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Finest Barber and Hairbond Educator Jordan James

We are delighted to welcome award winning barber Jordan James as a Finest Barber and Hairbond Educator.  Jordan James.. now where might have you heard that name before?

Yes, that’s right, Jordan James is a former Wales international rugby league player who played as a prop throughout the 2000s and 2010s. His rugby career means he played in the super league for the Wigan Warriors, Crusaders RL along with the South Wales Scorpions, the Swinton Lions, the Widnes Vikings, the Castleford Tigers, the Sheffield Eagles and the Salford City Reds.

Jordan is also a respected former Royal Marine of 42 Commando, who served with the marines in Iraq and was in fact awarded the King’s Badge during his Marines training and whilst played amateur rugby league with Gloucestershire Warriors.

But today, after retiring from sports and the millitary, Jordan has adapted to life as a businessman and an exceptionally popular master barber in and around the Manchester area. After instant success with his first barber shop in the lovely area of Monton, Eccles, Jordan then opened his second shop “CULT and Coffee” on Salford’s Clippers Quay, which is just a stones throw away from Man United’s world famous Old Trafford Stadium.

CULT and Coffee is rather special compared to your traditional barbershop, whereas it is a proudly independent life-style concept store; fusing high-end barber services with exquisite coffee crafted by their own in-house baristas.  This arm of the business is located within vibrant Clippers Quay and Cult & Coffee is an exclusive destination to get a haircut, eat, drink and socialise. Cult barbers deliver full-service expert men’s grooming in a stunning, waterside location.

Whether it’s a coffee, a best selling hair styling product, a complete image overhaul or a freshen up, the top-notch team ensure you leave happy and looking your best with a style you love.

This go to destination combines the owner’s passions of precision barbering with finest coffee all under one roof. We recommend you take some time out here and admire your new look with a speciality brew.

Cult & Coffee source and serve only the best local artisan produce and their amazing house-blend is hand roasted at Manchester’s very own Ancoats Coffee Company. 

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Karina Curley joins Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents

We are delighted to welcome award winning barber Karina Curley to the Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents.  Karina is the owner and master barber, who established this exceptional barber shop business back in 2012 and now going into her 8th year, she has watched it become one of Glasgow’s greatest barber shops.  We asked Karina how she’s done it, where the focus lies for success, the award winning entrepreneur explained “We are just keen on high standards of service, quality cuts and as well providing gents with an affordable option to keep their styles sharp.”

Karina Curley and her seriously talented team offer a wide range of services catering for a number of hair cut requests, as well as moustache/beard cuts, wet shaves, hair colouring options as well as neck and shoulder massages.  Whether you live in Glasgow or just visiting for the day and need a quick freshen up, we recommend you go and try some of these services out for yourself. With a friendly and a warm welcoming experience guaranteed, don’t forget you can also pick up the best professional styling products on the market, at great prices too, just in time for Christmas.



Finest Barbers – Daryl Birkby – Prestige Salon

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Daryl Birkby has been recognized as one of the world’s finest barbers for his quality hair cuts, premium service and reviews which report a 5-star customer experience.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur, both owner and senior master barber is celebrating his 8th year at Prestige Salon and Barbers, which is situated in the heart of the historic northwestern city of Lancaster, Lancashire, UK since July 2012.

It’s true that Daryl and the team at Prestige pride themselves not just on great hair and beauty treatments but also on their excelled customer service and attentive care. 

At just 17 years old, Daryl had kicked off his career with a big move into hairdressing before he made a transition into the world of barbering a few years later.

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Whilst working with ladies, Daryl trained and specialised in fine scissor work, a unique hairdressing skill which eventually he brought to enhance his traditional barbering techniques, making him an expert in both clippers and scissors.

Now in his 13th year of cutting hair, Daryl told us that his team is focused on one thing and that’s making the customer experience as near to perfect as possible.

Trips to Prestige are of refined masculinity for a gentleman to relax with a beer, whiskey or coffee, in the excellent company of Daryl and his team of master barbers while using the best products. Their team of barbers will always ensure gentlemen feel welcome and relaxed.

Prestige’s clientele covers a wide demographic from model clients to local elite athletes including Man United footballer Scott McTominay, to professional bloggers and well-established regulars, and everyone receives the same unrivalled service at Prestige.

Hairbond Educate Ambassador

Recognised by Finest Barbers, Daryl has also enrolled as a Hairbond Educate Ambassador. With his extensive knowledge in professional hair styling products, he has been awarded Ambassador status for the award-winning, professional haircare manufacturer Hairbond UK.

Hairbond is also a Lancaster founded business, now a global hairstyling success brand which has dominated the world of premium hairstyles for a decade and unlike the products you get in the supermarket, they are known for not stopping at any expense when creating only the highest performance and top quality product formulas.

All products are water-soluble, paraben and sulphate free, have different textures, hold strengths and some of the nicest fragrances you’ll find in a hair product. These products are not tested on animals.

