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Rafaels Barbershop Vintage provides barber services for a very competitive price. Every barber is a certified expert and chosen and trained by the Rafael. You will get a personalized service and free drinks in a manly interior where you can relax or chat with your barber.

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Google Rating
4.7
Yelp Rating
4.5
Mark Belinsky
Mark Belinsky
16:53 18 Jun 19
New location is fun and comfy! Masterful work on my difficult hair. Rafael is the friendliest and funniest barber around. I dare anyone to get a better cut at a better price anywhere in Manhattan. The music is ofteRussian techno, which, to each their own, but you'll hopefully be focused on the rest of the experience anyway. Enjoy looking sharp!read more
Justus Baron
Justus Baron
13:55 08 Oct 19
Cool vibe, interesting interiors, great prices, smoothy booking system, highly skilled team. 5 stars
Jasper Chua
Jasper Chua
16:11 13 Jun 19
Rafaels Barbershop Vintage is the by far the Best Barbershop in New York City. I moved to the East Village back in 2013 because growing up in New York City, the East Village maintains that residential, NYC neighborhood culture. Small businesses and the neighborhood residents still operate with that personal level of integrity. There are so many Barbershops in New York City, that you get overwhelmed by the choices. However, you'll always need your hair cut - Service, reliability and consistent results is a necessity.My first year in the neighborhood, I literally tried every barber within my vicinity with great reviews. The problem I had was that they were all very good and provided great quality. What made Rafael's Barbershop stand out is summed up to one word - diligent. Diligent in the quality of my hair cut. In the 5 years I've been coming as a walk-in customer (its tough for me to schedule appointments) I've sat with each of Rafaels barber, including himself. And the outcome is always on point - never one dissatisfied result.Diligent in the service. The culture is professional and personable. From my first visit back in 2014 until today, the level of service has been exactly the same - top notch. Diligent atmosphere. His new location provides that vintage barbershop feel. They provide complimentary alcohol, tv with great music videos to watch while you wait and my personal favorite - his airy open storefront window. You have to experience getting a haircut, where you feel the breeze come through the shop and you hear the tempo of the East Village in the background. It's awesome.Rafael has done an amazing job, taking the time to create an experience his regular customers can look forward to every couple of weeks when its time to get that haircut. Give him a try and I challenge you to respond to my review if any of it is inaccurate. I'm an NYC business owner and don't have much time for anything - I'm not generous with online reviews. But Thanks to Rafael , I have one less thing to worry about. I have my cut, my beer, an amazing environment and excellent service everytime!read more
Naoto Sawaki
Naoto Sawaki
02:17 30 Sep 19
Really nice.Only walk in.
Bob E
Bob E
15:04 02 Nov 19
Beautiful place in NYCgreat haircut and great service!
R Garcia
R Garcia
16:56 20 Nov 19
Barbers who take their time and give a great clipper or scissor cut
Matt Regner
Matt Regner
18:02 22 Nov 19
Such an awesome place and an even better haircut.
Evan Friedman
Evan Friedman
02:00 25 Dec 19
Came here because it seemed like a decent place. Classic vintage (in the best way) barbershop. Rafael is the man...very personable and makes a huge effort to perform at his best for his customers. Great guy. Even better cut. Service is really above and beyond. Ambiance is great. Highly recommend. My new barbershop for good.read more
Michael Jones
Michael Jones
20:14 06 Jan 20
I love coming here! Everything in the shop is brand new and the atmosphere is unmatched. Rafael is an incredibly skilled barber, but the extra degree of care and service he shows his clients sets this place apart. I couldn’t recommend it any more highly.read more
Oliver Williams
Oliver Williams
21:18 29 Nov 19
The best Barbershop in New York City! I tried different types of barbershops in NYC but this is the right barbershop for me. First the place is clean looks really vintage. Second quality hair-cut, hot towel, and shoulder massage. Good atmosphere and nice music. Thank you Rafael and good luck.read more
Ric Wheeler
Ric Wheeler
15:20 22 Jan 20
Went to Rafaels' shop on the way to work and got a great haircut - he does things with care and attention to detail. Was a real pleasure to see someone with the expertise and he was friendly to boot. Definitely would go again.read more
Thomas Zeug
Thomas Zeug
19:57 29 Feb 20
Despite the fact that I don't live close enough to be a regular customer, Rafael treated me like royalty. He made recommendations, listened to my opinions, and then proceeded to give me a very precise, meticulous haircut. I was truly impressed and his place has a nice vibe to it too. Very reasonably priced. Bring cash as there is a discount of you do.read more
Derek Mulkins
Derek Mulkins
23:59 17 Mar 20
If you’re an student or recently moved to NYC, I cannot recommend Rafael enough. He is the best barber I’ve been to. Incredibly professional, fair prices, and does amazing work. Can’t recommend him enough!read more
Ti Xu
Ti Xu
16:01 24 Jan 19
Back home in NYC. First things first 👌🏻
Rafael Rafael
Rafael Rafael
19:15 25 Feb 15
come enjoy our crew of happiness.. specialist in all types of haircuts...
