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Nomad Team Interviews

Dominic - Head Barber - Berlin


"My mum bought a pair of clippers to start cutting my hair to save money, and after a few bad haircuts I started doing it myself which led on to me cutting my brother and friends."
Dominic - Head Barber - Berlin

by miguel gutierrez

July 18, 2017


Could you introduce yourself please?

Dominic, I’m 26 and I'm from London.

How long Have you been a Barber?

I started hairdressing 9 years ago and moved to barbering 5 years ago.

Have you always been a Barber? If not, what other life experiences have you got?

Yep I've always been a hairdresser/barber and taught barbering at a London academy too.

What did you want to be growing up?

I was always interested in anything creative, anything that involved building and fixing. I used to look up to the local barbers, so it was an interest I had from an early age.

What made you get into Barbering?

My mum bought a pair of clippers to start cutting my hair to save money, and after a few bad haircuts I started doing it myself which led on to me cutting my brother and friends. I got my first job in a salon at 15 and loved the atmosphere and the service (looking after people).


What is your favourite cut to do?

I couldn't say a particular style, but anything out of the ordinary that throws you out of your comfort zone.

Most enjoyable aspect of your job?

The conversation and meeting new and interesting people.

Would you recommend this career choice, and if so, do you have any advice for aspiring Barbers?

Absolutely, barbering has helped me grow in so many areas. My advice would be to enjoy the journey and work from the bottom up, there is no shortcut.




Out of all the fads and trends that come and go, what is your personal favourite and why?

I loved the David Beckham faux-hawk, it was massive when I began cutting hair, and it will always be a style I'll remember.

Where has been your favourite place to visit? And, where would you love to go in the future?

Prior to moving over, Berlin was one of my favourite cities, and having the privilege to be able to live and work has been massive. In the future of like to visit South America and Asia as these places are culturally worlds apart from Europe.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I’d like to continue growing and trying to take every experience as it comes and just continue to be challenged, possibly one day owning my own shop or finding a way that I can travel and do the job I enjoy so much.

If you could cut anyones hair, alive or dead, who would it be?

Russel Brand.

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