Joe – Senior Mens Stylist

What attracted you to mod:salons?
I found mod:salons through their website and wanted to come and work for them. It was then that I found out that they were such a lovely group of people that I really enjoying coming to work with each day. I have also had the opportunity to work with some very inspiring people, who help me each and every day.

What/Who inspires you in the industry?
My inspiration is rock & roll. I am a big music fan and go to as many concerts as I can; I love live music. I take constant inspiration from the people I see on stage, the words they sing and music they play – I really let the music make most of my decisions for me.

What’s your favourite thing about barbering?
What I enjoy most about my job is that I get to create something new. No two days are the same and there is something everyday that challenges me, whether it be Izaak or one of my clients. In that way I love the fact that I am always learning. That, and also hearing the tales the clients tell me.

What do you love doing in your spare time?
In my spare time I really enjoy going to gigs, listening to music and home, playing guitar and just having a few beers, kicking back and turning my mind off for a while.

So, you live in Leeds, what do you love about the city?
Coming from Manchester, I love Leeds for the Brudenell Social Club and the really vibrant music scene here. I really like the way everyone is really friendly and accepting of who you are.