Opening my own Barber Shop was always something I wanted to achieve and in 2008 it was my year. I opened with one pair of clippers and a smile on my face. Working 6 days a week on the floor and non-stop behind the scenes. I took on two apprentices in the first 6 months, I felt we needed barbers that saw the industry from my perspective to be able to make it work. We have gained strength over the last 12 years and I have some amazing stylists on board with extensive experience, knowledge and passion for the trade.
The barbering/male grooming industry has grown rapidly and with HelRazors bursting at the seams we had been desperate for more space, but relocating was never an option for us. With these two key things in mind as soon as our neighbouring shop became available, we knew it was time for Helrazors to take the next step and progress as a business.
We now boast a bigger, more current Barber Shop/Salon with extra cutting stations, tailored packages with our customers needs in mind, a bigger waiting area, bespoke shaving and male facial waxing room and our very own children’s cutting room.
I am very fortunate to have amazing staff as they are truly the heart of HelRAZORS and all the amazing reviews and recommendations we receive are a testament to their hard work. The reputation we have built demonstrates how much the team enjoy their jobs as they are always going that extra mile. I love this approach as I was always running around dropping off my retired gents to save them their taxi fare or picking up my younger clients who were supposed to be meeting their parents at the salon and had missed the bus. I believe customer care is paramount and we are lucky to be able to call most of our clients our friends.
Thank you to every single one of our clients, we will continue to take the utmost pride in our work and continue to provide you with the best service we possibly can.
Senior Barber/Children's Haircutting Specialist/Mentor
Katie joined our team just over 8 years ago and has worked at an amazing standard to gain a strong role in Helrazors, being much loved by her colleagues and clients alike. She has an easy going, friendly personality and takes a very considerate approach to her work. Attention to detail and collaborating with clients to create a style and look to suit both them and their needs, is where Katie excels within our team. Specialising in chemical treatments to make finer hair more voluminous or straight hair more curled, helps her create an impressive overall finish. Having previously experience as a ladies stylist, Katie’s knowledge for longer hair comes in very useful as we work with clients with all different hair lengths and styles.
Katie works part-time at Helrazors and has built up a steady clientele base which sees her fully booked most weekends. Her passion for the job shows in her amazing customer care levels and keeping herself updated with current trends. Having worked at some established and exclusive salons, Katie has mastered her own unique technique which gives her Master Barber status within our salon.
Her knowledge and passion for the job helps us strive to be the best we can be, she is a much-loved member of our team.
Barber/Stylist/Children's Haircutting Specialist
Chantelle has been part of HelRazors for over 6 years and what a pleasure it is to work with this young lady. Her people skills and customer care levels are outstanding she compliments us and helps achieve everything we aim to reach.
Chantelle has worked hard to gain her position on the floor with us, working alongside some top barbers, she has held her own, taken on board learning along the way and gained skills she should be proud of. She has gained a steady flow of clientele and works at an exceptional level with a perfect finish. She works at an outstanding level with our younger clients with patience and a natural approach, gaining their trust and making the experience as enjoyable as possible. Chantelle is a huge part of our team always working at an exceptional level and with an infectious personality she is a much-loved member of the Helrazors team.
Senior Barber/Children's Haircutting Specialist/Mentor
This is Kerry’s ninth year at Helrazors and she is a pleasure to work alongside. Having been nick-named ‘Merry Kerry’ by neighbouring shops. She is a total hit with our clients and brings laughter with her infectious sense of humour and whit, guaranteed to lift morale when needed and a team player with amazing people skills.
Kerry has worked in the barbering industry for over 20 years and has also worked in established barber shops holding long term positions.
Formally owning her own barber shop, Kerry knows only too well how to present herself within Helrazors and her outstanding customer care and barbering skills leave her fully-booked most weekends.
Kerry’s knowledge and expertise makes her a Master Barber in her own right. The dedication She gives Helrazors has helped us secure recognition and we are privileged to have her onboard.
Barber/Children's Haircutting Specialist/Wet Shave Guru/Male Beautician
Rebecca brought years of barbering experience and knowledge, when joining our team over 4 years ago. Her skills and high levels of customer care makes her a unique barber. Rebecca is an absolute professional at all times and holds a strong clientele base at Helrazors. Perfection fading and barbering skills are a credit to her, her passion for the job shows in her work ethic and attitude. Since joining us Rebecca has attended courses for wet-shaving and advanced cutting techniques which compliments her mastered technique.
