Men’s styling has come full-circle. The days of grunge and lank, unkempt hair are well behind us and men want much more than just a quick cut and dusting of powder at their local barber shop.
Enjoy Enfield has visited barber shops across the borough and selected five fantastic barbers that offer a whole range of services for the discerning gentleman.
32a London Road, Enfield, EN2 6EF • 020 8617 8190
At MBF, they believe a “perfect barber is a man’s best friend”. Their aim is to offer an indispensable service. Owned by Enfield resident Jason Matica, who has been in the business for 15 years, MBF has a very cool, slightly gothic vibe, while offering grooming that is distinctly more than a quick buzz cut. The ‘Hair of the Dog’, for example, is a wash, cut and beard shaping. You can get a superb ‘Skin Fade’ – the haircut of choice for men – while relaxing with a complimentary drink. Or while you wait, MBF will power
up the games console for a quick spot of virtual footy on the big screen TV. MBF is open seven days a week, and closes later on Thursdays and Fridays. You’ll get a very warm welcome from the team, and possibly Tyson the dog an occasional visitor to this great barber shop in the heart of Enfield.
Station Parade, High Street, Southgate, N14 5BH
Southgate underground station is an iconic building in Enfield. Nestled around the boundary of this spherical artdeco landmark is the fantastic Station Barbers, complete with neon sign and red, white and blue barber’s helix pole. Agron Hasa runs the barber shop and is extremely skilled with scissors and comb. Although he has been in the businesses for 19 years, the shop in Southgate is only six-months old. The best thing about Station Barbers is that it is in the perfect location for commuters wanting sharp styling before heading into work or for a night out on the town. For the first six days of the week, Station Barbers is open from 8am until 7.30pm. Sunday opening times are 10am to 5pm.
53 Green Lanes, London, N13 4TD • 020 8617 1213
E&K Barbers in Palmers Green is an extremely busy, well staffed barber shop that offers a complete service for the dapper man about town! Very experienced members of staff offer fantastic haircuts alongside the choice of different shaving treatments – traditional Turkish, cutthroat razor or hot-towel shaves. In addition, to keep those hairs not on your head in check, the staff can also provide lightning-speed threading and ear-flaming – traditional Turkish hair removal that is painless and very effective. Appointments are required on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It’s very popular with locals, so we’d advise calling in advance. With very friendly and knowledgeable staff, E&K is a real treat for anyone wanting the full works.
527 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 5UA • 020 8805 5722
Diamond Cutz, situated in Enfield Wash and run by Richard, specialises in Afro-Caribbean hair. It offers a vast range of styles in a warm, familiar atmosphere that is also professional. The shop has been open for eight years and has highly-skilled barbers with masses of experience. With fantastic tunes in the background, this lively barber shop opens until late on most evenings. Although walk-ins are welcome, it’s probably best to book as it can get very busy. And don’t worry if you have to bring the kids along too – Diamond Cutz offers kids cuts from £7 and a shape and shave at just £5.
21 Silver Street, Enfield Town, EN1 3EF • 020 3955 7777
Mr Barbers is a multi-award winning, small group of barber shops. It prides itself on being a stylish barber shop for the modern gentleman of all ages. Based on Silver Street in Enfield Town, Mr Barbers is the new kid on the block, having opened just a few months ago. The interior would not look out of place in Shoreditch or Hoxton – exposed brick walls, comfortable leather-style chairs and huge mirrors flanked by industrial lighting. It’s very stylish but also extremely inviting. The Mr Barbers ethos is to build a relationship with your barber so you can get exactly what you want, how you want it. The skilled team offers a variety of hair services, from cutting-edge fashionable cuts to traditional refined styles. Shaves are also on offer and the free WiFi and Sky Sports are both a nice touch. Mr Barbers is open six days a week, with a late closing time of 8pm on Thursdays.