Swimwear barbers are too hot to trot

Wayne Anthonys Executive Barbers, Hipperholme, dressing in 1920s swimming costumes.'Izak Lewis, left, and Wayne Anthony.
Wayne Anthonys Executive Barbers, Hipperholme, dressing in 1920s swimming costumes.'Izak Lewis, left, and Wayne Anthony.

Barbers in Hipperholme have been finding a unique way to keep cool in the recent warm spell.

Wayne Anthony and his staff at the executive barbers on Halifax Road, have been dressing up in authentic 1920s bathing costumes to combat the heat.

“The temperatures have been reaching 32 degrees in the shop and cafe so we thought it would be a good way to stay cool,” said British champion Wayne. “We now have a manikin in the widow with the costume on, kitted out with sunglasses and sun cream.”

The 1920s themed barbers shop and cafe has been opened for four months and will be looking to do and wear something unique from the 20’s each month.

“The idea is to do something wacky each month and for people to come in and be entertained.

“I have also done a lot of stand up comedy and travelling up and down the country so all of that helps coming up with ideas.

“Everything we wear is authentic from the pin strip shirts and braces to the Italian shoes.

“We have been doing fantastically well. One day we had 24 customers in which is a lot.

“We are looking to expand inside by building a full bar.”

Due to the influx of customers, he has also taken on an apprentice Izak Lewis from Bailiff Bridge, and is looking for more staff.

“When I first started I thought I would manage the hair cutting but we have been so busy I had to bring in Izak.

“I am hoping he is going to follow in my footsteps and I am going to give him full training.”