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Cutting-Edge Barbers
Health and beauty
March 2022
Reading time 5 Minutes

Check out these brilliant barbers that’ll leave you looking spick and span in time for spring

We take a look at eight barbers leaving their mark on the industry across the North East and Yorkshire – going above and beyond your usual cut to deliver a full-whack experience fit for a king.

Monkeyfist Hair, Newcastle

Claiming to have the ‘most talented barbers in the city’, Monkeyfist Hair is an ultra-stylish barbers that promises more than just a new cut – instead Monkeyfist delivers an experience that guarantees a happy client. Despite their premium finish, the service is very reasonably priced. First visit customers even get a heavy discount, just £17 for a first time cut and £22 for subsequent cuts; with students getting discount across the board.
0191 2611444

Rum Razor, Durham

More than 500 five-star reviews can’t be a coincidence, making Rum Razor a barbershop that pushes customer service to its ultimate conclusion. Wanting to position itself as not just another barbershop, Rum Razor pairs luxurious cuts with a community atmosphere, creating a place that men can come to talk, network, recoup, and even enjoy a beer or two while waiting for their cut. Standard adult cuts start at £18.
07800 800448

The Iron Pencil, Morpeth

Armed with an abundance of clippers and a passion for top-notch customer service, The Iron Pencil is the trendy union of Made Barbers’ Matthew and Tattooist Martin. With unanimous five-star reviews and an incredibly relaxed atmosphere, Matthew and his team perform stylised miracles for dead trims. Additionally, Iron Pencil offer hot shaves, full beard maintenance and standard cuts from just £12.
01323 700057

Monkeyfist Hair, Newcastle Monkeyfist Hair, Newcastle
Rum Razor, Durham The Iron Pencil, Morpeth Rum Razor, Durham, The Iron Pencil, Morpeth
The Imperial Gent, Hexham The Imperial Gent, Hexham

The Imperial Gent, Hexham

This Victorian-esque barbers brings the pomp back into male grooming, with luxurious salon trimmings and a personal hands-on experience guaranteed to make you feel like a distant relation to aristocracy. Incredibly stylish and unmistakably clientfirst, The Imperial Gent even produce their own beard balm, oil and moustache wax. Standard cuts start at £10.
07765 151916

Coldbath, Leeds

Established in 2001, this luxury men’s barbers knows who it wants to be – dripping with a considered and rustic style reminiscent of old curio shops; Coldbath marries resident barber, owner, saxophone player, and composer Toby Wiltshire’s love for quality men’s cuts and music. Self-diagnosed perfectionists with an affinity for the olds ways, Coldbath provides an authentic 1950s towel steamer, carefully-curated playlists on a valve radio, and quality cuts starting at £22.
0113 262 1200

Savills Gentlemens Barbers, Sheffield 

Every haircut at Savills starts with a consultation, a one-to-one between customer and professional barber to deliver on a cut that you’ll be blown away by. Masters of age old barbering techniques, Savills is your one-stop grooming shop for the discerning contemporary gent; overseen by owner and resident stylist Joth Davies who has tallied more than 26 years in the industry. Cuts start from £23 and student discount is available.
0114 276 1011

Coldbath, Leeds Coldbath, Leeds
Savills Getlemens Barbers, Sheffield Savills Getlemens Barbers, Sheffield

Barber & Mack, Harrogate 

Barber & Mack was established in 2010 with the mission of bridging the divide between premium men’s salon cuts and affordably accessible barber shops, catering to every style for the modern day gent. The studio itself is effortlessly stylish, but what’s more impressive is the range of skilled staff that cover a masterful array of different cuts and finishes. Adult cuts start at £27.   
01423 705778

Watson’s Barbers, Hull

Watson’s Barbers go into meticulous detail to make sure you get the cut that’s right for your aesthetic, taste, and natural hairline. Cutting with a ‘measure twice, cut once’ philosophy – Watson’s team are on standby ready to cut, shave, wax and mould you into a brand new you. Standard 40-minute cuts start at £15.
07847 725689

Barber & Mack, Harrogate Barber & Mack, Harrogate
Watson’s Barbers, Hull Watson’s Barbers, Hull

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