My mother’s influence
At the young age of 12, my mother took me to the local barbershop in our hometown of Karakocan (south east Turkey) and asked the owner to teach me the trade. As I stepped through the door the air was thick with kolanyo (aftershave) and soap. The regular morning shaves were in process as I walked in to see people queuing to get their beards shaved and their hair cut, ready for the hustle and bustle of the day ahead.
I started working straight away, and crammed the hours before and after school with work. I was desperate to learn it quickly as I could. After a couple months of watching and learning I started shaving my Dad and his friends, and moved onto cutting hair and other treatments such as threading and singeing ear hair. After finishing high school I finally opened my first shop in the town centre. Following the success in Karakocan I moved to England and opened a shop in London. In Harringey, North London, I developed my style further and ensured high standards and a professional service.
The life in London was too hectic and I became frustrated. The search began for a city with character and culture where the people would appreciate the traditional Turkish style. Liverpool ticked all the boxes.
The services we offer stem from centuries of knowledge and tradition, passed from generation to generation. We ensure that those traditions remain alive by training all of our staff to a very exacting standard, to use techniques that were developed under the ancient Ottoman Empire.