Delighted to be WAHL British Barber Shop of the Year


After a stressful year we are so happy to have been crowned WAHL British Barber Shop of the Year. This is massive (literally – the trophy is huge) and it’s the first time a Barber Shop outside of London has won the award. Andy said: “It’s fair to say that in 28 years of barbering I’ve never been so shocked, surprised and proud, this is the biggest award we’ve ever won. We’ve a fantastic team here at Andy’s Barber Shop and they thoroughly deserve the accolades that come with this. We’re absolutely chuffed to bits.”

The award, organised by WAHL Professional UK, considers every aspect of the business from the salon design, teamwork and barbering skills as well as any marketing campaigns and charity work undertaken. To crown the winner, each barbershop was visited by WAHL Global Artistic Director, Simon Shaw as well as secret shoppers. This year the announcement was an Instagram live event, instead of its usual big crowd event held at the ExCel in London. Andy added: “I’m passionate about my hometown and although we’re surrounded by shops that are closing, I hope this helps to show that there’s still local business thriving in the town. Thank you to all our loyal customers, we’re so proud to have won this prestigious award.” 

Simon Shaw, WAHL Global Artistic Director, on why Andy’s Barbershop was a worthy winner this year;

“I felt Andy’s Barbershop just set a standard for modern British barbering. It’s stylish, has a fantastic presence when you walk in and it’s got it all under one-roof; from haircuts to waxing and massages. To me, it defines what modern barbershops should be and it ticked every box. What really put them ahead was their support of the local community, like sponsoring local football teams.” 

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