Modern Barber - Jan/March 2023

In this edition

MOVING FORWARDWelcome to the January – March issue of Modern Barber
NEWSThe latest industry updates
THE RETURN OF SALON INTERNATIONALOn 8-10 October, we saw the return of Salon International at ExCeL London showcasing three days of creativity, education and inspiration
BACKBONE BARBERSHOP, AUSTRALIASean Hayes’ journey has taken him from rural West Cork to the Gold Coast in East Australia
IN WITH THE OLDModern Barber spoke to masters of old-school barbering to hear their thoughts on the industry today
RUGERFounded by brothers Alan and Reece Beak, the newly designed RUGER provides a minimalist, Scandinavianinspired space where their training in traditional Italian barbering and Afro-Caribbean style is put to good use
REAPING THE BENEFITSWe spoke to barbers who believe in the power of retail about the dos and don’ts of selling products in your barbershop and how this can help your business go from strength to strength
TOP OF THE CROPSWe caught up with two winners from the 2022 Modern Barber awards to talk about their craft and what inspires them
BETTER TOGETHERWe chat to three brothers who are reinventing what it means to be a barber
THE INDUSTRY’S FINESTDapper Dan celebrated an impressive display of talent at the Professional Barber World Series
ENERGY MADE EASY CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO BE A MEMBER?With energy prices at an all-time high, and this being a traditionally quieter time of year, it’s a good time to check your tariff to make sure you are getting the best deal
FIVE TIPS TO MAXIMISE YOUR BARBERSHOP PROFITS THIS WINTERChristmas is just around the corner, and now is the time to make sure that you are maximising your profits over the festive period
GEARFrom cuts and colour, to care – these products have got it all covered, helping you to provide top-notch services to your clients.
PORTFOLIOSix stunning collections that show the talent in our industry
THE 10 MINUTE CHATTariq Howes, BaBylissPRO Ambassador and owner of Avenue Male Grooming, Cardiff, chats to Modern Barber about his start in the industry and what keeps him motivated
TAKING CAREMatt Elliott is giving up his free time to provide additional care in residential homes
TAKING THE LEAPDeone Luke had worked at a barbershop for two years, when she felt the call of self-employment. We reveal her journey and ask if she has any regrets…
FINDING YOUR SELF BELIEFWe talk to Laurence Edmonds about where his barbering journey began
MY BIGGEST CHALLENGESelf-taught barber, Toastie Styles, tells us about the challenges she has faced learning her craft in her own way
SOAPBOXDean Gleeson tells us why he changed his mind about creating collections
FIT TO FOLLOWMB has been keeping a close eye on all your amazing work across social media – to prove it, here are six of the best accounts we’ve seen over the past few months
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