Newcastle beauty chain announces expansion with opening of gentleman’s salon

A Newcastle hair and beauty chain has announced the opening of its first gentleman’s salon as part of its growing portfolio.

Boilerhouse Gentleman, becomes the third salon of the Boilerhouse chain, founded in 1985 in Jesmond.

The new salon, was the idea of owner and stylist, Felix Jones, son of founders Kim Le-Neveu and Steve Jones.

Situated in The Gatehouse at the entrance to The Fleming building in Jesmond, the salon will specialise in gentlemen’s hair techniques led by stylists professionally trained in the use of both scissor cuts and clippers.

The Gatehouse is Grade II listed and has undergone a sensitive refurbishment, including restoration of the original brick walls, exposed timber trusses and barge boards. The salon is fitted out with Belmont barber chairs in custom-made dark green leather.

Felix Jones said: “We wanted to create a gentlemen’s salon where men can go and have the type of experience more familiar in a female beauty salon.

“Our stylists are trained in the latest techniques and trends plus clients can enjoy a Pink Lane Coffee, watch TV, enjoy a draft beer or even a whisky during their appointment.

“Since we opened a couple of weeks ago, we’ve received valued support from a lot of loyal customers who have come to experience the new salon and we’re keen to welcome new clients too.

“Boilerhouse Gentleman offers a different kind of salon vibe for gents in the city and we’re excited about the future.”

Charlie Harkness, commercial estates surveyor, Adderstone Group, said: “This is the second Boilerhouse salon we’ve developed in conjunction with Felix, following Boilerhouse Ouseburn at Maling Court. It’s been a pleasure to see the business grow.”

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