Big Jim's Trims is a men's barbershop. It's a decent place to get your hair cut. I've been many times and been pleased with the service and the cut I walked away with. Some of the stylists are chatty, some not. It can get pretty busy on weekends.
"Unattended children will be sold as slaves". Nice sign. It seems that friendly attitude is mirrored by some of the staff.
Upon entrance the Mrs and I were accosted by a very rude woman who simply said 'no' before we had a chance to speak. Now, despite this place being a barbers the Mrs has been here several times before and never had a problem. She's never asked for a Brazilian blow dry and all she needs is a bit of a trim on her short hair.
After this abrupt introduction I was ready to walk out after the millionth time she jibed ' we don't cut women's hair' thinking fair enough. However there was one gent (who needs a raise) who had no problem and went to it straight away.
This is clearly a place for unskilled hairdressers masquerading as a barber's. If what you want can't be measured in numbers and produced in 5 mins by clippers don't come. If you literally want a quick hack then this is your place.
For a quirky barbers, full of interesting tack and sarcastic signs on the wall it seems to be devoid of all character. The female staff were just plain Rude. The man however was happy to give the Mrs a trim realising that any custom on a Saturday afternoon, male or female would be better than none.
So the Mrs got her cut, and the guy who did it was a delight, but at £15 for a six min trim, there are cheaper and more plesant places to go.
If you like getting your hair cut in a whitewashed salon surrounded by black and white 'hairstyle' photos from the 70's and 80's, and pyramids of Brylcreem piled in the window then by all means visit any one of the hundreds of high street barbers shops that are cloned all over London- HOWEVER, if you think you'd prefer somewhere with a lot of character, a great atmosphere, friendly staff only too happy to bring you in on the lively banter (and not talk exclusively about holidays and the weather!) and very reasonable prices then i can highly recommend Big Jims Trims in Ealing/Chiswick, you'll get a great haircut in a great atmosphere.
Established in 1993.
Started the business in 1993 with two chairs,and quite days now there are four chairs and not so quite days.
Do the job they get paid for.....
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