DON’T BE GREEN, GET PRETTY

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With the London summertime weather rapidly arriving (or supposed be arriving) it’s the time of year when chaps like to freshen up a bit. That comes in many forms and for many reasons. It can be a couple of new shirts, some new trainers, a tan or of course a fresh haircut. Everyone in London is a little bit busier in the summer with BBq’s/weddings/holidays or just good old fashioned drinks after work. At Gents of London Barbershop we’re big advocates of anything stylish, but when it comes to being British and being stylish it’s nailed on that we’re all in. Pretty Green fits both of those categories.
The clothing line was started by former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher in 2009 and was named after a song by those other British music and style icons The Jam. It was created with traditional British style heavily influenced by the 60s mod scene in mind, but mixing that with a modern twist for the younger generation. From parkas to polos, suits to shoes, gingham to paisley the brand has come a very long way in a very short space of time (which is something that we also pride ourselves on having done at Gents of London Barbershop).
This weekend they will be holding a sample sale at Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in Shoreditch with a whopping 80% off of some items. In our experience there’s no better pick me up for the gloomy summer weather, or the hopefully beautiful summer weather, than heading out to drinks with friends with a fresh haircut and some new clothes on. If you’re looking for the best haircut in town to go with those new clothes freely book in with Gents of London Barbershop via our online booking system.
Truman Brewery, Shop 11, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

JOLLY BARBERS OUTING – MARGATE MOD 60’S FESTIVAL

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When it comes May bank holidays there’s nothing more traditional than getting out of London for a trip to the seaside. Whether that’s for drinks, food, some much needed time out of the city or just for a stroll to get fresh sea air in your lungs. However, it wasn’t until the Mod/Rocker scene in the 1960s that music became a part of that tradition too. It doesn’t matter if the weather’s good or bad (it’ll probably be bad, that’s part of the tradition too), it’s the being there that counts.
This coming Bank Holiday is no exception with the choice of venue being Margate in Kent (also known as going on a beano according to Del Boy in the infamous Jolly Boys Outing Only Fools and Horses episode), where the mixture of music, alcohol, fashion, fish n chips and time off work all collide for one epic weekend. At Gents of London we’re always interested in all things retro or music based. It completely fits in with our philosophy of looking good and sounding good. Get yourself a fresh haircut at the barbershop, put on a new shirt and head out to listen to some great tunes. We’ve been getting more and more Mod Style Haircuts coming in the shop over the past few months and relish the opportunity to do more. It’s quite an intimidating cut to do for some barbers as technically it can be difficult, but we love doing them. For mod appointments book in with Bradley anytime between Tuesday through to Saturday.
In association with Great British Music & Culture there’s plenty to do including art exhibitions, markets and scooter rallies, with the surrounding areas boasting loads of restaurants and vintage clothing boutiques. 
Pete will be representing the Gents of London barbers on the Sunday so if you happen to see him freely mooch over and say hey.
 

RECORD STORE DAY

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At Gents of London Barbershop music is very important to us. As soon as you walk through the door you’ll see this by the music coming out of the speakers. So something like Record Store Day in London is something that is right up our street.
For those of you not in the know it’s one day in the year when independent record shops throw their doors open to celebrate all things vinyl, with some having live performances and some even selling special limited edition prints, from bands including the Cure, David Bowie, Ken Boothe, the Smiths and plenty more of the great music we champion in Gents.
It’s fast becoming one of the biggest days in the musical calendar with it taking off all over the globe too. Listening to a record is a totally different experience than digital. You sit back, you listen to a whole 12 songs without skipping anything, you have a sleeve to hold with pictures/song titles/lyrics and most importantly, it just sounds better. If you don’t own a turntable it would be a great time to invest, if not, still head down and just soak up the atmosphere…

 

Here’s a taster of our barbers favorite songs of all time:

Adam’s choice

Dylan’s choice

Bradley’s choice

Greg’s choice

Sammy’s choice

Pete’s choice

COMPETITION TIME – FREE GIG TICKETS & A FREE HAIRCUT

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COMPETITION TIME!

