Client Party - Please save the date for Friday 28 September, 6.30pm until midnight at The Temple of Goods Cafe (Hackney Downs)

Dear Clients and Friends,

Client Party - Please save the date for Friday 28 September, 6.30pm until midnight at The Temple of Goods Cafe (Hackney Downs)

I will be coming back to London for a few days at the end of September. I am looking forward to seeing everyone - I've missed you all!

This party is an opportunity to welcome our new stylist, Lauren, properly into the Barberette Team. I'm sure you will all want to meet her and make her feel at home! It will also be an opportunity to bid farewell to Mako, who will be leaving us at the end of the month, for health reasons. I know that you all wish Mako the very best with her health and wellbeing.

Further details follow soon, but for now, please let us know if you'd be interested in performing in support of Barberette, or offering a prize for our raffle. Email to discuss further!

Haircuts with Klara

I will be opening my availability for bookings a little nearer to the time.

However, another reason for my visit is to carry on with recruitment efforts for Barberette and so I will also need to set time aside for interviews with new candidates, and so I will also be looking for models. Opportunities will be announced via our social media channels nearer the time!


If you know anyone who you think would be a suitable candidate to join the team as a barber, stylist or colourist at Barberette, then please ask them to follow this link to our new recruitment page, and to fill out our new form:

We want to find the best candidates to give you all the great haircuts, support and care that you deserve!

With very best wishes,


 39th - Livi Mills - Memories of Summer

Livi Mills is a visual artist and printmaker living and working in London. Livi has a Masters in Printmaking from Camberwell Collage of Arts and a BA in Fine Art from the University of Leeds. She currently works at Printmaking Facilitator at Richmond Upon Thames College and is the Zsuzsi Roboz Scholar at Morley College for 2017-18. ✨✨✨ This series of hand printed screen prints aims to bring the ambience of summer festival to this wintery season! ☀️☀️☀️ Now available at Barberette London 


Barberette in Grazia France magazine, November 2017

Barberette has been asked for opinion about the new shaven head trend for a mainstream audience - magazine Grazia France written by @julielasterade
As you all know, we are here to make your dreams come true and give you the look you want, not what anyone else thinks is good for you. 😊👏🏻
I hope the article opens this possibility to more people who want to try how very short or shaved head feels. 💓


37th Exhibition - Antonia Luxem - Faces


Antonia Luxem is a Hackney-based filmmaker and painter. A great deal of her work relates to human perception. Her paintings specifically represent subconscious feelings and emotions externalised most easily for her through this medium. These paintings form part of a larger series, "faces" - if you wish to see some of her larger paintings from "faces" feel free to email her -


36th Exhibition - Drawing the Star, by artists making drawings at this local weekly life drawing group

Everyone draws their own way! 

There are as many different ways to draw as there are different people drawing with us at Drawing the Star, and everyone creates something unique and inspiring with every single mark they make on paper - just the act of trying your hand is inspiring in itself.

Perhaps the impressive range of approaches to drawing is why people who draw with us have been so humble in coming forward to show their drawings as part of our very first exhibition...

Talk of an exhibition has been in the air at Drawing the Star for the last year, and we were thrilled to be offered the space at brilliant Barberette's and excited to finally get some of the incredible drawings made up for more people to see.

We began drawing at The Star by Hackney Downs in February 2015 with the aim of getting everyone to see how enjoyable drawing can be. 

All are welcome at our drawing boards, beginners and long-term lovers of drawing alike, and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable in the bright warm room upstairs at our Hackney local.

Each session starts with lots of short poses to get drawing hands warmed up, then we have some longer poses, a good break in the middle, then take votes and requests for pose timings during our last half hour of drawing time.

At the end of our drawing time we put out the drawings we've made to see what each other have created. 

It is always incredible to see the range of drawing styles from different people, and this "share-and-see" part of the session is especially good for people new to drawing, or for anyone looking for a bit of inspiration. 

Looking at how people have made their work and sharing what worked well helps everybody, and there are always some drawings which are absolutely astounding.

