Jacks of London confirmed as best barber in UK after historic win

Jacks of London has been confirmed as the UK’s top barber after winning the ultimate accolade, Male Grooming Salon of the Year, at the prestigious British Hairdressing Business Awards, hosted by the doyenne of the grooming industry, the 135-year-old Hairdressers Journal.

Official barber to the Aegon Tennis Tournament and personal male grooming specialist to scores of the UK’s top sports people, Jacks of London has built a formidable business reputation over the past 23 years. It’s a major contributor to the booming barbering industry that feeds into the £7 billion UK grooming market. Few newcomers have been able to match the service provided at Jacks, which has over the years grown stronger and stronger through experience and investment in the skill of its team.

At the huge event hosted by comedian Rob Beckett in central London on 11th September, HJ’s executive director, Jayne Lewis-Orr, called Jacks of London’s win ‘truly well-deserved’

Male grooming is enjoying a real boom period, but that means it can be harder than ever to stand out and be noticed,’ said Jayne. ‘For businesses to do well and prove their point of difference, they have to be a cut above – which all of the finalists in this category really are. A truly well-deserved win for Jacks of London, who are consistently expanding, innovating and moving the male grooming industry forward.

The energy that drives Jacks, with stores in London and the South East, comes from its prime focus on clients, providing an extensive range of services in addition to brilliant barbering, plus seven-day, extended opening hours, so its highly trained barbers are on hand whenever it suits clients.

Jacks of London founder and MD Sue Whitehead, who was there with some of her team to collect the award, said: ‘This is an amazing win for our team, who work so hard to be the best they can. Our clients always come first, and that constantly drives us all to innovate, to lead in trends and technique, to mix the traditional with the new and deliver it all in a truly man-friendly space.