An ambitious couple have launched a brand-new barber shop and beauty salon in the heart of Redditch.

Henry Parker and Sophie Lyndon first opened Parkers Barbers and SL Beauty by Sophie last Tuesday (October 24) after years of experience in the hair and beauty industry.

The new shops, which are based on Birchfield Road in Headless Cross, offer a range of treatments from skin fades and kids’ cuts to waxing and eyebrow tinting to cater for as many people as possible.

Mr Parker said: “After barbering for so long, I’ve always wanted to have a shop of my own. I spoke to my girlfriend about the plan and she really wanted to get involved, so it just felt like the perfect time to finally set it up.

“It’s been perfect so far with plenty of customers to keep us busy. It’s been non-stop and really great to be at the heart of the community and welcoming new faces.” 

Redditch Advertiser: The new shops are open from Tuesday to Saturday and offer a range of hair and beauty treatments The new shops are open from Tuesday to Saturday and offer a range of hair and beauty treatments (Image: Parkers Barbers and SL Beauty by Sophie)

Ms Lyndon added: “The beauty salon is in a separate space from the barber shop so we’re not stepping on each other’s toes too much, but it’s been really great working so closely together. We’ve been busier than we thought despite only being open for a week.

“The salon offers a range of waxing, tinting, lash extensions and spray tans, but I’m hoping to have more treatments available as I get more customers.”

Mr Parker has worked as a barber for over 10 years whilst Ms Lyndon qualified in beauty in 2015 before making a move into healthcare during the pandemic.

The pair have already enjoyed welcoming both old and new customers with walk-ins available at Parkers Barbers every Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ms Lyndon said: “It’s been quite a big change really as I’ve been working in a hospital since April 2020. I found it really interesting, but beauty is something that I’ve always wanted to pursue as I never really got a chance to explore it that much after qualifying eight years ago.

“It’s been really great opening the shop, we’re both loving it and we can’t wait to welcome more customers.” 

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Mr Parker added: “It’s a new venture for us and we’re really excited about it. We have had quite a few of my existing clients come in, but we’ve also had about 4 or 5 new customers so that’s been great to see. 

“We want to emphasise that everyone is welcome and we’re looking forward to what the future holds for us.”

The shop and salon are open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, 9am to 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday, 9am to 5pm on Friday and 7am to 1pm on Saturday.

The pair are encouraging new customers to come and give the hair and beauty business a try with pre-booking being recommended.

For more information or to make a booking visit Parkers Barbers and SL Beauty by Sophie Facebook pages or