New City Barbers


Tuesday10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Wednesday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Thursday10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.


NG Building 212 Madras Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

03-365 4420

Tucked in a semi-secret spot in the NG Building, New City Barbers is a barbershop like no other. The experienced team, lead by owner-operator Chris Terry, specialise in traditional handcrafted haircuts and straight razor shaves. Chris has been cutting hair for over 30 years and opened NCB in 2013 to provide the gents with quality, consistent and long lasting cuts - all in a space they can feel comfortable and relaxed.

Inside one of the few heritage buildings still standing in central Christchurch, the unique space naturally lends itself to traditional, functional style. Red brick walls, exposed steel reinforcement beams, wooden floors and industrial lighting fit the space like a glove. Posters, stickers and vintage décor pieces fill the walls and shelves, many of which have been donated to the shop by regular clients. A recent addition to this man-haven is official shop dog, Stella - a Great Dane pup that accompanies Chris to work every day.

At any given time you’ll find a group of guys hanging out outside the shop, waiting for their turn or just taking time to catch up with mates. Previously providing customers by walk-in appointment only, NCB has recently added an online booking system to make getting a groom more convenient for those pressed for time. Walk-ins are still welcome and will be catered to whenever possible.

Whether you’ve already found your go-to style in the Scumbag Boogie or Slickback, or need advice in discovering the best style to fit your personality and hair, the friendly barbers are here to assist five days a week.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

NG Building 212 Madras Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

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