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AKG MENS GROOMINGAKG MENS GROOMING (Barbers Henley) is located inside Henley-On-Thames Self Storage at Newtown Industrial Estate.

Since first opening the shop in January 2015, Ashley has been striving for perfection. With the shop boasting Free Parking and Free WiFi, AKG has rapidly become the best barber shop in Henley. Ashley’s goal has been to provide an outstanding customer experience and tremendous value for customers.
From Skin Fades to Scissor cuts – Free coffee to Free lollies for the kids – Xbox to Free Beers on Fridays – AKG have it covered! what other barbers offers all this

barbers henleyBarbers Henley – where it started

Ashley is a self taught Barber and began practising on friends when he was just 14 years old! He enrolled in a hairdressing apprenticeship straight from school and built up a good reputation through family and friends around Henley. After completing his hairdressing apprenticeship he found himself a job at the Barbershop Group where he worked his way up to assistant manager. He worked here for 2 and a half years.

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Good, quick and amusing.

Good, quick and amusing.

Peter Clarke

Best yet

My sons, Benjamin and JJ, said they never want to go anywhere else for a haircut!

Sophia Peiris

Emily was phenomenal

Emily was extremely friendly and easy to talk to – cut my hair beautifully, extremely happy with it. Im usually livid after haircuts as i’m never happy with the new hairstyle but this time i’ve been over the moon. Will definitely be back every 8 weeks. Couldn’t recommend her enough for a ladies cut! (she also cuts my boyfriends hair and his hair cut is always 10/10)

Natalia Kubinska

Nothing too daunting for Ashley

Took my son who hadn’t wanted to have his haircut for months and months. Ashley made him feel very welcome and quickly got to work and did a terrific job keeping both parents and our lad very happy. Thank you.


Very professional and engaging barber.

Very professional and engaging barber. The booking service is very good and easy to use, with the reminder service an added service.

Graham Spearpoint

Great haircut

Not easy to find, but when I did appointment was bang on time 6.30 on a Friday evening very convenient for me, Ashley was friendly and welcoming and did a great job on hair that hadn’t seen a stylist for over 14 months and as it was my first visit 1/2 price. Will definitely be going back.


Great haircuts for my sons

Really great experience getting hair cut for two younger boys. Really good cuts and relaxed.

Eleanor Connolly

Excellent Haircut and Beard Trim

Another excellent haircut and beard trim & shape from Ashley. Have been coming to Ashley for a couple of years now and can, most certainly, recommend him. Always pleased with the results.

Dave Murray

A hidden gem!

I never knew that there was a salon in Newtown Road. Very friendly atmosphere and a good haircut as well.

The booking system works really well and I’ll keep going back as long as my hair keeps growing!



Ashley has once again done an outstanding job on my sons thick hair. He is so professional, always smiling, nothing is too much trouble and he somehow manages to tame my sons hair and make it look so tidy and smart. Happy child, happy mum, would thoroughly recommend! Thankyou Ashley.

Michelle Slater

My son loves coming to AKG

My son loves coming to Ashley we have tried other near our home but no one comes up to the same level as Ashley we have a bit of drive to get to to you but its so worth it.
He will not go anywhere else.
Thank you for being brilliant xxx

Lindsey collinson

Great Smooth booking

Smooth booking process
Warm welcome from Ashley
Great haircut
Back in 6 weeks!

Gary Butler

Haircut with Emily

Brilliant haircut. Made an appointment in advance which made it so much easier so no waiting. Plus bonus is free parking right outside the saloon. A rarity for Henley

Peter Goddard

Efficient booking process , clean

Efficient booking process , clean premises and a good cut.



Ashley was fantastic when it came to cutting my 2 year olds hair. Not only does he now look very smart with his new haircut, Ashley was also very patient and really helped keep my son calm whilst he was having his hair done.

Great team he’s got there too. Definitely going back in the future

Tim Harris

Prompt, careful haircut

Emily provides a thorough, careful hair cut. Recommended


Never fails to impress

My family and I have been getting our haircut by Ashley for a while now, and every time he’s been super kind, chatty, helpful and professional. Easily the best barber I’ve been to, without fail.

Josh Le Beigge

Fixed lockdown hair

After cutting my own hair during lockdown, I needed urgent help after a self inflicted hair / clippers catastrophe. Tried AKG and 30 mins later Emily not only salvaged a dumb&dumber-esque hairstyle monstrosity, but was the best haircut I’ve had in years. Thank you!

John Yonker

Always spot on

Emily always gives great hair cut and always very pleasant, fully recommend

Iain France


Great service! 5*!!!

