Modern Barber
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Modern Barber Issue 29 Articles

GOODBYE 2020
A lot has happened since our last issue
NEWS
THE TRIUMPHS OF TEAM MR SAM WALL In
CONGRATULATIONS!
We may not have been able to party in-person but the Modern Barber Awards 2020 created a real buzz virtually and the winners’ acceptance speeches were spoken from the heart
BARBERRULES ATHENS, GREECE
This city barbershop doesn’t just cut hair, it’s a hangout that focuses on community, skate culture and cool garms too
JAIL-HOUSE LOCKS
Sue Taylor is a barbering lecturer at an open prison in South Gloucestershire. She talks to MB about what it’s like working with prisoners and what the course means for them and their futures
SAM WALL
These tributes show just how much Sam Wall was admired, respected and loved by the industry
FAIR GAME?
Staff poaching is a contentious practice in most industries, but for some reason it seems to have more resonance in barbering. Alex Burt, owner of Teddy Edwards Cutting Rooms, investigates why
“DISCOUNTING LOWERS THE VALUE OF THE INDUSTRY”
Although the new year might prompt a lot of barbershops to offer discounts to drive clients through their door, Paul Taylor-Clinch owner of Blacksails Barbershop in Bath is a firm ‘no’ when it comes to cutting the price of his services or offering deals. Here’s how he chooses to offer value instead
COMIC RELIEF
Graphic designer Will Marshall (@marshallarts99) and Esquire Barbershop owner Tony Haresign created Short, Back and Slice. MB got our greedy mitts on it to share their creative venture with you
INCLUSIVE INC.
Jay  Owen from Cutty Sharp Barbers has made it a business focus to serve the needs of clients with Afro and dual-heritage hair types. Here’s how he does it
INSIDE
Arkade Barbers is a cool, concrete jungle in the heart of Leeds city centre that couples first-class barbering first-rate design
HAIRCARE THAT CARES
The new haircare collection from American Crew that’s a triple threat of expert-created formulas, environmentally-friendly packaging and scents that you and your clients won’t be able to get enough of
GEAR
If these latest launches and cult favourites aren’t on your radar, where have you been?
PORTFOLIO
SIX COLLECTIONS FEATURING 2021’S HOTTEST CUTS, STYLES AND SHAPES
THE 10 MINUTE CHAT
Men’s grooming expert and Fudge Professional global brand ambassador Jonathan Andrew has had a whirlwind year that’s seen him master new skills. MB chatted to the grooming guru to find out more
“WHY I CHOOSE TO EMPLOY MY STAFF RATHER THAN RENTING CHAIRS”
Chris O’Sullivan, owner and founder of Grizzly’s Male Hair Salon, is a passionate advocate for employing staff. Here he explains why in his own words
HOW CAN I MAKE A NAME FOR MYSELF IN THE INDUSTRY?
For the second instalment of MB Mentor series we paired up the #MOBAAS2020 Best Apprentice and Best Leader winners
A shaw THING
HAPPY 2021 Happy New Year to you all!
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Why being ‘forced’ to set up a booking system has changed Mike’s business for the better
FIT TO FOLLOW
Social media is a vital source of inspiration and MB is always watching your incredible work, your news and your views. These are six of the best accounts lighting up our feed right now. 
SHOP FLOOR STEP-BY-STEP
Rino Riccio of Manifesto creates a cool 90’s centre parted style