Housed in the same building on Hilton Street RCNQ (Robert Czlapka Northern Quarter) & Barber Below are aiming to create unique spaces and experiences in the hairdressing world for both men and women and they are doing it right here in the Northern Quarter.
Established early 2013 and now in its second year of business RCNQ have strived to create a space that represents their hair artists as individuals. Theirs isn’t a regular hair salon but a “hair workshop” which is built on the ideal that the RCNQ team are all a family and all of their clients are their extended family. They want you to feel completely relaxed and like to break down many of the barriers that have been in place for years within your common-or-garden hair salon. One of the ways they do this is to introduce all their artists on the team page of their website. Here you can view each stylists blog to find out more personal information about each artist.
What is perhaps most important though is that they have exceptional standards when it comes to cutting and colouring hair, in part because of the teams background & continuing work in the creative sector. The team boasts graphic designers, stylists, set designers, art directors, fashion designers and more so they approach things a little differently but you know will receive a service that exceeds your needs and expectations.
Barber Below is the newer of the two businesses as it was established in 2014 by RCNQ. The idea was to create a “Barbering workspace” in Manchester unlike any other. Traditionally Barber shops are ‘walk-in only’ and the drawn out waiting times can be an inconvenience for some whilst the surroundings can be less than inviting.
At Barber Below they’ve taken this traditional position and turned it on it’s head creating an attitude-free space (over 1,100 sq feet) which is appointment only. They are based 18 feet underground so the escape from the often hectic, rushed lifestyle of today can be left well behind. Their barbers are down-to-earth folk with a welcoming presence where anyone and everyone can feel at ease whilst of course receiving superb barber services to your head, face & neck
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