Rebecca is a loyal and highly thought of member of our team.
Senior Barber/Children's Haircutting Specialist/Mentor/Educator/Wet Shave Guru
Donna has been a part of the team at HelRAZORS for just over 5 years bringing a wealth of experience. Donna has worked as a Barber/Stylist for over 16 years and gained a Master Barber status in her own right, holding long term positions and generating high demand amongst clientele. Having run her own business previously, Donna knows only too well how to present herself within our salon.
She is currently receiving outstanding reviews and gaining a strong client base. Donna works as a senior stylist within HelRAZORS and also works as a Lecturer/work-based assessor in the Barbering department at South Tyneside College having previously taught at John Gerards. Given this she is a fantastic mentor and support for our junior barbers, pushing them to strive for whatever they want to achieve.
With a high level of experience in wet shaving, Donna impresses clients daily with her flawless technique and ability. Leaving her fully booked most of her salon-based days. Donna adds fun to the team with an infectious smile and personality she is always happy and is a credit to our team.
Senior Barber/Mentor/Child Haircutting Specialist
Gill joined Helrazors 8 years ago, bringing her depth of experience and knowledge to the team and her own following of dedicated clientele. Gill is a perfectionist barber and works to a very high standard. Her short blends, fades and customer care is always carried out to an exceptional standard which is apparent when you see her on the floor. She brings so much fun to our team and is a very loyal girl to her clients and work team alike. Gill works part-time and the days she is in can see her fully booked throughout the day with limited time for breaks.
Gill has worked at established barbers holding long-term positions, with over 20 years in the industry. Her knowledge of the trade, perfectionism and people skills are outstanding, and she is a pleasure to have onboard.
Barber/Gents Hair Stylist/Wet Shave Guru/Children’s Haircutting Specialist
Hannah joined our team with a basic skill of gents barbering but was eager to master her trade. She worked attentively within our team to perfect her skills, alongside working to gain her NVQ levels with Donna and Alan at South Tyneside College. The feedback we received about Hannah from STC was exceptionally positive, including comments such as; “one of the best barbers on her course” and “attentive and very keen learner” and we expected nothing less than what we got from our apprentice.
Hannah left college with NVQ level 2 in hairdressing and NVQ level 3 in barbering and has gone on to do specific skills courses in order to meet the demands of working within such a highly proficient team.
Hannah has now been with us for 7 years and on the floor for 6 years and proven herself by gaining her own floor space – this girl is in high demand. She has much client recognition and her level of work is outstanding. Hannah invests a lot of her time to improving and her priorities always include HelRazors which is a big part of her life. She is a very loyal member of the team, we honestly cannot praise Hannah enough and her dedication does not go unnoticed. Hannah you’re mint!
Barber/Junior Mentor/Wet Shave Guru
At only 19 years of age, this barber is a one to watch. He has been noticed by respected professionals in our industry due to his skill and technique, for a young barber he already has 5 years time served after starting in HelRazors at just 14 years of age, he was a natural! He gained his skills quickly and mastered his technique in a very short time.
Lennon is one of our most sought-after barbers which sees him booked up most days, but working every late in order to fit his clients in. Keep focused and working hard Lennon you are a credit to our team.
Barber/Children’s Haircutting Specialist/Wetshave Guru
Bradley has been a part of the HelRazors team for over a year, he is one of our new faces but he is not a new face in the industry! Bradley has an amazing work ethic and his perfectionist personality makes him the amazing barber he is! Bradley is building up a dedicated clientele base whilst seeing new clients daily. Attention to detail is this barber’s strong point.
Welcome to the team Bradley!
We welcome Luke to the floor this year, our junior barber has been part of our HelRazors family now for over a year. Joining our team as a casual Saturday help it didn’t take look long for him to fall in love with our trade. This last year has seen Luke dedicating his own time to learn the art of barbering working within our team, his progress is outstanding and he’s showing confidence. Watch this space!
Welcome to the team Luke!