You'll find this south London male grooming salon just ten minutes from Oval tube station. It promises to serve up 'a quick cut before a business meeting or a night out with the lads.' You'll also find free wifi, free drinks and even sweets.
|Venue name:||Razors and Blades||Contact:|
80 Brixton Road
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Thur 9.30am-7.30pm; Fri-Sat 9.30am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm.|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
- 5 star:16
- 4 star:8
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:4
- 1 star:0
As a lady trying out a new hairstyle, I was really anxious about going to a male barbershop to get my first "trim". But to my pleasant surprise Razors & Blades were so welcoming and made me feel comfortable as soon as I stepped in the door.
I was offered a drink and saw that there was free WiFi so I could get some work done whilst I waited, which I thought was great - Ladies salons need this too!
The guy who cut my hair was very attentive and patient, as he knew it was my first cut. I was really pleased with my haircut and have been going ever since.
Defo recommend ladies if you want somewhere local that will make you feel comfortable and not like you're going to get any unwanted attention! (you know what I mean lol)
Great shop with great barbers. It's a breath of fresh air to find a shop like this in South London. I've been taking my son here for about a year now and honestly it's top quality. Since having my hair short I get my haircut here too, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. These barbers are super sharp, friendly, professional and the shop looks absolutely amazing. Hope you can open more branches around London, we need more barbershops like this. I can't wait for appointments to break through. Keep up the great work fellas, honestly well done!
I really had high hopes for this place however I've been on two occasions and left both times without getting my haircut. The first time I went was on a Sunday, they failed to open on time and when someone finally arrived half an hour later to open up, it turned out to be the receptionist who informed everyone waiting that they only had one barber that would be coming in and that he was also running late!
The receptionist was very apologetic and offered us all refreshments however while seated I factored in that there were 3 customers ahead of me and anticipated that the barber probably wouldn't show up anytime soon considering I had been in the shop for 10-15 minutes at that point.
Despite the decent level of hospitality I received from the receptionist and the fact the shop itself was nice space to be in, I had to vote with my feet and walk out. Another customer then followed suit.
The second time, I went on a Saturday. I arrived 1 minute after 10.00am; thankfully they were open on time however I walked in to see 5 people already waiting and one barber cutting someone’s hair. The receptionist again was warm and welcoming but then proceeded to tell me that they would only have two barbers cutting hair that day, needless to say, the second barber was running late and Inevitably I left after 25 minutes of waiting in search of another barber shop which I knew was going to be a headache!
In summary, Razor and Blades has great potential but like many other barber shops that I’ve been to that mainly cater to Afro type hair such as mines, they are unreliable and the way in which they run their business day to day is questionable. If you want to spend half your day waiting to get a haircut then this is the place for you!
I've been going to Razors and Blades for some months now. I love how they go out their way to make me feel as comfortable as possible, someone takes my coat and hangs it for me, whilst also offering me a drink.
Sometimes the wait can be abit long, but most barbers are like that. Nonetheless they never fail to impress me with a sharp cut each time I go. Not only is the shop amazingly presented but the service is very efficient.
No denying the place looks amazing. Very comfortable barbershop. Safe and stylish which isn't something found too often in this area. Receptionist made sure I was seen to - no confusion as to who came first!
Decent cut too - I will defo be returning
Not just a male grooming salon. As a female I felt very welcomed here and treated respectfully. The staff are all amazing and the reception really did go the extra mile by offering a drink and escorting me to my chair once the barber was ready for me.
The shop interior is actually amazing and really make a big difference along the parade of shops on the road. All components of the shop are crafted creatively and usefully. From the TV advertising in the shop window to the lighting and phone hubs where you can charge your phone is out of juice!
I've been banging on about Razors and Blades to all my mates. I know it's only a shop but a very well designed one. Truth be told you would never think such an exceptional service is given at such a cheap price.
Oval loves you Razors and Blades!
The best barber shop in south London, great
service and comfortable. Free wi-fi and
drink, I've recommended R&B to few of my colleagues and friends...
