Open Barbers is delighted to introduce a new stylist Rachael Young to the team. View our Rachael Young image gallery here.

Rachael will mostly work on Tuesdays, 1 – 9pm from 27th September
2016. She specialises in curly hair of all types, longer haircuts, styles and
blow drys, and Afro textured haircuts, styles, braiding and extension services.
Please note that Rachael is not currently offering short haircuts, clipper cuts
or graduated bob styles.

For services of up to 2 hours please book online now at For consultation and to book services
longer than 2 hours, please email Rachael for advice at

Prices continue to operate on a sliding scale starting at £10 – 40 +
cost of hair supplies for up to 2 hours and increase by £10 per hour in accordance with time
required. Please note that the minimum end of the sliding scale only covers our
costs so please pay in accordance with your means to help us keep this service

I’m Rachael and I use she pronouns. I’ve been cutting hair since I was 16
(which is a while now!) when I completed my NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing at New
College, Nottingham. Since then I have worked as a mobile hairdresser alongside
employment at an Afro Caribbean Hair Salon in Nottingham where I developed my
skills in a range of styling, blow drying and braiding techniques. I have also
worked at Igloo and Harrods as a children’s hairdresser.

I enjoy working with all hair types, I am a self-identified hair geek and I
love the transformation experience that comes with hairdressing and the care
and attention that goes into every hair style. I also enjoy sharing hair care
and product advice. After years of working in an industry that loves to
straighten hair, I am passionate about giving some extra attention to all types
of curly hair and finding a style together that is easy to manage and

I am a practicing artist where I focus on making space for marginalised voices
and I aim for my hairdressing practice to do the same, so there are lots of
overlaps! I work with issues of freedom and oppression and always want to find
ways for people to be who they are and who they want to be. Take a look at my
website here!