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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.”

Go give them a follow or book in for an appointment today:



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_

Julie Renders joins Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents


We are delighted to welcome award winning barber Julie Renders to the Hairbond Tribe Artistic Agents.  Proud to be running the oldest barber shop in Totton, Southampton, Julie is the 4th generation in her family of barbers. Today with an extremely experienced team, Craddocks will make sure you leave feeling fresh, walking away with the look you went in for. Julie’s team have more than an astounding 120 years of professional barbering experience between them and the art of barbering clearly runs through the family veins as Julie’s father, great uncle and grandfather were also masters of the profession.


Julie told us “My dad trained me to be a barber and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else; it’s in my blood . The Barber shop has been in my family since the 1930’s. It’s a traditional Barbers but today with a modern twist. We offer loads of services including hot towel cut throat shaves, ears and nose waxing, short back and sides to skin fades, perms and colours, beard trims as well as first haircuts where we include a certificate and a little bag to put a piece of hair in. Our favourite product to use on our clients is the Hairbond Texturiser sea salt spray”


Due to super levels of customer satisfaction, among Craddocks Traditional Barbers clients are some elder gentlemen, who have been happily visiting regularly since they were little boys. As an extremely popular traditional business with a hugely repeating client base, Julie has never felt the need to advertise as word of mouth has kept them working hard.

Julie explained, “It’s because of my great team of friendly staff, some days we have such a laugh with our clients, it’s a bit like the TV show ‘Desmonds’ for those who can remember… The customers bring us in coffees, donuts, fruit, chocolates and with the local pub being across the road occasionally the odd half pint of Guinness!” So if you’re in the area or just visiting, be sure to check in to see Julie Renders and the team and if you don’t need a haircut, why not try the Guinness in the pub over the road!