6 Barbershops Offering Home Services Within and Near the NCR+ Bubble

Tame unruly pandemic hair by giving these barbers a call.

GCQ, ECQ, MECQ? Local businesses, including neighborhood barbershops, have been struggling with the fickle open-close situation of the quarantine. Meanwhile, your bed of hair is starting to resemble the potted plant you adopted during your plantito phase: wild and in need of a good trim.

Now would be a good time to reconnect with your local barber, whose livelihood has undoubtedly been impacted during this period. Left with no other choice but to close their doors, barbers have been making ends meet through home services and private appointments—all while getting tested and observing proper safety protocols.

We know you have been itching for a proper haircut. Provided that your household situation is not sensitive and can accommodate appointments—no seniors or anyone with co-morbidities plus ample space to keep everyone else at a distance—book some of our favorite barbers below for a house call. Your hair and barber will thank you.


Slick Barbers Co.

Like most barbershops, this indie favorite in Makati closed its doors in the wake of the pandemic. Still, the band of barbers, known for mixing classic cuts with street flair, has kept itself busy by catering to private appointments for regular patrons. According to co-founder Christian Bendaña, the group accepts haircuts on a by-appointment basis. Aside from strict procedures such as sanitizing with alcohol and wearing face masks and face shields, the Slick Barbers Co. team also limits its house call clients by accommodating the equivalent of its shop’s 50-percent capacity.

Fee: P1,000 


Areas serviced: Metro Manila

Book here: slickbarbersco.setmore.com, FacebookInstagram


Classy Cat

Grooming fans mourned when Heavyhands Barbershop said goodbye to its Mendiola spot, but that doesn’t mean its founders have put away their shears and razors for good. After a quick stint at specialty menswear store Signet, co-founder Ez Abinal set up shop in his home base in Las Piñas for friends and long-time clients who clamored for slick, rockabilly hairstyles. Abinal prioritizes home service for safety reasons, but for guys who prefer getting their haircuts outside their homes, he has a barber chair in his space strictly for one client at a time. 

Fee: P600 to P800, additional transport charge for farther locations

Areas serviced: Las Piñas, Parañaque, Alabang, general Metro Manila area

Book here: classycatbarbershop.setmore.com, FacebookInstagram


Crowspoint Barbershop

Like his partner Abinal, Heavyhands co-founder Mak Azores retreated to his residence in Cainta, Rizal. Here, he set up Crowspoint Barbershop, a private shop that caters to grooming enthusiasts east of the metro. The street barber pioneer shares that, while closing Heavyhands was a difficult decision, his new practice at Crowspoint allows him to continue his passion and provide house calls on the side. As a one-man team, Azores only accommodates one client for each time slot and also advises clients not to bring companions to their appointments. For home services, he limits service to seven heads in one household and makes sure everyone wears a mask at all times. 

Fee: P600 to P800, additional transport charge for farther locations

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Areas serviced: Cainta, general Metro Manila area

Book here: crowspointbarbershop.setmore.com, FacebookInstagram

Brother’s Keeper Barbershop

Cavite-based shop Brother’s Keeper has closed its doors and now mainly focuses on home appointments. Gents eager for clean fades and slick-backs within Bacoor can book a house call with ease, but please note that the team only accommodates one household each day. 

Fee: P600 for a minimum of two heads, additional transport charge for locations outside Bacoor

Areas serviced: Bacoor, general Cavite area, Alabang, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Manila

Book here: brotherskeeperbarbershop.setmore.com, Facebook

Southern Town Social Club


Local barbershop and sub-culture hub Southern Town Social Club is fortunate to have its three locations in Pateros, Muntinlupa, and Biñan, Laguna intact. According to co-founder Calvin Miralles, each branch accommodates house calls near its respective locations. In addition, Miralles accepts clients on a one-per-timeslot basis at his home in Santa Rosa. 

Fee: P500 for a minimum of two heads, plus transport fare

Areas serviced: Pateros, Las Piñas, and Biñan, San Pedro, and Santa Rosa in Laguna

Book here: Muntinlupa, PaterosBiñan

Pomade Cartel

While not within the NCR+ bubble, guys who have had to retreat north during the quarantine can get their grooming fix at Pomade Cartel in Angeles City, Pampanga, where local guidelines allow barbershops to maintain operations at 50-percent capacity. Pomade Cartel, a gem of a shop that offers creative cuts and local pomade alongside thrifted workwear pieces, employs safety initiatives such as requiring barbers and employees to wear double masks, disinfecting tools and chairs, and allocating a one-hour timeframe for each client. Pomade Cartel also offers home services during GCQ. 

Price range: P300 to P400

Areas serviced: Angeles City and San Fernando City in Pampanga, general Metro Manila area (under GCQ)

Book herepomadecartel.setmore.comgroomedbygum.setmore.comInstagram

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