Alex Holz
Alex Holz
15:03 26 Jun 20
Great spot - quick yet attentive to detail and preferable to spending 2-3x at a salon for the same high quality cut. Top spot in the East Village. Also has a cool, throwback feel to the shop.Updating to call out the awesome reservation system online. Was able to book my appointment post-shutdown in no time at all with no wait, no line, and no worries. Love it!read more
Neroshan Thevakumaran
Neroshan Thevakumaran
16:19 03 Jul 20
Good haircut, great prices and friendly service. You can't ask for more from a barber shop. If you pay in cash, there is a discount
Victor I
Victor I
17:13 26 Jul 20
Great personal attention to ensure you receive the best haircut possible. Never feel rushed. Very satisfied customer. Rafael is terrific!
Justin Koenig
Justin Koenig
20:48 29 Jul 20
I have been going to Rafael for 3 years now and it's by far the best cut I've had in NYC. Very fair prices only make it that much better.
Thomas McGarry
Thomas McGarry
03:01 15 Aug 20
Excellent haircut, with attention to detail. Raphael is the only person who cuts my hair. I’ve been coming to him for over four years, when he was on 1st Ave. His new space is an upgrade. Elegantly designed with barn wood walls and large open windows creates a unique, artisan feel. This is a better reflection of the service and quality of attention invested in his clients. Raphael takes pride in his work and it shows. He doesn’t like being rushed, and once told me manages his appointments so he has time enjoy what he does. I went online to try to find the exact hairdryer and attachment he uses because my hair always comes out perfect. He always cleans up my neck with a straight razor, gives me a couple sprays from a bottle of cologne with an old school pump, and gives me a massage from a hand tool before I get out of the chair. With prices almost like a barber shop, this is the best deal for a haircut in the East Village.Since the pandemic, he requests making an appointment on the app. And there’s plastic sheets hanging between seats for social distancing.read more
Ti Xu
Ti Xu
02:01 25 Jan 19
Back home in NYC. First things first 👌🏻
Vlad Dorodkin
Vlad Dorodkin
21:50 09 Aug 20
Hidden gem! Rafael treats his customers like family and provides amazing service. He understands the difference in peoples hair and offers precision and style that’s difficult to find anywhere. I been going for over half a year now and he always takes the time to give you a proper cut, wether it’s complex or simple he makes sure you get what you pay for. The place is aesthetically pleasing and has a unique look. Booking is very simple and easy and walk in is available too. He always offers deals for returning customers. Well worth the visit. I highly recommend.read more
Luka Pena
Luka Pena
06:59 15 Aug 20
One of the best barbershops in NYC. Rafael really knows how to make you look and feel good, and it's never a bad visit. I would reccomend Rafael's to anyone looking to get a truly professional cut and shave.read more
Noah Stern
Noah Stern
21:52 29 Aug 20
The new vintage redesign and location is great. Service is exceptional, and value is great for the neighborhood. Rafael works hard to ensure you leave happy, and often rewards loyal customers with discounts.read more
Max Glenn
Max Glenn
12:29 03 Oct 20
Anastasia cut my hair a few weeks ago, and it was one of the better barbershop experiences I’ve ever had. She helped me understand what to realistically expect from my hair, and how to work with what I have. She was so nice and precise, and I would strongly recommend getting a cut from her if you’re headed to Rafael’s.read more
Korey Benesh
Korey Benesh
14:04 30 Sep 20
One of the best barbershops in NYC. Really treat every customer differently. They take their time and are very professional. Check them out in east village if you don't believe me. (might have to make an appointment on their website)read more
Rodrigo Patterson
Rodrigo Patterson
15:05 02 Aug 20
The staff are friendly and great at their jobs. It’s a professional environment but still relaxed enough to feel like self care. 10/10 recommend!!
