Hobson & Quinn: The Interview

Bolin Webb Razors & accessories have landed in Reading and can now be purchased from Hobson & Quinn. The trendy barber spa offer a full grooming experience for everyone with a focus on quality, convenience & affordability. We interviewed founder Nick Piasecki about the venture and here is what he had to say.

What’s so special about Hobson & Quinn?

I set up Hobson & Quinn with a very simple vision. I wanted quality, affordability, convenience and a place where everyman can comfortably enjoy being groomed, as well as a purchase Grooming products for themselves.

Under one roof you’ll find a variety of the best quality grooming products I could find. Appealing to everyman; stocking urban market leaders such as Blind Barber and Hanz de Fuko to iconic modern art such as Bolin Webb. The clients only receive the best.  In all our grooming treatments and signature hair cut we use all Maulin + Geotz products. Once our customer can see the difference they make to their look they want to use these for their personal grooming routine.

We have trained staff to be able to advise on the best product for the individual, once again making the retail experience simple and not too confusing which is usually the case with the grooming market.

The market is flooded with cheap clipper shops, Hobson & Quinn is different as it not only prides itself on providing the best product selection but also chooses quality above quantity. It’s not about how many customers we get through the door it’s about the quality of service we provide for each and everyone.

Who is your typical customer?

The customer who recognises the quality of the service or that the product gives greater value for money than the actual price. A great haircut will last and a great product will provide the best results.

Why did you choose to stock Bolin & Webb products? 

Bolin Webb sits beautifully within our range. We only stock items we would recommend ourself.  The R1 Jack Razor and Razor Case has been one of my staple grooming pieces for years and one my wife is happy to be out on show. Its not just a razor, its an iconic quality piece of modern art that is affordable and looks amazing.

What are your favourite shops?

I love independent shops. Stocking a variety of brands all under one roof. Danish brands that shout simplicity, style, that are comfortable yet practical. Iconic pieces that stand the test of time.

If your visiting Reading, Hobson and Quinn is located in the centre of Reading close to the main shopping area, offices and Train Station at 8 Cross Street, Reading, RG1 1SN