In Barber it’s all about the craft of shaving and creating a relaxed moment for guys. A nice cold beer, whiskey or a proper cup of coffee are all part of the service. In our barbershop, you simply sit back and enjoy the pleasure of being a man. We do shaves, trims and skin treatments. I’m service-minded and I like to help guys achieve that rare feeling of relaxation.
In our barbershop, you simply sit back and enjoy the pleasure of being a man. We do shaves, trims and skin treatments. I’m service-minded and I like to help guys achieve that rare feeling of relaxation. I was very surprised to discover that you can find a barber on every corner in Turkey but not here.. Here we are one of the happy few.
Who visits Barber?
Our public is very diverse (from hipsters to retired lawyers) but in general we attract people with beards. More and more guys like to grow their facial hair but they also like to keep the beard neat and try different beard styles. These guys like to visit my shop, get a treatment and come out feeling great.
Have any funny things happened?
A guy came in recently and asked for a Craig David beard style. That’s not what I do, making very thin lines on a over-styled beard. I like the classic styles, with funny little accents here and there.
"In London 1 out of 10 young men have a mustache these days"
What are the latest trends?
That really depends on where you are. In Amsterdam the popular beard style is mainly clean shaves, stubble, short and full beards that you see on the streets. Occasionally you see more eccentric styles like a handlebar combined with a beard, but not that often. In London 1 out of 10 young men have a mustache these days. With Movember getting more and more popular, the mustache trend’s going to continue.
Do you have any shaving tips?
- Follow your facial hair line and choose the hair length that best suits your face. If your facial hair is a bit patchy, don’t go for a short beard.
- Guys who don’t have a lot of facial hair can always try to grow a beard and see how it looks; a scruffy beard without a lot of hair can still look good.
- In general it’s all about trying out different beard styles (every face is unique) and seeing what looks good on you. You’ll find out yourself what you like best; it’s just a case of experimenting.
What’s the craziest beard style you’ve ever seen in your barbershop?
A guy walked in recently with these really high mutton chops, kind of sideburns gone mad. Maybe it’s the Bradley Wiggins effect – an Olympic gold can have a strange effect on people.