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At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon in Barrington, we are committed to creating an experience unlike any other for our guests. We combine the best of the traditional barbershop and the upscale men’s salon. With our semi-private stations, comfortable barber chairs, relaxing environment, and friendly staff, Eighteen Eight is the perfect escape from the rigors and stresses of the outside world.

The Barbershop Reinvented

The barbers and stylists at 18|8 are dedicated exclusively to men’s grooming, spending years perfecting their craft and becoming experts in haircuts, straight-razor shaves, treatments, and more. We believe that every person is different, every person is special, and that a good hair stylist or barber can have a substantial impact on a man’s self-confidence. With our unique combination of dedicated care, professional grooming services and prescriptions for at-home
care, we help our guests look, feel and perform their very best.

The 18|8 Heritage

When combined, 18% chromium and 8% nickel “transformed” steel into a more enhanced and
better performing stainless steel. The result is 18|8; our moniker for the transformation of our male clientele to look better, feel better, and perform better. At 18|8, we’ve dedicated ourselves to reinventing the classic barbershop experience in order to fit the needs of modern men. Our professional stylists, barbers and staff provide the advice, solutions, and consistency men deserve in a wide variety of professional salon services and treatments, including haircuts, hair coloring, MANicures, face treatments, scalp treatments and waxing.

Man At His Best, Experience The Difference

We understand that making a good first impression is crucial, so we’re here to make it count. Creating a comfortable, exclusive haven for men to go to where they can be pampered, cleaned-up, respected, and understood. In our semi-private stations, you will experience a handcrafted men’s haircut that will change the way you approach the grooming ritual. At 18|8, men of all ages can have a unique and essential grooming experience. One that’s designed to meet their specific needs, rather than being an afterthought at a woman’s salon or settling for a clip-joint-quality haircut. When you walk out of our modern Barrington barbershop, we know that feeling of transformation will be bestowed upon you in a way only three words can describe: You’re The Man.

Gentleman's Grooming Done Right

We have you covered for every aspect of your grooming routine so you can look your best and perform your best. The professional stylists and barbers here at 18|8 Barrington are knowledgeable, experienced, and always willing to give advice and tips on men’s style, trends, and grooming products. Our team is committed to providing the best customer experience possible, making sure that we give everyone who steps through our door the time, attention, and courtesy that they deserve.

The 18|8 experience is like nothing you can get at any other barbershop in downtown Barrington, and we are happy to see our guests agree through great awards, recognition, and great reviews.

Proudly serving the communities of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Long Grove, Tower Lakes, Fox River Grove, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Cary, Algonquin, Hawthorn Woods and Schaumburg. Contact us at (224) 633-2188 to schedule an appointment or feel free to make your booking online**.

*Our goal at 18|8 Barrington is to provide quality service, in a timely manner, and in a professional, upscale environment. In order to do this, we have implemented the following salon policies and cancellation/no-show policies.

**When canceling or rescheduling an appointment, please allow at least 3 hours notice to avoid charges.  Thank you.

The Very Best of SW Lake 2019 Winner
The Very Best of SW Lake 2019 Winner
The Very Best of SW Lake 2018 Winner
The Very Best of SW Lake 2018 Winner
The Very Best of SW Lake 2017 Winner
The Very Best of SW Lake 2017 Winner
Daily Herald 2022 Readers Choice Top Pick

Daily Herald Readers Choice 2022 Top Pick – Best Barbershop in the Chicago Suburbs

We Are Proud To Be Recognized For Our Hard Work And Dedication.

Winning these awards is rewarding for our hairstylists and staff here at 18|8 Barrington because it is confirmation from our guests that we are making at least a small difference in their lives, whether it is giving that extra boost of confidence or helping them forget their troubles for a short while. It’s nice to know our team has been successful in making a difference in the lives of others.