Inside Grimsby's newest hair academy training the next generation of barbers – Grimsby Live

City style comes to Grimsby at the latest hair salon breathing new life into the town centre and training top class barbers of the future
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The latest hair academy has opened in Grimsby to prepare barbers for the future.
Mary Keyworth, owner and Master Barber at The Gentry in Lincoln, has opened a new barber shop and training academy in Grimsby's Bethlehem Street.
MB Studio is in collaboration with the Bike Stable and has taken over the penthouse of the magnificent Victorian building.
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It has been transformed with a contemporary style and everything needed for a complete service.
Teacher Lewis Golin travels from Lincoln to train a small number of students in each class to provide the best instruction.
Mary said: "People are spending a little more on making themselves look smarter and healthier.
"The studio is in an ideal location and people can book in the app to see all we have to offer."
She has employed local barber Nathan Nottingham to to support her in the business and academy training studio.
The new MB Studio is situated within the building alongside their line of specialist bikes, equipment and coffeeshop, creating a uniquely creative environment.
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Mary has 26 years of barbering experience and has grown The Gentry brand and reputation beyond it’s humble beginnings.
Having recently celebrated it’s 10-year anniversary, she decided it is the right time and the right location to broaden the brand further.
She said: “It has always been a priority to build our reputation on the quality of our work, both in classic and trendsetting barbering, with a strong team of male and female barbers who strive to not just make you look good, but make sure you leave us feeling incredible too.
"Our aim is to give you more than just a haircut."
The owner told: "When the opportunity arose to link up with Chris Cadle at The Bike Stable, everything about it just felt right. We’re all excited to play our part in the regeneration of the area and with the opening of our Barbering Academy, we hope to inspire a new generation of talent within our industry.”
One of the first customers said after his skin fade: "It is perfect. I could not ask for it to be better."
Bookings are available using the shop’s NearCut app.
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