• About Jakes Barbers

Jakes Barbers

Experienced Barbers. Vidal Sassoon Trained.

Our Philosophy

We continue to learn from each other within a friendly atmosphere to provide you with a professional enjoyable barber service. During our Vidal Sassoon training we studied decade related fashion trends, the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and so on. Each decade culminated in a professional choreographed fashion show, it’s this learning that we put into every single haircut. Today’s trends are always historically influenced but with a new twist, we do that but with 25 years experience we’re also able to add our own style if needed.

What you can expect

You can expect a relaxed and professional barber experience, relaxed conversation in a warm atmosphere and a fascinating Edwardian Barber Shop interior. The way we cut hair is born out of many years experience and Vidal Sassoon training and techniques, which means we always shape and sculpt your hair so it grows back within shape over time - a great value haircut. We listen to what you want and we always offer a consultancy if you wish to change style and advise what’s best to achieve it, sometimes having incremental hairstyles to reach your final goal. Most of all you can expect a great haircut whether you’re a student or professional.

  • Colin Fitzpatrick

    Colin has a love for art and antiques and studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy and Vidal Sassoon School in London. He worked in Northern Italy before starting Jakes Barbers in the early 90’s.
  • Gary Monington

    Gary has a passion for producing electronic music used in digital advertising. He studied on Vidal Sassoon courses whilst Barbering in the late 80’s when he met Colin and joined Jakes Barbers in the early 90’s.

Jakes Barber Shop


Jakes Barber Shop History

Jakes Barber Shop in Birmingham is within an Edwardian courtyard dating back to the 1900’s – situated just off the tranquil St Paul’s Square. The Barber Shop interior boasts 17 foot high ceilings with 100 panes of glass that let in an abundance of natural light, the interior is decorated with antiques and signed art memorabilia.

Formed by Colin Fitzpatrick in 1991 with Gary Monington joining soon after, Jakes Barbers have specialised in gentleman’s barbering for the last 25 years. The name ‘Jake’ came from Colin’s new born son, the name reflecting the traditional barber skills they both have, it also influenced the retro inspired interior décor and original shop fittings.

Inside Jakes Barber Shop

Art is something they both have a passion for and the Barber Shop has an eclectic mix of antiques and art, some Pop Art pieces are signed by David Bowie, The Who, Paul Wellar and Ocean Colour Scene. The oldest antique is a Vacuum that dates back to 1910, there’s also a 1950’s television, a fan that was actually manufactured in the Jewellery Quarter in the 1930’s, barbers chairs from the 1940’s, clocks, phones, original hair clippers, the list is almost endless and is fascinating to browse.

The actual cubicles that have become such an original feature were born out of the ability to comfortably lean against something whilst working and being able to view and work at different angles. The 1940’s inspired cubicles also help to make the client experience far more relaxing and private, if the stylist is relaxed then so is the client.

  • Inside Jakes Barbers Shop

  • A selection of signed Pop Art

  • Iconic Art pieces

  • Barbering Antiques

  • A fan manufactured in the Jewellery Quarter

  • Antique camera amongst many other objects


Contact Us

Come and see us


50-54 St Paul's Square,
Hockley, Birmingham, B3 1QS.


Tuesday - Saturday:
10 AM - 6 PM


0121 212 2231
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