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Friel's Barber Shop opened in November 2016 by Joe Friel. He has a good attention to detail and the craft, and can even suggest a certain cut to fit the customer's style. This smaller shop moves pretty quick so you usually won't wait long. They specialize in mens and boys haircuts. From the old school to the new school.

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Google Rating
4.9
Yelp Rating
4.4
Alyssa Boozan
Alyssa Boozan
21:38 19 Apr 19
Such a great Barber Shop! The staff is warm and friendly, and they do an amazing job. I brought my twin 1 year olds to have their first hair cut, and the Barber was so kind and understanding when they were a bit nervous. They did everything they could to help make it an enjoyable and easy experience and I appreciated that more than they know. This shop is in our hometown (we live over 2 hours away now), and I will continue to plan haircuts around trips to the area so we can go to Friel's. There really is not another place like it!read more
Jeff Winters
Jeff Winters
15:07 09 Jul 19
My son hates getting his hair cut and Joe made that happen and was remarkably patient. I would recommend this shop to anyone. The place was clean and the staff was very pleasant even under difficult circumstances.read more
Steve_Kamrad
Steve_Kamrad
19:23 21 May 19
Jeff is the best barber I've had in years. Joe Friel, the owner is charismatic and extremely friendly. The rest of the staff are top notch as well as they're all very experienced and have come to work at Friel's Barbershop from other shops. It's an all star team if you will.read more
manpreet singh
manpreet singh
21:47 17 May 19
One of the best haircut place I have been to. They actually listen to what you are trying to do. Most barbers try to act like they are experts and end up messing it up not this place.
Rob Pivovarnick
Rob Pivovarnick
22:29 16 Jun 19
Great barber shop! Every barber is pleasant and great to work with. Always a great experience.
Joyce Ombao
Joyce Ombao
04:32 25 Jul 19
It was my first visit last Thursday afternoon; I wanted a short buzz for the summer. I spoke to the owner prior to that day but he was not there when I arrived so I chose Jeff. He is nice & made sure that the length & style was to my liking. I walked out of there 😄 to see the result. I received numerous compliments from people as well; it was remarkable. I highly recommend this place as I have also seen how the other customer's haircuts looked impeccable from the other stylists.read more
Caitlin Clarke
Caitlin Clarke
03:09 15 Aug 19
Everyone is extremely nice and relaxed at Friel's. In the past I had been to other shops where the the haircuts were not so great on top of the stylists being a bit cold or even rude to me. The barbers here know what they're doing and then some. I have been twice and gotten designs on my undercut buzz, and each time I have received plenty of compliments for them. The woman who has done my hair is very skilled, gentle and precise with her work. I trust the people here to do a good job and make sure that I'm comfortable in the process of doing so. I kind of used to dread getting buzzed, but I don't mind coming here at all. They're lovely.read more
Tom S
Tom S
23:52 08 Oct 19
Friel's - the only place you can get a legitimate beard trim and excellent men's cut for ~$20. Staff is always friendly, atmosphere is pleasant and laid back. Always see parents in there with their kids. An absolute gem in Hamilton. Cannot recommend higher!read more
Kae Gregis
Kae Gregis
18:17 15 Nov 19
The staff here made me feel welcome from the moment I opened the door. Jeff was great with my son, who had never had a haircut before. He was so patient every time #4 fidgeted or turned to look at something. My son didn't cry at all! I only had a vague idea of what I wanted, and the final looks ADORABLE! Thanks so much, Jeff and Joe. We will definitely be back.read more
John G
John G
03:13 11 Dec 19
Wow!!! I'm so glad I took the time on Google to find this place. This is truly a spectacular barber shop. A hot towel shave seems to be a dying art and is hard to find now a days but it is still available at Friel's. A shave is worth every penny and is an experience that should not be missed. They are also great Men's barbers. I can't speak to each barber but Jeff is a true professional. I could not be happier with my first visit and this shop will be my new go to when I am in the area.read more
A Guieb
A Guieb
17:55 17 Jan 20
Casual and relaxed atmosphere. As always.... it's all good!
THE REAL ROCK 66
THE REAL ROCK 66
22:11 18 Feb 20
Aces!!! Great people. Great hair cuts. Neighborhood people who want to be successful. Service is always great! Thank you!
Gina Somerville
Gina Somerville
01:20 23 Jun 20
I brought my sons here on a whim, and this was the best experience I've had at a barber shop. Courteous staff, great haircuts, awesome music! We'll definitely be back.
