- September 30, 2021
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England star Mason Mount and Rams captain Tom Lawrence are among his clients
A barber popular with Derby County and international footballers has expanded to open a new barbershop in the city.
Richard Byrne had been operating Egos, in Normanton Road, for 15 years, but has now relocated to a bigger premises in Osmaston Road, in the city centre.
Over the last decade or so, Mr Byrne has worked with dozens of Rams players past and present, including Will Hughes, Tom Huddlestone, Chris Martin, Lee Buchanan, and current captain Tom Lawrence.
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Former loanees Harry Wilson and Mason Mount also became clients during their time at Pride Park.
Mr Byrne now regularly travels down south to cut Chelsea and England star Mount’s hair, and sometimes also gives him a trim when he’s in the Midlands area for an away match.
Talking about his move to Osmaston Road and his celebrity links, Mr Byrne said: “We have been open 15 years now and felt it was just time to move as we out grew that shop.
“Normanton Road was of a more vintage style whereas the new shop has a modern feel.
“I have been cutting the Derby players for about 12 years now and quite a few other footballers, probably too many to name.
“Mason has become a good friend now who I drive to Surrey to cut. Or if he’s local I will trim where he needs me.
“I have also done a lot of TV work, recently working on a new American HBO dating show, and I’m in London on Friday working on a new show for the BBC.
“I have worked on shows such as The Voice, The Greatest Dancer with Cheryl Cole, and with Derby’s very own Love Island contestant Brett.”
Other footballers Mr Byrne has worked with include West Ham forward Michail Antonio, Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles and former Rams manager Phillip Cocu.
Prices for a cut at Egos start at £10 for a shape up, and senior citizen haircut, a children’s cut for £15, and a men’s haircut with beard shape for £20.
Check out the gallery below for pictures of Mr Byrne’s new barbershop and the many footballers he’s worked with:
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The new Egos barbershop in Osmaston Road, in the city centre
Richard Byrne had been operating from his Normanton Road salon for 15 years, but has now relocated to a bigger premises
Richard Byrne with Chelsea and England star Mason Mount
Fellow former Rams loanee Harry Wilson also became a client during his time at Pride Park
Richard Byrne has worked on BBC show The Greatest Dancer with Cheryl Cole
Rams defender Lee Buchanan
Derby’s Love Island contestant Brett Staniland
Former Derby County manager Phillip Cocu
Former Rams midfielder and England international Tom Huddlestone