This “curated concept store” doesn’t just offer to trim your unsightly facial hair. Instead, it promises you a “beard tune-up”. Yes, streetwear style on the walls and old-school hip-hop on the stereo tell you Akin, hidden inside the Burj Al Salam tower, is an unashamed hipster hangout. But unlike other such barbers, the trendy setting – stark black tiling, polished concrete and exposed ceiling pipes – doesn’t feel forced.
After choosing your complimentary coffee, you’re ushered into the chair and asked what kind of haircut you’re after. Barbers get to work quickly and expertly, the end result being neat haircuts, shaves and beard trims. Although pricier than all but the most expensive Dubai barbershops, Akin Barber & Shop offers a quick and efficient experience by a friendly barber in a relaxing setting. Dhs215 (haircut and beard tune-up).Akin Barber & Shop