1. The Welcome
It’s policy in this salon that everyone is greeted and acknowledged when they arrive. As a woman it could be intimidating to venture into the recesses of male grooming but the team that owner Jon has hand-picked make an inclusive and intimate atmosphere. There is no locker room banter here and I felt like one of the boys in no time! Swiftly seated in the hot seat, the male Muddy specimen was made to feel comfortable and ready to tidy up that ‘do. It’s easy to see why men aged 1 to 100 come here, there are no egos and everyone is genuinely pleased to see you.
2. Attention To Detail
The barber was excellent at deciphering our guinea pig’s vague style request and listened intently. He regularly checked that he was on the right track and each hair was snipped with care. When it came to the shave, the man approached it like a ritual! The skin was smoothed and shaved and oiled to perfection. No follicle was left unpreened. The salon itself is minimalist and stripped back without losing its charm. A Jim Beam bottle here and a skateboard there, the free beer (I KNOW!) and sensational coffee go to show that it’s the little touches that make a place exceptional.
3. The Products
As well as a towel warmer (yes that’s a thing!) the salon uses Reuzel and Muk products that are just the right side of masculine to make any customer worth his salt feel manly yet suitably pampered. Where else can you get a bottle of shaving oil with a pig on the front, out of a vintage suitcase? That plus the fact that it will leave any man looking and smelling better than when they came in is enough to convert even the most vehement skin care skeptic.
I don’t usually leave reviews for anything or anyone but this barbershop is definitely worthy of some recognition … friendly staff, fantastic boys and men’s cuts, attention to detail.. The men in my life have tried many other barbers in Kettering and now refuse to have their hair cut anywhere else.. top drawer barber shop, try it and see for yourself!! Would give more than 5 stars if I could.. thanks guys, see you again soon
Kelly – August 2017
I went over to the Men’s Room in Kettering yesterday to use a voucher my kids got me for Christmas and had my hair cut by Jack and my beard shapped and cut throat shaved by Bradley and wanted to say what a brilliant job they both did. I can’t praise the team highly enough all of them including the chaps and ladys who didn’t do me spoke to me and everyone else and made it a brilliant experience !!! Please pass my thanks to them 👍 This is one of the most talented and hard working teams of barbers I have ever come across and would highly recommend them !!!!
Phill – July 2017
The best hairdressers about, very professional, excellent customer services, very welcoming. A great set up, highly recommended… you have to try the shaves, they are awesome, Rachel does an excellent job. I was one of the first customers when john first opened, and have never looked back since.. John How you’ve done a great job, and now streamlining with your other shops, proud of you, and all your staff.. well done… one very happy returning customer
Paul – March 2017
I haven’t had my hair cut anywhere else since this place opened and have never had a bad experience. It gets very busy at peak times but that’s the same with all good barbers. All the staff are pleasant and professional, what more could you want!
Kyle – December 2016
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