Quality without

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What we’re about

Hudsons have been trading successfully for over 13 years, a success built on our ethos of ‘quality without compromise’, values which continue to drive our growth. We’re proud to be the busiest barbers in Rayleigh, and of our reputation for attention to detail, a relaxed atmosphere and legendary barbershop banter.

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Mark Hudson | Owner

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Who are we

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Mark started his career at the tender age of 15 in his hometown of Basildon, working for ‘Partners’ where his boss Fred Copez nurtured him into the barber he is today. At just the age of 22 Mark decided to spread his wings and start his own business in Canvey originally opening a small concession in Canvey indoor market with only 2 chairs, as his reputation grew he quickly out grew the shop and needed to expand to keep up with the trade he was now attracting and that he did.

Opening Cutting Crew in 1983 it rapidly become a very clever move, which at the time had 5 working chairs, the most in a Barbers in the South East. The success continued for many years and Mark opened in Rayleigh High Street in the year of 2000. With two shops, trading more than 30 years, training 11 apprentices and a great team in both shops, Hudsons is well and truly established as a ‘Legendary’ Barbers and widely known and respected by many.


Senior stylist

Since Brad decided to follow his dads footsteps into the Barbering industry he quickly became a very popular member of the team, managing Hudsons & son, Canvey at 23, the same age as Mark when he opened his first salon where he really raised the bar & got a taste for management.

His passion for Barbering can been seen every time a customer sits in his chair with his skill & ability which is matched only in the effortless professional manor in which he carries out his trade. A very popular stylist who always has a queue waiting for him, not only for his end product but his personality & the ability to network so well through his Djin career & his event Tek Projekt which he created & has proven very popular in Essex.

Aaron Frost

Senior stylist

Aaron joined our team in 2015 and has quickly become a very popular choice with our customers. He has bags of experience having worked in a very well known barbers in Chelmsford for over 10 years and is now back in his home town.


Senior Stylist

Simon has bags of experience, after 25 years in the trade and having his own shops, it really stands out in his work. He has a real traditional way of cutting, and is a popular choice in the 3 days he works at Hudsons. When it comes to his end product and his friendly/professional ways with customers, Si is a true perfectionist.


Senior Stylist

Rickey is the newest recruit here at Hudsons having been at Rayleigh since May 2014 Rick trained at our Canvey salon where he started training in 2010, From that moment we knew what a talented Barber he would become. Rick is already a major player at Hudsons & rapidly becoming a popular choice.

Get in touch

  • Monday9am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 6pm
  • Thursday9am - 7pm
  • Friday 9am - 6pm
  • Saturday8am - 4:30pm
  • SundayClosed