About The Young Feds

 
TARIQ HOWES
 
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How did you become a Young Fed and what path brought you here?
 
Basically all through the power of Social Media. I started following a fellow Fed, Danny Robinson, on Instagram about 2 years ago and since then I've seen his achievements and progression as a business man and a barber. Seeing all of this really inspired me to get out there and try and achieve some of what I had witnessed Danny achieve. It sparked my love and passion for barbering all over again and took me back to my days as an apprentiice when I was full of enthusiasm. Danny and I also used to chat and he urged me to enter a competition called the Great British Barber Bash which I then went on to win. After this I knew I wanted to be involved in the barbering world more than just being a barber!
About a month after the Bash I was invited to London to do a photoshoot for the MHFed's RAW Look Book Photo shoot, again on Danny's recommendation. This is where I met Adam Sloan, Joe Sloan and Aaron Dorn. I had an amazing time there, loved the guys, loved the atmosphere and pretty much from there on I stayed in touch with Adam and a few months later he invited me to join the Young Feds. 
 
What are you known for professionally?
 
I specialise in Afro Asian Arab hair types fades although I strive to be the best I can be at everything. Although sometimes where you're based can dictate what you become known for I think.
 
 What problem are you best at solving for clients?
 
Finding what style really suits them by taking into consideration their face and head shape, hair type, texture and also what kind of lifestyle they have and how much time they take on their hair at home. I think a good consultation is key to a good haircut.
 
What do your clients say about you?
 
That I am not only a good barber but also a good friend, adviser, sports pundit, fashion guru and psychiatrist. I believe being a barber is more than just cutting hair and I try to fuse these aspects into my service at the shop.
 
What are you passionate about professionally?
 
The thing I am most passionate about professionally is trying to be the best barber I can be, trying to improve day by day, watching other barbers either by travelling to shows or looking online at pictures, it is important to stay inspired and always learn. Education keeps you fresh and hungry for more, it stimulates the mind and you will naturally progress if you keep learning. 
 
What are you passionate about personally?
 
Other than my kids, next comes football. My passion for football is unreal. Everyone knows that when you come into my shop that you're going to talk about Manchester and you better talk correct (haha) no one is safe! I love football and I spend most of my spare time watching it on TV or making the trips to go and watch it live. I can't get enough of it especially when my team is involved.
 
How do you want to be remembered?
 
I don't know how I would like to be remembered if I'm honest, I just want to be the best person and the best barber I can be and whatever comes from that is a bonus. 
 
 
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JOSH LAMONACA
 
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How did you become a Young Fed and what path brought you here?
 
I met the MHFed Founder, Adam Sloan, at Salon International 2013. I struck up a conversation with him about bringing fashion into barbering.
 
What problem are you best at solving for clients?
 
Indentifying early the negative areas and forming a positive solution.
 
What are you passionate about professionally?
 
I am most passionate about education. Education is the key to progression and the reason we are all here today. Without it, barbering wouldn't exist. My passion lies in constantly seeking knowledge, being able to develop and sharing ideas amongst my team and students.
 
What excites you most about your work and the contribution you can make?
 
My excitement lies within combining fashion, hair and the impact it can have in the subculture of today's society through photo or video shoots. I love developing new ways to engage people's consciousness to question "how?"
 
What are you passionate about personally?
 
I'm passionate about keeping fit and healthy. I believe it maintains your level of discipline and increases mental well being. I play alot of football and regularly train in my local boxing gym. I also enjoy heading down to the local skate park and enjoy hitting the ramps. Well, when it's sunny!
I'm very spiritual and enjoy gaining knowledge of the 3 elements, mind, body and soul. I love being able to have a discussion with friends about the physical and spiritual realms of life and the co-existence of the parallel dimension we live in.
 
What are you most excited about for the future?
 
I'm most excited about being part of a whole new movement for the MHFed, as well as being able to creatively discuss and share ideas with the rest of the Feds to bring a new approach to help benefit and push the male grooming and barbering industry forward.
 
How do you want to be remembered?
 
Humble, yet a serious geezer. 
 
 
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SIMON KIBBLER
 
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How did you become a Young Fed and what path brought you here?
 
It was my good friend Joe Sloan (Barber Love) who introduced me to the MHFed at Salon International 2013. Adam Sloan then allowed me to showcase my work on their stage at Pro Hair Live 2014, so I gave my best and the gang loved it. From then on we kept in regular contact and eventually I submitted my entry to the MHFed Young Feds competition.
 
What are you known for professionally?
 
I am known in the industry for my creative hair art and futuristic fades. I have a knack for creating versatile looks using unorthadox crossover techniques that I have formed through barbering and hairdressing.
 
What problem are you best at solving for clients?
 
