Limerick's Multi Award Winning Barber Shop & Academy
Limerick's Multi Award Winning Barber Shop & Academy

Retro Barber  Shop is Limerick’s leading  barbers  located in the heart of Limerick City  .  Founded by Frank Hackett in 2007   and quickly picked  up many awards over the years most recently winning the 2018 visionary awards  representing  Ireland at the European and world Barber championships in Paris . 

Our Barber School has been delivering Barber Courses since 2004 and  is now a VTCT approved training centre , our students are of all ages and have went on to become successful barbers in their own right.
As Limerick’s premier barber shop you are in capable hands.

Our Services

Retro Barber Shop is a one stop man shop which provides a high quality traditional barbering and wet shave service, as well as first class barber training at our academy.

Our Barbers are committed to providing the best men’s haircut, wet shave or beard trim, we will guide and advise you on the best men’s haircut using traditional barbering mixed with modern day techniques to achieve the look you want.


Relax in the knowledge your barber is an expert in cutting and styling hair .We will create the perfect haircut and finish that suits your lifestyles and image, recommending specific men’s after care products that will help maintain the style, healthy hair and scalp.


Experience the traditional Hot Towel Shave. It starts with scented hot towels are placed over your face to open up the pores. A natural bristle brush is then used to soften and lift the stubble. And finally, a post shave moisturiser to soothe and rehydrate the skin.


After we give you a great haircut one of our skilled barbers will sculpt your beard to you desired length then shape it up using an traditional open razor, pre-shave oils and hot towels and finished off with scented beard oil to hydrate your beard.

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About Frank Hackett

Retro Barber owner  Frank Hackett is a 3rd generation barber with over 20 years experience in the Industry.

Frank is a freelance educator and  also the 1922 JM Keune Barbering educator for Ireland where he travels throughout the country doing workshops in salons and seminars.

Frank was the Irish visionary winner for 2018 and also a grand finalist in the prestigious L’Oreal Mens Image Award 2018.

He has represented Ireland at the  OMC European and World Barbering Championships in Paris winning 3 awards.


Retro Barber Academy provides the best possible entrance into the barbering industry. We are an official approved training centre and offer Certification from Vocational Training and Charitable Trust (VTCT).

Retro Barber Academy is the only training facility to offer Accredited courses in the mid west area. Our unique method of training provides students with the fundamentals to fast track their barber career in the barbering industry. Many of our students have went on to gain employment in the barbering industry after completing their training with us.