Huckle the Barber

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Huckle The Barbers, Press 2013
Old Street

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You don't always get what you pay for with a haircut. Oftentimes a pseudo-sexual head massage and the dubious whiff of heritage are enough to double the price of a snip. So, at Huckle, a no-nonsense barbershop that still charges £35 an appointment, you'd expect the service to be damn good. Luckily, it is. Chris Ward, my barber, and the shop's owner, pays attention to the twist of my crown, styles a trendy sweep across my forehead (we are in the middle of Shoreditch after all) and even shaves off my neck fluff during a 45-minute appointment. The in-trim entertainment is limited to zeigeist-y dream-pop on the stereo, Chris's easy conversation and some locally brewed Howling Hops craft beer, or a glass of Balvenie whisky. The barbershop is located on the site of the recently departed Murdock, and most of the staff have migrated from there. But this is a very different beard-trimming beast. With butchershop-white tiles and swanky but austere Belmont chairs the design avoids the old-fangled clutter of other premium barbers. The attitude at Huckle is that men are grown-up enough to care about grooming without having to pretend to be in 'Mad Men'. 'Guys don't particularly like getting their hair cut,' admits Chris. But in this case, they had us at Howling Hops.
Venue name: Huckle the Barber
Contact:
Address: 340
Old Street
London
EC1V 9DS
Transport: Rail/Tube: Old Street/Hoxton; Tube: Shoreditch High Street

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James

Great barbershop, went in for a beard trim. Chris was incredibly welcoming. Sat down in the chair and immediately felt at ease. Discussed exactly what he was going to do, and knew exactly what I wanted. Can safely say I'm going to be booking myself in for regular haircuts here now too.

Darren

Often people will stop me in the street and say "Hey Darren, why does your hair always look so great and voluminous. What is your hair regime?" and the truth is, Huckle makes it this way. Like a butcher at Smithfields, Huckle the Barber delivers only the finest cuts. If I had a hat (and I don't need one) I would doff it to Huckle and the team!

Nick Carter

The fact that I recommend this place to any man who has hair above their shoulders says a lot. Top barbers run by top people.

Jake

I found this Barbershop on the Time out page and wanted to thank Time out on such a good recommendation. I have recently moved to London and had no idea on where to get my haircut. I had been to two other hairdressers before to which I had bad experiences. Huckle The Barber however ticked all the boxes and more, I had my Haircut with Alessandro the Italian barber and he talked me through what he was going to do. It was buzzing in there with great music that wasnt too loud. THe Hot towell was a nice touch and so was the Redchurch brewery IPA (even the glass it came in was perfect) Great Haircut, Great music, Great Beer. Thanks Huckle the Barber and Thanks Time out.

Grant

a great cut from some friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, what more can you ask for.

Chris

A friend put me on to this place. The service and quality of product is what shines through, there is no pretense and after a nomadic 10 years in the capital my barnet has found a home!

Ali

Great barber, really skilled staff with great chat, chris has been my hairdresser for 2 years and i love his work. the cuts are consistant and all the staff remeber my name when mosying about in the street to and always say hi.

Dan

Quality barbershop with great music, nice drinks and most importantly talented, friendly staff. Avoid at your peril Shoreditch!