Meet the Artist.

Joel Elford

Joel established Black Market Barbershop with the goal of virtually every client leaving the shop having had a laugh, and an appealing cut. Unlike most other barbershops, Black Market offers quality cuts and one-on-one service that makes every customer feel valued. Joel decided to open his shop during the pandemic because he saw a need for an alternative barbershop that put people first.




Classic men’s haircut including fades and up to shoulder length hair, and styling.

Beard Trim

Includes short and long styles, and a straight razor lineup. Get the gentlemen look.

Under 12 Haircut

For kids under 12, includes fades and up to shoulder length hair, and styling.

Our Instagram Feed

Mullets forever. Thanks Ryan.
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Appreciation post

Throwback to three years ago, when I had never cut a head of hair before. Fast forward three years, a couple thousand cuts, two apprentices and a lot of new friends later, I'm feeling incredibly grateful to have landed in this career. Thankful to Evan from @burrowbarberingco for mentoring me and being a good friend. Without you I probably wouldn't be in this line of work. And I want to thank everyone that has ever let me cut their hair, whether you've been by the shop once, or twenty times. You're a friend. 

Shout out to @shawausten and @mike_nasso for being great apprentices. Really looking forward to seeing what the future holds. Shout out to @manbehindthechairwhitby for taking a chance on me- grateful for that experience. 

Last and not least, Jesus. For many this will seem out of left field, but I believe God has blessed me with this career. Can't just ignore him. 

Thank you.
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Welcome apprentice @mike_nasso 🤙🏻 Excited for big things with this guy.
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Mullet gang. 







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The clients make the job.
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I have been seeing Joel for my haircuts for about a year now and I have nothing but good things to say. Ever since I switched to him I’ve been getting compliments on my fade and cuts regularly. He’s very professional and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend booking him for your future haircuts.

J. Pawlun

Joel is really good at what he does. He’s been my go-to barber for a while now. Highly recommend!

Chris D.

I’ve been going to Joel for my haircuts for a while now. He always greets me with a smile and it’s always a good time, with good conversation when I’m in the chair. It’s really clean and covid friendly. The cuts are always done to perfection. Joel uses a right light to catch any hair out of place. I always get complements on my fades. Would 100% recommend.

Nick H.