In Edition 5 of Showcasing the Young Guns of Hair – a series dedicated to putting the spotlight on the rising stars of the hair and barbering industry – I’m buzzing to introduce you all to that young mens hairdresser: Joey Power, co-owner and creative director of Eighty8 barber shop.
Not taking the conventional route in to the industry, Joey started out working in his dads metal recycling business before getting into the hair industry. Taking over 6 months to pluck up the courage to tell his dad that he wanted to go in to hairdressing, Joey has never looked back since that day.
Today we’re going to hear how one to one mentoring with leading mens hairdresser, Dale Ted Watkins was in part responsible for Joey going on to work with a former guest of How To Cut It, Johnny Shanahan at BarberBarberUK, Spitalfields, London as senior barber & head of the show team. Most recently, Joey has teamed up with business partner Joe Sloan to form Eighty8, a unique education facility and barber shop, where he is the Creative Director, something he’s about to tell you more about.
As with all our Showcasing editions, Joey’s going to reveal to us his career goals for the year ahead, along with his ultimate longterm goal. I can’t wait to hear if reaches some of these goals when I bring he back on to the show in July 2019. Listen in and enjoy the ride with Joey Power!
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