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There's No School Like the Old School

Bringing the Art of the Shave to a New Generation

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020

These barbers and their shops may be young and new but they are not afraid to kick it old school, in fact, that's just the way they like it.  A collection of new barbers is plying their trade in a variety of shops in and around Berks County.  In their chairs, guests can experience the pleasures of a traditional hot towel treatment, or , the more daring client may opt for the old-fashioned straight razor shave.  Done expertly, it truly is the best a man can get.  Beard maintenance and upkeep are on offer for hipsters and lumbersexuals alike.  The harried executive may choose a package of "manpering" treatments, (it's a thing, we just made it up) including nail services, skin detoxification and manscaping, (which is also a thing, but we didn't make that up.)  


Below are some Berks County barbers who would love to welcome you to their eclectic shops and sit you down in their leather-bound chairs in their quest to make Berks County gorgeous, one man-bun at a time...

American Male - 320 Morgantown Road, Reading, 610.376.1300  Have a picky teen?  Try the Young Men's Haircut for ages 13 to 27.


Buzzworthy Barber Studio - 531 E. Lancaster Ave., Shillington, 484.577.4690 - Come for a haircut, stay for a little extra pampering with their Black Mask Facial Treatment. 

No. 7 Barber Parlor - 1603 Lancaster Ave., Reading, 484.509.2433 Seems logical to try the No. 7 at this shop.  Ordering the No. 7 will get you a premiums men's haircut, hot towel and hot lather shave.  

Anthony's Barbers - 914 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, 610.373.9231 These guys are no young upstarts.  This shop has been in business at its current location since 1888!  They obviously know how to give a good haircut, plus a little extra wisdom that only time and experience can provide. 

First Choice Barbershop - 914 Penn Ave., 28 E. Lancaster Ave., Shillington, 610.370.7271 This is another locally owned and operated shop with plenty of five star reviews!  Stop in so you can experience what everyone is talking about and leave your own 5 star review! 

Whiskers Barber Company - 3868 Sinking Spring, 610.513.3918 - Rocking a retro vibe while offering fresh amenities is what this bunch does best.  From their comfy chairs with beverage holders (!) to brow touch ups and online booking, this is not your daddy's barber shop!  Guaranteed, or they will refund your whiskers! 

Fine Linez Barbershop - 704 Penn Ave., West Reading, 484.869.2702 Whether you are looking for help with your unruly beard, or a kind soul to give your baby boy his first big boy cut, the crew at Fine Linez has gotchu!