A NEW barber shop has opened in Crowngate Shopping Centre.

The 1st Class Turkish Barber is located in the centre's Chapel Walk run by owners Mehmet Cakti and Ismail Yildiz, offering a traditional Turkish approach to men’s haircuts and barbering.

Walk-in services on offer at the new barber shop include a hot towel shave, a shave with three to five minute massage, a full razor head shave and eyebrow threading and trimming - for both men and women.

Mr Cakti, 32, explains the benefits of a Turkish barber: “A traditional Turkish shave uses a hot towel, which as well as allowing us to give a closer shave, is really beneficial for the skin. It opens the pores and draws impurities out, leading to clearer skin.

The results it gives are really popular and we are already getting good feedback from customers.”

Crowngate centre manager Erica Burlace adds: “We are delighted to welcome the 1st Class Turkish Barber to Crowngate. The barbers focus on the trending, ‘traditional experience’ and Mehmet and Ismail are already reporting lots of happy, new customers.”

Weekday and Saturday opening hours for 1st Class Turkish Barber are 9am – 6pm, and Sunday is 10am – 4pm.

For more information follow the 1st Class Turkish Barber on Facebook at @1stclassturkishbarbers.