Laura Bretherton


Super cute haircut for two boys.
Happy children, happy parents.
Easy, convenient parking.
Definitely recommend AKG, Ashley is a very likeable person and great with the kids.
Will book again!

Silke Madzar Liebherr

Great to be back

Haven’t seen Ash for a few months but, as usual, top notch hair cut and great chat. New decor in the salon looking sharp too.

Paul Smith

Highly recommended friendly salon.

Emily has been cutting my hair for nearly two years. She is a highly skilled, intuitive and creative hairdresser.
I am always happy with the result.

Stuart MacFarlane

One of Life’s Simple Pleasures

Easy to book, easy to park and let Ash do the hard work! Result is that great feeling as you enjoy a professional haircut and look forward to feeling light headed!

Stephen Swiatek

Professional friendly service

The shop gives off a friendly professional atmosphere. The service was very go and attentive.

Graham Spearpoint

Great look

Great service and a great new look. All done with a smile.

Guy Turner

Great service.

Easy to book on line. Very pleased with my haircut as ever. Great 👍.


Professional and so welcoming

My 3 year old came for a haircut and Ashley was wonderfully patient, kind, and efficient. He knows how to work with children and make everyone feel comfortable. Ashley did a great job on my son’s hair too- so fast and so carefully done. It’s a super friendly salon with such a nice atmosphere.
Thank you so much!


Alexandra Aldridge

Great haircuts

Brilliant little barbers both boys came out looking super smart and very happy with their new cool dos

Sophie Pentecost

Excellent as always!!

Ashley did an excellent job on my two grandsons. He knew exactly what they wanted and did them both really well. Both were very pleased with the results as was their mother. He even managed to give me a beard trim while we were there. Would not hesitate to recommend him.

Dave Murray

Top class 5*

First time I have been and all I can say is top class cut/fade and awesome service! Highly recommend!

Ash Hickman
Thames Valley Police

Top Fella – Top Barber Skills

First cut with Ashley and I’m very impressed. Ashley works out of a lovely, clean and modern unit with ample parking – bonus! He takes pride in his work and delivers great styles and cuts. Skin fade is second to none. Great barber chat too! What more do you want?

Luke Bailey
Big Wipes

Only had sides and back

Only had sides and back done but fantastic job! highly recommend.

Richard Ingoldby

Great haircut

My kids are really pleased with their new haircut. Really good haircut.
Ashley was really friendly and super fast.
Highly recommended.


Excellent. Ash and Emily cut

Excellent. Ash and Emily cut hair, trim beards etc. so well. Friendly atmosphere too.

Antony Martin


Finally out of haircut hibernation for a much needed follicle re-organisation by Ashley. A successful mission carried out in a friendly and professional manner. I’ll be back

Sean Mcgrath
Bang Media

Best in the county

As expected Ashley’s done it again! He’s made it possible for me to see my ears again and more than just my eyes! When I went in yesterday I had the most overgrown bush on the top and bottom of my head you’ve ever seen, but now, a smash on skin fade and beard trim, I feel 10 stone lighter and like an actual human again! Thanks for the banging lid mate, will be back again in a month’s time 👍

Andrew Huyton

Great Service

Really great service at AKG. Friendly, COVID-safe, great cut, and even some advice on how to deal with my lockdown mess!!

Harry Baxter

Efficient.Good haircut, particularly after lockdown,

Good haircut, particularly after lockdown, my hair had grown and was annoying me.
Pleased there was no price increase. Thank you.

Graham Cross

Fantastic haircut

Emily was absolutely amazing with both my children, putting them at ease and doing a fab job with their hair. We will definitely be back

Jemima Pettifer

Excellent, friendly service

Great to back in the hairdressers and Ashley is as professional and friendly as ever. No “before” pictures were taken which is quite the relief after a protracted lockdown!

Benet Slay

Jake haircut

Wonderful thank you. Happy boy

helen coyne

Great haircut

Really good haircut.

James Slark

Professional friend establishment with a

Professional friend establishment with a welcoming attitude

Graham Spearpoint

Bobby and the Barber!

Always a friendly atmosphere, good patter, easy to park, unhurried and on time, great cut and real value! Having one’s hair cut is one of life’s luxuries even for a man and though in my case it is never a hair raising experience, it is still one that I repeat every few weeks!
Thank you Emily!

Steve Swiatek

Friendly and reliable

Friendly and reliable, never disappoints and always guaranteed a laugh

Jack griffin

Fab haircut!

Really lovely experience, safe location, great haircut, good conversation. Definitely book again.

