Men in Ho Chi Minh City have another barbershop to add to their growing list of options for a cut and shave.
Tony Barber House opened in District 1 in July this year in a great location off Nguyen Trai Street just minutes on motorbike from the Pham Ngu Lao backpacker district.
Like many small businesses in this city, Tony Barber House is located down a narrow (but easily accessible and clean) alleyway.
Set up by a young husband and wife team, Tony’s has five barber’s chairs, which means their lads can churn out plenty of cuts and shaves throughout the course of a day.
This new addition will keep many of you happy, particularly those with busy schedules and an aversion to forking out over VND500,000 for a haircut.
While the higher-end barbershops around town cater more for gents looking for a complete experience, an appointment can take two to three hours out of the day.
Don’t get me wrong, they are great places to spend an afternoon with your best pals sipping on whiskies, choofing on cigars and waxing lyrical about the excesses of life in the Far East.
But if you’re time-poor, like most busy gentlemen are, Tony Barber House might just be the place for you.
If you’re one of those guys looking for a cut and shave (VND130,000) during your lunch hour or a quiet moment in your day, then Tony Barber House is on the money.
In quick time, the lads at Tony’s will have a brief chat to you about the look you are after, send you to the basin for a shampoo, put you back in the chair for a cut (and shave if required), then style you up with one of the more than 20 kinds of pomade for sale in their store and online.
In fact, Tony Barber House stocks one of the largest collections of pomade we have seen in a barbershop in Ho Chi Minh City.
All the internationally renown labels are here, such as Reuzel and Ti Gi, among others.
Tony’s doffs the hat to three locally-made pomade brands as well, with Saigon Hustlers, The Gents Bay and Go Vintage proudly on display among their more established contemporaries.
Tony’s offers a 10% discount off any pomade purchased with a haircut.
And no, Tony Barber House has nothing to do with the 1980s Australian game show host of the same name.
Nevertheless, this may well still be the ‘sale of the century’.
All photos by Mike Palumbo. Follow Mike on Instagram at @palumbo_photo
Tony Barber House is at 205/7 Nguyen Trai, District 1, HCMC and is open from 10am daily.