Honour for Birmingham barber

City scissorsman gains top award.

Barber Robert Grosvenor of Headmasters Hairdressing Salon in Cotteridge is celebrating in achieving a top barbering industry award which recognises his skills and expertise. He has been accredited by the British Master Barbers Alliance as an official Grand Master Barber.

In order to gain this top award, fifty year-old Robert, who has owned Headmasters Hair Team for thirty years, was tested for his barbering skills, professionalism, health and safety standards and business management, proof of barbering qualifications and Academy Qualification.

There are only around 15 barbers in the UK to have achieved this top award and Robert is the first in Birmingham to achieve the status of Grand Master Barber.

He said, “It was a bit nerve-wracking, the criteria is extremely strict, I had to send a video of myself doing practically everything that a barber might do, including cutting using scissors, using a razor and clippers and teaching other students. Everything is thoroughly checked by a team of assessors, who are some of the industry’s top barbers, and they decide whether someone is to be accredited.

“After achieving this award I plan to open an accredited barbering academy to train and share with new barbers my passion and skills, issuing the relevant qualifications to start a successful career in the barbering craft. I am extremely excited about achieving this award and I look forward to the next stage in my successful career as a Grand Master Barber.”

To contact Robert and his team at Headmasters, ring 0121 459 9053 or you can find them at 1883 Pershore Road, Cotteridge, Birmingham. B30 3DJ. email:- appointments@headmastershairteam.co.uk or www.headmastershairteam.co.uk