STOURBRIDGE, WEST MIDLANDS
From early teens I had always been interested in art, fashion and hair, mostly styling my own hair, and keeping up with current trends, and the only subject where I showed any natural ability in at school was art and design. My daughter was born in 2009 and I was going through a period where I wasn't sure what career path I was going to choose. Barbering courses were available at local colleges on an evening course, so this made barbering a very easily accessible vocation for me to put some time into. I quickly found that I really enjoyed cutting hair, and given that the industry was just taking off into what we have today, it was an exciting time to be coming up through college and working in Barbershops. Next 5 years:I opened my own barbershop 7 months ago, (studio one zero two) so I'm currently building the business and thankfully I have some great lads in the shop with me to help do that. As with all other barbers, my 5 year plan consists of constantly growing as a barber/stylist, and passing my knowledge onto others so that the industry can continue to grow.