Paul Simmons

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Biography

Paul Simmons has been described as one of the most innovative and creative hairdressers alive today (Jim Wahl) His clipper work and scissor skills are exceptional. He is a widely published hairdresser and barber with a passion for men's grooming and traditional high fashion barber techniques. Former international creative director of Wahl GmbH he has worked on stage and performed educational seminars worldwide. His easy to understand, fun seminars are described as a "breath of fresh air" "inspirational" and have helped many of the award winning hairdressers nominated today along the way. No one knows more about precision men's hairdressing with the emphasis on creative, fashionable skills with a clear understanding of the passion and discipline involved within the men's barbering industry. Paul understands what it's like to be a BARBER working in a busy barbershop and then going from there to working in a photographic studio as a session stylist.Paul runs a successful barbershop in the west midlands

What is your proudest achievement to date?

Marrying my beautiful wife who without her support and belief none of this would be happening. Love always wins! Also I love watching people I have trained running their own businesses successfully, enjoying life and the rewards of hard work and skill.

Who inspires you in the industry and why?

Well I admire Vidal Obviously because although his work was amazing he really was innovative business wise. He took something from nothing. Product line, academy, celebrity profile. He was amazing. In modern times it’s probably Robert Lobetta. He told me once “not to see hair as 140000 individual pieces of hair but as a fabric.”

What is your favourite food?

Any food cooked with love and shared with good friends and family. If i had to choose one though it would be an Italian sea food pasta dish eaten in Milan.

Inspirational Quote

“You me, nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it aint how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take and get up and still move forward, that’s how winning is done) Rocky Balboa.

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