Karen Neall

School boy cut

Ashley, was brilliant. Super fast and did exactly what my 12 year old son asked for 😉
Very happy mum and son

Nici Mancini

Best service & experience

I was really happy to receive a Fantastic service and especially during the restrictions which are upon us. Akg remain very professional during this challenging time.
The service it’s self was fantastic, I relaxed and let Ashley take full control. He gently groomed my head in ways it’s never been touched before. The build up was special and eagerly anticipated. Then simultaneously, he sprayed his bottle all over me and my head burst free with a sweet and salty scent. I sneezed at the same time which made the experience even more enjoyable. I walked out feeling rejuvenated, albeit I had a slight limp. Well worth the money.

Paul skinback
Baby bell

Great Barbers highly recommend

Massive thanks to Ash after my first visit to AKG. Great haircut! Definitely recommend – 5 ⭐️


Always great cuts!

My son, Max, loves getting his hair cut by Ashley. Always friendly and welcoming and consistently cuts Max’s hair well!

Louise Jones

Happy Customer

First post Covid trip to AKG. Haircut was as sharp as ever and the precautions are all in place for customer safety. Well done Ash and Em

Paul Smith

A great haircut !

A friendly and welcoming service and a great haircut. Highly recommended, local and convenient hairdressers.

Peter Reader

Get ahead, get a haircut!

Easy to book an appointment online and enjoy one of life’s great pleasures – a haircut! Emily is really friendly and just as importantly a great hairdresser.

Steve Swiatek

Top lid!

Very welcoming, takes the time to understand what the Customer needs and reasonably priced. Never had a bad lid yet! Would highly recommend.

Rob Shand

Friendly and Professional

Great service and very professional.
Happy friendly staff and clean Facilities.
5 stars for sure!

Gregg Tomlin

Wouldn’t go anywhere else now

Wouldn’t go anywhere else now A***

Craig Harris

Great haircut

Ash is a great barber and I plan to use his services for the foreseeable future. I’ve tried a few places in Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Marlow. The ability to book my appointment and get my hair and beard taken care is exactly what I need. If you’re reading this – I’d recommend booking in with him.

Rob Driver

Always a fantastic cut. Emily

Always a fantastic cut. Emily & Ashley have been looking after me & my family since they opened – highly recommended.


Good haircut – great price

AKG give very good cuts at good prices – probably the best in Henley. They’re also very diligent at obeying all the tedious COVID regulations that must be obeyed at the moment.

Matthew Austin

Excellent service once again

Emily cuts and styles my hair the same as an expensive hairdressers in Henley. She gives me advice on how to look after my hair in between cuts to keep it healthy.

Denise Turner

Professional friendly establishment

Professional friendly establishment

Graham Spearpoint

Another great cut.

I’ve tried a lot of different barbers in Henley and have never before been satisfied with a cut. Most seem not to listen and chop the same amount off regardless. I came across AKG by accident doing an internet search. It’s a little bit out of the way but I’m happy to make the extra effort. The booking process is seamless and Ashley is friendly and welcoming. Most importantly he listens to what the customer wants and does a mean haircut that I’m more than happy with. I’ll definitely be back again.


Thanks Emily!

Always a great experience at AKG. Emily always does a great haircut and is lovely to chat to. Thanks again!

James Hughes

Super friendly, quick and cute kids cuts

Very friendly to kids and paying attention to what the kids actually ask for.
Loved it!

Conan F-G

Great service

Visited on Friday very professional good quality hair cuts. Shop is very clean. Greeted and seated instantly nice atmosphere definitely recommend to others

Tay torr

Excellent, my 9 year old son was thrilled!

Ashley cut my 9 year olds post lockdown thick hair beautifully! My sons a bit picky about hairdressers and cuts and he was over the moon. Will be back, thank you!

Natalie Henwood


My son loves Emily, what more can i say! He hates having his hair done but actually likes emily doing it. He says he looks ‘cool’ after

Thank you x

helen coyne


Great trims from a great guy – 5*

Aneith singh
AKG MENS Grooming

Brilliant service

The service that Emily provided was excellent (especially at this time with COVID-19). The atmosphere in the saloon is very casual and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Denise Turner

I wont be getting my hair/ beard cut anywhere else From now on!

