A LONG-ESTABLISHED family barber shop is offering free haircuts for Ukrainian refugees.

Guys salon in Canute Place, Knutsford, wants to help families fleeing from their war-torn homes to feel welcome.

Daniel Belcher, who runs the salon with sister Nic Kay, said: “We are a community barber shop.

“We know our customers so well, we are like one big family.

“My sister Nic came up with the idea of offering complimentary haircuts for Ukrainian refugees.

“We want to offer them some support and make them feel at home in our town.”

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Knutsford Guardian: Daniel Belcher, second from left, with son Nate, sister Nic Kay, Daria Bielokhvostovr, Ivan and AniaDaniel Belcher, second from left, with son Nate, sister Nic Kay, Daria Bielokhvostovr, Ivan and Ania

Daniel’s dad David, who is now retired, and mum Beverley opened the barber shop in 1978.

“Dad and I worked together for 20 years,” said Daniel.

“It is a real barber’s shop, not run on any gimmicks or pretence.

“We do what we do well.

“Customers come to us and feel comfortable. They can talk about anything and relax.”

Stylist Caz Thompson also works at the salon.

Mum Daria Bielokhvostovr said she was delighted after new stylist Alfie Wilkinson cut her son Ivan’s hair.

The five-year-old and sister Ania, three, were thrilled when Daniel’s son Nate, 10, gave them lollipops.

Daniel said: “Our new barber Alfie is making an impact with the youngsters and the modern styles.

Knutsford Guardian: Stylist Alfie Wilkinson with IvanStylist Alfie Wilkinson with Ivan

“Ivan was cuddling him, he was so happy.

“Daria told me the three of them had travelled from Ukraine through Poland to get to Knutsford where they are staying with a local family.

“It is so sad what has happened in their country.

“We just want to be there for them in the future if they need haircuts.”