My professional achievements have been endorsed by numerous awards and accolades, including a Master Craftsman award which I received at the House of Commons. As a finalist, nominated for men’s category of ‘The British Hairdressing Awards’ and three times winner of ‘Black Hair & Beauty Barber of the Year’, I have been granted exclusive entry to the ‘Barbering Hall Of Fame’. I am →Read more click the image.
Selfridges was my next opportunity, and I was ready! Selfridges is a premium department store on Oxford Street in the West End of London. I had to start from the bottom being a junior, then a stylist at Hair Express, right up to be coming Creative Director of the Men's Salon At Selfridges focusing → Read more click the image.
I didn't give up my dream to work in Mayfair, now it was calling me, to a 5 star new male grooming emporium in Mayfair called Gentleman's Tonic. I was invited to become the head barber at Gentleman's Tonic helping it to establish and reinforce it’s five-star male grooming philosophy that has representation all around the world. So, what do you do once you are Creative Director in one of the most prestigious barbershops in London? → Read more click the image.
The tonsorial art of luxury male grooming was epitomised at The Harrods Barbershop. The Harrods flagship store in Knightsbridge is one of the world's largest and most famous department stores. A mecca for all things luxury. I spent 3 years here as a creative director and for The Refinery in Mayfair. The Harrods Barbershop was a grade 2 listed art deco building. This iconic barbershop oozed British heritage since its opening in 1916 till the year it closed in 2016.→ Read more click the image.
My role as a Global Barbering Educator in the has taken me all over the world, including working in Chicago with global hair education brand, Pivot Point International, to consult on their new barbering programme.
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For more than five decades, Pivot Point has been a leader in beauty education, fostering over 1 million individuals on six continents, as they create sustainable careers within the hair and beauty industry. → Read more click the image.
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I am a Career Building Expert. WHY? Well, because I’ve been there and done it! I know all too well how HARD it is to break into this side of the industry. I’ve had all the frustration of how to start building my profile and I’ve had many doors closed in my face. Through all of that frustration I have developed tried and tested strategies so you can achieve any goal you want for your career. →Read more click the image.
With my increased profile I was being booked and flown around the world as a men's session stylist working with a number of high profile celebrities from movie stars right through to music legends. It is truly amazing the people you meet on the journey. My work has allowed me to go on tour with a host of celebrities including Usher, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Fat Joe and JAY-Z in Africa.
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Working in India, at the Indian School of Hairdressing, in Mumbai. I shaped the new barbering programme in conjunction with The British Barbers Association, where my responsibilities include working as the Creative Director of the Association. With this prestigious association, I’ve toured North America and Canada, teaching in Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Miami, spreading the gospel of great British barbering whilst raising the standards globally. Click here to see the tour. Get paid to travel the world with your skills let me teach you how. →Watch the video click the image.
I had big dreams of becoming a session stylist, but this sort of opportunity does not come easy and might I add was virtually non-existent for a barber. 25 years ago, when I started barbering, all my hair heroes were hairdressers. Hairdressers travelled the world, worked in fashion – it was really sexy to be a hairdresser. Perhaps not so much a barber; a perception I wanted to change. I wanted to be pioneering that change – to live and breathe its evolution. I had a unique skill set and I knew that I could offer something different. So I spent a many years working on building a strong profile, getting ready for the opportunity. And boy did an opportunity come. I was asked to be the Creative Director of Hair for Ozwald Boateng OBE fashion shows. →Continue the story click the image
A career high point was working as Creative Director for one of the largest menswear shows at London Fashion Week. With a world record-breaking 105 models, each model having an individual look. The show was created for the Savile Row designer Ozwald Boateng OBE. I still pinch myself at the achievement. →Watch the show video click the image
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The ability to capture and incorporate the essence of emerging fashion trends has become increasingly in demand by editors in that sector of the press. Over the years, I have been instrumental in enabling the media to translate fashion trends and issues in men’s hairstyling and grooming, to stylists and the general public.→Read more
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So here’s the thing - without meaningful mentors in my life I would never have achieved my goals have the correct mindset don’t overlook your personal development- build your success in a strong team. →Read more
In 2011 I had an idea. We were in the midst of a global recession but I wanted to create a product that would help others develop their barbering skills. The Foss Academy app was the UK’s first barbering education app, an educational tool that delivers concise and clear tutorials, tips and techniques. The Foss Academy app was nominated for ‘Innovation of the Year’ by The HJ Business Awards 2013 and 2015. Do not be afraid to do things first!→ Read More click the image.
Over the past 20 years I have worked in London’s West End as a Head Stylist at some of the most prestigious male grooming emporiums in the UK. During this time, my own philosophy on the world of elite grooming and ‘high fashion’ men’s hairdressing has greatly evolved. The Foss Academy was borne out of my passion to challenge conventional barbering education, cultivate stylists to offer elite services, and utilise revolutionary training methods to push creative boundaries. I have shared this philosophy all around the world. →Read more
Commissioned by Sassoon Academy to provide bespoke barbering education to their lead educators on a train the trainer programme. I was also invited regularly as a Guest educator to share my expert knowledge on male grooming to their students.
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I had the pleasure of working on this amazing project with four-time Oscar-winning animation studio, Aardman Animations, to create the world’s first stop-motion animation film using beards. Created to mark the launch of the brand new Braun Styling Range. →Read more click the image.
I had the pleasure of heading up and working on The Braun Beardimation project, with four-time Oscar-winning animation studio, Aardman Animations to create the world’s first stop-motion animation film using beards. Created to mark the launch of the brand new Braun Styling Range. →Read more click the image.
Is was truly an honour to be the first barber to join and be accepted into The Fellowship For British Hairdressing. The Fellowship For British Hairdressing was founded in 1946 as the Fellowship of Hair Artists of Great Britain and over the years has grown in stature and now covers many areas of the professional hairdressing industry. →Read more click the image.
So, before all the recent barbering hype, here I am as the Creative Director for the Babyliss Pro Forfex clipper range, and I must say I’m really proud of all the things I accomplished with this company.
To be honest most of the time I was absolutely scared out of my wits because it was the first time I had to plan all my shows working without a team. →Read more click the image.
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