People ask why we are called BIG MEL’S BARBERSHOP….. The man in the photo is our Dad, the legend, Big Mel himself who started the ball rolling in 1997. I then went to work for him in 1998 and we soon built up a good reputation in the town of Carmarthen. My Dad then retired in 2012, handing me the business. My bro’, “Spiccy” Sarrionandia came to join me keeping the barbershop family run. We have since gone from strength to strength with customers travelling from all over to visit our humble little barbershop, recognising us as one of the best barbershops in West Wales. In 2016, we took on a third barber to cope with the increasing demand, in walked Mark “The Heavyweight” Davies, who is like a brother to us. In 2018 Mark left to start his own business and our new barber is the talented Joseph Garside. Over twenty years in business, and we’re still only just getting started. Big Mel couldn’t be any prouder.
Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams…Encourage each others ideas…Support each others ambitions….so each day you bring out the the best in each other….We all have an idea what a barbershop should be like… For us it’s simple, a place where men have a good laugh… Get a good haircut and tell bad jokes… “A job isn’t just a job it’s who you are… We Are Barbers” ….
BIG MEL’S BARBERSHOP……with @j17garside, @spiccyscissorhands and me, @deltoro
“I have been a barber for twenty years and still try to be that little bit better than I was yesterday and perfect my work and shop every day. Always be grateful for what you’ve got, but never stop busting your balls to be where you wanna be…..Our best is still yet to come……..”