James Reichwein, Aka ‘Jimmy the Tulip’, is a barber and Co-owner of Cut Throat Amsterdam and Good Vibes Only in Ibiza, and the newest member of the Uppercut Deluxe Barber Ambassador family.
Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand Jimmy was an aspiring professional footballer before he discovered his love of the barbering trade and set up shop in his hometown. He made the move to Amsterdam in 2011 when his shop was flattened by one of Christchurch’s notorious earthquakes.
With nine years barbering experience under his belt, and a Dutch passport in hand, Jimmy set about looking for a job in an established barbershop but soon realised there were very few to choose from. So in true entrepreneurial spirit, he started the original Cut Throat Amsterdam – a four chair premises that they quickly outgrew.
Fast forward a few years and Cut Throat Amsterdam, now located in the old Amsterdam Stock Exchange building, is now considered to be one of the premiere barbershops in the country. Instantly recognisable for its distinctive yellow brick archways Cut Throat embraces a mixed concept business model. Everything you’d expect from a full-service barbershop with the added benefits of a cocktail bar and cafe.
Jimmy knew a good Barbershop experience starts with good cuts but also wanted to offer his clients more in the way of an experience and atmosphere and Cut Throat certainly delivers on all fronts.
Never one to take it easy Jimmy has just opened his second Barbershop Good Vibes Only in Ibiza with business partner Rusty. The hard working Kiwi can be found cutting hair in both stores.
If you’re lucky enough to be in either location we strongly suggest you pay the guys a visit..