TWO Oldham barbers are in pole position to provide some groom and vroom to the world of Formula 1 by becoming the first crimpers on the circuit to secure a deal at Silverstone.

Danny Robinson and Kilian Maddison, from Danny & Co Barbers, which has outlets in Shaw and Uppermill, have just cut and dried the first ever contract to provide a male grooming outlet at high profile F1 events at the British race track.

Owner Danny, from Saddleworth, and Uppermill shop manager Kilian, from Moorside, are set to take to the primping podium in the summer and are currently having a specially designed pop-up barbers shop made where they'll be treating VIP race guests to a trim and style.

Danny, who is already well ahead in celeb hair-dressing circles having styled the likes of Stormzy and Craig David at V Fest and Creamfields and a host of rappers and DJs on a 5-star world cruise, says the deal signals an exciting new direction for Danny & Co and it's largely down to his Hairdressers Journal UK Barber of the Year 2017 winner, Kilian.

The 'hairbrained' scheme was born after Kilian was chatting to one of his Saddleworth customers who works in F1 and mentioned a pop-up barbers' shop he'd seen at the Mexico Grand Prix.

After evolving the idea and approaching people at Silverstone the pair were invited to the track and thanks to their good reputation and word of mouth the powers decided to put them in the driving seat.

"Anyone who knows us knows we don't generally dress smart but we went all suited and booted to this meeting at Silverstone expecting to have to pitch our idea. But thanks to some contacts they already knew all about us and said they'd been wanting to introduce male grooming at their events but hadn't know who to approach," said Danny.

"It all fell into place really. We can't believe it.

"It really is down to Kilian's persistence and all his emails and phone calls.

"We want a really cool concept for the pop-up shop. It will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place podiums with chairs on for styling and we'll be wearing racing driver style suits.

"We'll be based in the VIP enclosure offering complimentary cuts and styling so who knows who we'll bump into."

Danny said he'd love to cut five-time Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton's hair given half the chance.

"As 'staff' we'll have access all areas so you never know," added Danny.

"We're going to get all the staff from the shops involved. On the face of it we're just barbers but we always want to put a different spin on it and be original.

"Formula One is the richest sport in the world and for two barbers from Oldham to be doing this is absolutely crazy."