Skins & Needles Barbers

Award-Winning Barbering

Skins & Needles Barbers

Skins and Needles Barbers, located in the heart of Middlesbrough, is a distinguished, multi-award-winning barber shop that sets the gold standard in both exceptional haircuts and unparalleled customer experiences.

Our commitment to excellence extends to every facet of our operation. We deliver on-trend haircuts in an inviting, welcoming shop atmosphere, ensuring that each visit is an experience worth remembering.

At Skins and Needles Barbers, we invest profoundly in the continuous training and education of our barbers. We recognise the importance of staying at the forefront of our craft, and we equip our team with the latest skills and techniques to maintain their exceptional level of expertise.

Our esteemed client roster includes prominent figures such as the cast of MTV’s Geordie Shore and players from Middlesbrough Football Club. Their continued trust in our services speaks volumes about our ability to consistently deliver top-notch grooming, whether it’s for television appearances or the football pitch.

Skins and Needles Barbers stands as a beacon of professionalism and quality in the world of barbering, where precision, style, and client satisfaction are paramount.

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Multi-Award Winning Barbers

Our barbers are true leaders in the industry, with multiple-awards won and continued effort in their trade, they really are reaching the height of their success.

  • 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.

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


Barber Price List

Skin Fade


Weekend Ready


Luxury Hot Towel Shave


Maintenance Cut


Lad & Dad


Under 16s


Under 12s


Crew Cut - Clippers Only


Hair Toner


Highlights with Haircut


Full Head Colour with Haircut




Luxury Facial Cleanse


Eyebrow Waxing


Haircut & Beard Tidy


Beard Line Up & Tidy


Wedding/Prom Package


Ear Waxing


Nose Waxing


Hot Towel


Head Wash


Ambassador Partnership With

“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


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Skins and Needles Barbers is open from 9am to 5.30pm from Monday to Thursday. On Friday we are open from 9am to 7pm and Saturday 8.30am to 5pm. We are currently closed on Sunday. Our team is here to provide exceptional grooming services during these hours.

While appointments are recommended to guarantee your preferred time slot, we also accept walk-in customers. However, availability for walk-ins may vary depending on the day and time. You can book an appointment online via Booksy:

Skins and Needles Barbers offers a range of services, including haircuts (children welcome), beard trims, hot towel shaves, waxing and styling. You can explore our full list of services on our website or in the shop.

Our pricing varies depending on the specific service and stylist. You can find detailed pricing information on our website or enquire with our barbers in the shop.

Yes, at Skins and Needles Barbers, we have a team of experienced and skilled barbers who are passionate about their craft. Our barbers are dedicated to providing high-quality grooming services.

Yes, you can request a specific barber if you have a preferred stylist. We will do our best to accommodate your request, subject to their availability.

We accept both cash and card payments, making it convenient for our customers. You can choose your preferred payment method for our services.

Yes, we offer a selection of products for sale in our shop, Reuzal and Slick Gorilla being our favourite grooming brands! Some items we offer for sale include; face moisturiser, eye cream, hair wax, powder and gel. Additionally, we provide gift vouchers that make for thoughtful presents for loved ones.

Your safety is our priority. We follow strict health and safety guidelines, including regular sanitation of equipment and cleanliness of the shop.

You can reach us by phone at 01642913632 or visit our website for contact details and online booking options. You can also book an appointment directly via Booksy; We are also available on social media for updates and enquiries.