Leicester entrepreneur Barrie Stephen is expanding his business portfolio in partnership with internationally renowned barber Sid Sottung. The collaboration between award winning hairdresser, Barrie Stephen and high profile American born UK barber, Sid Sottung is a fresh concept opening in December and will bring Sid’s unique talents in premium barbering to Leicester. The ‘Sid Sottung Barber Shop’ will also be a base for his education and his busy international teaching schedule at barber shows and academies from China to Romania and everywhere in between. High profile hair professional Barrie Stephen is quite the local celebrity in and around Leicester, with five salons, a training academy and barber lounge. Barrie is a huge supporter for local projects and was named the first ever patron for Leicester’s Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, whose support enabled Barrie to launch his own business in 1996, when he transformed an old butcher’s shop in Anstey into his first high-class salon.
Barrie Stephen says: “Sid Sottung is already an integral part of Barrie Stephen Hair’s professionalism and growth. Over the last four years Sid has trained up all our Barbers Lounge stylists, helping us skill up and provide amazing male grooming. I am so excited to be partnering with such an internationally recognised expert to bring world-class barbering to the heart of Leicester.
On the collaboration, Sid Sottung says: “Both Barrie and I have the same energy and drive to make things happen. We share the same goal of outputting high-quality hairdressing. Our new concept will combine all of the excellence of men’s barbering, attention to detail styling, traditional wet shaving and beard design with great attitude. It’ll be comfortable yet creative.”
Sottung Barber Shop will open in December with a new team of five barbers.