” the way men perceive the barbering industry, Steel & Lather incorporates art, music and fashion into its day-to-day customer experience. All services include a complimentary beverage, which makes the $5 beard trim — with either clipper guards or freehand sculpting — a real deal.
1. The Usual - A Barber Shop
2828 Larimer Street
Location, location, location. Not only will The Usual give you a perfect beard trim for just $5, but it's located right next to Our Mutual Friend Brewery, just the spot to show off your newly groomed face. Looking good, Denver.