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COVID-19

As we are all aware, the Covid-19 virus is upon us. Some salons and barbershops are making the sad decision to close. With us all being in a face to face environment, we wanted to give you some useful tips on how to stay as safe and hygienic as possible.

  • Washing hand goes without saying, washing hands for 20 seconds or more is essential and asking your customers to do the same on arrival will help to reduce the risk of spread.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Call all existing clients who are booked in for future appointment to reschedule for this week commencing IF they haven’t been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 and are feeling well, as at the moment we aren’t in quarantine, it is essential for you as a business owner and your clients to reach both of your needs in case quarantine/lock down happens.
  • Mention to customers that they can bring in their own towels if preferred as well as assuring them that hot towel washes and hygiene has always been of high standards.
  • If your customer on the phone has symptoms, tell them to stay at home for 7 days.
  • If they live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

We will post any relevant updates as they occur, including details of the business grants proposed in recent announcements. We hope all our subscribers and fellow barbers stay well at this difficult time, together we will make it through this pandemic.

MHFed Team

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Adam Sloan is the CEO of MHFed

The Men’s Hairdressing federation ( Mhfed) is a not for profit organisation.They have online education mapped out to the current standards and their database reaches out to over 80,000 on social media.

Their mission statement is to bring professional standards and recognition for qualified talented Men’s Hairdressing services. Lobbying the government in the UK to bring in professional standards in order to increase the industry reputation to ensure that all Men’s hairdressers are recognised as a professional body. They headline at all major shows over the UK with their young Fed artistic team. They are currently on a tour of the UK training college lecturers to deliver the new standards in Barbering.

As the founder of Mhfed, Adam Sloan began his journey sweeping up in his dads Barbershop in Glasgow. This was in 1974. As a young man he undertook his City & Guilds in Hairdressing, then took his Advanced City & Guilds course and spent 10 years as a Manager at a salon before purchasing his own salon. He now owns two successful academy’s and five salons one of which specialises in all aspects of male grooming. He has worked as a session stylist, celebrity hairdresser, made globally distributed educational DVD’S, won regionally in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, judges in major competitions, and is an author for City & Guilds in an industry standard Level 3 textbook. Adam has written the Level 2 and Level 3 Barbering standard logbooks for City and Guilds.

More recently he has written the new standards in Barbering leading to the EPA (End Point Assessment). With his wealth of experience he also sits on the Barber Council and is a committee member for Hairdressing and currently holds the Barbering Chair of the national advisory board for City & Guilds. MHFed have just toured Japan with Adam joining the Japanese advisory board we are currently taking our brand to Spain and Italy.

Adam Sloan on Maintaining Quality

Adam Sloan is the CEO of MHFed

The Men’s Hairdressing federation ( Mhfed) is a not for profit organisation.They have online education mapped out to the current standards and their database reaches out to over 80,000 on social media.

Their mission statement is to bring professional standards and recognition for qualified talented Men’s Hairdressing services. Lobbying the government in the UK to bring in professional standards in order to increase the industry reputation to ensure that all Men’s hairdressers are recognised as a professional body. They headline at all major shows over the UK with their young Fed artistic team. They are currently on a tour of the UK training college lecturers to deliver the new standards in Barbering.

As the founder of Mhfed, Adam Sloan began his journey sweeping up in his dads Barbershop in Glasgow. This was in 1974. As a young man he undertook his City & Guilds in Hairdressing, then took his Advanced City & Guilds course and spent 10 years as a Manager at a salon before purchasing his own salon. He now owns two successful academy’s and five salons one of which specialises in all aspects of male grooming. He has worked as a session stylist, celebrity hairdresser, made globally distributed educational DVD’S, won regionally in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, judges in major competitions, and is an author for City & Guilds in an industry standard Level 3 textbook. Adam has written the Level 2 and Level 3 Barbering standard logbooks for City and Guilds.

More recently he has written the new standards in Barbering leading to the EPA (End Point Assessment). With his wealth of experience he also sits on the Barber Council and is a committee member for Hairdressing and currently holds the Barbering Chair of the national advisory board for City & Guilds. MHFed have just toured Japan with Adam joining the Japanese advisory board we are currently taking our brand to Spain and Italy.

Adam Sloan on Delivering Standards

Some of FE’s leading lights share their tips on a range of challenges facing the sector. What is the Apprenticeship Levy? Find out more in this video.

Adam Sloan is the CEO of MHFed

The Men’s Hairdressing federation ( Mhfed) is a not for profit organisation.They have online education mapped out to the current standards and their database reaches out to over 80,000 on social media.

Their mission statement is to bring professional standards and recognition for qualified talented Men’s Hairdressing services. Lobbying the government in the UK to bring in professional standards in order to increase the industry reputation to ensure that all Men’s hairdressers are recognised as a professional body. They headline at all major shows over the UK with their young Fed artistic team. They are currently on a tour of the UK training college lecturers to deliver the new standards in Barbering.

As the founder of Mhfed, Adam Sloan began his journey sweeping up in his dads Barbershop in Glasgow. This was in 1974. As a young man he undertook his City & Guilds in Hairdressing, then took his Advanced City & Guilds course and spent 10 years as a Manager at a salon before purchasing his own salon. He now owns two successful academy’s and five salons one of which specialises in all aspects of male grooming. He has worked as a session stylist, celebrity hairdresser, made globally distributed educational DVD’S, won regionally in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy, judges in major competitions, and is an author for City & Guilds in an industry standard Level 3 textbook. Adam has written the Level 2 and Level 3 Barbering standard logbooks for City and Guilds.

More recently he has written the new standards in Barbering leading to the EPA (End Point Assessment). With his wealth of experience he also sits on the Barber Council and is a committee member for Hairdressing and currently holds the Barbering Chair of the national advisory board for City & Guilds. MHFed have just toured Japan with Adam joining the Japanese advisory board we are currently taking our brand to Spain and Italy.

Adam’s Linkedin profile – https://bit.ly/Adam_Profile

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