Barber Streisand is an offbeat unisex barbershop.
Committed to the clippers, but turned off by the old-school trimming trade and tired of the pretentious posturing of those new Gentleman’s Clubs groomers, we offer an invigorating alternative.
We like to do things our way. So we’ve kicked to the kerb all the boring bits of barbering and kept only the little things we love.
“Shit-hot men’s hair and short, sharp cuts for women” – Anon
Cuts & Trims
Restyle – £33 Standard Cut – £28 Beard/Moustache Trim – £9 Standard Cut with Beard/Moustache Trim – £33 Clippers only (different grades) – £18 Buzz Cut (one length) – £14 Outline (neck cleanup) – £7 25% Student & Key Workers discounts Mon to Fri 2pm-5pm on presentation of ID
Profiles- where we turn the inane questions back on the barbers.
Let’s talk about money, honey.
We don’t believe you should choose between your bills and your barnet. So we have clear and reasonable pricing, with no hidden charges. Because we’re not dicks. You can find a full price list via the link above.
Come and see me sometime.
Anytime. Just rock on up and get your hair did whenever suits you. You can find our opening times under the contact link. We are even open Sundays!
Don’t be coy. If you know what you want, tell us. We live to make you happy. Okay, maybe not, but we do really care about giving you what you ask for so, if you have a photo of a cut you think is totally amazing, just bring it in. We won’t laugh at your optimism or anything. Promise.
I just don’t know what to do with myself
Totally clueless about what you want? Our barbers will happily advise you on the perfect coiffure for your cranium.
We all have our vices
Fancy a beer or a G&T with your haircut? That’s fine, we’re not judging you, but we don’t have a license. You are welcome to bring your own, and we will even keep your chair warm while you nip to the shop to get one. That way our less substance inclined customers don’t have to subsidise your boozy habits and everyone’s happy.
She’s just a devil woman
After a short sharp cut? Well we enthusiastically embrace ladies who want their locks lopped. Because we know some dames like things differently, and so do we, which is why our prices are the same, regardless of gender. No time spent on long blow-drys means no need to charge a penny more.
All about aural
There’s no ambiguity about our ambience. We like music, good music, and that means no commercial or talk radio. That does not mean you have to talk to us instead, if you want to just kick back and relax, we won’t get offended. We even have a ‘No Holiday Chat’ policy, which means that should any of our barbers ask if you are going anywhere nice on your holidays they lose their job. Just joking. Maybe.
The kids are not alright
It’s not that we don’t like children (honest) but our space is an adult environment that we want our punters to enjoy to the fullest, so no cuts for littluns.
Hairdresser on Fire
We are not hairdressers, we are barbers. We live or die by the quality of our clipper fades, we understand that your hair needs to look good until your next cut, not just your next shower, and we are happy to trim your bushy eyebrows and excess ear hair, as well as the stuff creeping above your collar. We draw the line at pubic topiary though; there are specialists for that.
Sorry not tonight, I’m washing your hair
There is nothing more tedious than washing hair. And unless your follicles are filthy or you’ve been a bit profuse with the pomade, we don’t really need to wash your hair before working our magic. So unless you want us to, we won’t, and if we don’t then we all have an extra 10 mins of our day to enjoy, everyone’s happy.
45 Exmouth Market
London EC1R 4QL
(Nearby: Farringdon, Clerkenwell, Angel, Islington)
Tel 0207 278 6524
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Walk-ins & appointments every day
Mon to Thu – 11AM to 8PM, Fri – 11AM to 7PM
Sat – 11AM to 6PM
Sun – 11AM to 5PM
*Please note the last appointment/ walk-in taken is half an hour before closing.
***WE ARE CLOSED WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY***
Open as normal all other times
Please be aware that in booking an appointment, whether by phone, online or in person our booking system will retain the information provided- name, contact number and email (where given), as well as your appointment history. We hold this data on the basis of legitimate interests in order to communicate with you about your appointments/services.The data is not used for any other purpose and you will not be contacted for marketing purposes. If you wish us to delete your data please let us know, and if you prefer not to book you can always come anonymously as a walk-in!
Barber Streisand - Unisex Barbers
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In which Barber Streisand answers all your problems.
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you do wet shaves? JR, Dallas, Texas
Dear JR, No we don’t do wet shaves or use blades. We also won’t set fire to you ears, no matter how much you beg. We will however happily trim your beard with clippers, and take your hair (head or chin) right down to a zero grade. Regards,BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you do womens hair? Miley Cyrus
Dear Miley, We aim to offer an alternative to expensive womens hairdressers for women with cropped hair, who only require a half hour slot and need more frequent trims. We are able to offer this at the same price as the mens cuts because they do not take any longer, or require any additional resource, equipment or skill. If you are unsure whether we will cut your hair please check first and dont be offended if you are declined. We do fringes! Regards,BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you do scissorcuts? Jonny Depp
Dear Jonny, Yes, the barber will consult with you on how they will cut your hair, if you have a preference for scissors or clippers then please let them know. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, How long does a haircut take? Ace (the band)
Dear Ace (the band), We operate 30 minute slots for haircuts, although depending on the length, thickness and style a haircut could take anything from 20 to 50 minutes. Beard trims we assume 15mins, but again this is variable. Regards, BS
Bookings and Walk-ins
Dear Barber Streisand, Can I book in advance? I like to book in advance. Richard Branson
Dear Richard, Absolutely! We have booking slots available every half hour, although these tend to fill up the day before for busy periods (lunchtimes and evenings). Just call the shop during opening hours to book. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you take walk-ins? The Proclaimers
Dear Proclaimers, We usually have walk-ins available all day every day, so if you are happy to take a seat on the bench and sit it out you will always be seen. Busier times are lunchtimes and evenings when you may have a wait (if you ask we can give you a rough idea how long) but at quieter periods you probably won’t wait more than 15 minutes. The last haircut we take is half an hour before closing.
