Barber Shop

Set in a shipping container, this industrial style Barber Shop offers a mix of traditional services with a modern twist. With a stress free waiting area including MarioKart 64. No appointments necessary.


Crate 7
CRATE Loughton
15 Oakwood Hill Industrial Estate
IG10 3TZ

By Car
Visitor parking available. Exit Junction 5 on M11 then bare left on slip road, take your first turning left onto Oakwood Hill, turn right and you will see Costa Coffee floating in the air at the crossroads, drive underneath the Costa and we are straight ahead.

By Tube
Exit Debden Tube Station and cross the road at traffic lights, turn left down the hill (under the bridge) take your first right onto Oakwood Hill and then your first right again and you will see Costa Coffee, walk underneath and you have arrived. 

Opening Hours

Monday  - 10.00 - 18.00
Tuesday -        Closed
Wednesday - 10.00 - 18.00
Thursday - 10.00 - 19.00
Friday - 08.30 - 18.00
Saturday - 09.00 - 15.00
Sunday  -        Closed

Holiday Hours
We are currently self isolating until further notice. Please check google for most up to date hours.

Friday 31st July - Closed
Saturday 1st August - Closed
Monday 3rd August - Closed


Haircut and Wash - £17
Haircut - £15
Traditional Cut Throat Shave - £12
Stubble - from £5

Longer Beard Trim - from £8
Hot Towel Beard Shape with Razor - £12
Kids (under 16) - £12

Student Haircut and Wash - £14

Pensioners (Mon+Weds) - £12

One Grade Clipper Only - £11
Colour by Consultation (Subtle Blending of Grey)


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.