Classic Men’s Haircuts in Chicago


Combining high-end elegance with old-fashioned tradition, Merchant & Rhoades offers a luxurious experience unlike any other in the heart of downtown Chicago. You won’t simply receive a haircut when you step through our doors—you’ll receive the royal treatment in an environment that radiates unrivaled class and style.


What sets Merchant & Rhoades apart is the rare combination of quality, customer service, and tradition. As the premier men’s barbershop in Chicago, clientele are treated to lavish pampering at the hands of true Master Barbers, barbers with the classical training and years of experience required to ensure each client leaves relaxed and flawlessly groomed. Complementing our barbers’ skills is our unrivaled collection of luxury gentlemen's grooming products from around the world displayed in an antique apothecary.

Far More Than a Men’s Haircut in Chicago

The unique traditional atmosphere you’ll find at Merchant & Rhoades harkens back to the luxury downtown barbershops of the turn of the last century; a tradition which has been mostly lost in this country. Carrying the torch for this lost tradition, our master barbers take pride in offering the pinnacle of elegance and relaxation with every traditional barbershop service they perform.

From the moment you enter the store, you will be treated to a barbershop experience unlike any other. From the in-chair shampoo and incline rinse to the neck shave and shoulder massage, you will take a step back in time with details that many barbershops no longer offer. Besides haircuts and shaves, our services list, which is authentically traditional and would be perfectly familiar to gilded age tycoons, includes facials and scalp treatments, moustache and beard trims, hair coloring, and even manicures and pedicures performed by our professional staff of manicurists. Add to that the best shoeshine and boot shine in the city, and you have a truly full service traditional barbershop.



To complement our unrivaled services, we offer the city's largest selection of luxury and imported gentlemen's grooming products, including shaving brushes, straight razors and safety razors, shaving creams and shaving soaps, hairbrushes and combs, an gigantic selection of fine niche men's fragrances, and more.

Whether you’re looking for a classic haircut in Chicago or looking to relax with a comprehensive grooming package, Merchant & Rhoades brings the top-notch service and consistent experience, which our regular clientele demands. You won’t find another barbershop in the city that matches our unique combination of experience, professionalism, quality, serenity, and luxury.

Book an appointment with us today, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.

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