Hello again, well it’s been an exciting, if not a very busy, few weeks,
lots going on and a few changes too.
It was great to see ‘Modern Barber’ put in print some of the images I
got involved with back last year for the BBA, reminding me just how
much of a brilliant day it was , hanging out with one of my best
barbering buddies, finally cutting hair side by side, in Mayfair,
London, in a couple of really cool barbershops, cool models with
completely different looks, dressed looking super smart and very
cool, so the whole day was, I suppose, COOL!!
Did i mention the fact that the photographer was Mr Tim Collins, the
man you guys can win a chance of working with if you enter The Hall
Of Fame competition, currently running every month by the BBA, got
to be done, he is one guy who really knows what he is doing,
The salon is as busy as ever, loads of good stuff being created, staff
still challenging themselves, always looking forward in a positive way,
however things didn’t work out the way I expected with the newest
member of staff, a little frustrating how someone can come in and
within the first couple of weeks create a great impression and then
suddenly turn it around, in the wrong way, to be someone really not
compatible with the rest of the team, there is no point in having a
bad apple in the orchard. So, now we are on the lookout for
someone else, do I bite the bullet again? Or start a fresh with a
youngster and grow them into what I need? Decisions???
It’s that time of year again when Britain’s Best Shave is underway
again, I was very honoured to be asked back again to help judge the
preliminary heats, so a little trip to the seaside, well Poole actually,
to see Mike Taylor and begin the process of elimination. It was a
great day, one for a catch-up with mike, but secondly, and most
importantly observing, judging and overseeing some great shave
As some of you may be aware, I’ve made the decision to stop my
involvement with Hairbond, it was just a case of trying to juggle too
many things at once, I needed to concentrate on the things most
important to my every day process in and around our own salon, the
barber council is something I totally believe in, but something had to
give. Hairbond has given me the opportunity to meet some great
people, most of which I still see as my friends, the chance to push
myself, on stage and with photo shoots too, I would like to thank
Hairbond for this opportunity, I’m still a believer in the brand and
wish them all the best in the future.
Only the other day I got sent my video we shot back last year, below
is the final cut, have a look and see what you think.