I’m Billy, the Barber for Watkins-Wright. I’ve been working for Jill and Paul since July 2013 after completing my studies in a central London barber college. I’m a Yorkshire boy and knew when I finished college I wanted to move back up north to start my career. I work in Thirsk Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and up in Great Ayton on a Friday.

I offer all aspects of male grooming from your standard short back and sides, to something a little more out there including patterns. Also qualified in cut throat shaving and beard care.

  • Tuesday – 11-5 (Thirsk)
  • Wednesday – 10-8 (Thirsk)
  • Thursday – 10-8 (Thirsk)
  • Friday – 10-6 (Great Ayton)
  • Saturday – 8-3 (Thirsk)


All Images featured in the gallery below are cut & styled by Watkins-Wright stylists Billy, Thirsk & Claire, Boroughbridge.

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Fantastic service and an amazing friendly team on every visit.

Michelle, Knaresborough

All of the staff are fantastic and I'm looking forward to my next appointment.

Jo, Knaresborough

We are incredibly lucky to have such a world-class salon in our little North Yorkshire market town of Thirsk!

Felicity, Thirsk

No matter what hairdresser I have they always do a great job!

Debi, Thirsk

Fab little salon!

Siobhan, Great Ayton

My hair was in such poor condition before I came here and now it's perfect!!

Beccy, Great Ayton

Lovely new do, thank you!

Jacqueline, Kirkbymoorside

Just had my hair cut & coloured by the lovely Kayleigh & I absolutely love it!!

Jo, Kirkbymoorside

Wonderful staff always welcoming.

Sara, Boroughbridge

Always feel like a new woman when Claire has cut and coloured my hair!

Sue, Boroughbridge

Outstanding Service!

Holly, Thirsk