Alternative Barbering Co. Harpenden
8 Station Rd, Harpenden, AL5 4SE, United Kingdom

Review №1

Great barber shop. Staff are great and, most importantly, the haircuts are top notch.

Review №2

Very posh place

Review №3

Excellent barber and hairdresser

Review №4

I like ya cut g

Review №5

Great set of barbers particularly Amber who always does a great job on my 10 year old sons hair!

Review №6

Great service and atmosphere

Review №7

Amazing cuts an even better customer service, always 10/10

Review №8

Top barbers. Been going for just over a year now and have had no problems at all. Always welcomed when entering and leaving. I would recommend Amber as I have been getting my haircut by her for the past year and have not had any problems. Good banter and very polite. Decent price for a perfect hair cut.

Review №9

Worst barbers ever! Imagine there is no-one in the shop waiting, so booked myself in thinking sweet maybe like 15/20 min wait normal right? 1hr 15 min later no drink no nothing i ask how much longer is going to be? Said a min or so then he just started his beard! Basic common sense would of been to tell your customer it takes us 2hours to do a haircut do you mind waiting! Place is a joke!!!

Review №10

I had a really decent haircut and nice chat here a few weeks back. So did my partner.Lovely guys working thereThen I went to pay for us both.£80.Im sorry but this is a ridiculous amount of money for two mens haircuts. I was so shocked it didnt sink in until I got home.Its not like I was even warned when making the booking. I expected £20 at the most.Ive recently moved to Harpenden from Leeds and am genuinely gobsmacked. Its been bothering me for weeks, especially as I am currently unemployed.Needless to say Ive found somewhere round the corner that does the same job, just as well, for £12.Seriously.... £80. This is not how much a barber should charge. Ever.

Review №11

Absolutely fantastic service as soon as I walked through the door Jaime and Ben greeted me with a smile. Ben promptly got me into the chair and began what I can only describe as a fantastic hair cut and this was then followed by a relaxing wash from Stan who again was outstanding ! then back into the chair with Ben and he did the few fine touches to perfect the look I was after. A pleasure from start to finish would highly recommend

Review №12

It was already great and it keeps getting better! Since I switched to the Alternative Barber Co Ive had consistently the best hair and beard trims Ive ever had. All the staff are super friendly, each appointment with Chris now feels like catching up with an good friend. Theyve recently added a coffee machine, drinks and given the place a revamp, I wont go anywhere else.

Review №13

Easy to book, nice folk work here and give you a decent clip. Theres also coffee and beer if youre keen.

Review №14

Nice place, but can be incredibly slow. I visited recently and had to wait 40 minutes. There were only two in front of me and three staff. It was pretty much the same the previous time. I asked So are you pretty busy today? The answer was No not really. Id hate to see it when it was busy!Update. Its now online bookings only. I booked this morning and got confirmation. When I arrive they couldnt find it and were fully booked. More of an issue with their booking software of course, but that was also the staffs position. Not their problem seemed to be the attitude, hence 1*.

Review №15

They do a fantastic job cutting my husbands hair. Best we have tried in town.

Review №16

Took my 6 year old twice and twice bad cuts. I rang on the second occasion and expressed how bad the first cut was so please look after him although paying the full Saturday rate . In fact I got a worst cut and will not be going back !! San sort it outStarted off good in St Albans but now taking your eye off the ball

Review №17

Ben M is the best barber going, no question about it. He is a great laugh, and does top haircuts. The whole team at Alternative Barbering Co is class and I’d highly recommend them.

Review №18

Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Fantastic service and oustanding work from all the guys that work there. Special mention to senior barber Ben Morrison who does some incredible work and is extremely talented. Highly recommend

Review №19

Always a pleasure to visit, a really friendly atmosphere, all the guys are really good barbers too.

Review №20

Took my 6 year old son in for a haircut two days ago. I was so pleased with the experience, I wanted to take a moment and acknowledge it. This was our first time in and we walked in (no appointment). A man named Chris ended up cutting his hair and he had such a lovely chat with my son. He also gave the best haircut my son has had, and spent the extra time making sure it was perfectly cut. It was more expensive than some other places admittedly, but I guess you get what you pay for. My son asked if he could get his hair cut there from now on, which I think says a lot.

Review №21

Great haircut, great attention to detail, when going in you really feel welcome, and all of the staff are extremely friendly

Review №22

Good quality cut. They take there time. There are quicker places to go but good things come to those that wait. I always see the same barber. They also cut your beard etc.

