The Fellowship for British Hairdress Project: Men team leader Simon Shaw took the team to his home of barbering, Wahl HQ for a day of education as well as a tour of the history of the brand from its inception to the current day.
The team were joined by Fellowship Spotlight Award winner Yasmine Hassan from Joe and Co, who joined the team working on mannequin heads learning new techniques with clippers on all lengths of hair.
Member George Smith said: “For the first time ever I did a full haircut with a set of clippers and I loved it! It really opened my eyes that there is so much you can do. To jump back into the traditional barbering techniques was really interesting and I just loved it! Best day of our mentoring year so far!”
Janene Hawkins added: “The day kicked off with an amazing tour of the Wahl heritage, then onto the academy where a lesson on the maintenance of clippers was given. During the afternoon we completed two haircuts the Rocker and a low mushroom fade. Mic Damiano was on hand to give us lots of help where required.”
Roisin Murphy said: “I absolutely loved the day at Wahl headquarters. It was really great to see the history behind the brand. We started with some demos then we recreated the look straight after. Overall, the day was really insightful to learn about the brand and the barbering industry. I felt I’ve come away with new knowledge to using different clippers.”
Yasemin Hassan who joined the team, commented: “Highlight for me was actually seeing the history of Wahl and the innovation. There were three parts to the training, I loved how hands on it was and creating looks with equipment I haven’t used before. One thing for me which I thought was incredible, especially because I love working with long hair, was using a Wahl Clippers to create a long hair look. I loved learning about the different equipment. Simon was great with the demonstration, and I loved creating the long hair look using clippers which is something I definitely want to experiment with a model at Joe and Co!!! It was fun learning new techniques to fading and brushing up on barbering essentials like clipper over comb and clipper over comb.
PROJECT: MEN TEAM LEADER: Simon Shaw
PROJECT: MEN TEAM MEMBERS:
Alex Burt – Teddy Edwards Cutting Rooms
Emma Simmons – Salon 54
Sophie Fedoriw – Safy B’s
George Smith – Toni&Guy
Tammy Reynolds – Tammy Reynolds for Hair
Leanne Jones – Leanne Jones Hair Studio
Janene Hawkins Bush – Sir & Co Barbers
Blayre Turnbull – Urban Hair & Beauty
Scott Musgrove – Scott Musgrove Hair
Ian Young – Pompadour
Roisin Murphy – Hairven Salon Group
Lucy Melvin – Diamond Appearance