Welcome to Hounds the Barbershop, Newport’s newest and most prestigious gents’ barbers.

Run and owned by creative director, Paul Monger, who’s vision was to combine professional excellence with a dash of distinction and class – something that Paul wanted to bring to Newport’s current regeneration project. After teaching English to secondary school pupils for 15 years, Paul decided to go back to his roots – no pun intended!

“For those who can remember, I was a stylist at Charles Spencer Haircare, Caerleon, many years ago,” Paul told Voice.

“Teaching a core subject like English has a serious impact on your work/life balance, so when the opportunity arose to fulfil an aspiration to run my own business, I took it.

“The name ‘Hounds’ is inspired by my nod to gentrification, apparent through the service I aim to provide my clients, as well as being a dedication to the hounds that have walked by my side throughout my life.”

After a lot of market research, visits to the London School of Barbering and Toni & Guy’s Oxford Street Academy, studying the trade’s most contemporary styles, Paul officially opened the doors of Hounds The
Barbershop to the public on Saturday, September 8th.

Specialising in all aspects of gents barbering, from traditional hot towel shaves to intricate cuts and fades, where Paul uses the very best, high-end products from the SKNHEAD LONDON range, he’s confident that he can offer his clients a unique barbering experience.

He dedicates at least 45 minutes to each client (depending on the service), with a consultation to discuss their needs.

“Visiting a barbershop shouldn’t feel like an assembly line. Here we take our time to learn exactly what our clients want, so we are able to give them the very best result, and ultimately, the very best possible customer service.”

Hounds the Barbershop is open six days a week, with an early start onMonday and Tuesday from 7.30am, and late close onWednesday, Thursday and Friday.

To book an appointment please visit the website or give Paul a call.

Hounds the Barbershop
24 Bridge
NP20 4SF

01633244701 07773970643


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