The Barber Barber Experience.
For Scoundrels & Gentlemen~
So for Father’s Day this year we decided to treat our beards to some TLC at the ever so stylist Barber Barber in Liverpool One, a barbers for Scoundrels & Gentlemen. Barber Barber have gone back to how a barbershop should be, it has a real gentlemen’s club feel to it. All that it is missing is a quartet! Hopefully we can give you a real sense the hard work that the guys here do, so let’s take a look at The Barber Barber Experience.
First impressions count as we all know, branding is an important feature for any business and the guys have got their style and branding bang on! They have captured the look of a classic barbershop with a modern-day twist. On entry we were meeted and greeted by the guys, and luckily for us Johnny Baba was in town. We were brought a bottle of Budweiser at the bar completely forgetting we were in a queue. We quickly felt relaxed and at home, a place of belonging.
There was a good atmosphere within the shop, and if you didn’t know better you would think the barbers themselves and the customers had all been good friends for years. Talking, laughing and banter flowing with some classic and popular music playing in the background. How many times have you been for a haircut and no one speaks to each other? Not here! On a staff point of view, I like the way there is no one above each other (all though there is a shop host) all the guys muck in and help each other out. Whoever was free asked everyone who wanted a drink, or brushed up for one another and even going the shop for each other. There is one more barber than there is available seats, and in a rotation style theme they take turns, sharing the responsibilities. There is a real sense of pride amongst the lads which we think is a great way to run a business.
So after a few beers and a couple of coffees, we sat in the barber’s chair. Ricky Trim was our host, the main man when it comes to beard sculpting. We explained to our Irish bearded brother we would like the spade beard style, similar to the one he is rockin!
The time and effort is really given to every guy that comes across the threshold, nothing is rushed and it is to your satisfaction. Ricky asked me a few times if I was happy with the shape, and I never once felt like I couldn’t ask for a little more sculpting. The amount of times we have had a bad barbering experience and when asked, I have just said yes it’s fine. His eye for detail is second to none and upon speaking with him, his passion for what he does (as I am sure the other guys are) is brilliant.
So shape to perfection, it was time for the steam preparation before the cut throat shave. For some reason we were looking forward to this particular part of the afternoon and it didn’t disappoint. With hot towels over the eyes and neck area whilst the steam worked on all the pores was a relaxing experience. Again I can’t show any displeasure in the time and effort put into the cut throat shave. Followed up with by the use of some high quality beard oil and balm, the job was a good’un!
Overall we cannot fault our time at Barber Barber and will definitely be going back. I think all our bearded brothers should make this their Father’s Day present for next year. I can proudly say I have had The Barber Barber Experience.
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