WELL GROOMED: BEST BARBERS & SALONS

Whether you’re looking for an on-trend trim, a tamed beard or stand-out stubble, the North East is packed with top spots for male pampering and preening. Chloé Laing picks out some must-visits...
WELL GROOMED

AGENT BARBERING SALOON >>

This family-run salon is an all-male modern hairdressing shop, specialising in everything from classic barbering to contemporary cutting. Owner Ben Forbes has been rocking and rolling his way through decades of styles, making men’s hair more fashionable along the way and, with a couple of famous faces along the way, you know your hair is in good hands. Alongside his dad Mike, the creative duo’s quirky character is reflected in the shop’s black and red Belmont chairs, 70s-style light blue furnishings and a juke box ready that plays all the classic tunes.

T. 01642 271 999
A. 63 Station Road, Redcar, TS10 1RD
F. @agentbarberingsaloon


MENU MALE GROOMING >>

MENu knows that men want to feel their very best too – and so they make male grooming a part of normal life with an endless list of luxurious treatments. Expect full body massages, waxing, facials, deluxe hot and wet towel shaves and on-trend cuts – all of which will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated in no time.

T. 0191 259 2459
A. 66 Front Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4BT
W. menu-malegrooming.co.uk


TRAMPAS THE MEN’S ROOM >>

Trampas provides the men of the North East with a luxurious, spa-like experience. Whether you want a head-to-toe makeover or a sleek shave, there’s something for you at their Durham shop. Treatments include cuts and shaves, waxing, body trimming, deep tissue massages, aesthetic treatments and male mani-pedis. Relax in their quirky shop with a coffee, a flick through magazines and your own personal digital TV.

T. 0191 384 4443
A. Owengate House, Saddler Square, Durham, DH1 3HB
W. trampas.co.uk


MR. TILLY’S MALE GROOMING >>

Take some time for yourself and swing by Mr. Tilly’s Male Grooming in the heart of Newcastle. Owner Phillip Tilly makes you feel right at home with the fridges stocked up with beer, cool tunes playing out and the TV on to keep you relaxed as you indulge in some first-rate male grooming. Pop in for a stylish cut, razor finish, sleek shave, refreshing facial or detox scrub, where leather upholstery and redbrick walls set the tone for modern male treatments.

T. 0191 230 2374
A. 15 High Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW
F. @MrTillys


ALPHA MALE GROOMING >>

If you’re looking for a sophisticated style truly unique to you, Alpha Male Grooming is the place to be. Taking your shape, your features and your flair into account, the team here will tailor their offering to suit you. An Alpha Male is all about character; doing the best you can do to make you stand out and look good. With cuts, massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing and overall grooming on offer, you’ll leave this spot feeling a new and improved you.

T. 0191 285 2955
A. 1 Henry Street, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1DQ
W. alphamalegrooming.co.uk


PATRICK FORSTER >>

For the men who want more than just a quick trim. Patrick Forster’s barbershop is a place where gents can hang out, unwind and be pampered in their very own way. It’s a stylish, but very down-to-earth salon where clients can kick back and enjoy themselves; whether that’s with a personalised playlist, chatting about football fixtures or firing up the Xbox. You’ll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed with a sharp new do.

T. 0191 222 1296
A. 67 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BX
W. patrick-forster.co.uk


RUDE GROOMING >>

Celebrating ten years in the business, Rude Grooming specialises in men’s hairdressing and traditional wet shaving. It’s sleek, stylish and offers a tailored service to suit the individual, all in a cool, contemporary atmosphere. With several options for ‘The Barnet’ including clipper, shampoo and style; as well as options for ‘The Beard’ with reshape and oils available, you can get the whole grooming experience under one roof on 26 High Street, Yarm.

T. 01642 211 221
A.  26 High Street, Yarm TS15 9AE
W. rudegrooming.com


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