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Barber shop name suggestions

Postby Sam Ong » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:35 am

Hi guys, so I am trying to come out with a name for my barbershop but I am having pretty limited ideas.

Just to give you an idea of the range, the shop charges haircuts at $50+.

So how would you associate yourself to a barbershop? It can be anything from your experience. Will be pretty grateful if you could propose a name too!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:44 am

Is it a theme barbershop? Similar to Hounds of the Baskervilles down on Bali Lane or some of the other theme barbershops that have recently opened up?

Do you have a history yourself that you can play on or draw clientele from, e.g., were you a former footballer here, or a former SBC Actor or some other who already has a fan base to draw on? What is going to set you apart from the other theme barbershops in town to warrant the higher charges? Most are charging around $35 for a cut and upwards of 45~50 for a cut, shampoo & shave. (of course I'm not talking about your local HDB barber who charges $8~10/cut).

Or are you going to try to ride the wave like the bubble tea shops and mobile phone shops until the area is saturated and everybody die-die?

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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby Sam Ong » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:06 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Is it a theme barbershop? Similar to Hounds of the Baskervilles down on Bali Lane or some of the other theme barbershops that have recently opened up?

Do you have a history yourself that you can play on or draw clientele from, e.g., were you a former footballer here, or a former SBC Actor or some other who already has a fan base to draw on? What is going to set you apart from the other theme barbershops in town to warrant the higher charges? Most are charging around $35 for a cut and upwards of 45~50 for a cut, shampoo & shave. (of course I'm not talking about your local HDB barber who charges $8~10/cut).


Or are you going to try to ride the wave like the bubble tea shops and mobile phone shops until the area is saturated and everybody die-die?


It is not a themed barbershop, it is just a cosy one. I would say it is of a higher class than Hounds of the Baskervilles but maybe something lower than Jermyn Street(in terms of the space). Most of the clients are either from the States or UK. Hence, I need to come up with a shop name which would appeal to the clients and that they can relate to.

My lead barber(brother) is the one who has his own regulars and walk-in rate is also good. He is passionate in his job, he has also previously worked in other barbershops which is charging at a even higher price(choose to keep it anonymous).

Anyways, not really worrying that it is a going ride the wave like bubble tea shops and such because it is a men grooming staple, I would say. Just trying to work out the branding side for this business, brand name in particular.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 12:13 pm

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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby menudown » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 2:25 pm

straight razor
edward scissorhands
bugsy malone
gents barn
the barber of seville
justin barber
:mrgreen: any price for the selected name

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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby the lynx » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 2:34 pm

If you have to play with the uppity pompousness, just use drop Ascot or Cravat or any one of those atas names in UK and States like Covent, Madison, Oxford in your name combo and you're set.

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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby JR8 » Thu, 15 Oct 2015 5:46 pm

Sam Ong wrote:It is not a themed barbershop, it is just a cosy one. I would say it is of a higher class than Hounds of the Baskervilles but maybe something lower than Jermyn Street(in terms of the space).


It depends how you define 'class'.
I used to get my haircut and enjoy a 'proper shave' at a gentleman's barber on Jermyn Street. Geo. F. Trumper -> https://www.trumpers.com/index.cfm
It's a lovely looking shop, on the retail ground floor, with beautifully packaged products, but have a look beyond the shop, to the 'cutting room' and it looks/ed like this... http://thechapmagazine.co.uk/2010/09/tr ... eet-blitz/ You'll note there is nothing fancy about it all all, in fact you might think QB-House looks decidedly posh in comparison!

But that would be to miss the point: You pay for indulging in a historic tradition, carried out by someone for whom it is their lifetime career. Fancy/glossy surroundings are simply not required, in fact they'd be a turn off and a detraction.
It is perhaps also of note that a cut and shave at such an establishment was not *that* much more than it might be on your local high street. Sure, it was more, but considering the hideous rent they must pay, that comes with the prime location rather than being egregious profiteering.
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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby gunrock » Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:55 pm

Hi,

First post, so here goes:

Royal Male
Ang Mohican
Barberfront Plaza

I'll stop there... :-"

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Re: Barber shop name suggestions

Postby gunrock » Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:57 pm

Actually, The Last of the Ang Mohicans could be quite a winner!

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