If anything encapsulates the modern barber shop revolution more than Mr Beardmore Barber Shop we want some hard proof. With an aesthetic that pays homage to old school traditional men’s grooming, but a staff base, skillset and styling options rooted in the 21st Century, this well-known Northern Quarter male hair expert has been shaving sides and cutting tops since 2006, which means it can legit claim to be a bonafide Manchester institution, and the clear sense of humour with which the business sells its services cuts through the pretence of post-millennium cool, ensuring everyone who pays a visit feels comfortable and welcome.
Not quite sure what we mean? Options for a cut include Far From Regular, The Working Mans, Hair of the Dog, and Stubble Truble — we’ll let you picture what each of those refers to. Of course, it’s more than OK to go off piste and specify a look that’s suited to your own. After all, the team are complete pros, and what a team they are. With seven highly trained barbers on the payroll, it speaks volumes (no pun intended) that the website features a page dedicated to the crew, with outbound links to their individual Instagram pages, ideal for gauging who might be best suited to what you want. As the name suggests, they also ply a very good trade in shaving faces, with the Basic Cut Throat up there with one of the best ways to treat your mug with the respect, care and attention it has long-deserved.