Hard Rock Barbers was established in 2014 after trading as a barber within another shop for over 10 years in Cross Hills. As the business grew it was time to move into our own premises at 30 Main Street, Cross Hills and we took this as an opportunity to create our own brand – Hard Rock Barbers.
With over 15 years experience in barbering we know how to give YOU, our customers, what you want from a hair cut. What is important to us, isn’t rocket science but is seldom seen in barber shops, and that’s working WITH our clients.
We pride ourselves on our customer service and take time to LISTEN to our customers and understand the look that they want to create before heading for the scissors. Our aim is to ensure that each customer leaves our barbers feeling happier and more confident than when they walked in.
Owen, the owner, brings over 15 years barbering experience and is a member of the British Master barbers Alliance. He began the craft of gents hair styling in 1999, working at Figaro Gents Italian Hair Stylist (a shop in Keighley that traded for some 30 years) and then gathered experience in other barbers, constantly learning how to better himself at his trade. Taking all the learning from the shops he worked in, Owen set up his own business in 2004 which has grown from strength to strength.
When Owen isn’t barbering his other passion is music and he is a touring musician as a guitarist. Bringing his two passions together he created “Hard Rock Barbers”, a barber shop with it’s own unique feel.
I enjoy being creative and helping people achieve the look they desire and suits them. This makes my job very rewarding.
- Owen Richards
Chris, our senior stylist, started his apprenticeship at Owen’s barbershop, straight from school in 2010 and soon after became a qualified barber. Chris takes pride in all his haircuts and pays a lot of attention to detail.
When Chris isn’t barbering he is also a keen musician and plays in a band.
I love my job because of the variety from hour to hour and the ability to use my creativity in a number of ways!
- Chris Riley
Heather has been working in the hair trade since 2001 and has been a barber since 2008.
She has already proven to be a very popular addition and it’s a pleasure to have her on board.
I’ve been working at Hardrock Barbers since early 2016. I love working with Owen and Chris and getting to know all the regular customers.
- Heather Walker