Carl Austin is a skilled, experienced and personable barber who also happens to be a thoroughly lovely bloke.
Based in Cheadle Hulme, he’s now mobile – so EVERYONE can benefit from his (almost 30 years’) experience and easy-going, personable nature.
Carl has been a barber for almost 30 years. Until recently he owned a shop in Manchester but was missing too many of his kids’ sporting achievements. Son Zac is an accomplished footballer, representing local team Cheadle Royals and The SK Football Coaching Academy. Daughter Freya is a very talented gymnast, who represents Stockport Rhythmic Gymnastics. Proud dad Carl decided that going mobile would offer the best of both worlds.
Carl’s now lived in Cheadle Hulme for many years, having met and married the lovely Nic, a Cheadle Hulme girl through-and-through. He knows that with family, work and kids’ sporting commitments, it’s not always easy to get to the barbers and so he comes to you, at a time that suits. He can also arrange to come into offices and workplaces. Synchronise diaries, fellas and arrange your haircuts on a day to suit several of you.
“Just brill! No more long waits in the barber’s shop. My 2 boys had their haircut in the comfort of their own home while I got on with my work.
Carl is a lovely guy. He was punctual, really chatty with the boys and us. And above all the haircuts were fab and the boys loved them! Already booked in for their next trims – it just makes life easier when someone can come to you.
Joe Godfrey of SK Football Coaching can’t recommend Carl highly enough, either.
“Carl was bang on time and got the job done quickly and efficiently – and at a great price. I work long hours, including evening and weekends so to have someone come to me makes life so much easier. Not just that – it’s the best haircut I’ve ever had. Even my mum says so and she’s notoriously difficult to please!”
As I am Joe’s mum, I can actually vouch for this. Carl made the job look easy and made Joe look very respectable. That’s no mean feat, let me tell you… He deftly trimmed Joe’s somewhat stubborn hair, giving him a stylish and on-trend skin fade rather than the quick clipper job Joe was used to. Nonetheless, he was extremely quick and efficient with such an easy, warm and friendly manner he was a pleasure to have around. It’s immediately clear to see how Carl is so good with his trickier clients – tantrum-throwing toddlers hold no fear for him, and he’s very patient with nervous customers and those with special needs. He is calm and patient and puts even the most worried lads at ease.
Carl is “loving” his new venture – yes, that’s a quote – and is looking forward to meeting lots of new clients. He also loves Cheadle Hulme – his kids love their schools and sports while he and Nic are big fans of Platform 5 and the John Millington.
If you need a barber at home – or at the office – beat the queues and the wait for appointments and give him a shout.