Skins & Needles Barbers

Skins and Needles Barbers in the heart of Middlesbrough is a multi award winning barber shop priding ourselves on offering not only the best haircuts but the best customer experience. From on trend cuts to a welcoming shop atmosphere, we provide the best training and education for all our barbers to keep them at the top of their game. The cast of MTVs Geordie Shore and Middlesbrough Football Clubs players are amongst our loyal client base and know we can be entrusted to keep them looking slick on tv and the football pitch.

Multi Award Winning Barbers

– 5 Star Barbers of the Year – North East Hair & Beauty Awards
– Highly recommended improving job opportunities Business – Award Civic Community Awards 2021
– Employer of the Year 2021 British Hair & Beauty Awards
– 2021 British Hair & Beauty Awards
– Barbers shop of the Year 2021 Gold & Overall
– Good Barber of the Year British Hair & Beauty Awards
– Barbershop of the year 2021 English Hair & Beauty Awards
– Silver Barber of the year 2020 (Leah Waite)
– Team of the year 2019 from North East Hair & Beauty Awards


Training is at our core.

Skins and Needles Barbering Academy is coming soon. With his plethora of experience and talent we have joined forces with top celebrity hairdresser to the stars Adee Phelan.

Learn More About Adee

Stylist to the stars Adee Phelan is one of the UKs most talented and well known hairdressers. Years of experience in cutting and teaching has ensured he has multiple awards and accolades under his belt.

Former Men’s British Hairdresser of the Year, four times finalist Men’s Hairdresser of the Year, two times Celebrity Hairdresser of the Year, Adee is the man behind the infamous David Beckham ‘Mowhawk’ cut which saw him collect Fellowship Image of the Year.

Adee has established a well-deserved reputation and career as a successful and talented hairdresser. His numerous TV show appearances include Channel 4’s The Salon, BBC’s Young Hairdresser of the Year (Seasons 1 & 2), NBC’s Shear Genius, Channel 4’s The Secret Millionaire, ITV’s End It Like Beckham and many more.

Learn More About The Academy

Skins & Needles Barbers Academy is led by our Artistic Director Leah. With her plethora of experience and talent you can be confident that your training will exceed all expectations and take your career to new levels. Our aim is to produce confident, highly skilled barbers who are expertly schooled in all aspects of barbering, from traditional techniques to innovative modern barbering.
Skins & Needles Barbering Academy delivers top level barbering training to those looking for a solid foundation for entry to the industry.  Our learning methods are delivered in a working barbershop environment, proven to be the best preparation for a professional career in barbering.  

We offer the following CPD accredited courses and a full in depth breakdown of our course content is available on enquiry: 

  • Barbering For Beginners
  • Advanced Barbering
  • Luxury Male Grooming

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M: 9AM-5:30PM
T: 9AM-5:30PM
W: 9AM-5:30PM
T: 9AM-5:30PM
F: 9AM-6PM
S: 8:30AM-4:30PM
174 Linthorpe Rd,
Middlesbrough, TS1 3RB