Finding a suitable tonseurist to tackle the old Eastcliff barnet has proven problematic since Jamie the Harbour Barber over in Margate's old town packed up his scissors and pulled down the shutters for good. Most of the Sweeney Todds in these parts wouldn't know a hair do from a hair don't.
But I'm pleased to report that an excellent new gentlemen's grooming salon has opened in Ramsgate High Street, just up from the NatWest. Run by a couple of enterprising Turkish lads who've relocated from Norf Lundun, New Image offers cut throat shaves, singeing, threading, pattern design work and all the, er, trimmings. Haircuts start at sick squid, with discounts for students, kids and OAPs. I took advantage of their hair colouring service. Well, knocking on 30 and working in the meedja one really has to say goodbye to the grey!
They're open all hours, including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Just the kind of hard working chaps we need around here. And who knows, if you click on the flyer above and print it out, they might chop a oncer off your bill too!