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Welcome to Barney’s!

Posted on July 31 2017 at 11:46:42

Car chair


A new Alvechurch business is proving that it’s not just women who like to be pampered – at Barney’s Barbers, men are offered the full grooming experience, from hot towels to the latest hair styles.

This is the second branch of Barney’s in the area, with the first opening in West Heath a year ago. It proved so successful that, rather than turn customers away, owner Adam Ainge decided to expand his empire.

Named after Adam’s son, Barney’s provides clients with the chance to relax for 45 minutes or so while they enjoy a treatment – although, of course, men can also pop in for a quick shave if time is short.

As well as all the barbering services you’d expect to find – all carried out by the highly-experienced team of Taz, Rabe and Alex – Barney’s also specialises in traditional Turkish wet shaves as well as offering eyebrow threading, waxing for nose and ears, and head massage.

“We want customers to have the full relaxing experience,” says Adam. “For instance, with the hot towels, the barber would first cleanse and moisturise the face, then allow the oils in the towel to do their work for five or ten minutes before starting the shave.”

Clients are even offered a complimentary beer (or soft drink) to complete the no-rush theme. And don’t forget that Barney’s offers loyalty cards (pay for nine haircuts and get the 10th free) and gift vouchers.

Children are also welcome, and there’s a fun car-shaped chair for them to sit in while they have their hair cut. This is just part of the unique look of Barney’s, which was designed and fitted by Adam himself to match the style of the West Heath branch.

With customers already travelling from Alvechurch, Redditch and Barnt Green, the Village area was the perfect place for the second salon, and Adam hopes to open a further two branches in the next six months.

14 The Square, Alvechurch B48 7LA
Tel: 0121 445 6285
Open: Mon–Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 8am–6pm, Sun 9am–4pm

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