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Who says alcohol and scissors don’t mix?

Buenos Aires’ hippest portenos know all about enjoying the good things in life – a rare steak, a full-bodied wine and a hot-blooded tango.

And about how to look fantastic while enjoying them.

So it makes sense that classic barber shops are seeing a resurgence in the Argentinian capital.

This time, though, they’re combined with those other manly stalwarts: the bar and the gentleman’s club.

February’s episode of CNN International’s travel series “In 24 Hours” sees James Williams head to the upscale Palermo neighborhood to visit Salon Berlin, a stylish grooming spot with a vintage feel that’s been making men look and feel gorgeous since 1999.

Salon Berlin, Humboldt 1411, C1414CTK CABA, Argentina; +54 11 4771 5000

Here are three other licensed barbershops in Buenos Aires where men can get a cool cut and a cool beer.

La Epoca

Customers can still get a straight-razor shave at this traditional barbershop that doubles as a museum and cafe-bar. A stiff whisky may be needed to settle the nerves.


Oscar Fernandez’s unisex boutique doesn’t just serve alcohol – it looks like a nightclub too. Expect neon lights, street art stylings, and flatscreens showing music videos.

Salon Rojo, Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 411, Buenos Aires, Argentina; +54 11 4311 6174

Nuevo Club Buenos Aires

Can’t get a spot in Rojo? Not a problem. This licensed unisex salon is just down the street.

Nuevo Club Buenos Aires, Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear 1217, Buenos Aires, Argentina; +54 11 4813 5947