A PONTELAND barber is celebrating three-decades of cutting, styling and grooming hair this year.

John Robson, who owns Just Men Hair Design in Hexham, will be commemorating the anniversary by holding a raffle for his customers in his barber shop, with the winner receiving a year’s worth of complementary haircuts at Just Men barbers. Results will be drawn on August 8.

“I feels like quite the achievement to still be going strong,” John said. “Especially in this current climate. But I have a incredibly loyal customer base who have kept myself and the staff busy over the thirty years.

“You build a relationship with clients over the years, so it’s always great to see them walk through the door.

“Now, I see the kids who I gave their first haircut to return as adults with their own children, so that’s always a proud moment.”