Instagram Watch - Britain's Best Barbers

Lockdown is easing and barbers are re-opening.

Hair grows at up to 1.7 cm per month, which means that during the 3.5 months of lockdown, most of us will have amassed quite the plume.  

With all this hair, the style opportunities are aplenty, which means we've got a big decision to make. Do we revert to our pre-Covid look, or do we go for a distinctive new style?

From skin fades, to pompadours and quiff's, to crew cuts, there's a ton of barbers on Instagram demonstrating their latest, on-trend cuts to help you get some ideas.

Here's a list of some of our favourite Insta barber accounts. All are British based, so if you live near them, it could be worth booking an appointment.

Pall Mall Barbers

If you're looking for a classic hair cut, check out Pall Mall Barbers. Established in 1896 (!), Pall Mall Barbers' feed displays a range of classic English gent hairstyles. 

Harry Blade

This talented Bristol based barber is the owner of Harry Blades barbers. His Insta feed shows a variety of cool hair styles ranging from hipster chic to skin fades and longer, wavy Mediterranean styles.

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Michael Tominan

This Leeds based barber is the owner of Boris&Co. His Insta demonstrates a range of creative hairstyles from the slicked back city slick look to textured & choppy short- back and sides.

The Barber Room

This Cardiff based barbers posts regular customer pics, with some great examples of skin fades and cool, messy, choppy styles. 

Frank Rimer

The owner of London based Thy Barber, Frank's Instagram features tons of cool haircuts, with some great variations on classic 1950's rock haircuts.

Ahmed Alsanawi

If you're a world class footballer based in the UK, there's a good chance Ahmed cut your hair.

Ahmed's Insta feed displays tons of Premier League hairstyles receiving his contemporary hair cuts, with a focus on keeping styles short, razor-sharp and slick.

Savills Barbers

The Insta feed of this London based multi- award winning barbers features a range of styles, from slicked back Peaky Blinders inspired cuts, to variations of the classic short back and sides, with some great examples showing how using colour and highlights can elevate styles.

Appearance Salon

With two locations at Garston and Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, this successful barbers' feed demonstrates a variety of cool styles, with skin fades a plenty, as well as longer European style looks.

Richmond Barbers

Whether he's rocking a slicked back look, a buzz cut, or a high-fade short back and sides, English actor and heartthrob Tom Hardy regularly updates his hair style but always manages to look damn cool.

It's not surprising when you see he gets his haircut at his local, Richmond Barbers. The Insta feed for Richmond's oldest barbershop displays a range of cool style ideas. Check it out below.