Barber Ted’s trim helps Jack

Five-year-old Jack Kelly give his bear a trim at Shoreham Barbers

Five-year-old Jack Kelly give his bear a trim at Shoreham Barbers

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Trims for teddy have helped a little boy get used to having his hair cut.

Five-year-old Jack Kelly has been going to Shoreham Barbers, in High Street, for two years but it has taken a lot of coaxing to get him used to the styling.

Owner Simon Gardner, a former British motorcycle endurance champion, explained: “The little man first started coming to us two years ago and didn’t like having his hair cut.

“We have a sports car for the kids and loads of patience for this sort of thing.

“We ended up playing with the toys with him, we put CBeebies on the TV, we put films on our iPhones and stayed behind after hours.

“He even came in with his bear and did his own bear’s haircut in our chair with our tools.”

Simon opened the barbers in January 2013 and has since opened a second shop in Southwick Square, employing a total of five people.

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