ABOUT US

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


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 discount Mon to Fri 2-5pm,  25% key worker discount at all times

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PEOPLE

Profiles- where we turn the inane questions back on the barbers.

Ellie

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
Big Boss, Big Wig, Big Cheese, Big Kahuna, Boss Lady, Top Dog, Top Cat, Top Banana, Top Brass, Head Honcho, Whip- Cracker, String- Puller, Ball- Breaker, Commander- in- Chief, King Pin, Queen Bee, HMFWIC at the inimitable Barber Streisand

Are you local then?
Now yes, but originally from the West Country. I wheel out the brizzle accent occasionally when it’s important to have some extra gravitas:
Bank Manager: Yes madam, how can I help you?
Me: Alroight my loverrr,  I wants to borrow some munney dud’n I

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
There is no rest for the wicked Isaiah 57 [paraphrased]

Any plans for the weekend?
Could go either way, something debauched like Netflix and chill with the cat, or the more civilised pursuits of drunkenness, loud guitars and nihilism.

 

Jarek

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
“If the haircut was a pencil, I would be a pencil sharpener
If the haircut was a soup, I would be all the spices
If the haircut was an avocado, I would just smash it”
author unknown

Are you local then?
Fairly, I live in Moomin Valley, few stops on Fantasy line from here. I can also be quite often seen in Hipster Central. Sorry, Hackney Central I meant, Of course

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
Hmm. I don’t remember exactly where was it, but the weather was lovely, people very friendly, food amazing and I loved it. I think, that is exactly where you have been last time. Haven’t you?

Any plans for the weekend?
I may knit some hornwarmers for homeless triceratops, go to the cinema to watch film, that was given the least number of stars from Time Out or make another attempt to write something, that would possibly end up being the worstsselling novel ever.
Anything really, that would let me go to bed before 10:30PM so I wouldn’t need to rush my dreams about fully recycleable world.

Danny

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
I used to be a heart surgeon but unfortunately I got sacked for having incredibly shaky hands, so I became a Barber.

Are you local then?
I was born and raised in Essex in a little town called Romford. I’m proper posh now mate and live in Swiss Cottage. I know what you’re thinking “How the bloody hell did this geezer manage to bag himself a gaff in that upper class part of town?” My girlfriend is proper successful that’s how.

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
We’re not allowed to go on holiday here, the boss never lets us leave the basement out of working hours…..PLEASE SEND HELP

Any plans for the weekend?
This weekend I’m going out with my best mate Doug. He’s a proper lovely bloke, a one in a million type of guy. Only problem with Doug is that he just can’t stop jumping into boxes and chasing birds. He’s also extremely posh, he only eats ocean fish flavoured gourmet pate food, he’s not a cheap guy to hang around with. Oh and he’s also a cat.

Jess

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
I cut shapes into hair (& sometimes on the dance floor)

Are you local then?
I am now, yes. I had to escape Melbourne as there is a huge man eating spider at large. I won’t go back until he is caught. So I thought where could I go where no Aussie has dared to go before? I know London!

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
It’s like being on holiday everyday here at Barber Streisand, come see for yourself! Be whisked away to a land of beautiful hair you never knew you had

Any plans for the weekend?
You will find me most weekends face down in a bowl of ramen. I work hard, I play hard!

Josh

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
I have worked in the hair industry for over 9 years. Biggest hair Inspired would have to be Edward Scissor hands.

Are you local then?
I’m currently living in Finsbury Park north London.

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
I’m hoping to join my sister on her 30th Birthday celebration, on a trip back to our mother land of Antigua.

Any plans for the weekend?
My weekend plans would consist of over indulging in food, a few pubs and a gig.

Cristian

So, tell me what line of work are you in?
I work at Barber Streisand

Are you local then?
An Italian that’s lived in London since 2010, I’ve been working around Italy before London. I’m in love with this City.

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?
I’ve been in a few place around Europe to take a break, Spain, France, Italy…Next step… not decided yet.

Any plans for the weekend?
Always different plans with different friends.. trying to go always in a different way

Edwin

So, tell me what line of work are you in?

In the hair industry since 2007, starting my career in my home town Riga (Latvia). To gain experience and knowledge in industry traveled to Germany and Ireland for training and seminars. Over the years trained by leading industry brands like Loreal professional, Goldwell, Wella.

Are you local then?

In 2009 moved to UK, London and since based in London.

Been anywhere nice on holiday recently?

Well traveled around Europe, I guess it’s time to plan some trips to explore USA, Australia, South America and rest of world! Any suggestions?

Any plans for the weekend?

Best spot for Friday night in my opinion is Sketch. Time to polish my loafers and get my shirt out from the dry cleaners!

MANIFESTO

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!

Picture this

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.

SOCIAL

CONTACT

Barber Streisand

Unisex Barbers

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.

****MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS****

We will be closed Monday 7th and Monday 28th May. Open as normal all other times

 

Privacy Notice

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!

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Or you could drop us a note. We like notes too.

FAQ

In which Barber Streisand answers all your problems.

Services

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

Money Stuff

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

Miscellaneous

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