West and Hunter Gentlemen’s Grooming Club: Chiswick’s Best-Kept Secret?

West and Hunter Gentlemen’s Grooming Club: Chiswick’s Best-Kept Secret?

Zamaine (left) and his team

An exclusive special introductory offer at Britain’s Best Barbershop

Did you know that Chiswick was home to Britain’s Best Barbershop? Eagle-eyed passers-by may have noticed a sign in the window of West and Hunter Gentlemen’s Grooming Club announcing the family-run barber’s triumph at the prestigious 2023 British Hairdressing Business awards.

‘It was a national competition judged by the industry’s most respected figures,’ explains Zamaine Ismail, the ex-Master Barber at Acqua di Parma in Selfridges who opened West and Hunter on the High Road two years ago. ‘The criteria were Concept, Execution, Service Levels and Cutting Methods. It was fantastic to receive the accolade of Barbershop/Grooming Salon of the year and even more so since, compared to the vast majority of our rivals, we are a young, independent business.

‘Of course, winning was a well-deserved acknowledgment for my amazingly talented team – Paul, Shadia, Khush and Rosie – who have worked so hard to support me. We all follow a consistent method and only use the best quality products from Balmain of Paris as well as our own signature brand.’

Providing a tailor-made luxury service, West and Hunter specialises in precision hair cutting, beard grooming, shaving and revitalising skincare and eye facials (it has over 250 5* reviews on Google). The relaxing ‘club’ philosophy is epitomised by the deceptively large, elegant interior, with its handsome panelling, Chesterfield sofas and cosy fireplace and bar area – the space can be booked for private parties.

‘Most importantly, we would like to say a sincere thank you to our loyal customers,’ adds Zamaine. ‘My philosophy has been to build a strong local and London-wide community. For us, coming to work doesn’t feel like a job; many regulars have become friends and it’s always a pleasure to catch up with them and their families.’

Special Offer: West and Hunter is offering Chiswick Locals readers an exclusive 20% discount on a first haircut or shave. Simply quote Locals20 at the shop (valid until 31 June).

West & Hunter – Gentlemen’s Grooming Club
125 Chiswick High Road
Chiswick W4 2ED
020 3874 7741