In recent years, classic barbershops — predicated upon skill, technique and relaxation — have made an unprecedented comeback. The phenomenon is particularly noticeable in Hong Kong: a city with a prolific tradition in specialised men’s barbershops since the 1950s. Since then, the region’s cosmopolitan culture, twinned with its proximity to mainland China, has ensured that distinctive grooming sub-cultures abound and thrive. Nowadays, barbers of the new school — influenced by everything from hiphop to Peaky Blinders — co-exist alongside venerable Shanghainese masters; so whether you’re a busy professional or a barbershop aficionado, it’s never been easier to find the ideal chop shop for your style. Here are five of our favourites.