Project Men 23 spend their first team day at Wahl HQ

The Fellowship for British Hairdressing Project Men team were delighted to travel to Wahl HQ for an action packed two days with Project Leader, Simon Shaw.

On day one the Project Men, Team Members had an introduction day with Simon, where he introduced the year ahead and provided a tour of Wahl HQ before a cutting demo. The day then followed with a cutting demo from Award Winning Barber, Wahl UK Artist and Matakki Mentor, Dean Greeson.

On day two, it was time for Emma Curd, Director of Matakki Scissors and Project Men Brand Partner, and Sam Campagna, Wahl UK Educator and Matakki Scissors Mentor to take the reins. Emma talked through the Matakki brand and the importance of using the correct scissors and Sam provided a cutting demo for the team.

Project Team Member, Elettra Guggeri said, “My first two days with Project Men have been so inspiring. It was great to meet the man himself Simon Shaw, our Project Leader, and the rest of the team, as well as getting to know about the brands we’re going to be working with. 

It’s such an honour to be sponsored by a long-established brand like Wahl and a premium steel scissors brand like Matakki. 

I really enjoyed the training day with Dean Gleeson, we went straight into practicing what we’ve just learned. I had to come out of my comfort zone by using a few new clippers techniques that I’m definitely going to bring back to the salon. 

The second day with Matakki Scissors and Sam Campagna was really inspiring. Emma from Matakki put us at ease and was very informative about the brand we’re going to be using. Sam is one of the top Educators in the barbering industry and I enjoyed watching his work and learning about his approach on men’s hair and cutting techniques.  

I’m really excited about what’s coming next and the amazing creatives I’ll get to connect with”.

PROJECT MEN Team Leader: Simon Shaw

PROJECT MEN Team Members:

  • Rees Bryla, Sarai Hair & Beauty
  • Thomas Griffin, Nashwhite
  • Kyle Dodson, Beasley’s Beards & Barnets
  • Elettra Guggeri, Richard Ward

Brand Partners: Wahl Professional, Matakki Scissors, Captain Fawcett, BarberEVO, The Barbers Arms, Barber Connect