I'm a female user of RnB and I absolutely love it. It has changed so much since they first opened and it's only gotten better. From the friendly receptionist, to the free water, sweets or beer, the innovative displays and well mannered barbers. I hear appointments are coming - I can't wait.
They have also started making card payments which makes life a lot easier.
I've been going to R&B for a while now - and every time I walk in, it always has a welcoming atmosphere - love it!! the haircuts are brilliant as well! Great Barbers!!
Been getting my hair cut at R&B for a year now. So good to see this level of quality and standards in barbershops especially with Afro Hair, I've never seen anything like it. Looking forward to seeing a branch in North West London!
First time at the shop, was recommended by a friend at work. Shocked to see how nice the place was. Receptionist was friendly and felt totally comfortable and spacious. Haircut was sharp too, must return again. I hear appointments are coming. Definitely a good idea
I have been twice, first cut was the best I had in years. Last cut by a different guy was terrible. I told the guy a very light trim is all i wanted. Before I knew it he had a blade to the top of my head, he didn't use a scissors one!! Had to stop him mid way....very disappointed!
I'm very sorry to say I had a terrible cut at this place, a surprise to me after reading other reviews on timeout London. After leaving I headed straight to higher priced hair dressers to fix the problem.
The staff were polite however the quality of cut didn't match. You get what you pay for which in this instance isn't very much!
Great place! I appreciated that they were really up front about what they could and could not do for a woman like me with European hair - the basics (i.e. straight cut). Very straight, very chill, very nice - for 10 quid, I'll be back for sure.
To be honest I think that is a great barber shop. I highly recommend it if you ever need a fresh haircut. The service is phenomenal and I come here every time. Amazing Barber Shop to come to.
Great barber shop, come here every single time, every time i come here, i receive a great service and a fresh trim. I recommend this shop for a haircut if you ever need one.
Would recommend to friends/ Great customer service everytime. As a female I would say this shop offers both male & females who seek that cutting edge fresh urban look, Comfort and class.
First impressions - a great shop. It's nice to see this bright and colourful shop on this strip of Brixton Road. A clean, warm and well presented shop with friendly staff. Hassle free. £10 is a very good price for a cut and shave, especially in the festive seasons. Keep it up.
Possibly the best barber shop in South London. I was staying with a friend when I happened to walk across this place. Upon entering the branding felt consistent and the atmosphere pleasant. Clientele were from all walks of life, races, cultures etc. I never felt intimidated or out of place. After visiting many shops in the South, my expectations were not very high to begin with. However, the cut was even better than I had anticipated. For £10 you get a heck of a lot of attention to detail! This place is the game changer. Good atmosphere, great staff and a general good vibe. Cheers guys.
3rd time I've been to RnB now - always a good vibe, good service, great branding. Feels less like a barbers than your average shop - great atmosphere to chill whilst getting a hair cut. Big thumbs up from me. New regular.
I went to R&B in the first week that it was opened. I had never seen a barbers shop that makes you feel comfortable and offer so many facilities, such as free water, their own magazine and free Wi-Fi. The owner is very nice and friendly, I would recommend that anyone should give it a go as they won’t be disappointment. Onur
I work 5mins from the shop and discovered it when driving pass. I've recently cut my hair short so I've been looking for the right barbers for a little while now. A friend recommended Razors N Blades so I tried it out. Voila! It's lovely. What I like the most is that it's such a welcoming environment. As a women I can walk in and not feel like I will get harassed anytime soon. I've seen all types of people come through, old, young, black, white, it doesn't matter, it's such a diverse place. I actually live in North London but it's worth me travelling down for a cut. I went on a Friday once and saw they have a DJ playing inside. Amazing! Well done and keep up the good work!
I went to Razor and Blades for the first time a couple of months ago and ever since I have been a regular client. I love the deco of the place, it is far beyond what you would expect from and for a barbershop. It is spacious and surprisingly clean compared to other shops I've been to. The barbers were nice and friendly. They have their own magazine with a range of designs to choose from, just in case you are lost for ideas. The free sweets and branded water is a wonderful touch, and as a female I didn't feel out of place or uncomfortable. The only downer was that the toilet downstairs was cold and somewhat smelly but bearable again compared to other barbers out there. I was really impressed and I have recommended all my girlfriends and guy friends to go their.
