Founder of renowned barbershop brand The Dandy Gent, Shane O’Shaughnessy, has announced that recently promoted Senior Barber, Shaun Hoolan, has become the Derby-based company’s first-ever franchisee – taking over ownership of the five-year-old Dandy Gent branch on Nuns Street.
“This is a great opportunity and The Dandy Gent is a fantastic brand to be a part of.” Said Shaun. “I love my work at the shop and all that barber-life entails – and was totally blown away when Shane offered me the franchise.”
Continued Shaun, “There are no plans for major changes to the shop. In fact, Shane and I will be working closer than ever now, to ensure that The Dandy Gent brand keeps moving forward and growing in stature.”
Said Shane, “Shaun is a fine ambassador for The Dandy Gent brand and has an instinctive head for business. His management, and now ownership, of the Nuns Street shop was a natural progression and allows me to concentrate more of my time on growing the Irongate shop and development of new grooming products.”
This year has already seen The Dandy Gent’s range of traditional grooming products increase dramatically, with the launch of two new beard oil fragrances, a new beard balm and two colognes. In addition, the Irongate branch of The Dandy Gent is currently undergoing works to increase barber capacity from 4 to 7 permanent staff.
“Both sides of the business are thriving due to a lot of hard work and ambition” Continued Shane. “We will carry on growing the patronage of both barbershops together and – with the massive help from my wife Sherri – the manufacture and sales of some of the world’s finest grooming products.”
Master Barber and founder of The Dandy Gent, Shane O’Shaughnessy and his wife, Sherri are now manufacturing a range of thirteen all-natural grooming products in a variety of 8 amazing fragrances for sale online and in Derby’s two Dandy Gent barber shops.
Pictured, top: Shaun the first franchisee for The Dandy Gent, outside his Nuns Street barbershop and his adjoining shop, Hideaway Vintage Clothing.
Models sought at The Dandy Gent
New recruit, Trainee Barber, Stu Parker is looking for models to help him progress to the next level in his training. He is in the shop Monday to Wednesday and charges just £5 for a dry cut – bookings are being taken online now and walk-ins available. Stu is being closely mentored and observed by Shane, Mike, Lauren & Ash, so don’t worry, you are in very safe hands!
THE DANDY GENT IS BRANCHING OUT TO NOTTINGHAM
Established Barbershop, The Dandy Gent is opening a new branch in central Nottingham in August. They are looking for Barbers to join their amazing team, currently operating out of two shops in Derby.
They are keen to talk to barbers of all levels – the main criteria being; a strong level of competence and skill, a willingness to keep learning – whatever your level, a good manner with customers, pride in our customer-led values and a love for the trade.
Junior barbers with talent and the right attitude will be considered.
Hours can be flexible, but commitment to the team essential.
Great earning potential in a busy location that is only getting busier.
CONTACT THE DANDY GENT
THE DANDY GENT IRONGATE
10a Irongate House,
Tel: 01332 265 722
THE DANDY GENT NUNS STREET
154 Nuns Street
Tel: 01332 381327