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.