Upon entering Subzero Studios, you instantly get the vibe that it’s not your average barber shop. Providing tattoo and photography studios in the basement, a laid-back atmosphere is what they pride themselves on, with professional DJ decks set up for friends of Subzero to drop in for a mix - and when they’re not in use, instrumental hip hop and downtempo electronic match the space’s ambience. Aesthetically, it’s a sight to behold: an air of industrial brutalism meets polished modernity, exposed concrete walls and rustic pillars combine with the smooth elegance of a modern barber studio to create a unique experience.
Subzero also boasts a fully qualified tattoo studio in the basement, proudly stocking vegan inks and cruelty free products. You can get a peek at Josh Kerr’s exceptional work on his Instagram page, or browse his portfolio below. Richie’s pride in attention to detail and a personalised experience matches perfectly with Josh’s approach to the art of tattooing, happy to discuss your next ink over on his Facebook page and come up with a sketch that makes your ideas come to life with the proper aftercare required to keep your tattoo healthy.
The other room in the basement has been converted into a space for photography. With white walls and industry standard lighting equipment, the space is more than suitable for professional photography shoots - internationally renowned DJ Jackmaster recently chose Subzero’s facilities for his own press shots.
Subzero enjoys a proud partnership with Kevin Murphy products, all of which are PETA certified as cruelty free and industry leading in quality. Our staff are always happy to help find the right product for you - for more information on prices and the products we stock, pop in or contact us directly.
In our tattoo studio we use vegan inks - all products used at Subzero Studios are cruelty free.
The artists, certified masters of their trade, are always welcoming and keen for a chat. Subzero is Richie Martin’s most recent venture after building an impressive reputation among the UK and European circuits at various festivals, and his skill at cutting hair is second to none in the city. What struck me in particular was the level of care and information they provide you with - not only is the communication to achieve the cut you want top class, they go the extra mile to help you maintain the style, recommending from a wide selection of Kevin Murphy products, all stocked and available in Subzero.