By sharing and seeing, and by trying new materials and methods - we have a big range of drawing materials so it's easy to try something new - several people who began drawing with us have since found their own unique way of drawing.


At this level they can and should consider themselves to be artists. Time and effort has gone into building the skills to be able to sit down and create drawings which are truly wonderful to look at.

And yet... Even the most accomplished of drawers hesitate to call themselves artists, to put a value on their work and to show it to others.

This exhibition provides the key to unlock that view of a person who makes drawings sometimes, into an artist whose work has value which deserves to be seen. 

The brilliant Barberette show features the work of 2 artists at a time, for 2 weeks at a time. Enquiries about drawings you may want to buy can be made directly through the artist or through the group contact for Drawing the Star.

his will be the  last show  of the Summer for us and the drawings up are the subtle, gentle and expressive work of  Rose Lawrence , and the colour-filled strong line work of  Daniel Diaz Monterrubio .  

his will be the last show of the Summer for us and the drawings up are the subtle, gentle and expressive work of Rose Lawrence, and the colour-filled strong line work of Daniel Diaz Monterrubio.


More details on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or via email.

Drawing the Star

Drop in life drawing for everyone, draw your way!

Draw more from life.

Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9pm

Drop in any day from 12pm-7pm to see the work of Rosie and Rachel, two of our regular artists to Drawing the Star.

PHOTOS FROM Barberette clients party No. 7 - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

Barberette clients party - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight


Barberette clients party - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

It's this time of the year again! Time....for.....a....partyyyyy
We are very excited to announce it’s time for BARBERETTE CLIENTS PARTY #7

Let's celebrate Barberette's diversity all together, because you are all so special to us. Come along for some hypnotic music, decadent performances, inevitable fun, unconditional love, at the event everyone is waiting for - our world-famous RAFFLE. Be ready to cheer, scream and fight for some fun and some spectacular prizes! 

We won't release anything on social media so come along and find out. 

When: Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

Where: London Fields - the Light Arch 
365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
(the venue is lovely and BIG. Everyone is most welcome to bring lovers, friends, grannies and pets) 

Performances from 7pm
Raffle between 9.00 to 10.00pm
Emcee – our international stars Lou and Shiv

Raffle: A big raffle usually takes place halfway through the night - not just for fun, but to raise money for a charity close to our heart. This time we have chosen ELOP - support and counselling services to LGBT communities 

If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please email us on with details of your donation. If it's not something tangible, please send us a voucher and whether you wish us to include you and your donation in our Barberette party related promotions. The total of the money raised with the raffle goes to our chosen charity. 

Performances: Shout out to our talented shining stars! If you are a performer of any kind and would like to show off your skills, do let us know too on

We look forward to a fantastic night with you all, 

Rose, Mako and Klara 



BUTCH CUT Pop-Up at Barberette Monday 13th March 2017

We would like to introduce you to Hank (BUTCH CUT) who will be cutting at Barberette on Monday 13th March 2017. 

BUTCH CUT started September 2015 in Berlin as an sustainable community building art project. It's objective is to create a multi-generational safe space for gender non-conforming queer people and everyone else. Hank is the founder and main barber of this one-person, donation-based project. 

They really enjoy cutting all kinds of hair, especially male retro and urban street styles, including razor fades and beard trims. They've been cutting their own and friends' hair for 20+ years. They really enjoy talking to people and create the style they want together with them. They don't impose haircuts on anyone and do their best to make the customer feel sexy in their skin and about their hair. They hope this positive attitude is transferred to and appreciated by the people who ask them to cut their hair.

To book with Hank during their pop-up at Barberette please contact them directly at:

Services are donation-based 




35th Exhibition - Yael Roberts Art "death bed practice"

Yael Roberts Art
"death bed practice" up through 6 March 2017

Yael Roberts is a mixed media artist currently pursuing an MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College. She has also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Art Students League in New York City. She was selected as an artist-in-residence for Chashama’s chaNorth in the Hudson Valley, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Troy, New York, and KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has shown work at galleries in London and New York City, and has also performed and worked in Jerusalem.