Could you introduce yourself please? Name, Age, Where from….
I’m Eleni, age 27 and I’m from Greece but born in Sweden.
How long Have you been a Barber?
I have been a Barber for two years now and a hairstylist for 6.
Have you always been a Barber? If not, what other life experiences have you got?
No I haven’t. I studied Interior Design for a while in Athens and after that I decided to go back to Sweden. There, I studied hairdressing whilst working as a Sales-Assistant for a big company with hair products. After that I worked as a Hair Stylist for 3 years before I got into Barbering.
What did you want to be growing up?
I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be growing up. I was very interested in Music and Photography so I always knew it would be something really creative. I was also interested in hair but never actually thought that I could be a Barber.
What made you get into Barbering?
When I was studying to be Hair Stylist I came across a video of Schorem showing a tutorial. I instantly thought that, this is something I need to learn. 3 years later, I realised that I enjoyed cutting men’s hair because I found it more creative and I decided to go to a Barber course. After meeting with other Barbers, I knew I wanted to work only as a Barber in a real Barbershop.
What is your favourite cut to do?
I don’t think I have a favourite cut. I love doing skin fades as much as a soft scissor cut and especially cuts that made me go out of my comfort zone.
Most enjoyable aspect of your job?
Meeting new people and listening to their stories. Also learning new things and techniques everyday and to be able to work with such a creative and passionate team everyday is the most enjoyable aspect of my job.
Would you recommend this career choice, and if so, do you have any advice for aspiring Barbers?
Yes, I would definitely recommended it to anyone who is passionate about it and is willing to work hard.
Out of all the fads and trends that come and go, what is your personal favourite and why?
I don’t think I have a favourite one.
Social media allows us access to images and stories from all over the world, within the Barbering world, who do you consider to be the most interesting, memorable, and why?
For me it is Nomad Barber. The way Miguel captures all these stories around the world is fascinating and very inspiring.
Where has been your favourite place to visit? And, where would you love to go in the future?
I haven’t travelled much but one of my favourite places at the moment is London. I’ve always wanted to live in London and to be able to do what I love here is amazing. I would like to travel to South Africa, L.A and Iceland.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I hope to be able to continue doing what I love. I would also like to travel a bit more and who knows, maybe someday owning my own shop.
If you could cut anyones hair, alive or dead, who would it be?