A barber is one of the most important people a man can cultivate a relationship with in his life. But even the best relationship with a bad barber won't do you any favors.
Our friends at Yelp put together a list of the best-rated New York City barbershops on its service — minus the national chains.
All of the businesses are in the "barber" category on Yelp, and are ranked using an algorithm that takes into account the number and quality of ratings.
Many of the stops on this list are neighborhood favorites off the beaten path — places you wouldn't go to unless you knew where to look.
Here are the 12 top-ranked barbershops in New York City.
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12. Barbering By Marcus
"This place is first class. From the waiting area in the back to the massage chairs you sit in while getting a cut. Ryon is amazing and knows what he is doing. I am very particular about my hair and after 6 months I have yet to be disappointed. Not cheap but the cuts and service speak for themselves." -Nick S.
11. The Land of Barbers
"I can't give this place and the staff enough praise. They are all great people who make you feel comfortable and at home from the moment you walk in. I moved to NY about a month and a half ago and any guy who has made a move across the country can tell you that rebuilding a rapport with a new barber can be nerve racking. Chris did a phenomenal job at understanding what I wanted and what I was looking for." -Albi M.
10. Premium Barber Shop
"Came in with doubts as I do with every barber shop. Left an extremely happy and bound-to-be loyal customer. Arthur is the best barber I've been to; very skilled, great conversation, and overall great guy." -John L.
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