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More than a haircut, it's an experience


Nutrient Rich Shampoo

Hot Steam Towel

Straight Razor Shave

Experience our nutrient rich all-organic shampoos and conditioners specifically formulated for your hair and skin. We gently massage the scalp or beard infusing the hair follicles and skin cells with natural minerals and herbal extract oils. These natural cleansers and moisturizers will promote healthy hair, help to overcome skin conditions and stimulate healing.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the therapeutic essence of a hot steam towel. This tradition dates back to the 1800's for its keen ability to penetrate and open clogged pours. Once warmed to the perfect temperature, the hot towel softens the hair and skin for a clean, close, optimal shave.

Sharp lines and a vastly superior shave. Our expert barbers safely administer that crisp and smooth look and feel that no multi-blade razor can provide. No more nicks, tough patches of stubble or persistent razor bumps.

We are dedicated to the art of barbering and committed to excellence. Backstage barbers blend traditional straight razor and hot towel techniques with modern style


A cut above the rest, Backstage Barbers, provides the highest quality, to order, haircuts in Northwest Philadelphia. Our consultative approach and unparalleled skill allow you look and feel you're best

Shape Up

Whether you need a quick outline and straight razor shave for an impromptu event or just want to stay sharp in between your regularly scheduled appointments, we have you covered!


A staple for the traditional gentleman.

A rich, full and well groomed beard presents style and sophistication.

Come see us for a shampoo, condition and trim

Hair Enhancement

Does your hair need a boost?

Consult with our expert barbers to turn back the clock and maximize your haircut for a fuller and richer look


Meet Our Team

About Us

Backstage Barbers is a community and family first organization dedicated to providing an upscale experience with superior haircuts and classic service. Backstage barbers blend time honored, traditional shampoo, straight razor and hot towel techniques with modern style. We are dedicated to the art of barbering and committed to excellence.

Our History

The original Backstage Barbers was established by Chanda Jones in 1995. The name was coined by premier off-Broadway performers in need of on-demand theater quality grooming services which Chanda provided admirably.


Chanda brought the title back to West Oak Lane community and opened the original Backstage Barbers in West Oak Lane on the 1900 block of East Washington Lane which quickly developed into one of the best rated African-American owned barbershops in NorthWest Philadelphia.


When the original Backstage Barbers opened, her son Justice had just celebrated his 1st birthday. Today they are making history as the only known mother and son partners of a full service barbershop in the U.S. They are joined by Justin Alston, Administrative Business Partner.





The Leader - It's all in the family at Backstage Barbers in West Oak Lane... (read more)


Backstage Barbers Offers Free Haircuts for Local Students

The Philadelphia Citizen - START SCHOOL WITH A FRESH TRIM... (read more)


Business Ministry

The Philadelphia Tribune - Entrepreneurship can be a calling... (read more)



As a pillar in the community, it is our honor and responsibility to uplift our neighborhood, give back to those in need and drive the excellence that is within us all. We're a safe haven to relax, congregate and enjoy the well being of friends and family. We believe that a barbershop is more than just a place to have your hair cut, its an incubator of hopes and dreams; a central place in which to cultivate thoughts and exchange ideas.

Our mission is to empower people across the community with the highest quality service, meticulous professionalism and mastery of the art of barbering in a comfortable, upscale environment

Our Works

Come See Us




1430 W Cheltenham Ave


Tues - Fri: 10:00 - 7:00

Sat: 9:00 - 5:00

Mon: by appointment only

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