We are not here to take part, we are here to take over.

We are not here to take part,

We are here to take over.

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.


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 the pinnacle of barber education. Our aim is to produce confident, highly-skilled barbers, expertly schooled in all aspects of barbering, from traditional techniques to modern barbering innovation, luxury wet-shave and male grooming.

Our award-winning brand is ready to take over againour qualification-based courses and workshops are designed for barbers of all levels from beginner to advanced and take place in our specialist ‘working barber shop’ academy environment. This continuous flow of real clients allows us to maintain a tried and tested tempo of hands on learning throughout every course. 

Skins & Needles Barbering Academy delivers barbering education to those looking for the very best training available. Our learning methods are delivered in a working barbershop environment, proven to be the best preparation for a professional career in barbering.

Our course will provide a solid foundation for further learning and/or entry in to the barbering industry.

  • Classic Barbering For Beginners
  • Classic Barbering
  • Creative Barbering
  • Modern Mens Hairdressing Fading

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SKNHEAD is the first product range that can be used as a tattoo, beard, face and body moisturiser, and hair styler, all in one product. The concept for the range, currently consisting of seven products, was actually born back in 1999. It’s been a long and testing five years, but we’re very excited to be finally launching, and we hope you love it as much as we do.

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