Scuttlebutt Barbershop is a traditional barbershop near NH’s beautiful seacoast. Established in 2015 by Nate Riggs, a Navy veteran, many ask where the name came from. The term “Scuttlebutt” is usually accompanied by a questioning facial expression and head tilt. To be expected! That is unless you were in a seagoing military service. The term was born from two naval terms. “Scuttle” means a hole in the ship’s hull causing it to sink while “butt” means the cask or hogshead from where a ship’s crew would drink water. Thus the navy slang “Scuttlebutt” was created and is still used today. Its meaning is equivalent to rumors or water cooler talk; something similar to what happens in a barbershop. So come on down to Scuttlebutt Barbershop to swap stories, talk about sports or whatever is on your mind!
Take a peek into the shop! We have vintage barber chairs, great nautical decor and 3 big screen TVs to catch a game on while you wait!
It’s covered; the classic men’s, the high & tight, the flat top, just to name a few…completed with a neck shave and steam towel.
*Military, Veterans, Police, Fire/EMT, Seniors (62+) – $20
*Children (12 & under) – $17
Any haircut faded to skin with precision using a razor and hot lather.
By Appointment Only
Go back in time with this classic service that includes hot lather, steam towels and a close straight razor shave.
By Appointment Only
Unruly facial hair harnessed with a trim, shaping, and straight razor finished with a dab of beard oil.
In between haircuts, but don’t need the whole shebang? Get rid of those stragglers to keep you nice and tidy until the next full service.
Nate grew up in the coastal town of Portsmouth, NH. He is a veteran of the US Coast Guard. For five years he learned what is was like to be a sailor in this life-saving service. After receiving his honorable discharge, he attended the University of New Hampshire where he received his bachelor’s degree. He then felt the call again to return to service. He joined the US Navy Reserve and is currently serving today. During this period he also attended the New England School of Barbering in Penacook, NH where he received his New Hampshire Barber license. In an effort to combine two things that he respects greatly, military service and barbering, he named his shop Scuttlebutt Barbershop.
Mike comes all the way from the city of Cardiff in Wales. From 2004 to 2008 he studied Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University in England. After receiving his degree he moved to South Korea and taught English for 5 years. He then moved to New Hampshire and attended the New England School of Barbering where he received his barber license in 2015.
Being born into a military family, Christopher moved up and down the east coast. When his Father retired from the Coast Guard, his family moved back to his home state of Vermont. It was not uncommon for Christopher to drive up to three hours, one way, to spend a day checking out a barbershop he heard people raving about. He started having thoughts of becoming a barber himself. When he made the decision to become a barber Christopher attended the New England School of Barbering. He finished his Master Barber training in May 2015.
After graduating high school in 2008 Jake left Northern Maine and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served four years including one deployment to Iraq. When he was honorably discharged from the Army he moved to the mountains of Colorado where he was a carpenter. In 2013 he moved back home to continue his work in carpentry. He has a great love for motorcycles and the outdoors. In 2016 he made the change to become a barber and attended the New England School of Barbering. He graduated in 2017.