Frank Wood

Frank Wood giving a young boy his first haircut. Notice the 4th Avenue streetcar in the background!

As one of the oldest barbershops in Vancouver, Kitsilano Barbers has been fixture on 4th Avenue for over 70 years. Now owned by Denzil Wood, the barbershop was first opened by his grandfather, Frank Wood, in 1946. His Uncle, Ken, joined the family business in 1957 and His dad, Ray followed shortly after in 1963. Ray worked as a barber for 56 years, finally retiring in 2019.

From flat tops to fades, whatever your grooming needs are, Kitsilano Barbers offers it all. Relax in our original barber chairs as our professionally trained barbers work to make you look your very best.


“Fantastic classic barber service.” — Jeff

“Ray gives the best flat top in town. Head over to this old school barber shop and get a fantastic, no nonsense haircut. I’ve been going to this place for almost 20 years and have never been disappointed.” — Dennis

“FINALLY! A good old fashioned barbers which is well priced, friendly and quick.” — Brendan

Read more of our Yelp reviews here.


On longtime barber & shop manager Rick Caufield’s retirement: “Kitsilano barber forges friendships after 47 years on the job” (Vancouver Courier, April 30, 2015)

Since 1946, the Wood family has been offering up everything from flaptops to fades for new customers, and for some who have been coming since the early years. Jay Durant has more in “This is BC” (Global News, January 15, 2023)