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Knaresborough barbers celebrates 20 years in business
Knaresborough barber shop, The Barber Asylum, celebrated 20 years in Knaresborough last week with a day of festivity.
The Barber Asylum, on the High Street, was first opened in Knaresborough on Cheapside by Alex Tabor.
After 20 years Mr Tabor has said barbering has definitely changed, with new styles and trends keeping him and his five staff on their toes.
“It feels good it seems to have gone really quick. We’ve had customers that have supported us from day one, we’ve got to know them really well. We’ve also watched some of our youngest customers grow up and go off to university.”
The shop is looking to hire one or two new barbers currently:
“Covid was a bit of a nightmare, we lost three members of staff. We’ve just recruited EJ but it’s been really bad getting staff. People have moved out of the industry over covid and there’s probably been a bit of a lag with the colleges getting people trained.”
Mr Tabor also owns Bluebeards Barber Shop on Commercial Street which opened 18 years ago.
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“I have lived and worked in Leeds for over 20 years and I have a real passion for the city.
“I started my events career at Leeds Town Hall in 2000. In this time, I have worked at some of the region’s most iconic venues.”