Tributes to Allan Stone pour in from barbering industry

allan stone tributes

We’re saddened to hear the news that Grand Master Barber Allan Stone has died. Allan was both a talented barber, teacher and boss. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad, sad time.

The industry has responded with their memories and good times spent with Allan across social media. He clearly touched a lot of people’s lives both professionally and on a personal level. The South Shields barber owned Stoney’s Barber Shop, was a Great British Barbering Academy educator and a lecturer at South Tyneside college, to name just some of his many achievements.

Here are just some of the lovely tributes we’ve seen already on social media platforms. Please do contact us directly to share your thoughts and tributes.


“I can’t believe I’m writing this. I woke up to the news that the industry has lost another legend. Allan, you took me under your wing from the first time we met , you helped me no end I will be forever grateful of your mentor ship and friendship.
Sleep well mate , will see you again ??”

Hannah McKnight


“I’ll miss you Alan Stone. I’ll miss your calls, I’ll miss your pep talks, I’ll miss your happy little face. See you on the other side. Love you brother.”

Paul Simmons


“So this morning another great legend in the barbering world has passed away. Mr Allan Stone affectionally known as Stoney to his mates. A great friend to many and a family man also. He will be greatly missed by everyone that new him not just because of his teaching skills and barbering skills but also a great larger than life character. Only known him over the last few years personally but that’s the thing he left a happy impression on everyone he met. R.I.P buddy.”
Raymond Simons


“To all Allan Stone family and friends we truly devastated to hear the news our thoughts are with you. You are my hero my friend and hero’s never die. from all your GBBA family we love you.”
James Kirton


“Allan, it was an honour to have spent time with you. Love always.”
Tony Haresign