We found a gap in the Otago barbering scene and decided to do something about it. In June 2016, we set out to create a new experience. We wanted to create something that was a little bit different, a little bit fancy, but unashamedly Dunedin.

Staying true to our heritage, it was only fitting to call our place Schaartje (Pronounced: Skaart-Yeh) meaning clippers in Dutch.

After a long time searching for the perfect location to open a barbershop, we stumbled across the Standard Building, Beautifully restored by Ted Daniels and Wayne Marsh this building sets the scene for our extraordinary experience. 


Sourcing the most premium product suppliers to match our services was of paramount importance, we wanted to stay local and cruelty free. Naturally, New Zealand based Triumph & Disaster, was the obvious first choice.

For your beard (should you have one), we’ve chosen Australian based The Groomed Man Co. products, pure and organic, the company also return a % of their profits to charities in need.

Your time is important to us, so we run on an appointment system. It's easy to use, and you can change your appointments online from wherever you are. 

You're welcome to call in and experience what makes us different,
we're just up from the Exchange and above the Standard Kitchen on Princes Street.

Schaartje | Barber
a little bit different, a little bit fancy but unashamedly Dunedin.