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Customers in for a close shave at Shrewsbury Market Hall
A new stall based within Shrewsburyâ€™s award-winning Market Hall has successfully blended the cutting edge with the traditional by offering an old-fashioned barbering service.
Risdonâ€™s, run by 21-year-old Amber Risdon, provides customers with a full barber service including gentsâ€™ grooming, haircuts, wet shaving and childrenâ€™s haircuts.
It is the only barber/hairdressers in Shrewsbury to offer a traditional wet shaves/cut-throat service and to use and supply American Crew official menâ€™s grooming products.
Amber, from Wem, has more than seven yearsâ€™ experience in hairdressing and trained in traditional cut-throat techniques while living in Australia.
Amber said: â€œI started out as a ladies hairdresser and then I went over to Australia where I trained in traditional wet shave techniques. When I returned to the UK I then trained in gentsâ€™ hairdressing at Radbrook College and thatâ€™s what I really love doing. When a space opened up at the Market Hall I was thrilled as I was already doing childrenâ€™s cuts for Compost Kids so I already have a client base there. Itâ€™s a really great atmosphere, everyone looks out for each other. I love it!â€
Risdonâ€™s is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am until 4pm and from 8am until 4pm on Saturdays.
Prices start from Â£5 for childrenâ€™s cuts, Â£7 for menâ€™s cuts and Â£12.50 for a wet shave.
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