Kristen O'Connor
Kristen O'Connor
02:48 04 Jul 20
The entire staff never disappoints. Great cuts and even better people.
Dan Gomez
Dan Gomez
15:02 19 Jul 20
Update during COVID. They recently reopened and have to say their precautions were excellent. Made me feel very comfortable. Masks, gloves, disposable covers, and temperature checks. They also take appointments to avoid the wait!Great service. Friendly atmosphere. Great prices. Highly recommend for a cut.read more
J Leigh
J Leigh
17:42 24 Jul 20
Best shop around. We have been going to Friel’s for two years now since my sons first ever haircut! Joe and his staff made that new experience for my son so awesome! He is three now and always looks forward to his haircuts! My husband , brother in law and many of their friends and coworkers have made the switch to Friel’s also. Always so friendly and inviting, even through the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges. Highly recommend!!-The Szabosread more
Bill Dubya
Bill Dubya
14:04 25 Jul 20
Friel's is an awesome experience. Courteous and very professional staff. I've witnessed the care and patience they use when dealing with special needs children and it's amazing. 5 Stars
Donna Walker
Donna Walker
15:54 25 Jul 20
Best shop and most professional barbers around. Great with kids. All services offered, if they don’t do it, you don’t need it. Clean, comfortable, friendly all on top of being amazing barbers. What more could you ask for!read more
Joseph Hernandez
Joseph Hernandez
20:22 12 May 18
I'm a picky person when it comes to haircuts. I came across this place thanks to Google. The only place in the area that had 5 stars. I'm from California visiting for work and was in desperate need of a cut. And boy 5 stars was right. They did exactly what I wanted and the atmosphere was great. Great music on in the background and everyone just chit chatting making it a very comfortable environment. I would definitely recommend this place and definitely will be back for another cut!!! Thank you guys, you all Rock!!!read more
Tommy Turbo
Tommy Turbo
12:59 05 Sep 20
Always a good experience when I go here. Doesn't matter who cuts your hair it always turns out really good.
Robert Cook
Robert Cook
18:33 29 Aug 20
First haircut in forever. Looks great. Thanks
patrick gribbin
patrick gribbin
23:05 05 Sep 20
Excellent
Scott Mayer
Scott Mayer
00:54 22 Oct 20
This is the best place around. I always go to Joe. They are all great and I love everyone's personalities. Always a great experience.
Mike (MJ)
Mike (MJ)
19:45 03 Jan 21
Great customer service. Love going here
Jenko
Jenko
04:32 30 Jan 21
It was my first time here. Will definitely return. Great atmosphere. Great barbers. Highly recommend. Thank you Joe for the awesome haircut 👍👍
Nathaniel Bayona
Nathaniel Bayona
18:06 23 Feb 21
Overall a great haircut/ experience, fast, professional and good price.
Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen
11:28 02 Mar 21
Finally found my local go-to barber place in the Princeton/West Windsor/Hamilton area. No upselling— just a good cut. Everyone is good but my preferred barber is Joe.
RadRob88 !
RadRob88 !
14:41 16 Mar 21
Great shop, friendly and great work and a great atmosphere /vibe. Got my hair cut and was very satisfied with it. Owner is a good guy and a veteran. I will definitely be going back as this will be my new barber.read more
Lauren Kamrad
Lauren Kamrad
23:08 08 May 21
Take both of my son's here. They always do a amazing job and they are great with kids no matter the age.
robert kroslin
robert kroslin
19:34 14 May 21
I’ve known Joe for many years. His place is convent and welcoming.
Joe Lucarelli
Joe Lucarelli
18:25 12 Jul 21
Best barber shop in Hamilton. Friendly staff and kid friendly too! The atmosphere is great - everyone is always talking and laughing which makes for a great experience
Connor Hughes
Connor Hughes
23:31 25 Jul 21
Moved to the area four years ago and spent first two trying to find a barber. Walked into Friel’s last year and I won’t be going anywhere else. Awesome staff, great cuts & better vibes. Love it. Exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommend.read more
Eric Schleher
Eric Schleher
03:37 01 Sep 21
Friels barbershop is top notch! Nice and clean shop, good vibes, and skilled barbers.
Jon Coscio
Jon Coscio
15:12 11 Sep 21
I'm a first time customer and received a perfect haircut from Ali. You know when you get a haircut and usually have to go home and fix it a bit? That didn't happen today. 👍I will be back for my next haircut! Also, you can make an appointment online which is helpful.read more
Tom Szold
Tom Szold
20:56 30 May 21
Great shop with genuine people. They cut my hair as well as my boys and do a tremendous job! Highly recommend.
