The Derry Barber Company opens

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The Derry Barber Company has opened its stunning new barber shop at 22 Great James Street, Derry.

Master barber and founder David Craig is well known as one of Derry’s best barbers. He has more than 23 years’ experience barbering in Derry and has an extensive and loyal client base.

Commenting on his vision for the business he said: “I wanted to create a high-quality, traditional barber shop that equalled the barber shops that can be found in other major cities across the world.

“A place where men could come and get quality haircut, and a hot-towel, cut-throat razor shave. A place where men can be men.

“Too often barbershops are merging into hair salons and whilst this may suit some men, I felt that the tradition of male barbering was being lost. So I aspired to create a male barbershop that was opulent and where the service provided is world class.”

Indeed the 2,000 square foot shop offers just that. On entering the shop you are enveloped in the warm aromas from the quality leather seating, walnut wood panelling, shaving soap suds and bay rum.

The barbers are impeccably dressed and poised to groom.

The shop boasts two of Derry’s best male barbers, David Craig and Denis McDermott. “No two heads are the same” David says.

“As a barber I enjoy being constantly challenged by changing styles and adapting them to suit different hair types, crowns, hairlines and growth patterns.”

Most at home with his comb and seven inch barbering scissors, this old-school flat-top master has an enduring passion for his craft.

For over the past decade Denis McDermott, the First Barber has been developing his specialism in creating the modern male hairstyle.

He has a wealth of knowledge of the industry products and techniques required for today’s male styles.

Keen as mustard, he carries his tools in a holster and is always eager to create masterful styles and smooth shaves. Tiernan McMullan, The Apprentice has been carefully selected to join the team due to the huge potential he has as a barber.

He is rapidly learning his craft and ensures that all the customers are welcomed and catered for.

The Derry Barber Company also offers an exclusive out-of-hours barbering service for gentlemen on special request.

This Private Members’ club is ideal for that special occasion or for the high profile visitor to the North West.

The barbershop has also been designed to be child friendly, it has a very popular racing car barber chair to help babies and young boys enjoy their first trips to the barber shop.

There is a special child friendly waiting area and baby changing facilities on site.

The barber shop is also fully wheelchair accessible and the first in Derry to have a specially adapted barber station and there is a disabled toilet on site.

The shop opened on the 17th December and since then the demand for the services the Derry Barber Company provides has been firmly established.

“We have been very grateful for the early Derry custom” said David.

Call into the barber shop at 22 Great James Street.