Review №23

I’ll never go anywhere else. Great staff, so knowledgable. Chris is the best!

Review №24

Went to have my long beard trimmed. Barber started off with a number one on my cheek then started hacking into it with clippers. My beard now looks like a birds nest, with one side 3cm longer than the other and large clumps uneven on the cheeks. Im honestly gutted and furious I trusted them. They have offered a refund and to sort it out however I have zero confidence they wont make it worse.

Review №25

Always good haircuts, atmosphere, products and very easy to use app booksy for booking appointments

Review №26

Have always had outstanding haircuts and beard trims here. A little pricier than other shops but well worth it, as the saying goes you get what you pay for.

Review №27

Great sfaff And proper hair cut

Review №28

Visited for the first time, manager points to a chair and after a few minuets I’ve realised he’s given me a junior without informing me or giving the option. Half way through the cut I’ve asked for a senior to come and fix the mess he’s caused, but at this point the damage has already been done. I blame the manager for this completely. Will not be returning.

Review №29

Best Male Barbers in Harpenden. Friendly, relaxed and helpful! Never had a bad cut!

Review №30

Great haircut in a spacious, friendly, funky setting. Easy to book and change appointments, recommend it.

Review №31

Always got my hair cut here however lately I feel the cuts are getting sloppy. Some barbers are great but some not so much and for the price I would expect top notch every time, a year ago this would of been 5*

Review №32

Highly recommended - Skilled staff - friendly atmosphere - great decor - have recommended to several friends with confidence and been proved right every time 😊

Review №33

Awesome, welcoming atmosphere. First time Ive been there and will definitely be visit again. Ben cut my hair and shaped my beard. Was apprehensive on having my beard done for the first time but it was great and the job theyve done is even better. Found myself a new barbers, deffo reccomend.

Review №34

I live in Peterborough and regularly travel down to the Harpenden store to get my hair cut with Ben. All the staff are ace and the experience is second to none

Review №35

Great haircuts for boys and men. Staff know their stuff.

Review №36

Great shave and really knoledgable barbers .highly recommended

Review №37

Go & see @ Ben Morrison at Alternative Barbers Harpenden, great service and a great trim every time!

Review №38

Friendly staff. Great people never come away with a bad haircut. Long wait on weekends.

Review №39

Well priced, friendly staff and a great service. What more could you want

Review №40

If A.I. ends up replacing barbers, they should base it on Colin. Or just keep Colin.

Review №41

I normally go to harpenden branch for my hair cut i live in hemel hempstead and as ive found this gem of a place for amazing hair cuts for me and my son i dont mind the travel. I have always found it a great experience and always walk out with a smile on my face from a good haircut from glen and great banter now today 3/1/17 i took my son in to have his done and mid-cut felt faint i had to take him outside to bring him around a bit the barber who i cant remember his name came out and stood with us to make sure my son was doin ok and gave him a lolly for the sugar my son after 5 mins started to come round a bit and was able to carry on with all the staff bein very helpful and caring so not only do u get a great service u feel at home with helpful great staff definatley recommend these guys first class thanks guysDarren Barnard

Review №42

Good cuts. No waiting now that theyve give appointment only

Review №43

Waited for 45 minutes for a simple beard trim and when it was my turn, the barber who became free just left!!! I would avoid unless you want to spend 2 hours getting a simple trim

Review №44

Chris Bishop is excellent.

Review №45

Amazing barbers. Staff are professional & friendly

Review №46

Gone down hill, difficult to get an appointment now and they dont stick to the time. Wait longer now that before you had to book. Would have been 1 star if not for the nice guy who cut my hair.

Review №47

Great hair cut for my little one, but a terribly long wait for a Monday morning.

Review №48

Great place for a trim

Review №49

Quite expensive but they know what theyre doing and the customer service is good

Review №50

Good haircuts for the value

Review №51

Highly Recommend, Great Staff

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  • Address:8 Station Rd, Harpenden, AL5 4SE, United Kingdom
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  • Phone:+44 1582 713465
  • Barber shop
Working hours
  • Monday:9am–8pm
  • Tuesday:9am–7:15pm
  • Wednesday:8am–5:30pm
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:9am–6:30pm
  • Saturday:9am–6:30pm
  • Sunday:9am–8pm
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