6 Tee Court, Bell Street, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8GY.
"MR B'S BARBER SHOP"
opened for business in Bell Street in 1996. Having trained & worked in Romsey
for 12 years, my business got off to a flying start & in the 6 years I was in Bell Street, my
business grew continually but satisfying the demand became more & more of a problem
as efforts to find enough staff, of the quality I desired, proved fruitless. With 4.15 am
starts & ever increasing rents I decided to close the Barber Shop in May of
2002, downsize to smaller but brighter premises & work solely to a more controllable
"MR B'S GENTS & BOYS HAIRDRESSING SALON"
opened in Tee Court, just off of Bell Street, in June of 2002 & after the 2 years of
searching for staff for the Barber's shop, within 2 weeks of opening the smaller business
I was then approached by 6 quality people looking for work! In September of 2002 I was
joined by Jon Heath, who I worked with for 12 years, until Jon moved onto pastures new in
Southampton, nearer his home. Garth Phelps, whom I trained with and worked with for 12
years from 1984 to 1996, then joined me at Mr B's.
STEVE BIDDLECOMBE'S HAIRDRESSING HISTORY
I trained under the terrific guidance of John Light here in Romsey, encouraged into
competition work from a young age, I learned fast & am proud to say attracted a loyal
customer base quickly. Competing at all ends of the country, I gained 15 national
competition awards & then became a National Judge for 5 years, judging the work of my
peer's & that of upcoming youngsters. Now with a Master Craftsman Diploma, I rarely find
the time to compete but do visit competitions occasionally to keep an eye on current
GARTH PHELPS' HAIRDRESSING HISTORY
Garth also trained under the terrific guidance of John Light at "Finesse Of Romsey" & we
worked together there for some 12 years before I opened Mr B's. We have cut each other's
hair for 30 years now & Garth has a very loyal client base, having also worked in Romsey
all his adult life.