MEET THE BOSS!
Master Barber Chris originally trained as a barber and ladies’ hairdresser before going to university, where he continued working in the industry whilst studying.
He has worked in the industry for 25 years, including time spent in prestigious Cheshire barbers’ pampering the rich and famous! He has taught barbering at college level and now offers private and group tuition in all aspects of barbering (click here for more info)
Chris was awarded the prestigious accolade of Master Barber in 2017 as a reflection of his experience and expertise in the industry and became one of the first 50 barbers in the country to attain the highest level 4 HABIA award in male grooming, and is a State Registered Senior Barber. All the stylists in our shops have been trained by Chris in mens’ hair.
Chris opened his first shop in 2010, working on his own above a tanning salon. With his wife Rebecca, they have expanded the business to a chain of four salons, with plans to expand Abbott & Co Hair Company further in the future. They are committed to contributing to the local community, employing and training apprentices from the local area, and supporting other local businesses.
Tim joined us after Chris spotted his potential whilst training barbers at a college. He completed his training with Chris at our Hadfield shop and is now based in Chapel en le Frith. He is fully qualified & a State Registered Barber.
Tim is a highly skilled barber and is accomplished in providing luxury hot towel cut throat shaves. He has enjoyed some of the best training available in this country including travelling to Menspire in St Albans with Chris for an advanced course on the very latest techniques.
Tim has been involved in magazine photoshoots with Chris and the team, helping out both with styling and as a model in front of the camera. Tim was also previously a semi pro kick boxer – Our team can turn their hand to anything!
State Registered Barber Ben has learned his craft from Chris and is a naturally talented barber. He picked up essential skills very quickly and is obsessed with all things barbering.
Along with the rest of the team, Ben has trained with some of the leading barbers in the country- and it shows.
Ben is a family man, married with 2 kids. He is naturally very patient and easy to talk to, putting his clients at ease.
Other shops keep trying to poach Ben from us, but we are keeping hold of him!
Ben offers all barbering services including hot towel cut throat shaving, and currently works between 3 of our shops.
Sian joined us as our junior in 2017. She is a qualified level 2 hairdresser, and is currently completing her level 3 training. We are really pleased with her progress and how well she works within the salon team.
Although qualified, Sian is gaining experience in the salon where she assists our senior stylists and is developing her own skills. We currently offer discounted appointments with Sian whilst she gains experience under the watchful eye of Danielle and Georgia. Contact us to book in for a discounted service with Sian.
Lauren is our longest serving team member. She joined us in 2011 having worked as a hairdresser in a top Manchester salon and Chris trained her in advanced barbering. She now has several years’ experience under her belt and is a fully qualified & a State Registered Senior Barber.
During her time with us, Lauren has trained with some major heavyweights in the barbering industry including Erik Lander and Gary Machin.
Lauren is mum to a young daughter and is brilliant with nervous and young customers. She has a keen eye for detail and is very patient, having helped to train other members of our team.
Lauren has been at our side since 2010 and has supported us in expanding our team and shops. We couldn’t have done it without her!
Rory joined us in 2017 and works mainly in our Hadfield shop. Rory has been training in Barbering for a few years around another career, but we saw his potential and have given him the opportunity to follow his dream of becoming a barber full time. He has trained with Chris and the team, and has also worked with renowned award winning barber Christian Booth of Prins & Booth.
Rory is a family man, doting Dad to two young girls. You may think he looks a bit familiar- he is also brother to our barber Ben! Rory is really fun and friendly, and will make any nervous client feel at ease. He is passionate about hair trends and is an asset to our team.
Tara joined us as an Apprentice in our Chapel en le Frith shop. She made the transition from ladies’ hairdresser to barber under the watchful eye of Chris. Along with our other staff, we have invested in the very best training to help Tara achieve her full potential.
Tara is very creative, with a love of fashion. Her barbering skills are very advanced and she has shown a great aptitude for creative barbering. Her work on our latest photoshoot was very impressive.
Tara is meticulous and methodical in her work, she always takes time to make sure her clients leave with the very best of haircuts. She currently works mainly from our Chapel en le Frith shop where she also offers a bespoke fashion colouring service for men.
Danielle is a very experienced and skilled senior ladies’stylist. Her colour work has her in high demand and you can expect a two week wait to get an appointment with her. Danielle has previously worked in a very high end salon in Australia and now manages our boutique ladies’ salon.
Danielle offers a comprehensive hair extension consultation, fitting and maintenance service. She has many years experience in the following extension techniques:
- Sew in weaves
- Nano rings and Nano ring wefts
- Tape wefts
- Fusion Bonding
- Micro rings
- Celebrity weaves
Abbott & Co use only 100% Indian Human Remy Hair in all our extension services. Contact us on 01457 869637 to arrange a free no obligation consultation.
Georgia is a talented and fashion conscious stylist. She has previously worked at The Hair Gallery in Broadbottom and for Alison Pearson Salons.
Georgia offers appointments for restyles, all cutting services, hair colouring and creative colouring techniques, prom hair and bridal hair design.