Preston barber grows his brand with second Spires barbershop opening

A Preston barber who followed in his grandad’s footsteps is aiming to grow his business after opening his second shop.

By Tim Gavell
Thursday, 18th November 2021, 10:40 am

Rob Fazackerly from Ashton has opened the new Spires barber shop in Glovers Court, Preston and launched his own range of grooming products.

The business is named after Preston’s famous church spires, which were prominent landmarks near his grandad’s original shop which opened in 1966.

After his grandad, Geoff Green, retired five years ago, aged 75, Rob renamed the business and has now expanded it into his second shop in the city centre.

Rob Fazackerley has opened his second barber shop in Preston

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Rob,31, who went to Our Lady’s High School in Fulwood, said: “I started cutting hair through working with my grandad in Wellfield Road. I did my training and then later worked for other barbers as well.

“When he retired I took over the business. I refurbished and renamed the premises to bring it up to date, but also kept some of grandad’s traditional features and barbering treasures.

“A lot of shops now only cater for one generation or another.

Rob is following in the footsteps of his grandad Geoff Green who had a shop in Wellfield Road

“But we do traditional hair cutting as well as modern styling, which makes us different.

“We also have our own brand of luxury male grooming products called Aspire -hair care products, beard care, cologne, which I created.

“I wanted to develop a brand. Another thing that makes us different is that we also do hair systems -modern, top quality hair pieces for men which are fitted at the barbers.

“I love meeting new people every day and getting creative with hair.

Rob's business is called Spires after the city's many churches

“The new shop opening is very exciting, it will be doing appointments and walk-ins at the start to build the business.

“I would like to open more. The idea is to keep building on the brand.”

He said the Spires Glovers Court shop in the city is now advertising for staff and getting ready for the busy pre-Christmas period.

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