On my usual commute to my office just off Brixton Road, I noticed the a bright new addition to the street, unlike any other barber i've seen let alone on brixton road or the surrounding areas, I made a note to get my next haircut there. So I did, upon entry I fell in love with the decor, the colours were inviting which created a comfortable atmosphere for me to wait in, the historic montage of heroes past on the wall, were also lovely to look at. The presence of the three large tvs serve up for adequate entertainment, but what really impressed me was the in house magazine that offered suggested hair styles as well as types for males to keep their hair healthy, you don't get that kind of service, atmosphere and experience in any barbershop i've been to. The barbers are also pleasant and polite, they make sure they ask you exactly for what you want as well as give an expert tip here and there, I really loved the service, my haircut was done in a speedy fashion and at the same time was 100% on point. The price was the same as the most shops, but the experience definitely wasn't. A must visit for anyone in London.
RnB is 5mins from where I work which is extremely convenient. My schedule can get packed and I rarely have the time to travel far for a cut but this place is perfect. I was lucky enough to catch the opening promo - one week of free hair cuts! Seriously....free cuts. Since then I've been sucked in. The environment is slick and stylish, you can feel completely comfortable while getting a trim. The multiple TV screens and free Wi-Fi is a major bonus. Dada is a wizard with a clipper! I can even bring kids here on the weekend without a worry. Top marks. Definitely recommended.
I was initially surprised this was a barbershop when I first went, it's really spacious so I thought it was a bar or a cafe. I went in and was served by Dada, was really impressed. He gave me a head massage, that was relaxing after a long day of work. I've recommended the place to a few colleagues and friends, it's a nice place to get a hair cut.
I went to Razors and Blades in the first weeks of it opening. It was FREE haircuts for all so I gave the shop a chance. It was a great decision. I was able to surf the net on my laptop while waiting, so I never noticed the time go by. I used to I go to one barber but when he went on holiday I went to one of the others and they was just as good. I do suggest to try and go during the week as your waiting time is greatly reduced. Take a iPad or device with you it maybe abut of a wait.
Driving past the shop as i normally do when coming back from work...I was initially attracted to the atmosphere of the shop and so i'd promised myself i would visit. When I eventually did, The barber closer to the door acknowledge me with an hello. I knew he was the barber as he was wearing a Tshirt that had the shop's branding on it. I sat down - with 4 people ahead of me, whilst waiting - i was offered the shop's own branded water, probably tap water, but the sheer fact that it had the shop's branding on it, i was really impressed as you rarely get this type of treatment in male barbershops. When my time came to get my cut, the barber who had initially greeted me - asked what i'd like and viola - presto - as requested. I'm now a regular there.
I needed a haircut during my 9 week stint in London and I had passed this barbers on the bus, with prices for adults stated to be £8 on the windos. It was my first and probably last visit to the shop. I went during the middle of the day on a Saturday. Expecting it to be very busy I was surprised when only three males were sat in the back corner and I was told I could have my hair cut straight away. There were two men, one being the barber and I am guessing the other was the shop owner. The shop owner never introduced himself and stood about a foot away from myself throughout the duration of my haircut, obviously monitoring the barbers progress but it made the experience quite uncomfortable. The whole time the two would speak in a different language to English, and the barber himself muttered a few responses in broken English to myself. The haircut in all fairness was exactly what i asked for, yet instead of taking the usual 10-15 minutes it does at home it took 45 minutes. Throughout this time, not a single person stepped through the door which cannot be a good sign. The men in the back corner stayed for the duration without getting haircuts which seemed quite strange, treating it more as a hangout place. After I had sat in the chair uneasily for the length of time, I went over to the till and asked the barber how much the haircut was. He responded £8 and I handed hum over a £10 pound note. He said he needed to get some change at which point he walked over to the shop owner. The shop owner spoke for the first time in English and said, 'it's £10'. I couldn't be bothered arguing but really should have questioned this seemingly new price. Although the haircut was what I asked for, the surroundings were uncomfortable and inventing prices at the end put me completely off the barbers. I would recommend others to go elsewhere.