Booming business prompts move for barber Turk-ish

Ish and mayor Mick Tomlinson declare the barber shop open Photo Frank Leppard

Regulars and Margate mayor Mick Tomlinson braved the blustery weather on Saturday (August 10) to celebrate the opening of a new premises for barber Turk-ish.

The shop has made the move from 83 to 245 Northdown Road so the business can expand

Owner Ishmail Akyel said a growing flow of customers meant he could now take on a larger site.

Photo Frank Leppard

The dad-of-two, who moved to Margate from Turkey ten years ago, has been a barber for 17 years and set up on his own in 2017.

He said: “All my regulars came to help me celebrate. It was stressful but it was worth it.

“Now I hope to grow and progress the business.”

Photo Frank Leppard

The barbers, which is a play on his name Ish and nationality Turk(ish), also offers traditional Turkish fire to the ears, nose/ ear wax and face mask as well as shaves and beard trims.

Appointment bookings can be made by calling 01843  221200 or just pop in.

Turk-ish can also be found on Instagram and Twitter