Very nice little shop, and ashley is a great personality as well as being a great barber. Now that I’ve visited once, I won’t be getting my hair/ beard cut anywhere else. Thanks mate

Joshua fahey
Gll, better


I cannot recommend Ashley enough ???? I have had a terrible time of trying to get my 2 year olds hair cut , to the point he would be screaming the place down as he doesn’t like anyone touching his hair,and the hair cut would never end well. Today we had a break through ???? we had screaming at the start but with a lot of patience and care. My son became very comfortable around Ashley , he gave my son a comb to use , so he could comb mummy’s hair and Ashley even combed his own in front of him. My son would not sit in the chair but Ashley was happy to accommodate my sons needs by letting me hold him while he cut his hair . This is the first time EVER! He has let anyone do this ???? we even got to the point where my son stood by himself and let Ashley touch his hair without him clinging on to me. For dear life . I’m so happy that this definitely deserved a good review. So any mums out there struggling with a toddler please pop on down to Ashley ???? plus he has lots of sweets to keep the little darlings happy ????

Paula Harding


Ashley is quality .really decent bloke.
Knows his customers well..
Always happy and proffesional..

Ged Reed

5* as always

Like headline says always 5* service at akg
Love Emily’s attention to detail very happy

Mark ackerman

Top barber in henley

Best barber in henley on Thames and most likely Oxfordshire

Charlie arlett
Melrose hardware

What’s not to like

Friendly, quick, excellent and good value.
What’s not to like!

Richard Ormerod

Awesome as ever

Another great haircut for Arthur and me, as usual, thanks Ashley and Emily.

Christian Woodhouse

So much more than a barber

Ash is a great barber – but with great scissor skills too.

Went to a hairdressers the other weekend when I couldn’t  get in to Ash – paid three times the price for an inferior job!

Highly recommend.


Best haircut

Michal Vancura

Ashley gave me an amazing new look. Never had this hair style before and I love it.

Michal Vancura

Two work better

I have known Ash for a long time now and since opening his own place has been cutting my hair. He has never let me down and recently, he hasn’t been available so Emily has stepped in. Both of them are professional and a very good at what they do. I highly rate them both.

Steve Casey
AKG Barbers

Beard trim and my sons hair cut

I Always get good job at akg
Never been anywhere else and I always recommend them to mates
Emily is fantastic and has lifted the place to even a higher standard
Never had a bad experience

Mark ackerman

Thanks again

Ashley’s simply the best Barber in Henley

Matthew B

The best barber in Henley

The best barber in Henley On Thames:)

Szymon Kawczynski

I will be booking again !

The young lady who my hair did great job, I will be booking again.


Deon Melck

5* Ashley

Always great to come down to Ashley’s.

The man is 5* and well worth going too.

David Black

Worth a visit

I’ve been visiting Ashley’s salon since it opened and thoroughly recommend it. As well as being quick and very good at his job, he’s an incredibly friendly and chatty guy who always makes you feel welcome.

James Burton
Higgs Group (Henley Standard)

Extremely Pleased

Extremely pleased using emily for the first time as i usually use ashley but he was fully booked, really pleased with the end result, emily really took her time to make sure she was happy with her work, had a good chat aswell which is nice, good addition to AKG and hope she stays, will be using her more often ????????

Peter Fox
Gibbs and Dandy

Best barber in Henley by

Best barber in Henley by an absolute stretch. So pleased to see AKG expanding, as he fully deserves. Top service as always ????????


Great Service

My 2 year old son always looks forward to his haircut! Ashley cuts it so quickly and well and is really nice with Max too! After going elsewhere for Max’s very first haircut and getting an awful cut we’ve come here ever since and Max’s hair always looks great! Thanks Ashley!

Louise Jones

Great kid!

Top hairdressers! Professional, focused, very current and understands customers requirements and needs.
Would highly recommend.

Robbie Shand

Ashley’s the best barber I’ve seen

The hair cuts just keep getting better and better every time I go

Charlie Scott
Reading plumbing & heating

Fantastic cut

Rohan my son has his hair cut with Ashley regularly- he loves his haircut and styling. Thanks so much Ashley for
Making a 7 year old look Cool!!

Manjiri Shanker

Fresh lid

Banging barber doing bits out there

Harry Wylie

Always brill

Another fine haircut. Always a good cut and a top chap. See you soon!

Tim Dickson


Best BARBER around, I don’t mind travelling from west reading to get my hair done by Ashley, it’s worth the journey!

Ben Perrin


My son Anthony and my husband Steve think Ashley is brilliant



Came across AKG MENS GROOMING completely by chance whilst having a tyre changed at Thames View! Ashley has cut my hair in the past and I hadn’t realised he’d set up his own business now. Great cut, very friendly and he always has a smile on his face – what more could you want? Will definitely be a regular here from now on

Barrie Cree

First Cut

Ashley did an amazing job with my little boy for his first cut. He even enjoyed sweeping up the hair after. Thank you Ashley

Chelsie Jacqueline Louise Brown

5 Stars

Ashley gave me a terrific haircut
Absolutely 5 Stars

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