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Tracey prefers mens hair

Traceys Barbers

Traceys Barbers

Any man wanting a haircut will be pleased to hear that a new gent’s barber has opened recently at 130, London Road. Tracey’s Barbers, owned by 24-year-old Tracey Ozkan, occupies the small shop that in recent years has been, among other things, a bric-a-brac store, a card shop and a place to buy exotic reptiles.
Being opposite a bus stop is a big plus. Tracey:  ‘My first barbers was on the Bexhill Road, near the Bo-Peep. I’ve kept a lot of my customers from that time.’
The shop was converted with very little money as Tracey called on the help of various friends. The rather eye-catching sign, (photo, below) for instance, cost all of a pound, cut from an old pine table and sprayed with gold paint. Tracey and her sister and fellow barber Trish, 20, are both trained hairdressers with plenty  of experience, despite their youth. They can handle all styles of men’s hair, from cutting-edge contemporary to traditional looks, and their pricing structure bears out this broad-based appeal: a child’s cut is £5 and kids’ ‘tramlines’ are free. OAPs are £5. Any man of working age can get his hair cut for only £6. On Thursdays all haircuts are £4.50.
Why men’s hair? Tracey graciously explains, ‘I trained to do both sexes, but I’ve always preferred men’s hair.’ At present they can’t offer a hairwash or colours, but Tracey has plans to install a couple of sinks if all goes well. So far, she says, the signs are encouraging. ‘We’re getting busier  every day.’

Tracey Ozkan

Tracey Ozkan

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