We Are Now Closed

Due to the current global pandemic/bat snack attack mixed with some personal reasons I have taken the sad decision to close the shop until further notice. Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit the salon and get your hair cut, I had an amazing 3 years and couldn't have asked for a nicer clientele throughout that time.


I am currently looking into ways to still sell some of our products online and will update the website and instagram if and when this seems feasible.

Grooming Clay, Fibre Gum - £12
Apollo Aftershave  - £30
Beard Softener  - Regular -  £7
- Large   - £16
Shaving Cream  - £12
Pompadour Comb -   £5
Sea Salt Spray -   £5
Hair Tonic - £10


Meet The Team


Owner and Barber James, a lover of food, films, awful music and game of thrones. Is overly competitive when it comes to MarioKart64, a supporter of both Arsenal and Orient. You can find him in the salon cutting hair every day.

Our Story

Local Boy and Owner James spent some of the happiest days of his teenage years working as an apprentice in a traditional 'Something for the weekend Sir?' style Barbershop in Chingford, after a spell trying a few other jobs he returned to hairdressing, this time focusing on ladies hairdressing and retrained in a prostigious salon in Londons New Bond Street and gain his National Qualifications in Hairdressing.  After working in a few other salons James found himself spending more time in the salon cutting gents' hair and eventually returned to the original Barbershop that he grew up working in. This allowed him to harness his skills whilst gaining his National Qualifications in Barbering. After 2 years James joined a Barbershop in Londons Mayfair and spent his days off back in Chingford, trying to find the perfect mix of West End Luxury and local convenience and affordability. James then took the next project in his career by joining one of the biggest Natural and Organic Product and Skincare companies in the world in Aveda. James was hired as the Senior Barber their first ever Mens Grooming Destination based in their flagship Salon in Londons Covent Garden. This allowed him to grow his knowledge in both hair and skincare as well as developing new techniques, whilst also giving him a chance to work on London Fashion Week, perform on stage in Milan, and assist with teaching barbering techniques to fellow industry professionals. Whilst out in his local area James stumbled across CRATE (which was still only half built) and instantly fell in love with the concept and ethos. He realised he would never forgive himself if he missed this opportunity and so quit his job to open his first Barbershop 'Barber In A Box' offering a mix of his highly skilled luxury services and techniques from his years in the West End in a more relaxed and affordable environment close to his home.