THESE days, male hairdressing is so much more that just a short back and sides – modern barber shops have become a feature of every town, offering men of all ages a variety of services and styles that has taken male grooming to a new level. If you fancy a change, call in to your local barber shop and talk about what they have on offer – and how it could make you a new man.

Hakan Barbers

The Northern Echo:

Hakan Barbers has been established barber shop within Darlington for six years, and, during this time, have extended to add an extra VIP room at the back of the salon, due to the demand of regular customers. They have more than 20 years’ experience, and are renowned for providing the highest quality of customer service and advice, which is demonstrated on their Facebook page through their many 5-star reviews from grateful customers; such as one who explained that they travel over 30 miles just for Hakan's haircuts. Hakan Barbers is a traditional Turkish barber shop offering professional haircuts, hot towel shaves, Turkish wet shaves, threading, and skin fades. They also offer hair removal waxing for both nose and ears, so that you can have a one-stop-shop for all of your grooming needs. Vouchers are available, and they are open from 9am - 6pm for walk-ins. They are based in the centre of Darlington at 51 Skinnergate, DL3 7LH. For further information find them on Facebook or call: 07411 733119.

Evolution Barbers

The Northern Echo:

Evolution opened in July 2016 and within three years they have outgrown the space on North Road, and have taken over what was the Barber’s Chair on Longfield Road in June of this year. They have retained the previous space and rebranded as Revolution, which is predominantly a ladies’ hair stylist. They offer haircuts from traditional scissor cuts to the growing popular skin fades, hot towel shaves, eyebrow waxing/threading, and nose waxing - and they have a couple of clients brave enough to go for a full beard waxing! They are currently working with ARQ Darlington, to have both of their salons awarded a LGBTQ+ champion badge. They are also renowned and highly recommended for cutting children’s hair. The image above shows Jayden-Lee, who had a bad haircut experience elsewhere, but after a year of perseverance and breaking down his fears, Evolution managed to get there. Owner Jason said: “I found that he had sensory sensitivities to the clippers, water, and hair going in his face, but found the plastic adhesive visors that he is wearing on the picture. These have been a big factor in helping him settle, and we offer these to anyone who struggles to have their hair cut.”

If you have any special requirements with your haircuts, or if you are just looking for a local, trusted barber, then please call Evolution today: 07976 954133, or visit them at 28 Longfield Rd, Darlington, DL3 0EW

LJ Barbers

The Northern Echo:

LJ Barbers are celebrating their anniversary this coming November after an amazing four years of operating within the Darlington area. They started off in 2015 with just Lewis, running the business by himself, and have grown to now having six qualified and talented barbers, two new stations, and a VIP room to complement the busy nature of the salon. They have two methods of appointments, to suit everyone; both walk-ins and an on-line booking service via their website. They offer student discount and competitive prices for all their appointments, including £10 for walk-ins and £12:50 for appointments. At LJ Barbers, you always feel like you are being looked after, as you can have a complimentary coffee, and play Fifa whilst you wait for your hair cut. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram to see examples of what they can do, for more information, and to read their glowing reviews. Alternatively, they are ideally located in the centre of town, so that you can pop in to 26a Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AQ. The shop is open from 9:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday, with a late-night opening until 8pm on Thursday. 

Holl&Co Barbers

The Northern Echo:

Holl & Co Barbers is an award-winning barbershop based on the High Street in Northallerton, established in 2012. Offering a variety of bespoke male grooming services, from the traditional short back and sides to skin fades. They also offer cut throat wet shaves, flat tops, kids cuts, patterns, nasal/facial waxing, and beard services. At Holl&Co, they have a wide range of knowledge and experience across their team of four barbers, who have 40 years’ experience between them. They all have a passionate commitment to men’s grooming and offer no-nonsense, high quality, value-for-money haircuts, styling, and shaving for men. Their opening hours offer flexibility to meet every client’s individual needs, and includes various late nights, early morning Saturdays, and the option to book an appointment instead of queueing.  Hollie of Holl&Co Barbers has also recently become a trainee Ambassador as part of the Lions Collective Team, which is an international charity that helps support men’s well-being, and helps raise awareness of the prevention of male suicide. This means their barbershop is classed as a ‘safe’ place for men to come and talk out any issues. For any more information please call them 07742861430. The team at Holl&Co hope to see you soon.

Find them on Facebook for more information.