A college lecturer who turns his hand as a top skateboarder has opened his own barbers.

Ben Smart launched Smart Barbers in Lower Queen Road, Clevedon, and lectures barbering to students part-time at Weston College in the evening.

The barbers also features a professional skateboard stockist.

The 33-year-old of The Barrows in Locking Castle, Weston, said: “I enjoy lecturing and I’ve wanted to be my own boss for a long time.

“I’ve also skateboarded since I was eight so decided to open a barbers that stocks skateboards – although these customers rarely want their hair cut.”

Ben caters for customers of all ages and styles. He specialises in creating tramlines and tribal patterns into hair

Working alongside him are Talla Hewitson and Jan Santoro who have worked in gents barbers for several years.

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