If you're looking for trans friendly barbers or barbers for transgender people you're in the right place. TransFriendly lists thousands of businesses around the world over that welcome and support transgender and non-binary people, including trans barbers.
In the US, it’s generally required to tip 15%-30% on top of your fee, so ensure to check your transgender friendly barber’s price list if you’d like to come prepared. In the UK and other countries, tipping isn’t customary, so it’s down to your discretion as to whether you’d like to tip, and how much!
A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave people’s hair or beards. A barber’s place of work is known as a barbershop or a barber’s. Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse.
The barber’s responsibilities include cutting, trimming, styling, and colouring client’s hair according to their instructions, fitting, and grooming hairpieces.
It’s best to have a good idea of the haircut or style you want before you go in. Don’t be afraid to bring reference pictures of someone’s hair you like. If you want a fade, have a good idea of how short you want it to be and where you want it to stop on your head, as one barber’s trim can be another barber’s close shave!
Make sure you’re happy with your neckline and hairline before you leave, too, as your barber can always tidy up anything you want differently.
The look of the barber pole is linked to bloodletting, a common practice between 1100 and 1500, with red representing blood and white representing the bandages used to stem the bleeding.
The pole itself is said to symbolise the stick that a patient squeezed to make the veins in his arm stand out more prominently for the procedure.
Barbers signing our pledge have ensured that you can rest easy during your appointment. They will not allow any discrimination, and respect you with as much privacy and discretion as you need during your visit.
Your hair is your own! The trans friendly barbers listed on our website will be here to support you every step of the way in your experience.
Our TransFriendly barbers will respect your true identity throughout every step of your experience. They are here to support you, and honour your choices.
Each business will be available to help you when you’re ready to change your personal information with them, just use their available contact information to find out more.
All offers and discounts are subject to individual stores. If any businesses are offering them, you’ll find them on the store’s TransFriendly profile!
The TransFriendly pledge is a series of eight commitments that have been made by every business listed on TransFriendly. They guarantee that you’ll be treated with kindness, dignity and respect, and put real requirements on businesses to help and support you as you access their services. All businesses listed on trans friendly can be reviewed by trans and non-binary people, and we take any breaches of the pledge extremely seriously.
Getting more transgender and non-binary customers can help you to increase both the reputation and income of your barber shop.
When you list your business with TransFriendly, you can engage with the transgender community as well as get the resources, support and training you need to give your transgender customers the best possible experience.