Butcher Otoko – Impressive Japanese Inspired Men’s Salon

A visit to the Japanese inspired, award-winning men’s salon, Butcher Otoko on South Anne Street Dublin 2, is a must for any man in need of a bit of “me-time.”

Inside barber shop
Barbers chairs

Emmett and his team at Butcher Otoko (formerly The Butcher Barber) have provided world-class grooming for men since 2012. Taking inspiration from a deep-rooted Japanese culture called omotenashi, meaning to wholeheartedly look after guests, he has guided their shift from the walk-in model to an appointment based, client-first philosophy that ensures the highest quality of service and cut.

Barbers chairs
Photograph of mans hair

TileStyle were delighted to supply the magnificent black marble-effect tile slabs for this stunning salon interior fit-out. Not only were the slabs used on the walls and floors, they were also used on the countertops and the reception desk (seen below.)

Reception desk

“It’s not just about a great haircut, it’s about giving you an experience and allowing you the time to feel good about yourself,” says Emmett Byrne, Owner of Butcher Otoko. “I’ve gone for a very masculine colour, quite dark and muted using natural materials; stones, marbles and granite. I’ve done that on purpose because men love spaces like that. It’s a calming space, relaxed but still focused on service and the small details.”

(Quotes Source: Totally Dublin)

Thanks to Emmett and his team in Butcher Otoko for letting us in to take some photos of their very impressive & inspiring new salon and we wish them every success in the future.


Tiles: The show-stopping main feature tile slab used on the floors, walls, countertops & reception desk is Calacatta Black by Casa Dolce Casa (Florim).

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