Any good hairstyle always starts with a great haircut.
My hair grows at a super-fast pace, so it’s even more important that I go for a regular trim to neaten up the back and sides, and keep it looking sharp and slick.
Finding a hairdresser or barber who doesn’t charge the earth for a quick snip and who also understands your personal style is, however, not so easy.
I had been to Sharps barbers when they were located on Charlotte Street in London, but now they’ve moved to a larger premises just around the corner on Windmill Street. The Sharps experience is a simple one – they’re about high quality and no fuss. Just what I need.
My barber was called Nick. He made it his mission to understand how I wanted to wear my hair and the kind of products I use. From there, he made his recommendations, confirmed with me and got cutting. Simple.
Since their founding in 2002, Sharps Barber has opened shops in Topman Oxford Circus, Ben Sherman Islington as well as Le Parker Meridien Hotel, New York. Now, 11 years on the Barber has relocated its Charlotte Street flagship store to Windmill Street (just 100 feet away).
The new shop is larger, brighter and more airy. The interior is effortlessly cool – maintaining Sharps’ trademark blue and white “exploded barberpole” stripes and featuring vintage finds such as original 1950s barber chairs, and traditional British fittings from Barber Wilson and Burlington.
But it’s not all style over substance. The Sharps team are a highly skilled group of male hairdressers, all expert at current styling, haircutting and traditional shaving techniques. They know their stuff and are always on hand to make styling recommendations to suit your personal hair type.
I was (and still am) very happy with my cut. Nick took a lot of the weight off the top (without using the dreaded thinning scissors) and ensured that the back and sides were neat and tidy.
Services at Sharps include wash, cut and style (from £26); beard and moustache trim (£16.50); and the “Sharps Shave”- a traditional 45-minute 3-hot towel 2-direction straight razor shave (£35). Sharps also offer a neck, back and sides tidy-up – perfect for any guys who want to keep their hair neat without having the top cut.
You can read more about Sharps on their site here
To book an appointment at Windmill Street call: 020 7636 8688