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At Barberette we offer distinct hair styles, cuts, colours and shaves, specialising in sharp, sculpted shapes. Our pricing is gender-neutral: Barberette charge on the basis of the work we do for you, not on your gender. We cover everything from quiffs to long hair, pin ups, flat-tops to cut-throat razor shaves, decorative clipper work to colouring. Most importantly, we give you the cut you want: we have no boundaries or pre-set ideas about what is best for you.

Barberette has an active role in the Hackney community, and as well as a community noticeboard, we run monthly exhibitions, charity fundraising events, clients parties and dance nights in and around London.

How it started

I grew up under mum’s hairdressing legs. I found then, that hairdressing works as a way to connect to people and how much it helps everyone to feel better and be who they are.

Getting hooked on hairstyling

A friend of mine from the Netherlands, and a great hairdresser, Coos Tieleman, with his fellow hairdresser Mette, invited me to Nijmegen and to the big Hair shows in Rotterdam and London, and these experiences convinced me to make hairdressing my career. (Coos’s influence is still with me: see the source of my big Oster clipper and barber jacket.)

Training

Between 2009 and 2011, I studied at the College of North East London (CONEL) and qualified with an NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing. The teachers were fantastic and helpful, always encouraging us to try to achieve our best. It was thanks to this positive and supportive environment that I was able to be the first in my class to graduate.

During the first year of the course, I found myself a traditional hairdressing salon in Belsize park: Barbara’s Hair & Beauty Clinic. Under the amazing guidance of the salon owner, Barbara, I saw and learned the real “Old School” hairdressing techniques and enjoyed sharing stories with the many different customers while their perms developed. It was a truly magical place!

During my second year, I met MK a leading UK barber, who was teaching at the college, and I undertook further training with him. This fantastic training continued for a year. MK is not just a brilliant barber, artist and teacher, but also a great listener and friend. We still keep in touch. – MKHSA – MK Hair Studio Academy,

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As his trainee, I attended some of the largest hairdresser shows and demonstrations held in the UK. It really was full on. Where else would one experience bleaching a model’s hair at 4am on a week night, to be ready for an early morning show? It was here that I learned to work with clippers and trimmers and also how to create hair patterns and designs that are popular with the alternative crowd. MK has two DVDs endorsed by the Government body HABIA: Straight To The Point and Get 2 The Point.

Opening Hours

Monday

9am - 11am

Tuesday

9am - 11am

Wednesday

9am - 11am

Thursday

9am - 11am

Friday

9am - 11am

Saturday

9am - 11am

Sunday

9am - 11am

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