Oojufink is an eco minded, high end Barbershop that specialise in quality services and breaking the norm. The shop is entirely vegan from the products used to the paint on the walls and they have tried to ensure that everything is animal and environmentally friendly. All the staff are fully proficient and qualified barbers, with amazing skills and offer a wide range of services like cut throat shaving, colouring, etching and blade fading.
The owner and manager teaches barbering in Cardigan collage and has worked as a barber from London to Australia gaining accolades from Welsh, British and European competitions. His wife is a hairdresser and runs the ladies salon next to the barbershop. They met each other in a salon in Newcastle Emlyn back 1999 and then traveled the world with each other developing their skills as they went. They returned to Wales and opened their first business on the high street in Cardigan in 2007. It was their intent to bring what they had learned back to their roots and start a family life together. Oojufink and Oojudoo were created and were immediately embraced by the town.
The new shops on North Rd. were built during the covid-19 lockdown by the owners, who live above, using about eighty percent reclaimed wood, old scaffold boards, ethically sourced waxes and paints from Celtic Sustainables and electrics by Live and Direct. Thanks also goes to Cardigan Banners and their neighbour Glans Radio & TV for the screens.
The name Oojufink was invented by Jay Bura in the year 2000 as his DJ name. Although he continues to play from time to time, the name has become his nick name and tag. So it was only natural for him to use it as the name of his flagship.
It has been the dream for Jay Bura to open this shop, as it is now, ever since he started in the industry in the early nineties.
Jay and his partner Esther have had previous experience running their own businesses around Britain and abroad, but now feel it is time to do it as it should be, and where better then to bring it home to their roots.
At Oojufink we always wash the hair before cutting. This gives the best results, is easier, better to cut, and makes you feel great! Not to mention the cleanliness.
Mens hairdressing has changed over the years and is no longer the realm of the veteran barber who only knows how to do one cut, or that of the airy hairdresser who is terrified of clippers. The professional staff at Oojufink offer a wealth of knowledge from the traditional barbering techniques using clippers and strait edge razors for the best short back and sides, to advanced cutting techniques using thinning scissors or razors usually confined to the realm of top class hairdressing.
The best of both old and new combine to produce the very best in mens barbering. A cut throat shave using a straight edge razor is a traditional way for a man to relax and feels amazing. It has become the only way a man can really pamper themselves, and not feel strange about it. Hair Etchings are a great way to look different, and stand out from the rest. At Oojufink we use a cut throat razor to create hair etchings for a more exact, precise and professional finish for this new form of artistic expression.
Monday to Friday : 10am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday : Closed
All other times on request.
Or call 01239 615 215
33 North Road, Cardigan, SA43 1LS
01239 615 215