Kwentong Barbero

Believe me or not, for us men, hair is the most neglected part of our body. We’re not really bothered until the time we look bad. We don't care as long as we have our crowning glory. To tell you honestly, our hair can play a huge value in our overall aesthetic.

Speaking of aesthetics, I'm thankful enough that Kwentong Barbero Barbershop, a barbershop from my city understands how I wanna look. As a blogger and a manager, my appearance is important because it surely creates an impression towards people.


There are barbershops that give record-time haircuts and there are those that offer the whole experience of relaxation and good conversation within delightful surroundings KWENTONG BARBERO falls into the latter subset and has become a venue for male day-cations as memorable as its name. 

When husband and wife Richard and Marissa Narvaez scored a space for grooming establishment in Baguio City, they envisioned a throwback barbershop that would offer hair services both current and classy, while paying homage to a more genteel time of family-owned shops and service with a personal touch. KWENTONG BARBERO burst onto the scene in September 2002 and the citizens of the Summer Capital have been flocking to them ever since.

With its black and white checkboard floor, 1940’s barber chairs, subway tiles & brick walls. Kwentong Barbero works a hyper stylish vintage vibe with the comforting feel of a homey neighborhood shop. Though in every respect it looks like a quaint gentleman's club, here, ladies and children are more welcome. The best part is the services come at a price that won't break the bank, which has come to be the norm in other swanky salons. 

After settling into a chair, opt for a sleek haircut (150 php) where a short massage to obliterate tension is thrown in as a freebie. The body massage (300-450 php) is anywhere from 15 mins to an hour of sublime kneading to loosen tight spots and dissolve stress. Likely any self-respecting salon, Kwentong Barbero offers the obligatory manicure/pedicure (150 php), hair dye (700 php), hot oil treatment (300 php),and foot spa (300 php). But its authenticity as a traditionalbarber shop lies in the other services reserved for unkempt dudes and shaven gentlemen alike. Any man sick of plastic razors can book a hot-towel straight-razor shave (200 php), an ear-cleaning (300 php) and a good old-fashion shoeshine (50 php). The services menu includes other exciting combo packages with price points that don’t offend.

But the ultimate and inimitable charm of Kwentong Barbero is found in the barbers themselves, who give you more than a haircut or a soothing shave. Between the snap of the clippers and the buzz of a razor are the sounds of conversation about sports, politics, and life. It’s not unusual for a barber to service three generations of a family or witness a man’s clean traditional Don Draper cut morph into the receding hairline of Leo Di Caprio. Here, the barber-client relationship doesn’t end with good grooming. By the time your barber dusts you off, you would have, in all likelihood, made a friend you’ll want to visit regularly. That’s a quality that simply cannot be copied and is exactly what sets Kwentong Barbero apart from the rest of the hair care industry.

Kwentong Barbero Barbershop is open daily.
Call the grooming professionals at:
SM City Baguio · 10:00 am–9:00 pm · (074) 446 3555
SM City Urdaneta Central · 10:00 am–9:00 pm · (075) 523 3757
Holiday Park Hotel · 9:00 am–8:00 pm · (074) 422 8983

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