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Zurich’s Finest Barbers

Zürich’s “Finest Barbers” is the team around Engels Enmanuel Rodriguez and Joel Blattner. The two award-winning barbers lead the oldest, and in fact the first ever, barbershop in Zürich.

Finest barbers are characterized by the finest haircuts, clean contours and a feeling for the right look.

The Finest Barbers are at home at Stampfenbachstrasse 14 in Zurich, very close to the Central. This place has a long barber tradition. The charm of the 1960s still blows in the shop. Robert Rosenberger cut men’s hair and beard here for almost 40 years. Long before people spoke of “barber” in this country, it was a place exclusively for men. Here you could sit back, relax and forget the hectic world out there for a short time. (See video by Robert Rosenberger)

And that is exactly the flair and ambience that men can expect today at “Zurich’s Finest Barbers” in Stampfenbachstrasse.

The drinks bar offers everything from the finest Amici espresso to vodka to whiskey or beer, everything a man’s heart desires.

Of course, the Finest Barbers only use the best products for their customers’ hair. Suppliers from all over the world supply the barbers in Zurich.

“Every year we look around at the largest trade fairs for barbers and look for what sets us apart a little from the competition. Because we always want to live up to our name “Finest Barbers”. »

In Memory of Robert Rosenberger

Long before the Finest Barbers came to Stampfenbachstrasse 14 in Zurich, hair and beards were cut and shaped by Robert Rosenberger.

Zürich´s Finest Barbers

The Team

Engels Rodriguez

Engels Rodriguez, born on May 30th, 1992, is a true expert in hair and beard. At the beginning of his 15th year he decided to learn the hairdressing trade.

Already during his apprenticeship he realized – barbering is his passion. In 2013 he trained as a barber. Engels deepened his knowledge until he became one of the best barbers in Switzerland.

Since then he has been known far beyond the country’s borders. Again and again, Barber from Germany, Switzerland and Austria want to be educated or trained by him.

He became known as a barber to a wide audience throughout Zurich and the surrounding area when a magazine reported about him and his weekend activities. On Saturday after work he packed his bag and went out on the street to cut the hair of the homeless for free. He said at the time: «A good haircut is something precious. It makes a person feel good. And I want to share this good feeling with the socially weak. »

When Robert Rosenberger, the owner of the oldest men’s hairdresser in Zurich, died in spring 2017, Engels Rodriguez applied for his successor. A request that heirs gladly complied with. After all, the store was in the best hands.

With the promise to continue to run the shop in the style and in the spirit of the late Mr. Rosenberger, Engels Rodriguez initially started running his barber shop alone as “Engels The Barber”. In a very short time, however, it was fully booked several weeks in advance and he had to get reinforcements. Since then he has been supported by Joel Blattner and thus complements the team from “Engels The Barber”, the oldest barber shop in Zurich.

You may have to wait a little longer for an appointment today, but customers are happy to accept that. «Despite his great success and his fame, this young man has always remained humble and down-to-earth. And as a barber, he’s a league of his own. » one of his customers sums it up.

On October 1st, 2019 the name was changed from “Engels The Barber” to “Zürich’s Finest Barbers”.

In his spare time, Engels is known and known throughout Switzerland as a DJ. He plays regularly in the largest and trendiest clubs in Switzerland. What he does, he does right. And really successful.

Joel Blattner

Joel Blattner learned the barber craft from Engels Rodriguez. The two worked together for a short time before Engels decided to go it alone.

In 2017, shortly after completing his barber training, Joel took part in the Barber World Championship. The best barbers are selected from each country in a preliminary decision. As “Best Barber on Switzerland”, Joel represented Switzerland at the International Barber Awards, making it one of the 21 best barbers in the world.

Of course, one could assume that this was due to the good training of Engels, but that alone does not make a good barber. A talent was given to Joel and with his eye for detail and his skilled craftsmanship, he has established himself as a top-class barber.

When Engels was looking for reinforcements for his shop, it was almost clear that Joel would follow his trainer and work with him from now on.

Joel Blattner

He learned the work of a Barber from Engels Rodriguez. Both worked together for a short time, before Engels made himself a Barbershop.

In 2017, just short after he finished as a Barber, he took part of the Barber World Championship. Where in the beginnings the best national Barbers were voted. He won the best Barber Award of Switzerland in 2017 and with that he is one 21 best Barbers from all over the World.

Joel has got a Talent, he has a sight for details and precision. And that comes together with learning from Engels Rodriguez. They‘re a pro-Barber-Team.

Since Engels was looking for some other Barbers working in his Shop, he was sure about Joel working with him together.

Konstantin Strauch

Konstantin Strauch has been with the Finest Barbers since 2019. He learned the barber craft in Stampfenbachstrasse from Engels Rodriguez and Joel Blattner. After his apprenticeship, he stayed with the Finest Barbers and is a great asset to the team.

Konstantin is particularly popular with our customers because of his friendly and cheerful nature. That and being a barber can make Konstantin Strauch a real finest barber!

Tabea Odibo

Tabea Odibo joined our team in May 2020. We are very proud and happy that Tabea has decided to become part of the Finest Barber family.

After her successful training as a hairdresser in Switzerland, Tabea went to London to learn the barber craft from the best barbers in London at the renowned “London School of Barbering”.

After her return to Switzerland, we are now very proud to have one of the best female barbers in Switzerland on our team.

Tabea Odibo

Tabea Odibo joined our team in May 2020. We are very proud and happy that Tabea has decided to become part of the Finest Barber family.

After her successful training as a hairdresser in Switzerland, Tabea went to London to learn the barber craft from the best barbers in London at the renowned “London School of Barbering”.

After her return to Switzerland, we are now very proud to have one of the best female barbers in Switzerland on our team.

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