From modern vintage to possibly the UK’s smallest barbers, The Bath Magazine has been exploring three of the best barbershops in the city
Matchbox is Bath’s newest and smallest barbershop and hair salon. With just 4.7 square metres of floor space, it may well be the smallest salon in the UK. This exclusive, pocket-sized nook is nestled within the Forum Coffee House – a unique location in the thriving city centre. Speciality coffee, tea or alcoholic beverages can be added to your service and delivered to your seat by the coffee house staff. The simple interior creates an atmosphere of calm while organic vegan products line the minimalist brass shelves. Whether it’s on a lunch break, or after-work retreat, this place is a must for taking time out of your busy day. A hair wash and blow dry/finish come as standard, not to mention a relaxing head massage. The salon owner, Faith Barnett, has trained at Aveda salons as well as London’s Bumble and Bumble academy. She specialises in skin fades and tailored short haircuts.
3–5 Forum Buildings, St James’s Parade, Bath BA1 1UG
Tel: 07578 794882, web: matchboxsalon.comFine and Dandy, Photo by Nell Mallia
FINE AND DANDY
Fine and Dandy has been tending the barnets and beards of Bath since it first opened in 2014. Bath-born Robbie Emm started his career at Gary Henri in Clifton, Bristol and honed in skills at various local salons before setting about creating his own unique space in vibrant Widcombe. The salon has an exceptionally laid-back vibe with an industrial chic décor and a playlist courtesy of Emm’s vinyl record collection. There are just three chairs, no appointments, and if you want an espresso you can help yourself at the self-serve coffee station. The focus is on maintaining the standard of service but so popular is the Fine and Dandy offering that there are plans to add in another chair and include wet shaves on the menu.
4 Prior Park Road, Bath BA2 4NG
Tel: 01225 461848, web: fineanddandybarbers.com
Established in 1993, family run business Trimmers is a traditional barbershop with a modern manner, set in the heart of Bath. Sicilian born Domenico Greco, along with sons Salvatore and Antonio, opened the shop with a view to offering the gentlemen of Bath a new barbering experience. Now, with their years of knowledge, passion for their craft and a highly skilled team the shop continues to grow in popularity. The team at Trimmers realise that your hair is your signature and with an extensive range of barbering styles, there is something for all.
15 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HQ
Tel: 01225 421961 Instagram: trimmersgentshairstylist
Facebook: Trimmers Gents Hairstylist