24 year-old hairdresser, Charlie Constable, has made the jump from styling shiny long locks, to picking up the clippers and enriching the lives of dandy gents galore in Derby.
Charlie, who previously worked at a popular city centre mixed salon, has been barbering for many years, but is relishing the totally new experience of working solely on men’s hair in Derby’s renowned traditional barbershop, The Dandy Gent.
“I’m loving it here working with the guys,” says Charlie.
“It’s a completely different environment and I’m quickly learning that traditional barbershop customers want something different in their hair cutting experience, to the male customers who go to a mixed salon.”
“Barbershop clients are still extremely particular about their look and the service they receive, but they do also enjoy the relaxed environment, sometimes near the knuckle banter and the speed of service.” She explains.
“There feels to be a much greater knowledge and understanding of the man himself – as well as his hair and the style he’s looking for!”
Shane O’Shaughnessy, Master Barber and owner of The Dandy Gent has hired Charlie to help with the growing demand at the Nuns Street barbershop, and eventually help free him up to play a more hands on role in the manufacturing side of the business.
As well as personally re-styling around 100 gents a week in the shop, Shane develops and manages the manufacture of The Dandy Gent range of male grooming products including beard and shave oil, traditional splash, shaving soap and Victorian Macassar Oil – all available to buy in the shop and on The Dandy Gent’s online emporium.
Charlie will be working at The Dandy Gent every Monday and Tuesday initially, with a view to adding Wednesdays as demand increases.
“We’re all really happy to have Charlie working with us,” says Shane, “she adds a bit of sparkle and a new dimension to the place – now gents who prefer to have their hair cut by women can be catered for – and no problem with the environment either – Charlie can banter with the best of them!”
To book your appointment with Charlie, Shane, Craig or Austin, visit our online booking site or call us: 01332 381327.