The barbershop was originally founded in 1975 by David Finch. At that time David was one of the first barbers in Leigh on Sea. In April of 2017 James ‘Robert’ Bridge and Luke ‘William’ Strickland purchased this thriving business from David.


David had cut Luke’s hair from birth to adulthood and still continues to cut hair alongside Luke, James and the rest of the Robert Williams team on a few select days per week.

In 2018 the shop was officially rebranded to Robert Williams Barbershop, the name being a combination of both owners middle names and also grandfathers first names respectively. Luke and James first met while learning the craft of barbering as apprentices together. After over a decade of friendship and cutting hair in various barbershops around the world they finally realised their dream of owning a real community barbershop together.


Robert Williams Barbershop was born.



We maintain a high standard of finish throughout the barbers and you’ll find the only differences between us lie solely in our personalities and never in our attention to detail or ethic when taking care of our clients.

At Robert Williams we are fortunate to have built up a five man team. With decades of experience between us you’re sure to get a precision, quality haircut no matter which barbers chair you jump in.