There is a new barbershop in town. Since October 2015, a trendy hipster locale in Zürich’s old town allows men to rediscover the relaxing pleasure of a traditional Italian shave: Bullfrog.
Following the growing interest for men’s luxury grooming, the Italian Percassi group has conceived Bullfrog (Niederdorfstrasse 18). The interior design reminds of a 1930’s American barbershop. On the menu are proper razor shaves, moustache service and haircuts.
Bullfrog for Gentlemen
Despite my hipster heart, I work for a bank. I need to keep my beard in decent order so I decided to treat myself with a combo: A traditional haircut plus beard grooming service.
This type of service did not mean much to me at the time I booked. For too long, I had shaved with a disposable blade. Now it was time to discover the art of manliness and enjoy the relaxing experience of being shaved with a real razor – like a real gentleman.
Most of the barbers here are Italian, and they speak English. Giorgio welcomed me with a coffee, and after a brief discussion over hairstyles, I decided to go with a military cut. The old school barber chair reclined and I was thrown back in time… How relaxing.
Several hot towels later, a massage with hydrating oil and almost at the point of falling asleep, I was given the best shave ever. Finally, my beard had a shape. I guess my boss will be happy with the result, too.
Rinse and Repeat
Bullfrog is your address for a clipper clean haircut in a nice atmosphere to hang out and just be a man. The aroma of the tonic, the smoothing massage and the razor shave on my face are an experience that I definitely want to repeat again.
Prices are Zürich style, although not more expensive than elsewhere. But the team is friendly and sociable. If you are ever lacking a gift idea for your man, a treatment at Bullfrog could be a nice present.
One tip: If you are not a fan of country music, which frankly does not match with the style of salon, bring some earplugs!