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Hackney & Margate
Voted Number 1 "best men's grooming spots in Hackney and Shoreditch" by Culture Trip
welcome to the general's store
The General's Store was founded in 2014 as a 'pop-up' venture in East London's Netil Market. Using custom built shipping containers we were able to lay the foundations for an exciting new journey. Offering top quality haircuts and a friendly service we quickly outgrew our first store and decided to invest in another four times its size. We added a fully stocked bar with our very own home brew on tap along with locally sourced spirits and produce all made in East London. Our business grew organically and we would soon outgrow this store as well. In 2015, the store featured on the BBC show Peter Yorks hipster handbook and also aired on the show 'Gogglebox'.
In 2016, in need of a bigger space, we relocated to within the railway arches at Fieldworks. We began to incorporate other aspects to our store at this point. By introducing our own product line in 2017, we began to move away from your everyday barbershop. We wanted to maintain the 'pop up' feel from our past but begin to incorporate more of a lifestyle experience.
In mid 2019, it was becoming clear we needed a bigger space yet again. Located just 100 yards away, our new location on Martello street has been our biggest undertaking yet. We moved in October 2019 and once again we've adapted and designed the shop ourselves. Our core foundations still remain and always will.
At The General's Store you'll benefit from outstanding yet friendly surroundings, great haircuts and beard services as well as complimentary local beers and free use of our arcade machine. Our own range of products allows us to offer you amazing salon quality at an affordable price. Just a few of the reasons why we were voted as East Londons best barbershop by 'The Culture Trip'.
Here at The General's Store we see you the customer and your stylist differently. We understand the importance of your relationship with your chosen professional and have created a environment for this to blossom. Each of our highly trained and talented staff run things the way they think best represents them thus providing you with a unique and personal service every time.
At The General's Store you always get your haircut by the boss.
Meet The Team
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Co-Owner Paul has accumulated over 18 years experience in the industry with such companies as Vidal Sassoon, West Row Hair and Prema. After Spending 3 years in New York Paul returned to London in 2015 to cement a vision of which Lee and him shared. That vision to bring together the best people of all sectors of the business into one space to deliver the best possible service to the client. Highly skilled in all aspects of the industry, Paul is a hair service all-rounder and all-round nice guy.
Co-owner Tom's career spans across both hairdressing and barbering. Tom began his career in 2005 working for a Paul Mitchell salon in Sussex. He gained his barbering experience working for GQ award winning salon Male Concept. Living and working in London now for 10 years Tom has been associated with Londons top barber shops. Tom joined The General's team in 2016 teaming up with his good friends Lee and Paul. Over the years Tom has acquired a depth of knowledge in cutting, styling and product development.
Londoner Sam has 9 years of experience in the hair industry working for Toni&Guy and Murdocks. He has a broad knowledge of total male image including haircuts and beard design. He has recently returned from Singapore where he spent 5 years working at the country’s leading luxury men’s barbershop, the last year of which he led the team as the General Manager & Head Barber. Now based in London Sam is buzzing to be back in the city and excited to be putting some hair on The General’s Store floor!
With over 20 years barbering experience across London and Oscar winning clientele to his portfolio, founder Lee is now cutting in his first barbershop project. A regular on Men's Fashion Week with a full catalogue of editorial achievements to his name, he has travelled and worked across the globe. He is a specialist in men's barbering and worked within the most highly rated and respected barbershops in town. Since leaving Murdocks 8 years ago you can now catch him at The General's Store.
We launched our own product line in early 2017. Our aim was to produce a range of high quality products at an affordable price. We spent a few months testing and researching with different products and various packaging types. As professionals we used our experience in styling and finishing to create four products that cover all the bases. Our products are currently only available in store.
Pliable clay with medium
hold and no shine
Pliable putty with medium hold and shine
Sandalwood oil that moisturises, nourishes and freshens
Encourages texture and volume
The General's Store
47 Martello Street
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