Barbers of the Month: Hightension Barbershop

Barbers of the Month: Hightension Barbershop

Barbershop:  Hightension Barbershop  

Location:  Seoul, South Korea. 

Instagram Handle:  @hightension_barbershop/

How would you describe your shop’s vibe? 

Our shop is a place where old fashioned and new school are mixed, creativity and trendy look is the key that we would like to keep.  

What’s your most popular cut now? 

Natural Slickback Undercut. 

Who is your favourite artist to spin in the shop? 

We play music according to the vibe of the day. It is mainly played as a genre that matched to the interior and hip atmosphere of the shop such as Rock N Roll, Hip-Hop and Techno. Led Zeppelin, Peaches, Nina Hagen are my favorites. Recently I found that it is good to have a relaxing morning playing classical music during the opening hours.  

What’s your favourite style to cut?  

I like to cut it in a style that matches the customer's personality. In order to do so, Barber's standard is very important. I always study new trends to develop my insight. 

What’s the best tip for someone visiting your area? 

With its colorful winding streets and alleys filled with bars, street art, cafes and restaurants and the area’s international vibe, eclectic Itaewon is a great neighborhood to base yourself. 

What the best advice for your client before walking in? 

The reservation!! Sorry, but please make a reservation first.