Dear Barber Streisand, I just don’t understand your booking/walk-in policy- it’s sooo confusing. Vicky Pollard
Dear Vicky, let me draw an easy analogy for you- we operate very much like your local doctor’s surgery. You can book in advance, with a specific doctor or not, or you can just show up and wait for an emergency appointment. In order to offer the emergency service your surgery will need to keep some doctors time available, so advance appointment slots are limited. Same for our barbers. Hope that’s a bit clearer. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Can I book with my favourite barber? A. Stalker
Dear A, How sweet, yes of course you can! If your barber is unavailable at the time you want to book it may be because they are assigned to walk-ins, in which case you could come as a walk in and wait for them to become available. We will let you know the score when you call to book. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, What are your busy/ quiet times? Elon Musk
Dear Elon, During the week we are usually busier over lunchtimes 12.30- 2pm and after work from 6pm. Weekends its a bit harder to predict. You can always book ahead if you want to be sure to get in. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I’m going to be a few mins late- what shall i do? White Rabbit
Dear Mr. Rabbit, If you are going to be late, even just a few minutes, please call us and let us know. We can hopefully still fit you in as planned, but depending how late you are and what other bookings we have we may need to squeeze you in at a later time. Letting us know will give us a chance to assess the situation and find the best solution. Otherwise you risk us assuming you are not coming and you will have a wasted journey. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I need to cancel, it’s really short notice and I’m embarrassed. Should I let you know or just hope you won’t notice when I don’t show up? Prince Harry
Dear Prince H, Please please let us know! We would far rather you cancel with 2 minutes to go than not show up at all. We will notice, because we will lose money turning away walk-ins while waiting redundantly for you to arrive. Regards, BS
Pricing and Discounts
Dear Barber Streisand, Does it cost extra to wash my hair? Justin Beiber
Dear Justin, We only wash your hair if it needs to be washed for cutting, or if you want it washing, either before or after the cut. There is no additional charge for this, just ask the barber. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you do student discounts? Rik
Dear Rik, Yes, we offer a 25% student discount Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm. You must have a valid UK student ID. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I see you do key worker discounts. What is a key worker and how do I know if I am one? Jeremy Hunt
Dear Jeremy, Do you provide a vital public service in return for low wages, capped pay and a complete lack of appreciation and demonisation from the powers that be? If you don’t then you probably are not one. If you do then thanks on behalf of all of us, and please let us know when you come for your haircut. Still in doubt? Here’s a useful link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_worker, Regards,BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I work nearby. Can my company get a corporate discount? Bill Gates
Dear Bill, We do offer a corporate discount service. Please get in touch with the shop if you want to discuss. Regards,BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I never know whether I should tip! Should I tip? How much? Simon Cowell
Dear Simon, There is never any obligation to tip but if you want to it is always very much appreciated by the barbers. If you do, a couple of pounds on a standard haircut seems to be the accepted norm. All tips go directly to your barber, and can be added onto a card payment. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, What product do you sell? Donald Trump
Dear Donald, We have a range of American Crew and Evo Hair styling products available for sale. We also sell Percy Nobleman Beard Oil and Beard Balm. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you take debit / credit card / AMEX? Mark Carney
Dear Mark, We certainly do! All mod cons here. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Do you sell gift vouchers? Santa Claus
Dear Santa, Yes we do! Regard, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Is there wheelchair access to the shop? Ironside
Dear Mr Side, There are 2 wide steps into the shop. Our barbers are happy to assist wheelchairs by lifting them, but if you are unsure please give us a call and confirm we can meet your needs. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Why don’t you do long hair for women? Rapunzel
Dear Rapunzel,We do not offer cuts for women’s longer hair, precision bobs, blow drys and colour, because it is not economically feasible at our prices and our staff do not necessarily have the right skillset or equipment to do this. There are a myriad of hairdressers that will happily cater to your needs. Regards,BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I have a complaint- what shall i do? Ann Robinson
Dear Ann, If you are unhappy about any aspect of your experience please do let us know, we want to provide a great experience for everyone and can only do so if you let us know when we fall short of expectations. You can speak to one of the managers, Jarek or Danny, or ask for Ellie the owner. If you prefer to call the shop or email then please leave contact details so Ellie can get back to you. We will always try to come to a happy resolution for you. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, Your loyalty scheme seems too good to be true! What’s the catch? Jeremy Corbyn
Dear Jeremy, There’s no catch- it really is a great loyalty scheme – far more generous than most coffee shops! You get a stamp on your card for every haircut and/or beard trim, and once you have 5 stamps your 6th one is free! Just don’t lose it, its probably the most valuable thing in your wallet. Regards, BS
Dear Barber Streisand, I really want to work for you! Got any jobs? Jeff Lebowski
Dear Jeff, We are a growing business so are always on the lookout for talented, friendly and reliable staff. Get in touch and if we are not currently recruiting we will keep your details and get in touch when we are. Regards, BS