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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Best kept secret

Michael The Barber Best kept Secret

When it comes to woman's hair if you need a brand new hair style it really is worth paying top dollar to get the best attention and idea's to create a new you.
 But often  with a trim round the bottom you can get the same result with out robbing the bank at your local salon just do not expect a cappuccino , five minute head rub at the back wash and   latest recomendations to the top spots in town you would get in the really high end Salons. 

How ever when it comes to men's hair, I gave up years ago getting my friends  to cut my locks   it took too long and they  never really did what I  wanted  except for the brilliant Martyne Fletcher who used to  tend the late  Joanne Rivers 
 I  gravitated to going to Sassoon's who really never once  made me happy and other high end Salon often leaving  feeling  robbed at £50 -£80 for a trim.  One day I  was just about to give up when saw a man in the gym who's hair I liked so following my own advise   I asked where he had it cut. "Mike the Barbers " he replied . A local men's shop that I had seen but would never dream of trusting my blond do to a shop a barbers.

I actually stood outside for three or four minutes  to get up the nerve to go in, before asking for Mike, a  dashing bubbly local legend in Earl's Court. For sure there was not cappuccino in sight and no head rub, in fact unless you request it they do not wash your hair , as I more than often had to take the brush off the stylists in the high end salons and dry it myself so it was no loss to me.

Unlike many Sassoon people I noticed they where experts with razor's and thinning scissors. I told Mike what i wanted and he asked if  I would like the harsh line softened a bit , it had always bugged me that  they could not soften it. always ended up with a server wedge or fire fly  With in 15 minutes for the first time in years I loved my hair and did not need to grow a bit back or  wish it had been cut shorter in another. 

Even better it was £11, I get it cut  every two weeks now to  keep it neat and I go with out worrying it will be yet another disappointment . Mike has been doing my hair for six years and every fella i recommend goes again and again and one or two short hair ladies love him too. 
Now colouring is another thing only go to high end , but i will get to that soon. 

Michael's Barbers 
54 Kenway road 
Earl's Court 
London SW50RA
0207 370 6983

Copyright Steven R Smith 

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