Look no further than Shotgun Barbers for a top-quality haircut in BristolPosted on: 21 Jun 2019
It takes a lot to beat that contented, satisfied feeling of having the ol' barnet trimmed. A snip here, a trim there and you come out feeling and looking like a million quid. Of course, though getting the prerequisite short, back and sides represents the most important part of any trip to the barbers, the venue, vibe and atmosphere should never be underestimated either. And with Shotgun Barbers in Clifton, they've cornered the market in not only consummately snipping the follicles but creating something which could arguably be described as the best barbering experience in town.
A unisex barbers, its staff are some of the most qualified and proficient in the region, having racked up years of experience (including stints at Tony & Guy and Guardian fashion shoot stylists) and with a clear, uncompromising focus on unparalleled customer service and giving you the haircut you want. It's the ultimate hub of hair-dos, a no-brainer when it comes to barnets, a place of top-tier treatment for trims. You are, needless to say, in the expert hands of people who know exactly what they're doing.
It's all chilled and laid back here, where you always get a friendly greeting a warm welcome. No need to book (unless you want your hair coloured), so you if you get a last-minute urge for a follicle re-fashion you can just waltz straight in, take your seat and let the masters do their thing.
But, as mentioned before, to the atmosphere, which combines a work-hard-play-hard ethic that's difficult to beat. So, naturally your head is in the hands of the region's masterful mop croppers, but the venue is an all-encompassing smorgasbord of funky, eclectic cool. Amazing decor blends with music, art, fashion and food to offer a barber experience that's unlike anything you've encountered before. At Shotgun Barbers it's about the good times as well as the classy cuts, making it a fresh and unique haircut hotspot in the usually stuffy, staid barber world.
As well as their original Clifton branch Shotgun have set up shop in the city centre, expanding their business onto Bond Street to offer their great service and unbeatable barber's atmosphere to those in and around central Bristol.
Every Tuesday night they host Shotgun Sessions, presenting the very best in drum 'n bass tunes. And for students there's a very attractive 25% discount, meaning you can impress your mates and go to lectures exuding the confidence of unmatchable cranium-cut cool. Easily one of Bristol's top hairdressers, Shotgun Barbers boasts friendly, talented staff, an incredible atmosphere, a refreshingly quirky edge, and a satisfying shear to guarantee it's the only place you'll go to for an amazing haircut.
Shotgun Barbers (Clifton) is located at 1a Pitville Place, Cotham Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS6 6JZ, while the city centre branch can be found at 20 Bond St, Bristol BS1 3LU. For more information or to make a booking, contact the team on 0117 973 1130 (Clifton) or 0117 930 0014 (Central), get in touch via email, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg. He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels. You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.