Barrow Voice      First Publised 1975

            Issue 158 Winter 2019

3,234 copies published quarterly and delivered FREE to all households in Barrow upon Soar

Eddie celebrates two and a half years in his Barbershop business

I went to Eddie’s Barbershop expecting a nice quiet 10 minutes chat to find out how the business has developed over the last two and a bit years. What I actually got was much more lively. I found two barbers busily snipping away and a crowd of customers waiting their turn. So my interview was of eight people instead of one. I got the works!

Eddie’s Barbershop opened in 2017 filling the gap left after Barrow’s previous barber retired. Two years later, Eddie has just completed a refurbishment inside and out – as Eddie said with a wry smile – “to smarten up the High Street”. He has reorganized the internal space and employed two new barbers, Ash and Jake, so that all three have cutting positions. Ash said he was pleased to be drafted in and it was all much more matey than where he previously worked. The customers liked it too – not so long to wait, and entertaining while you did wait.

In future, Eddie hopes to set up an online booking system. The waiting customers liked that idea and gave him some on-the-spot advice! His aim is to increase availability and shorten waiting times, including the occasional request to cut girls’ and ladies’ hair. He will accept any reasonable request to cut (you can guess where that went) but draws the line at dogs. I didn’t dare ask if he had ever had that request because I feared for the ears of his already chuckling customer. So - Eddie has developed a happy and thriving business.

May it go from strength to strength.

Judith Rodgers


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