Larry Enticer
Larry Enticer
18:35 26 Oct 21
Used to go here months ago. They give good haircuts, but the staff isn’t the friendliest. Went to various barbers there and on multiple occasions they would openly complain about customers, specifically those who called into the shop. Receiving phone calls should be expected by businesses in my opinion. Maybe they should be appreciative that so many people want to give them business. That alone made me hesitant to continue going there because who knows what they might complain about when I walk out the door. I can understand how some customers can be bothersome, but saying it so openly may make normal customers feel unwelcome.The main reason I refuse to ever go back is because I had an appointment there a few months back, which I unfortunately had to cancel because of a family emergency. I reluctantly called the shop to cancel even though I knew how much it annoys them (why even have a phone?). I canceled 24 hours before my appointment and the person on the phone said okay and that was pretty much it. The next day I get notified that the owner sent me an invoice for $60 for a missed appointment, even though I canceled the day prior. Regardless $60 is the price of two haircuts so i’m not sure why he thought that was the appropriate amount to demand from me.Not trying to be a Karen, but my experiences have not been the best there. As a fellow veteran, I hope their business will continue to prosper and that they will maybe learn from this. I worked in costumer service for awhile and I know how annoying the stuff you deal with can get. Maybe it would be better to keep the grievances they have with customers between themselves.They get 3 stars for giving quality fades and being veteran owned, but some lacking in the customer service department.read more
Jeff S
Jeff S
12:58 06 Dec 21
Excellent customer service and great place for adults or kids to get a haircut. Appointments book quickly, that tells you all you need to know about Joe and his staff.
Nick SHEDLOCK
Nick SHEDLOCK
19:30 10 Dec 21
Great job from alli today after an unfortunate experience at another's barber shop last night. Will return.
Jim McGlynn
Jim McGlynn
03:27 16 Jan 22
Joe and his team are pros. Prompt, personable, and great at what they do. Great place for adults or kids. I highly recommend this place.
Jon Coscio
Jon Coscio
23:51 09 Feb 22
I'm a first time customer and received a perfect haircut from Ali. You know when you get a haircut and usually have to go home and fix it a bit? That didn't happen today. 👍I will be back for my next haircut! Also, you can make an appointment online which is helpful.read more
Rich Mota
Rich Mota
01:39 15 Mar 22
I've tried different barber shops in the area and like Friels, the staff is great and like the music and decor.
Udhaya Kumar Shetty
Udhaya Kumar Shetty
22:21 01 Apr 22
My son is always reluctant to go for a haircut as he feels like being hurt someway or the other "EVERY TIME". Also, usually we have not seen what we want from other hair salons. But Friel's Barber shop is pretty awesome. They did what they are best at. My son after the haircut said "This is the best salon I have ever went". Geoff Fifield was super cool. He knew what we were looking for from style perspective, made my son feel comfortable all along and did a fantastic job. I will be a regular customer to this place from now on and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for professional hair cut. Just make an appointment!!read more
Justin Styles
Justin Styles
21:47 18 May 22
The best damn haircuts and music PERIOD
Adam King
Adam King
14:42 04 Jun 22
Great atmosphere, friendly staff and awesome service. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this place. When I'm working in NJ I make it a point to get my hair cut and beard trimed here.
Steve Alpert
Steve Alpert
17:25 05 Jun 22
Best Barbershop in New Jersey Period. Been getting cut by Joe for 10 years now even before he opened the shop. I always leave with an excellent haircut no matter who’s working that’s day. Joe and staff have a great rapport and make their clients feel welcome and comfortable. Overall, great vibe and a great cutread more
Amanda Doan
Amanda Doan
13:28 05 Jun 22
Joe and his team are great barbers. They are attentive passionate and orderly. Usually on weekends at any shop you must book appointments. Since Covid that has been the standard practice for every place. Booking is easy to do online or a simple call will get your spot reserved. This barber shop is by far one of the best in hamilton. It’s worth the drive, worth the wait & you’ll be so happy you chose these fine people to have the honor of cutting your hair.read more
Kelly Schulthies
Kelly Schulthies
18:43 05 Jun 22
I bring my son here to get his haircut, and he refuses to go anywhere else. Joe is skilled, professional, and friendly. We couldn’t be happier, and would recommend Friel’s Barber Shop to anyone. Just make sure you make an appointment!read more
Lourdes Torres
Lourdes Torres
01:44 08 Jun 22
Joe and his staff are the best! All the barbers have done an excellent job on my kids' hair. Highly recommend Friel's!