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With a different product manufactured for every hair type, Hairbond’s range has something for everybody. As a Hairbond Educate Ambassador, Daryl has the skilled ability to recommend the best products for his client’s particular haircut and hair type in order to achieve the desired finished hairstyle.

To book an appointment with Daryl visit the Prestige Salon website here.

Prestige Salon, Lancaster

22-24 Church Street
Lancaster, Lancashire

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Simon Constantinou joins Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents



We are delighted to welcome award winning barber Simon Constantinou to the Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents.  Simon Constantinou is a multi-award winning hair & beauty salon with a relaxed atmosphere set in the buzzing area of Cathays, Cardiff. They not only have a super friendly creative team of hair stylists but also a fabulous beautician. And yes, you can use Google Maps above for a quick look around their salon!  The many awards achieved by this ever popular salon have created the foundations of their successful family business. Other prestigious titles awarded include “World champions”, “British champions” and “Welsh Bridal champions” among many others.  This salon business has had over 30 years of constantly evolving and creating, to fulfill the client’s hair care needs and this doesn’t go unrecognized within the hair awards industry. The team of expert stylists and colour technicians have been trained to the highest standard. They told us how they never stop learning as whilst trends change constantly, they have to adapt.  The Simon Constantinou team pride themselves on customer service, attention to detail and levels of customer communication, they say listening to the client’s needs is the most important thing. You really get a first class service here.

“During a consultation, the stylist will sit and discuss what the client wants to achieve from their hair, and then we advise on the best look to suit their hair type and lifestyle, helping them to achieve the ‘salon look’ in their home between salon visits.”  Not only is this salon known for spectacular hair results, but the salon has also grown this last year with the arrival of their friendly and very talented full-time beautician, Monika. Meaning the Simon Constantinou business now offers a new array of new beauty services, including Microblading, Eyelash Extensions, Facials & Peels.  The Simon Constantinou Salon also work closely with the best brands in the business, they are a proud Goldwell salon, ensuring the quality of colour work matches that of the brand’s reputation. They also work with quality brands including Olaplex, Hairbond, Great Lengths hair extensions, Joico, ghd and OPI to name a few.  “We only sell products that we believe in and are passionate about. Our stylists offer expert advice on which products are best to use for a client’s hair-type and lifestyle. Each client is unique and therefore the approach and advice is tailored to the individual each time. We feel this bespoke service is core to our brand ethos.”

The salon boasts a friendly and professional team with a real mix of incredibly talented stylists. With an exceptionally high staff-retention rate, they have created strong long term stylist-customer relations. They clearly know how important it is, as hair and beauty appointments are so personal, to build a high level of trust with their clients. “Our salon manager, Melanie takes time to get to know each and every client, ensuring they feel like they are part of the salon family. We love nothing more than when a client shares their photos and experiences with us! Our junior staff are just as important in our salon-experience as our stylists. They are trained in-house at our Brothers Constantinou training academy and greet all clients with professionalism and a smile.” In this digital age, the Simon Constantinou team told us how their online presence is still growing, with many customer enquiries opening through Facebook and their own website online contact form. “We feel it is important to respond as a human rather than and automated bot and we make every effort to respond immediately. We regularly keep our customers informed through social media. We enjoy sharing our work and behind the scenes pictures along with sharing hair and beauty trends and tips.”

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Ahmed Abu-Haltam (hairabu) joins Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents


We are delighted to welcome award winning barber Ahmed Abu-Haltam to the Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents. His name is Ahmed Abu-haltam, or you may know him as “hairabu”, he is a professional and new age digital barber. At 21 years old he’s the new kid on the block from the north part of New Jersey but certainly leading the way when it comes to utilizing technology, the internet and social media to promote his talented barbering skills.  After graduating high school Ahmed went to work for experience as a salesmen at a Lexus dealership while attending college for international business. After 2 years in sales he discovered passion for the hair industry, quit his job and transferred to the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology school.

Although he wanted to do both men and women’s cutting/coloring, he was always surrounded by barbering because his father is the owner of his own barber shop, so as a youngster Ahmed would spend days at his dad’s shop washing and sweeping hair.  He told us “Getting more into barbering I started to realize that it was true art, an art I wanted to perfect. From shear cuts to skin fades, I love doing it all. It’s not just about the haircut, getting a service at a salon was about the experience. That was something many guys (at least in my area) said their barbers were lacking in. I tell my clients “you’ve worked all week, you deserve to be pampered” ”

Thinking about what his customers want and moving with the times, Ahmed waited no time and started making hair tutorials videos to post on Instagram and quickly became an influential resource for brands, what they call an influencer. He has since worked with companies from around the globe including Hairbond United Kingdom, demonstrating their British made, premium, hair styling products.

“Hairabu” says “Instagram helped me network with other well known hairstylists, other incredible influencer’s, and the best hair product companies. I plan to take myself to new levels in the future and open up my own salon soon.”

Check out Ahmed *Father of Hair on Instagram

Instagram @hairabu_