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A traditionally-inspired upscale barbershop on the ground floor of the Walper Hotel. Paying homage to Abel Walper, the hotel's founder, by honouring his commitment to a finely tailored, personalized customer experience that's unmatched in both quality and character. Originally established in 1894 just one year after the hotel's opening, the new shop reimagines Abel's vision in a contemporary barber setting.

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To make a long story short...

The Walper Hotel has stood the test of time. Although ownership has changed over the past 126 years, the ideals of its founder have endured—by meticulously combining luxury and history. The Walper remains among the finest and most celebrated boutique hotels in Canada.

But despite its illustrious reputation, it's not without its dark side. The presence of Abel is still said to be felt around the property. On countless occasions, guests have claimed to see his shadowy figure seated at the grand piano in the lounge, or using the hotel’s main elevator. As such, our masterful barbers treat every patron with the same premium service and memorable experience, knowing that Abel is always watching. Don't believe us? Come take a seat.


We cut hair, not corners.

First-rate services in haircuts, hot towel shaves, hair treatments, and beard trims.
Witty quips and good conversations come standard. Appointment only, walk-ins by chance.

Number 1


$20 - $50
Consultation, cut, blow dry, and style with premium products. Includes a complimentary hot lather neck shave with straight razor.

Number 2

Beard Trim

$20 - $50
Consultation, trim, straight razor edging, and hot & cold towel combo. Finished with after-shave, lotion, and your choice of beard oil or balm.

Number 3

Haircut & Beard Trim

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No bad hair days here. Everything you need to stay fresh and so clean. Take it up a notch with a premium, nourishing hair treatment add-on.

Number 4

Hot Towel Shave

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‍Pre-shave lotion massage and hot towel steam for a closer, more comfortable shave. Followed by cold a towel press to close pores and cleanse face, finished with a cooling after-shave tonic. 


Meet the family.

The barbers you'd trust with your hair and your life.  You may know us from our years at Spearhead Barber, or maybe you're a new face. Either way, you can trust us with yours. Welcome to the family.


Downtown Kitchener

18 Queen Street South
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1V6


Mon: Closed
Tues: 10 am – 8 pm
Wed: 10 am – 8 pm
Thurs: 10 am – 8 pm
Fri: 10 am – 8 pm
Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sun: 10 am – 5 pm

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