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Modern Barber - Issue 28 October - December 2020

Face the future
This issue is dedicated to the barbers rising from the rubble of lockdown

Modern Barber Issue 28 October - December 2020 Articles

WE’RE BACK
This issue looks to the future, not the
REPORT
THE MODERN BARBER AWARDS FINALISTS ARE HERE! We
JAXSON MAXIMUS FLORIDA, USA
There’s a whole world of barbering out there, so every issue we bring you a little international insight
3020: A BARBERING ODYSSEY
We asked the industry to imagine the future of barbering in a thousand years’ time. Expect cockroach-ruled dystopias, the dismantling of gender boundaries and regulation for the barbering industry (and the rise of black market barbershops – sigh)
A VERY COVID CHRISTMAS
At the time of writing, it’s uncertain how Christmas will look this year. But as the saying goes ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’! We spoke to Paul Taylor-Clinch of Black Sails Barber Shop to get some retail tips
ZERO HERO
When we heard Damien Diablo had opened a zero waste barbershop straight outta lockdown, MB got in touch to find out more
INSIDE 
Now with two sick sites, Cut Throat Kenny has gone from strength to strength. To further cement the brand, the original Oldham branch got a cheeky little refresh during lockdown
SOAPBOX
“I BELIEVE CUSTOMERS WITH ANY HAIR TYPE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK INTO A BARBERSHOP AND GET A HAIRCUT”
THE NHBF HAS GOT YOUR BACK
It’s been a tough time, but the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF) is dedicated to ensuring the industry can survive and grow in the future
KEEPING CLEAN WHILST STAYING GREEN
For the last few months, barbershops across the UK have been adapting to the ‘new normal’. New hygiene measures and PPE have become essential for safety and it looks like they’re here to stay for the foreseeable, so have you considered solutions that minimise waste?
WHO RUNS THE WORLD?
Andis continues its commitment to getting more women involved in barbering. Meet a few of the female barbers leading the way for the brand’s International Education Team
GEAR
ANDIS SUPRA ZR II CLIPPER Now with a
PORTFOLIO
AMERICAN CREW ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE DIRECTION: DAVID RACCUGLIA,
THE 10 MINUTE CHAT
Owner of Cuts & Creps, Drue Mock, spotted a gap in the market for combining a sneaker laundry and barbers and it’s a shoe in! MB caught up with the ‘sole trader’ to find out how business is going
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
HOW CAN I MAKE A NAME FOR MYSELF IN THE INDUSTRY? 
Kickstarting our new series MB Mentor, the owner of BarberBarber UK shares his pearls of wisdom with new barbershop owner James
A SHAW THING
WELL HELLO! This is by far the longest
THE DIVIDED INDUSTRY
From being united over the common cause of industry regulation to people playing by their own PPE rules, Mike looks back at the industry over the last few turbulent months
MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE
For Annelise Martin, lockdown couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Six weeks into opening her new barbershop Ace of Shaves the whole country shut down. Here’s how Annelise of @aceofshaves not only survived, but thrived, during and after the pandemic
SHOP FLOOR STEP-BY-STEP
Kenny Baker from Joe and Co, London has utilised his client’s lockdown length to create a longer look, that’s got a dash of mullet thrown in for good measure
LISTING
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