Barring a trip to the pub or a good bottle of whisky, sometimes a tough day's trading can only be remedied by the feeling of rejuvenation you get after a good haircut and shave.
But with so many options, we know how hard it can be to find the best barbershop near you. To make things a little bit easier, we've asked the guys over at Cornerstone - who deliver everything a man needs for their daily shave to your door - for their favourite barbershops around the UK for you to enjoy the sharpest cuts in the country.
Here then, is the TraderLife Guide To the UK's Best Barbershops...
Man Made, London
This award winning Gentlemen’s Grooming Room feels more like a members club than a simple barbershop, making your experience that more gratifying. They offer a wide range of treatments, from classic haircuts and wet shaves, to skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction treatments. And if you’re looking for something extra, they also offer hyperhidrosis, a new treatment that reduces sweating in hands, forehead or underarms!
Drakes of London
Drakes is an innovative barbershop offering not only traditional wet shaves and haircuts, but also massages, skincare and waxing treatments. After being featured in publications such as Esquire and GQ, and having worked with a number of celebrities, Drakes of London has everything to ensure you leave the shop feeling like a new man. Make sure to try out their signature men’s facial for a proper pampering session.
Envy Barbers, London
This family-run barbershop located in the heart of Covent Garden caters for your every need. Having three generations of barbers and running a number of training courses for up and coming barbers, it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about barbering. What’s more, their conventional services with a modern twist will have you looking on point from head to toe.
Tyson Hair, Manchester
If you’re looking to feel like a million bucks or are in need of a bit of TLC, this is the place for you. With a more traditional approach to barbering, Tyson Hair Design offers a quiet and calm atmosphere, perfect to destress after a long day at work. The highly trained barbers are experts in hairstyle redesign, so whether you’re looking for a classic or modern cut, you’re in good hands.
Men's Room, Liverpool
This style-conscious barbershop is definitely on board with the edgy scene that sets Liverpool apart. Not only will you enjoy a great wet shave or haircut, but the live DJ will ensure you have a great time as well - it’s a perfect stop before heading to the pub.
Mack Daddy's, Bristol & Bath
By hiring ‘fringe ninjas’, this trendy Bristol and Bath based barbershop ensures they only offer the best treatments possible. They specialise in cutting-edge cuts and hairstyles, as well as their signature wet shaves. The salon in itself feels like an art gallery as they showcase ever-changing urban art exhibitions.
With Italian origins, Primo offers everything you would wish from a traditional barbershop. They take their time to ensure you leave the place with neat edges, even finishes and perfect blending. Make sure you make an appointment before heading over though, or you may find yourself having to queue for a few hours.