The problem I mainly help solve with my clients are their issues with their girlfriends and wives... Professionally, the most common problem I face is hair loss with many of my clients. As I have suffered hair loss at such a young age, I understand the psychological side as well as the styling side.
 
What are you passionate about professionally?
 
At this current stage of my life and professional career, my passion and excitement lies with education and being able to pay it forward so to speak. When I started cutting hair from my mother's kitchen, my inspiration was watching live shows of people creating works of art into hair. As time goes on, I can only dream of passing on my experience and knowledge to the next generation of barbers and have the same impact on them as those barbers at the shows had on me.
 
What are you passionate about personally?
 
I am hugely passionate about urban art. From graffiti to urban photography, I could walk the streets for hours just capturing some of the most peaceful and serene images within areas such as council estate tower blocks and rooftops. I enjoy being able to relax in a nice quiet corner somewhere away from all the hustle and bustle of barbershop life and just read or have a DVD marathon.
 
What are you most excited about for the future?
 
I am extremely excited about working with hair industry greats and the super talented lads in the Young Feds Artistic Team.
 
How do you want to be remembered?
 
I would love to be remembered as the dude who contributed to the reshaping of the industry and who pushed the ultimate limits and boundaries with hair. 
 
 
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RICHIE MARTIN
 
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How did you become a Young Fed and what path brought you here?
 
I was brought into the world of the MHFed by my friend and boss, Alan Findlay; owner of Rebel Rebel Barbers and founder of the Barbers of Modern Britain aka The B.O.M.B Squad. Being a non-profit organisation, the MHFed gave me a real incite into the true passion that some people feel over barbering. Meeting Adam Sloan really made me take a step back and appreciate my peers who I can learn from and look up to.
 
What are you known for professionally? 
 
I hail from Rebel Rebel Barbers in Glasgow, where I am part of their internal art team who perform at shows and photoshoots all over the world. My specialities include everything from sharp, slick back and sides to avant-garde styles.
 
What are you passionate about professionally?
 
My passion in barbering thrives on a day-to-day basis. When a client comes in and looks at themselves in the mirror with perhaps little self confidence in their appearance and then their self worth dramatically increases when I change their image in front of their eyes.
 
What are you passionate about personally?
 
When I'm out of the salon, music is one of my main passions. My biggest hobby is DJ-ing as well as piano and saxophone. Before hairstyling, I used to live in texas where I was a golf teacher and my family have a house in St Andrews; so whenever I get the chance I try to get up there for a game.
 
How do you want to be remembered?
 
My philosophy in life is that it's not how hard you work or what you do, it's how you are remembered. I intend to make an impact on this profession so fiercely that I can go out knowing I've made a difference. 
    
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DANNY ROBINSON
 
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How did  you become a Young Fed and what path brought you here?
 
I created my signature haircut, the Bombay Pompadour at Salon International 2014 on the Wahl Search for a Star competition, from there I worked on the MHFed stand using the same model. I was asked by Joe and Adam Sloan to come to London to do the haircut to camera as a step by step guide, which I loved doing. I then received the call asking me to join the Young Feds. Dream come true!
 
What problem are you best at solving for clients?
 
Recreating the haircuts for themselves at home. It's ok doing an immaculate cut in my shop but you might not be able to recreate the look at home yourself. So I advise people on styling products and which styling brushes to use to help recreate that sharp look.
 
What do your clients say about you?
 
They would say I'm a very driven and keen entrepreneur, who works every hour under the sun to push my shop into the elite of the UK Barbering scene. They would also say I'm a funny and charasmatic person who's very generous and willing to go the extra mile to help out when needed. Well, I hope they would say that! 
 
What are you passionate about professionally?
 
Inspiring others, literally 12 months ago I was a nobody in the barbering industry as in knew my name or who I was. I sat down with a laptop and created 5 goals for the year that I wanted to achieve and how I would do it. I purchased a professional camera, did a photography course and sent my images off to magazines and competitions. For me this worked. I was featured in 3 magazines, Oldham Athletic FCs website and through to the final of the search for a star. On my list of goals was to work with the MHFed and I somehow achieved this!
 
What are you passionate about personally?
 
Work! I'm work obsessed! I am very passionate about the UK Barbering Scene at the minutes. I'm passionate about self promotion, education and my own brand Hairilluminati. Any free time I'm looking for inspiration, looking at haircut trends and fashion. My job to me is not a job, its a lifestyle. From the moment I wake to over thinking in bed at night, it's always about the industry.
 
What are you excited about for the future?
 
Of course the Young Feds Artistic Team. I'm working with the UK's best barbers. My name is now up there with them, Dream come true for me. I've not slept with the excitement for weeks. Travelling the UK, pushing the boundaries and working with some cool people.
 
How do you want to be remembered? 
 
As a fantastic hard working individual, helped take the current barbering industry up into the next level. An inspiring businessman and a loving and committed husband and father. 
 
 
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