Barbering is massive right now. But how do you make it massive in it? As our shows very first barbering guru, I’ve invited the brilliant Kevin Luchmun here today to give you inspiration on how you can hustle your way to success in barbering and mens hairdressing.

An award-winning self taught barber and photographer, Kevin knows exactly on what it takes to get to the top of the barbering industry. In today’s episode you’ll hear his stories to becoming a former International Art Director for Toni & Guy, a leading industry photographer, and how he won the British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year on a budget of just £100.

Now as an independent hair educator, Kevin travels the globe educating thousands of students in the craft of barbering and men’s hairdressing. Combined with winning many major accolades and awards in the industry,  it’s easy to see why Kevin is now one of the most respected barbers in the world.

With a true passion for all that he does, I just loved hearing him share his personal stories and honest thoughts on the barbering industry. For anyone looking to take their barbering career to the next level, then this episode is required listening–don’t miss it!

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Today’s Guest

Kevin is an award-winning self taught barber and photographer based out of London.
With a combined modern and traditional aspects of barbering and hairdressing to form his own unique style. This style has played a key role in setting the trends which fill catwalks, blogs and glossy fashion pages around the world. He has 15 years experience in barbering and hairdressing. Experienced in photoshoots both behind the camera and working on shoots doing hair. He has produced photoshoots and collaborated in shoots in fashion as well as hair. His photographic work has been published worldwide.

Show notes:

Here’s some of what we cover in this interview

  • 2 min 48 sec: Kevin tells of his barbering career started
  • 6 min 35 sec: Going to work at Toni & Guy and being part of their Academy/Art team
  • 8 min 42 sec: The original Godfathers of mens hairdressing
  • 9 min 32 sec: Kevin explains his thoughts on cutting ladies and mens hair
  • 12 min 46 sec: How Kevin became a self-taught photographer
  • 16 min 11 sec: Entering and winning British Mens Hairdresser of the Year
  • 19 min 52 sec: How hustling hard you can achieve many amazing things
  • 22 min 44 sec: Entering industry awards and competitions
  • 24 min 32 sec: We find out what Kevin’s real passion for cutting hair is
  • 26 min 24 sec: We find out about the independent Kevin Luchmun, the business
  • 31 min 58 sec: Who Kevin is doing educational events for
  • 33 min 56 sec: How social media could further your career
  • 34 min 58 sec: Being the real deal as an educator
  • 37 min 32 sec: Why the explosion in mens hairdressing and barbering
  • 42 min 22 sec: Booking Kevin for educational work
  • 43 min 42 sec: Whats next for Kevin
  • 44 min 35 sec: We finish we’ve our quick-fire questions
  • Resources