Popular traditional-style barbershop, The Dandy Gent, has just opened its second shop in Derby, in a bid for growth of its widely renowned brand in both gents hairdressing and grooming product manufacturing.
Its distinctive icon and branding gives all the promise of a uniquely traditional experience, and the service and quality range of male grooming products certainly deliver.
Owner, Master Barber and Apothecary, Shane O’Shaughnessy, is Derby born and bred, and is determined to build his business in the city that he loves.
The original shop on Nuns Street, in the University district of Derby, has been thriving, and the three-man team has been working to capacity, for over two years now.
“The shop was so busy that we were turning customers away all too often.” Says Shane. “As soon as I could get the money together to invest in a second shop, I went for it!”
“The new Irongate branch of The Dandy Gent is much bigger and allows us to accommodate many more customers more comfortably.” Continues Shane.
“In addition, we have more space to display our own range of grooming products – which we could never do properly before.”
In between running and working in his shop, Shane developed and began manufacturing his own line of grooming products with the help of his wife, Sherri.
The Dandy Gent products portfolio has grown in two years, and now comprises of seventeen traditional blends including; beard oils, shaving products, Splash (aftershave) and Macassar Oil, in a range of traditional-style and unique fragrances.
Shane is truly putting Derby on the map, in the world of male grooming, as his brand and product orders begin to snowball across the UK and Europe.
The Dandy Gent on Irongate opened this week, with an launch party for customers past, present and future on Saturday 8th April. The whole Dandy Gent team will be there to show visitors around, with free samples, refreshments, live music and a DJ from 11am – 3pm.