Kooshul Jhaveri
Kooshul Jhaveri
17:05 29 Oct 20
I first came to Rafael's when I first moved to the city 3 years ago, and have been coming back regularly ever since – I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a thorough, high-quality, reasonably priced haircut in NYC!Rafael meticulously perfects every detail, communicates with you throughout the haircut and provides helpful suggestions, and is never rushing to get to the next customer. Best of all, every cut ends with a straight razor neck shave, some cologne/product, and a neck/shoulder massage with a device.The new shop has a great vibe -- it's got a classic feel with lots of natural light, and a nice breeze during the summer (as the windows are opened up). The online appointment booking system is easy to use and ensures you won't be waiting, making it super efficient. And last but not least, he is careful with COVID, with everyone wearing masks throughout. Regardless of where I live in the city, I'll be coming back to Rafael's every time I need a haircut!read more
Jan Massey
Jan Massey
14:37 22 Dec 20
The hairstylist was so appreciable and welcoming. He made a new hairstyle for my hair that gave me a refreshing look. I like this place because it was so calming and quiet. The owner of the barbershop was so sweet. I'm sure I'll visit your shop soon. Oh, thank you.read more
Harmony Kaiser Claire
Harmony Kaiser Claire
14:10 19 Jan 21
This barbershop is by far one of the best retreats in the country, competent in any way, but still fun. The hair stylist and her devoted staff will do their utmost to fulfill your needs and give you the perfect service you deserve. Massages are a must for any penny. It's worth a tour!read more
Vivek Davalur
Vivek Davalur
16:31 19 Jan 21
Best barber in New York! Like many people I struggled to find a consistently excellent barber in the city that would not break the bank. Rafael delivers an excellent quality cut and pairs it with best in class service and environment. Even after I moved from the East Village I make the trek back because I won't trust anyone else to cut my hair.read more
Will W
Will W
15:50 29 Jan 21
Moved to NYC this summer and chose Rafael's for my first haircut based on reviews, have not even thought about trying another barber! I would highly recommend this place to anyone! Rafael does not only provide amazing and consistent haircuts but he runs an amazing shop. You can tell he takes great pride in his craft as well as his business, always taking his time to perfect each cut, unlike other barbers who sometimes rush to get you out of the chair, and his shop is well decorated and always kept clean. Reservations are easy to make through his personal booking website that also provides email and text reminders.read more
Jace Santiago
Jace Santiago
15:54 11 Feb 21
As a college freshman new to the city, I needed to find a place to get a quality haircut for a good price. Found Raphael’s and he did not disappoint. He takes time and care with each cut, and not only that, cuts it so it grows out well. Conversation is great, and Raphael is very personable. Scheduling is easy through the website, and the barbershop itself is an impressive blend of modern and vintage, making you feel comfortable yet cool at the same time. His cuts are consistent, and you really can’t go wrong, highly recommended Raphael’sread more
Sam Schultz
Sam Schultz
19:29 19 Feb 21
I don't normally write business reviews, but this is an exception. A friend first recommended Rafael's when I moved to New York 5+ years ago. Since then, it has been the only barbershop I trust in the city. Rafael and the other staff have gotten to know my hair and preferences over the years, and deliver consistent, satisfactory results. I have since moved out of LES, but the trip back is well worth it when I need a haircut.read more
Brandon Tacconelli
Brandon Tacconelli
19:19 10 Jun 21
Rafael is the best barber I've been to in my life, hands down. He really loves his craft and puts his heart into it. He assessed my hair in my first visit and educated me on why he recommended cutting it a certain way that works best for my head and hair type. The results are amazing, and I'm so thankful. At this point I'd trust him with my life. Plus, scheduling through the website couldn't be easier, and the shop itself is such a comfortable environment. Highly, highly recommend Rafael's Barbershop.read more
Jonathan Harris
Jonathan Harris
10:37 24 Jul 21
Rafael is outstanding at his job. I got my hair cut here a week ago and my hair has started to grow back in perfectly. While cutting my hair, Rafael knew exactly what he was doing, which was comforting for me after coming from an incredible barber in another city. His barbershop is also welcoming and enjoyable to sit in. I plan to continue to going to Rafael for years to come.read more
Michael Cascone
Michael Cascone
00:55 19 Jul 21
I came here to get my baby’s first haircut because I love the visual Aesthetic of a real vintage barbershop from the 50s. Our barber was professional, patient, and really seemed to give his heart into his craft. If you’re looking for a vintage barbershop that not only gives you good service, but great atmosphere come here. I drove from Staten Island just to come here, it was absolutely awesome!read more
Peter Russell
Peter Russell
17:57 08 Sep 20
Been by 3 times, each time Rafael provides an exceptional haircut and wonderful conversation. A true professional!
