Thursday 24 November 2022

Whippendell Road Shops

Tony's, Gents Hairstylist

In the Whippendell Road Parade of Shops you will find Tony's Gents Hair Stylists, surely the Oldest Hairdressers in Watford. It appears there has been a Hairdressers here for over a Hundred Years.

166 Whippendell Road started off as Butchers Shop, Killala, early 1900's, then Eastmans c1906 until c1911, then from c1912 to the present day it seems it has been a Gents Hairdressers owned by the same family. Present Owner Gio has said his Grandfather opened here in the Sixties and has been in the same Family ever since.

Photo of Gio and Assistant celebrating over 50 years of hairdressing in the same family at the same shop. Photo credit Stephen Danzing

Inside Tony's Hairdressers, the Decor hasn't changed since the 1970's.
Photo Credit Steve Danzig

Gio and Assistant celebrating over 50 years of hairdressing in the same shop.
Photo credit Stephen Danzig

January 1990, China Garden opens next door to Tony's.
Photo - Watford Observer

Top Photo - Watford Observer - Opening of China Garden ....
Below 2018 - Photo Credit Eric Johnson with permission to share

Whippendell Road shops with Southsea Avenue to the right. Little change through the years. Photo Credit Stephen Danzing

Looking in the direction of the town from Tesco on the corner of Harwoods Road.
Photo credit Stephen Danzing October 2022


  1. This is asonishing, Have they been awarded ? I think they deserve something. History at its finest.

  2. I rememberTony's from English Italian origin

    1. I was Tony's customer for 27 odd years. (Guess What?)
      I am still a customer To this day.

  3. I think Gio had an article in the paper.
    I rember when The Mayer mentioned Gio & The Barbers Tony's a wile back.

  4. I got my first haircut here when I was a boy, now its where I take my 3sons, wow todays styles are differnt To my day, Gio is an artist, A verry Talented and Skilled Barber/Manager. All The best Love Mick&Maria xx

  5. Watford News You are The Best, I use To go school with Tony's Daughter Zara in The 70s
    'Dino Torrano'


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