TWIN brothers with more than 27 years of experience in the barbering industry have opened a new barbers in Northwich.

Ilham and Turan Begde welcomed customers to Ilham's Barbers, Children’s Salon and Sunbeds in Winnington last week.

With two popular salons already established in Padgate and Stockton Heath in Warrington, the newest addition at Unit 2, 41 Walker Road, will be the pair's third venture.

Ilham and Turan first learned their skills from their uncle, with Ilham saying he was 11 when he first started and he never looked back.

Through Ilham's experience and word-of-mouth, he has had many celebrities in his barber chair.

This includes Brian Robson, Michael Parr, Joe Calzaghe, Karl Frampton, Martin Murray, Marco Antonio Barrera, Nigel Ben and Ricky Fielding.

But it's not only celebrities who are well-catered for.

Ilham's Barbers is a specialist children’s salon with iPads and toys in a child-friendly area.

Children's characters cover the walls and offer a relaxing experience.

Ilham said: "I really wanted something for the kids, especially the ages of five and under who hate coming for a hair cut so they can use the iPads and just watch YouTube."

And Ilham has gone one step further.

The barber has been awarded a certificate of appreciation for disabilities to cater for all needs.

"I've got a brother and a sister who are disabled and they were always struggling for hair cuts, so I took a special course," he said.

"In Warrington we're known as having a special needs service, and not just for kids, but for adults too."

Ilham was keen to bring these skills to Northwich and once he found a unit in the area which would fit the job, it was full steam ahead.

"I've always wanted a third salon out of Warrington and we had a lot of customers in Northwich who would travel to Stockton Heath," Ilham said.

"We opened last week, and it's been great, the customers are really happy.

"I'm really happy to be in this area and happy to show off my skills."

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