Dear Customers

We are excited to announce that Tonia is having a baby!

Mike the barber and his daughter Tonia would like to take the opportunity to say


for your loyal custom over the years

(Apologies to those of you who put up with me passing out half way through a haircut before the doctors signed me off work)

Hopefully you will find me back at work once the baby is old enough.

Barber Connect

Sunday 7.00 am we left Barnstaple and traveled to Telford for Barber Connect. ” The worlds largest Barber exhibition”. We arrived just after the opening with a slightly embarrassing entrance to the car park, stalling and bunny hopping my way in after forgetting dad’s ECO DRIVE option !

The international center in Telford is a large venue, holding 2 main stages and hundreds of stalls and small demonstration areas. It was fantastic to see barbers at the top of the industry showing new techniques and styles.

We spent a lot of time watching the different demonstrations and enjoyed learning so much. I also found it fascinating to see the 100’s of products on sale, so many new brands focusing on natural ingredients, or improving the condition of the scalp.

It was great to see the range of tools and equipment available for testing, brands of clippers that I hadn’t heard of before. We were impressed with quite a few but found ourselves drawn back to the Wahl stand, I think we might be tempted to get the cordless options next time our shop ones break.

Scissors were numerous and impossible to chose a favorite, shapes, sizes and colours and styles were endless I never realised how vast the choices and prices could be. The ones in the photo are just under £1,000 !! I think I will stick to the more affordable choices until I am confident I wont drop them.

Massive thank you to Barber Connect for organising such an amazing event I would recommend it to all barbers of any level of skill or experience and particularly apprentices or students, just to open your eyes to the possibilities.

Another massive plus is having witnessed the perfection and the time it takes, I have decided to stop saying to customers that “I will get quicker with practice”.  Turns out Dad is an incredibly fast worker, and I now work at a pretty quick pace, I just need to work on the fine tuning and expanding my repertoire of styles.

Getting home at 9.30 I was feeling very inspired and excited to get back to work.

PS the black face is a new kind of manly face mask ! – do any of you fancy this ??


Wow the Scilly Isles are beautiful, we had an amazing family holiday away and time to rest and recuperate. Back to work full time today and great to see so many of you, such a busy day and lots of you getting ready for your own holidays.

Open all the regular hours and days for mens hair cuts. Looking forward to seeing all of you who missed us in the last few weeks.


Pattern Cutting

Cutting patterns into hair is a new technique, and one that I am still developing. I enjoy building my skill set so if you want a pattern done please ask, particularly if you are happy for it to be cut off after, if I go wrong!

starBasic designs are a good starting point for me, I have done a few stripes and blending in along with a few stars like this one. Looking forward to the day I am able to cut out all shapes, designs and ideas that you can come up with.




Looking for inspiration ?

Have a look on:

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I wrote a while ago about the Dax products we have in stock but I forgot to mention the range of Brylcreem, these are gels that are very popular with our customers, a softer option than wax, if you want to see what they are like please ask and you can try them out in your next visit.



(I love the vintage sign dad managed to source)