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What’s new at Strap and Scraper London Barbershop

Since we opened our barbershop doors on Cheshire street (Just off Brick Lane) just under one year ago, we have built up our brand priding ourselves on our quality of work. Our ethos has always been a simple one listen to clients and work with them to achieve a better result rather then the get what your given approach. Consultations have been the foundation in helping us achieve our fantastic reputation and is something we always make sure we get right. Our last addition to the Scrap Book was a while back and during that time we have found a lot more of a our favourites:

(In no particular order)

Coffee spots

Hair cuts

Beards

Boozers.

Where Else?

If you read our Shoreditch Hotspots post you would have seen some of our favourite places within close proximity of our barbershop. However we have cut a little more, styled a little more and explored a little more since then. It is safe to say we have found some new East London gems. We have added Holy Shot to our selection of coffee shops. Located on Bethnal Green Road it does fantastic coffee with plenty of options and the pastries are pretty damn good too.

We have had a huge variation of cuts and beards to style and shape. If you follow our Instagram you’ll know all about that. We have been getting a lot of textured short cropped cuts as of late and we are loving it.

As far as boozers go. We spend some of our time in our local, The Carpenters Arms. We did attend the Craft Beer Rising festival which took place at the Truman Brewery from the 22nd-24th of February.  A great event with craft beer from all over the U.K. and amazing street food to keep the party going.

As you can see we have had some busy months. Our Youtube channel kicks off this month and our Academy courses begin in April so it’s only going to get busier. Stay tuned to hear more about our updates.

Sincerely, your local Shoreditch barbers.

#StrappedIn

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The Music #StrappedIn

At Strap and Scraper we are always on the look out for great tunes to add to our collection. Our forever evolving playlist is always on the hunt for new bands and artists for our Spotify. Lucky for us being located in Brick Lane there is always an event or gig right around the corner for us to check out new music, new beer and good times. When you walk through our doors for one of our fine sprucing sessions you will hear the likes of Tom Grennan, Raleigh Ritchie, Maverick Sabre, Jordan Max, Tom Walker  The Sha La La’s and plenty old school soul and R’n’B.

Our New Music Finds

Over the past month or two we found music that may not necessarily be new, but it is new to us and  ever since we have thrown them onto our playlist we always get asked ‘Who is this,’ or ‘Can you play that song again so I can shazam it.’ 😀

Our new additions:

Violets, especially their tune When The Lights Go Down if you don’t know check it out!

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 Jelani Blackman and one of our favourites of his has to be Submarine. Have a listen.

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Dermot KennedyMoments Passed 

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There are plenty more so just check out our playlist here and have a browse and listen for yourself.

Upcoming Music Gig at The George Tavern on Commercial Road.

So Saturday the 18th of November a good client and friend of our barbershop is running an event at the George Tavern on Commercial road. Live music,  soul tunes, indie tunes, good beer and a great little boozer. Not to mention one of our playlist faves the Sha La La’s are performing! This event just screams Strap and Scraper London so we will most certainly be attending this one! Located just around the corner from us at Brick Lane we can swing by after a full day of Sprucing up the fine people of London.

If our style of music sounds right up your street, swing by this Saturday. Tickets only costing 5 pounds AND you can purchase on the night. Seems like a steal!

If you have any recomendations for our playlist please do let us know.  If you are an artist with with a style that matches our Strap and Scraper London barbershop track list we would also love to hear from you. Just drop us an e-mail which you will find on our contact page of our website.

 

 

 

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Cuts

It has been a hectic 3 months since we opened our Brick Lane Barbershop doors. A vast array of haircuts coming our way and we couldn’t be happier.  We thought we would talk about a few of our most popular cuts and styles over the summer.

The male grooming industry has massively boomed over the years. It does not look like it’s going away anytime soon and we are not complaining! In fact we are proud to be apart of the trend. Being located in Shoreditch just off Brick Lane we get an excellent crop of people from all over the world coming through our doors. We’ve had clients from Santiago Chile, Buenos Aires Argentina, Pitsburgh America, Sydney Australia and many more.

So what has been our most popular cuts over the summer months? Well in our Brick Lane Barbershop we’ve had 2! Both at complete different ends of the spectrum (which is why we love being based in Shoreditch)

The skin fade and the all over scissor cut have been our most in demand.

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Styling

Here at Strap and Scraper London barbershop we have already created a catalogue of styles. From flat tops to pompadours, side partings to centre partings, short textured crops  and plenty more.. Furthermore, we use Hairbond to style our finished masterpieces. This is because the range covers all hair types and textures. They have a great hold, wash out super easy and the cherry on top, they smell damn good!

   

Aftermath

Whether it’s straight home to catch up with Game of Thrones or  down to Brick Lane to find some hidden gems we are loving our blend of new clients and existing ones.  From the Strap and Scraper London team we say thanks for getting #StrappedIn and we look forward to both new and regular faces coming through our doors.

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Our Shoreditch Hot Spots

Time on your hands after your hair cut?

A common question we receive here at our Shoreditch barbershop, Strap and Scraper London, is

where is a good place to go after my trim?

As good as it is in our fine establishment, you need somewhere to show off your great haircut once it’s complete, right?

 

Where To Go in Shoreditch?

So here’s our small list of eatteries, coffee shops, public houses and anything else thats a good hang out spot in Brick Lane and Shoreditch.

Coffee shops

Lets start with our coffee shops as we have previously brushed up on this before.  We said that Square Mile and All Press are to coffee, what we are to barbering……..DAMN GOOD.  You have Bell Boi right by Brick Lane and the Ace Hotel smack bang in the middle of Shoreditch selling this fine espresso coffee. Be sure to check them out!

Our newest addition to the coffee gang though is Cross Town. They are located on Brick Lane and it isn’t just the coffee we are big fans of, it’s the doughnuts too! Just wait until you see the flavours.

Pubs

A couple Pubs/Bars we find ourselves in after a fine day of sprucing up Shoreditch with London’s finest cuts are Big Chill, not much of a hidden gem. It’s likely that anyone who’s been to Shoreditch knows about this place BUT it’s never too mobbed during the week and we like the beverages and the odd game of table football. We also regularly head into the Carpenters Arms which can be found on our very own Cheshire Street. This fine little boozer does it all. Great beers, great food and even a roast on Sundays.

Food

Our pick of the bunch for food has to begin with our tasty vegan treats down in Boxpark Shoreditch. Vegan doner kebabs and vegan Turkish pizzas by What The Pitta is a lunch time favourite. A meal and a drink at Smoke Stak always goes down well, located close to Brick Lane, we highly recommend this one!

Hang Out

We occasionally like to step into the Magic Roundabout in Old Street station. A great hang out spot and place to bring friends. If you don’t already know then get yourself and some pals down there.  Lastly, we have Strap and Scraper London barbershop of course! I mean a hair cut, a shave, a beard sculpt, a coffee, a beer and some damn good conversations and tunes. We got it all 😉 Plus, you just won’t have the same enjoyable experience visiting these places if you don’t start your venture without a stroll through our barbershop doors.

If you try out any of our recommendations please let us know next time you are in or feel free to drop us a line!

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