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!

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS 2015/16

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The barbershop will be open during Christmas and New Year. For all booking we always advise to book on line.

Pete is away from 16th December until Wednesday 6th January 2016

Wednesday 23rd December
Bradley 8am – 4pm
Greg 10am – 7pm
Papi 12pm – 8pm

Thursday 24th December – CLOSED
Christmas Day Friday 25th December – CLOSED
Boxing day Saturday 26th December – CLOSED
Sunday 27th December – CLOSED
Monday 28th December – CLOSED

Tuesday 29th December
Greg 10am – 6pm
Bradley 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 30th December
Greg 10am – 7pm
Bradley 10am – 7pm

Thursday 31st December – CLOSED
New Years Day Friday 1st January – CLOSED

Saturday 2nd January
Greg 10am – 5pm
Bradley 10am – 5pm

Sunday 3rd January – CLOSED
Monday 4th January – CLOSED

Tuesday 5th January – back to normal barbershop hours
Greg 10am – 7pm
Bradley 10am – 7pm
Papi 5pm – 8pm

FROM LONDON TO VIETNAM TO ANTARCTICA

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Recently I had the pleasure of meeting a chap by the name of Geoff DeVito in our barbershop. When asking him what he did for a living he informed me that he is none other than an Antarctic explorer.

Whilst Bradley was cutting his hair and waxing his moustache the topic of moustache wax came up and how Mr DeVito could never find the right wax to offer the hold that one many need ….when in minus 20 degree temperatures ….in a blizzard (a problem we can all relate to I’m sure)

Myself and Bradley suggested using Hairbond toffee shaper (which is supposed to be for the hair on top of your head) as it has a super strong hold and washes out with ease. Mr DeVito was dubious to purchase a pot but still did so on our advice. A week of two went by and I received an email from Geoff along with a picture that I thought I would share.

On Mr DeVitos safe return to London and on his next visit to our barbershop. Whilst chatting, we realised that we would both be in Vietnam over Christmas 2014 and in the same city. So, we met up and spent the afternoon hanging out and exploring all the cool stuff that Ho Chi Minh has to offer.

FRASER THE BARBER, FORMER BARBER STUDENTS AT GENTS OF LONDON

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I came to Gents of London barbershop & Academy from Copenhagen. I had spent 15 years as a touring musician and technician and wanted to find a career to take me away from the road. After exploring my interests I decided to take a serious look at barbering and spent a long time searching the options available for barber training via the Internet. Time was against me as I could not take too long away from earning but I wanted the best barbershop training possible, so the Gents of London Barbershop & Academy 10 week NVQ barber course was perfect for me.
Gents of London Barbers appealed to me because of the smaller class size and there was an actual working traditional old school barbershop above the barber academy. From the look of the barbershop I could see there was a traditional feel and strong barber etiquette. After some correspondence with other barber academies I knew Gents of London Barbershop & Academy was for me.
The guys at Gents of London are great and I received top notch barber training. The smaller class size meant I received more attention to help guide me through the techniques and whenever I needed advice on anything they were there to help. The barber course is intense but with the right attitude and all the help the barbers give it was fun and enriching. I left with the barbering skills I needed to start working and to keep learning. I now own and run my own barbershop in Copenhagen and have great memories from my time training with Pete and everyone at Gents of London Barbershop & Academy
Dirty Martinis are still ruining my life by the way…
Fraser