in the cut barbershop



(732) 752-4900


About Us


A building that was vacant for 30 years ,was turned into what is now known as In The Cut Barbershop.Established in 2004 , by owner and operator Carlos Baloco, is now known as one of the top barbershops in the business. His passion and love for the business is what drives him, and can be seen through out the amazing staff  at In the Cut.There are two locations and 13 staff members. It started in Dunellen and carried on in to North Plainfield. In The Cut was established for the community who wanted that classic vibe and stylish look without having to go to the city to achieve it. We as a staff are here to cater to the clients needs, not just with style but also to converse on latest topics, trends and sports. We specialize in all types and textures of hair. Our reputations speak for itself, our diverse clientele continues to grow.


              As the time changes and our industry continues to grow so shall we.We are not your typical barbershop ,we pride on our appearance and customer service. Our main goal is to provide each client with the utmost  professionalism and satisfaction to their hair needs. There's always new products and new techniques that we provide our clientele,as our staff is always attending classes on the latest hair trends. Each staff member is capable of any style and texture that a client may want or have. Whether it be a infant of 2 years old or a gentleman in his sixties ,all will feel welcomed and right at home! 


This is where you need to be! Walk in feeling regular and walk out feeling refreshed and rejuvenated ,ready to take on the world! whether it be to go home and relax or to your next business meeting. We have you covered!



★★★★★ a month ago

Always friendly. Great price, Quality cuts. Takes the cursing songs off if kids are there.

★★★★★ 7 months ago

Guys are super laid back, funny, the ambiance is just perfect, laid back and casual. These guys have great style and they pour it into the freshest cuts. Definitely going back for my next haircut

★★★★★ 8 months ago

all barber are skilled and can perform any cut whether it's ask or a photo

★★★★★ a month ago

Shop is super clean...very friendly barbers...awesome attention to detail!!! Great experience 

★★★★★ 2 months ago

Okay, So this Review is LONG over due, I will try to keep it brief.   Originally I had met "Carlos" , an In the Cut Barber/Owner at their North Plainfield location, where i am currently from. That location was my local barbershop in town; previously i had been getting my haircut all the way out in Kearny NJ. Nervous as all hell and left wit no Options I decided to go for broke and give my local shop a chance.  That day was the day that changed my life. From the time i sat in the chair i was treated as if i were a longtime friend of Carlos's. He was Friendly, courteous, engaged, & attentive. Although my first initially two cuts all i did was fade the sides and get a line up (still afraid of the big chop) Carlos happily followed my requests to the tee, and executed with extreme skill and precision. After the second cut in that fashion, with the same quality of service, i felt comfortable enough to leave my hair in his hands & make him my permanent barber of choice.  Then there was "THE BIG CHOP" I had been growing the top portion of my hair for some months leaving it unkept and untouched due to fear, it would be cut wouldn't be cut the way my old barber used to cut it. I felt like he'd known my head shape/hair texture longer so he'd had an advantage. So one day I built up the courage to show Carlos a picture of an idea i had for my hair, after debating the big chop for some time.   Without even the Slightest of a hesitation he took ONE look for less than 30 seconds and said, "Oh, yeah I can do that". I was both bewildered and relieved at the same time. He was beyond confident. It seemed like such a complex request.  Carlos took his time all throughout the cut; picking my hair, shaving my hair, snipping my hair and brushing it. All for an end result that would EXCEED my expectations. He'd truly gone above and beyond, taking my initial idea and customizing it so it compliment my specific hair texture and head shape. He had made the look totally mine.  I'd never told him, but after that cut, I had regained alot of the confidence I'd previously lost, due to bad haircuts and not knowing what to do with my look. With this new cut I'd felt the most myself, I'd felt in a long time. It changed the way i viewed  myself and carried myself from that day on. I felt cool, suave, and attractive and I owe it all to IN THE CUT Barbershop.   I am currently a regular there, where i get my haircut every two weeks. The shop is always busy and although Carlos is my barber,  I've seen the other guys do equally good work on their clients, who are regulars as well.   Between the quality service and professional expertise; I would HIGHLY recommend giving this shop a chance if you had been considering it.  THANKS GUYS!!!

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