Rachel Tomcsik
Rachel Tomcsik
12:53 30 Jun 22
My son has been going to another barbershop for most of his childhood, but we've had issues with his haircuts recently. We made an appointment with Geoff to see if he could fix his hair. Everyone there was incredibly nice, and Geoff went out of his way to make sure that my son got the exact haircut he wanted. He even took the time to shake his hand after the haircut, which may seem small, but after all the struggles to get his hair how he wanted it, these little gestures make a big impact. My son said that he was very happy with this haircut, and he really liked the people and the shop. I know he's relieved to have somewhere to go where he can feel confident that he'll get what he wants. Thanks so much!read more
Christine Mercer
Christine Mercer
11:49 14 Jul 22
My squirmy 6 month old went to Ali for his first haircut and she was excellent! She was calm, patient, and took her time to make sure his first cut was perfect! The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. We had an excellent experience and will be sure to return, for my husband's haircuts too!read more
Matt Widmaier
Matt Widmaier
17:30 26 Aug 22
Great place! Awesome Music! Oh.. and my Haircut was perfect I’ll be back for sure!
Madeeha Ahmed
Madeeha Ahmed
18:13 27 Oct 22
Great men’s haircut. My son and husband always look sharp when they come back. I had a hard time looking for a decent barber for them as everyone else cut their hair choppy- not here!They take bookings online and it’s fast and easy.read more
Michael Fields
Michael Fields
17:51 29 Oct 22
Fair price and a thorough and neat cut for me and my son. Online reservations and the reminder of our appointment was convenient.
Joseph Smeck, III
Joseph Smeck, III
14:47 13 Dec 22
This spot is amazing. The atmosphere is laid back and down to earth but at the same time very professional.And they give you one hell of a haircut. I recommend it to all of my friends and clients.
Ortiz Family
Ortiz Family
16:12 28 Apr 23
We moved to the Hamilton area about 6 years ago and have been on a constant search for a new barber shop. Every place we tried fell short of our expectations. Until we found Friel’s. Our two boys had their first haircuts there with Geoff, who did an amazing job. Since then, they’ve been seeing Joe regularly and they love him. Joe is a master at his craft and is always kind and pleasant. When our 3 year old told him “only cut my hair, leave my beard”, Joe went the extra mile and gave him a pretend shave. It made my son’s whole day and made him feel special. Joe is great with kids and skilled. We finally found our place! Rarely give anywhere 5 stars but I’d honestly give Friel’s 10 stars if I could.read more
Sara Cavanaugh
Sara Cavanaugh
17:32 18 May 23
Best barber shop, period! They do the absolute most amazing job, on my husband & my boys hair and beard trims! Great service. The friendliest atmosphere. Booking on Vagaro is extremely easy and user friendly. Wish we could give more then 5 stars!read more
Em Devlin
Em Devlin
16:49 18 May 23
I’ve exclusively been going to Friel’s for 4 years, being a girl, barber shops can sometimes be a little tough/don’t cater to women, every time I’ve gone to Friel’s, at one point being every two weeks, they have always been welcoming/accommodating to what style I want/what looks best. I’ve sat in each barber’s chair and they’re all great at what they do. With my new hairstyle I’ve been going to Geoff (highly recommend) and he’s been killing it each and every time.read more
Chai Chay
Chai Chay
20:38 17 May 23
Geff (Geoff) is one of the best Hairstylists ever I had since long time. He listens very carefully to Costumers haircut requirements. Did excellent job. I felt all the Hairstylists are doing their best work..😊😊😊read more
anthony nuccio
anthony nuccio
14:53 21 May 23
I was a walk in but though it being appointment only they still squeezed me in after I was able to explain that I was visiting from New Orleans the staff was friendly and professional. Thank you for the great cut. G😎Gread more
Ted Borsuk
Ted Borsuk
20:41 18 May 23
It is not easy to find a place where you can consistently get a great haircut every time. It is hard to trust someone to continually deliver your requested style and listen to your specific hair needs. I searched for that type of comfort and consistency most of my adult life. I found that years ago when Joe started cutting my hair and I haven't been to anywhere else since. Friel's has been the only place I have gotten my haircut since the day they opened. The team there are professional and all at the top of their game. I have never had a bad haircut or seen anyone get a bad cut there. Everyone is attentive, friendly, and inviting.I always look forward to the good conversation and great haircut I get when I visit.Make sure you make an appointment online. They are in high demand and book up pretty quickly. I will continue to visit Friel's as long as I have hair.read more
Brett Kaplan
Brett Kaplan
18:48 19 May 23
