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
– Team of the year 2019 from North East Hair & Beauty Awards


Training is at our core.

Skins and Needles Barbering Academy aim is to produce confident, highly skilled barbers who are expertly schooled in all aspects of barbering.

Learn More About The Academy

Skins & Needles Barbering Academy delivers top-level CPD accredited barbering training to those looking for a solid foundation for entry into the industry.  The academy has an established and varied client base which ensures maximum student to client cutting contact time. This rich demographic gives our students access to many different hair types including European, Asian and African hair thus giving our students a working knowledge of all hair types. 
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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“Embracing individuality. the raw power of creativity. that’s what slick gorilla was founded on. we’re here for the bold, the strong, the creators and innovators. the independent minds and unique characters. more than that, we’re one of you.” – Slick Gorilla – Ari & Ash

M: 9AM-5:30PM
T: 9AM-5:30PM
W: 9AM-5:30PM
T: 9AM-5:30PM
F: 9AM-7PM
S: 8:30AM-5:00PM
174 Linthorpe Rd,
Middlesbrough, TS1 3RB