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Barbershop icon Gee Artrey is dead

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Gee Artrey successfully ran his barbering business at Kensal Rise, London NW10 up until August last year, when he retired from the business owing to failing health

LONDON:

Clevent Ferdinand Artrey, popular known as ‘Gee’ and owner of Gee Barbers in Kensal Rise, northwest London, for over 50 years, passed away last December. He was 86 years old.

Gee Artrey successfully ran his barbering business at Kensal Rise, London NW10 up until August last year, when he retired from the business owing to failing health.

He was born in Browns Hall, St Catherine, Jamaica, where he learned barbering and shoemaking before he migrated to England in 1955. After working at various jobs in London, his real love of barbering took him to the Hairdressing Academy in the Strand, central London, in 1968, where he received his diploma in hairstyling.

He opened his first shop shortly afterwards in Great Western Road in Westbourne Park; then in 1969, he ventured into a partnership with another barber, Winston Daley, on Willesden High Road, which lasted for a year.

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