Let me tell you, folks, about the absolute legend of a barber: Fred at Friel's Barber Shop. This guy is a true artist with those scissors and clippers - he somehow manages to bring out the absolute best in every hairstyle he touches. You truly cannot find a better barber anywhere - and believe me, I've looked!From the second you walk into Friel's, you know you're in good hands. The atmosphere is so welcoming, and the staff is incredibly friendly and professional. But it's Fred who takes things to the next level - he's got this incredible gift for understanding exactly what a customer wants, even if they're not entirely sure themselves. You sit in his chair and you just know that you're about to experience something special.And boy, does he deliver! Every time I leave Friel's after a Fred cut, I feel like I'm on top of the world. I swear, my hair has never looked so good! And the best part is, he's not just a great barber - he's a great person. You can tell he really cares about his customers, and he always goes the extra mile to make sure they're happy. If there were more people in the world like Fred, it would be a much more beautiful place.So if you're in the market for a cut, don't even think twice - head straight to Friel's and ask for Fred. I promise you won't regret it. This man is a true master of his craft, and he's sure to make you feel like a million bucks!read more
Ronnie Marmo
Ronnie Marmo
16:31 18 May 23
Hands down the best barbershop I have ever been in. I have moved a lot throughout my adult life from state to state and that leaves me always needing somewhere new. That is no longer the case, no matter where I may end up living in the future, I will ALWAYS come back here. Professional service, homey atmosphere and incredibly accommodating and attentive. Do not go anywhere else, you'll regret it!read more
Daniel Mandell
Daniel Mandell
09:30 19 May 23
By far the best shop around. Joe, the owner treats all clients so well on top of giving a great cut. I’ve worked with almost everyone else that works there and am never disappointed. Their appointment system is great! It’s so nice to know you have a scheduled time and don’t have to worry if you are going to be waiting. It’s a popular place, so I always make my appointment for my next cut right after I leave there. Place is always clean and well maintained. I personally don’t have kids, but regularly see all aged children when I’m there and they are really great with them. Frisk’s is top notch! I drive about 30 minutes out of my way to come here because of how great a job they do.read more
jonathan melendez
jonathan melendez
21:50 24 May 23
Love this place. I’ve seen it grow from the owner and a barber to a full staff. I’ve brought them Rita’s on hot days bc the staff is just that friendly and why not go the extra mile. If I had to suggest a barber I’d say Joe, Geoff, or Ali in no particular order. Clean, friendly, fun to be around; plus the owner is a Marine. Always support veteran owned!! Oh, and the lollipop selection is great 🥳read more
Richard Ostrander
Richard Ostrander
16:21 18 May 23
One of the best barbershops in New Jersey. I've been getting by hair cut by Joe for the past three years, ad he always does an excellent job. Love the vibe of the shop too, professional and no nonsense, but still a fun bunch of guys.read more
Harish Yadav
Harish Yadav
23:52 19 Oct 23
It's been almost a year since I moved to NJ and I was looking for and in dire need of a good barber shop. This place is a little far from where I live (plainsboro) but after trying almost all nearby barbershops I finally decided to drive a little extra over getting a bad haircut. Finally I got a haircut of my linking 😄 Got it from Geoff, he is awesome 😎read more
Shirley J. (NannyShirlz)
Shirley J. (NannyShirlz)
17:31 24 Oct 23
Friel's Barber shop is a wonderful place! I took my preschooler to have her hair cut really short( I did it myself, not the best job). Joe, the owner, greeted my child at her level. He was so kind and patient with her. She was pretty shy, but he was able to make her and myself feel right at home. Until my daughter can do her own hair, Friel's will be her go-to barber shop! Thanks for taking great care of my little! I would recommend Friel's Barber shop to all parents!read more
Harish Yadav
Harish Yadav
01:05 18 Nov 23
It's been almost a year since I moved to NJ and I was looking for and in dire need of a good barber shop. This place is a little far from where I live (plainsboro) but after trying almost all nearby barbershops I finally decided to drive a little extra over getting a bad haircut. Finally I got a haircut of my liking 😄 Got it from Geoff, he is awesome 😎read more
Nate Greenberg
Nate Greenberg
11:00 31 Dec 23
Best barber I’ve ever had. Great cut and experience going here. Joe the owners the best.
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    609-587-1116
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    Frielsbarbershop@gmail.com
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