Tanner Pletzke
Tanner Pletzke
16:25 28 Oct 21
This is now my third time at Rafaels and I always get a great cut - I don’t need to tell them much but I always leave satisfied. And like others have said, the way they cut your hair here, it will look good for weeks afterwards as it gets longer. Really happy with the atmosphere and the friendliness and professionalism of the barbers here - and the massage at the end is the best part. Thanks!read more
Yash Shrivastava
Yash Shrivastava
15:21 15 Nov 21
Rafael is extremely talented with cutting hair. He knew just how my hair should look and how I should style it, and I absolutely love it. Great conversationalist, who truly cares about his craft and cutting hair. If you need a haircut and help styling your hair, you have to go to him!read more
G. Wagener
G. Wagener
16:46 10 Dec 21
Rafael's Barbershop is a spot where you'll truly feel the meticulous care with each cut or shave. The owner, Rafael, clearly has a deep passion for his craft, explaining in great detail his approach on your first appointment. No matter if it's your first cut or fiftieth, his attention to detail is amazingly remarkable. The steampunk-ish toned retro design of the shop itself is yet another example of just how much he wants to give his customers a unique experience. This shop owner/artist gives his heart to his clients day in and day out, and at a price that's incredibly nice.read more
Lori Maloney
Lori Maloney
17:00 06 Oct 20
Rafael was amazing He was so professional and fun! I left there an extremely happy customer who will definitely be going back! 5 🌟's
Owen Fearon
Owen Fearon
22:29 03 Mar 22
Never had a bad experience or haircut with Rafael. Has given great advice on my haircut. Great company and easy to make an appointment
Alex Handler
Alex Handler
00:34 26 Dec 20
Great experience and great service. Rafael is top notch and knows how to make people feel welcome. Will be back for sure.
YoYo Zhang
YoYo Zhang
01:03 01 Apr 22
Great barbershop, perhaps the best haircut I’ve gotten in NYC. Rafael really took care to address my specific hair condition and made sure to style it in a way that fit my overall head shape the best. His skills are absolutely on point and his personality is amazing! Will definitely be coming back.read more
David V
David V
20:01 09 Apr 22
Easily the best barber in NYC! I have been going to Rafael's barbershop consistently for five years, and he does a fantastic job. My hair looks great, he is friendly, easy to talk to, and punctual.
Martin Mashalov
Martin Mashalov
23:02 28 Jun 22
Simon is my barber every time and it is a unique and wonderful experience when I go. It is my favorite barber shop and I love coming here! Highly recommend!!!
Nathaniel Yarborough
Nathaniel Yarborough
02:24 12 Jul 22
Rafael is a true gentleman. He understands how to personalize your haircut to your type of hair and is extremely precise in his technique. I’ve been to salons where I spend over a hundred dollars and they couldn’t give me what Rafael did. I cannot speak highly enough of him.read more
Jack Whitehurst
Jack Whitehurst
14:46 11 Jul 22
I’ve been coming here for a year and a half and it’s the best haircut I’ve had. It consistently looks good and often I can schedule just a day or two in advance.
Navarre Pratt
Navarre Pratt
15:52 22 Aug 22
I've been going to Rafael's barbershop for over two years now and every haircut has been great. When I first started coming Rafael gave me some advice on what hair cut would look best and I've stuck with it since. Highly recommend it.read more
Baruch Tabanpour
Baruch Tabanpour
23:06 16 Sep 22
Rafael is a master of his craft. I just got the best haircut of my life. He takes his work very seriously but with a light and funny tone. Rafael is the real deal...nothing else like it
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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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    9:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • September 29, 2022 10:12 am local time

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  • Phone Number
    212-253-8856
  • Email Address
    rafaelsbarbershop@gmail.com
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    Both are Acceptable
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