In June, the Daily Gazette and Essex County Standard newspapers went on the search for the ‘Barber of the Year’ as nominated and voted for by our readers. The winner was crowned and nowhere is their story.

Alfie Allen Male Image & Grooming is fast approaching its 7th year on North Hill Colchester and what a journey it’s been! Alfie was sure from day one that it would be a success his so happy with how it’s gone. The team have tried their best to keep up to date by studying new trends, learning from other top barbers as well as changing the decor, and adding some real statement pieces to the shop. 

Alfie’s story – “We have 4 Barbers in The Alfie Allen team, who I also class as good friends. Senior stylist Lee Monti and I have worked alongside each other in other Essex salons for 14 Years, with our other Senior Stylist Daniel Moore joining us 5 years ago after moving to Colchester. Our newest recruit Eddie Christy joined as an apprentice 2 years ago and is now a full-time stylist, making great progression through our team's training.

All our stylists have their own personalities which I love as we never get a boring day with the mix of great clients we have coming through the door. We believe that every customer that sits in our chair puts their complete trust in us, so we strive to make sure their experience as well as their haircut is on point and looking powerful. 

The future for Alfie Allen Male Image & Grooming is big! With plans to grow the company and brand starting with our first objective to re-establish ourselves as much-loved community barbers, after this tough 15 months for our industry. Keep your eyes peeled when up North Hill because we have great ambition and something in the pipeline. 


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