Gents of London Barbershop are giving away two tickets to go and see our good friends Heavyball perform live on Thursday 27th April 2017 at the Spice of Life, Soho.

We are also giving away a FREE haircut at our glorious Central London barbershop. Located merely a short walk from Kings Cross and Angel Islington tube station.

This will be their first London gig of 2017 and the day before the gang head off on their European tour.

Heavyball will be playing along side the superb Glenn Hodge again, so if you haven’t seen him you really should.

To enter just click on the image of the guys performing live in our barber shop at the top of the page and like the Facebook link – simple as that – good luck.

For full gig info click here.

Here’s a few of our ‘choice’ favorites from Heavy Ball to get you in the mood, enjoy.

MOD INSPIRED SHORT FILM – RANDOM ACTS – THE DEVIL – EMMA-ROSA DIAS

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Its been a little while since we posted anything new in the Gents of London Barbershop Journal. Its been a busy start to 2017 and we have made a few improvements to the salon for your viewing pleasure. The front of the barbershop has been fully redecorated along with a new beautifully hand painted Gents of London logo.

At the back end of last year our barbershop was featured in a mod inspired short film by the talented Emma-Roas Dias commissioned by Channel 4 for Random Acts. Narrated by the legend that is – Mr Paul Weller. We were honored to be involved and thought we’d share it today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

 

GQ MAGAZINE & MILES KANE VISIT GENTS OF LONDON BARBERSHOP

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Gents of London Barbershop  is regularly approached by numerous types of business on the look out for an old school traditional looking barbershop for photo and video shoots.

The other day we were rather pleased to get a telephone call and email from the mighty GQ Magazine. Proposing to use our barbershop for an exclusive interview.

The interview was with the super talented and one half of ‘The Last of The Shadow Puppets’ – Miles Kane.

Topic: What is a modern day Dandy Gent?

It was a pleasure to be involved and to sort Miles out with a Gents of London Barbershop Mod styled haircut.

Looking for a similar Mod hairstyle? Freely book in with either Bradley, Greg or Pete by clicking here.

 

NOW OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK & UNTIL 8.30PM MOST DAYS

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Due to getting fully booked a  couple of day in advance Gents of London Barbershop is NOW open 7 days a week.

On a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are open until 8.30pm.

On Sundays we are open 10am to 6pm and Mondays from 10am to 8pm.

The aim is to make it even easier for our clients to get an appointment at a time that suits and would like to thanks you for your continued custom.

Look forward to seeing you in the chair soon.

Gents of London Team.

NEW HAIRBOND PRODUCTS – ARRIVING NEXT WEEK

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Ever since Gents of London Barbershop opened its doors in 2014 we have stocked the extensive Hairbond United Kingdom hair product range. Then Hairbond kindly offered to sponsor our Gents of London Barber Academies in London and Cardiff and then we became proud brand ambassadors.

We love it for many reasons. Firstly, its a British brand that sits well with our ‘Best of British ethos’ secondly, we believe it is the best premium styling range out there to suit our clients styling requirements.

Just when you though Hairbond had already covered all basis with their extensive styling range, we are pleased to inform you that they have recently introduced some new high quality water based products to the market.

Hairbond Mattifier Professional Hair Cement – A slightly harder product that Hairbond Distorter with a strong hold, leaving hair with a dry matte finish, ideal for creating lift and/or texture.

Hairbond Texturiser Professional Hair Cream – A styling product that creates texture with a moist finish. With a Medium pliable hold that gives you great results to dryer hair textures.

As ever, Gents of London have ample Hairbond product samples that you are welcome to pop in and try.

Hope too see you back in the barbershop soon.

JON BOURNE OF @BARBERTOWNWORCS VISITS

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When our hard working barbers take a well earned day off and the barbershop is closed for business we still use the space for barber training. Recently a good friend/pro barber of Gents of London Barbershop and Academy took the time to pop up and visit us and our barber students (that are usually busy mastering their craft downstairs) It was great to have a Jon in the barbershop passing on some invaluable tips and tricks of the trade to our barber students.

Check out more info on Jon and Barber Town below:

@barbertownworcs
barbertown.co.uk

Here’s a short video that we through together and thought we would share with you ..enjoy!