We spent some time asking our team over at Pall Mall Barbers King’s Cross a few questions. Why they love being a barber, what styles they like to cut, what they like to do in London and much more.


Barbers King's Cross

How long have you been cutting hair for?

I’ve been in the industry since 1994 as a Saturday boy and landed a job of a life time at Nicky Clarkes Salon. I started there in September 1997 and started cutting hair at the age of 16. I can’t believe it’s been 21 years already! I’ve loved every bit of it!

Why do you love being a Barber?

I still love the moment when you see your clients face light up when you show them the finished cut.

It can be very therapeutic cutting hair, long or short. The conversations you have with clients are very interesting. Clients tell me things they won’t share with anyone else! You build up such a close bond with your clients over time. It’s such a beautiful thing.

I also love the barbershop atmosphere and banter! It sets the tone and makes it such an enjoyable environment to work in. It’s like I get up and go to have fun and socialise rather than work!

Favourite haircuts to do?

I do love a pompadour quiff. I also like doing modern and classic looks.

I love the challenge of a re-style. Going from long to short is where I can really show my art off.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Being with my beautiful kids and catching up with friends. My weekends are usually packed tight!

Favourite spot in King’s Cross?

Granary Square and Pancras Square are just lovely. It’s crazy to think how much King’s Cross has changed in recent years. For the better of course! I would recommend it to anyone.

What is the thing you love most about London?

The buzz you get walking around London is like no other place in the world.

Berkeley Square in Mayfair brings back so many fantastic memories and takes me back to my early days as a 16 year old wanting to become a hairdresser. Mount Street also has a special place in my heart especially around Christmas time. It feels magical. Meeting friends and having a beer in Fino’s Wine Cellar. Just perfect!


King's Cross barbers

How long have you been cutting hair for?

I’ve been cutting hair for just over 2 years now. I joined Pall Mall Barbers as an apprentice – sweeping hair, scrubbing the floor, on reception, making the brews etc. Learning the old school way! It’s really set me up for life as a full time barber.

Why do you love being a barber?

It’s a very social job. Talking and meeting new people every day is a lot of fun! It may sound cliche but I genuinely can’t imagine doing anything else.

Favourite haircuts to do?

Longer length scissor cuts with tight tapers is a cut I’ve been doing a lot of late. It’s a great look especially when left really natural.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Going out with friends and exploring London never gets old. And going back to my native Portugal to grab some sun!

Favourite spot in King’s Cross?

It’s got to be 18montrose. If you’re into your trainers, you need to check this place out.

What is the thing you love most about London?

Clapham is my personal favourite! The common, all the bars and restaurants make it a great place to go out.


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