Ambassador Vikki Harrison-Smith

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With over 20 years in the industry as a barber and educator, Vikki has a wealth of knowledge and experience gained over two decades in a constantly changing, trend driven profession. With a determination to provide a positive, personal learning experience of the highest calibre, Vikki’s dynamic approach and unparalleled industry knowledge has positioned SB Barbering Academy and herself as a leading provider of barbering education in the UK and beyond. Vikki holds ambassadorial roles with international brands Uppercut Deluxe and Matakki Scissors and these roles often see Vikki travel the globe providing expert training and advice to a diverse industry audience, you may have also read one of Vikki’s columns in leading industry magazine Barber Evo.

Vikki says, I think people can see through the superfluous or disingenuous in the industry and I work with MATAKKI Scissors because I believe in the brand - it is that simple. People will see the genuine nature of our relationship. The fact that I showcase Matakki on an international stage is simply a by-product of my trust in the tool I’m using, I use Matakki scissors every day in a fast-paced troubleshooting environment. I need to be able to rely on my tools and with Matakki Scissors I have found the perfect combination of reliability, high quality and top spec performance. I especially enjoy working with the Matakki Barber for my beloved scissor over comb cuts and also the Matakki Koten for fine scissor work, this is an awesome scissor.

To collaborate with such a dynamic and progressive brand is the perfect fit for me and my business, the service and after care are surpassed only by the quality of the tool which is first class. I always recommend the MATAKKI professionally to industry colleagues.

What is your proudest achievement to date?

My proudest achievement to date is creating an award winning, industry renowned academy and training facility. Our graduates have gone into a grove fresh thing. Our family feel environment is something I’m super proud of that and the fact we are recommended by barbers says it all.

Who inspires you in the industry and why?

As a barber I am inspired daily by those around me, my husband, my staff, students plus colleagues and friends within Industry. Social media keeps me inspired with those I follow. As a teacher/mentor, I am driven by my desire to be the best I can be at my job. Books, Friendships, Films, Podcasts, Experiences keep me pushing forward and growing within my role.

Inspirational Quote

"Trust the process, Enjoy the journey".




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