Josh and Izaak on the morning of the 29th February headed to London to present on stage for HJI Men in front of hundreds of people at Salon London 2016, a beauty/hair trade show at London’s Excel Centre.
Izaak is a veteran, having previously appeared on stage for HJI Men, but this was to be Josh’s first time and it has to be said it was a great experience for him, and one he certainly excelled in.
The idea was that Izaak and Josh would present a pre-cut model on stage, talking about Mod Salons, the men’s hair industry and the influences that led them to choose the style they opted for.
The half an hour on stage went really well with a good crowd sitting and standing watching the two work. After a little hiccup with the mics/sound, Izaak took to the stage and chatted about Mod Salons and his views on the men’s industry at the moment and indeed for the future, he then spoke a little about the influences/ideas he had for his model; a kind of 50’s-esque wolverine inspired style.
Josh then spoke to the crowd about his model and his influences on the styling elements to his cut; a 60’s inspired Beatles bowl cut with a 21st century twist. It was great to see him get into his stride and conquer his nerves. It has been a great journey for Josh from newly qualified stylist just 3 years ago to presenting on stage in front of hundreds, and everyone at Mod Salons are incredibly proud of him.
Whilst working on his model Izaak began fielding questions from the audience, which was fantastic, as I think that they were the only barbers on stage that day to receive questions!
Like all things, their time on stage was coming to a close and Izaak and Josh finished presenting and with a final quick review of what they had done asked their models to come to the front of the stage for photographs. It was great to see so many of the audience come up and take photos.
Josh had a great time on stage and has definitely got the buzz for stage work and knows that next time can only be better. Mathew Batham, HJI’s Men’s Editor, was also glowing in Josh’s first stage appearance.
All in all it is was a great experience for Josh and Izaak and an amazing endorsement of the work that the guys at Mod Salons do in being asked to present in London, alongside hairdressing’s great and good, and be able to carry themselves so well. One for Mod Salons and for Leeds barbering!
You can book your next hair appointment with Josh by calling the salon on 0113 262 3185.