BEHIND THE ARTIST w/ AIDEN XYDIS

// Aiden’s Xydis has fine tuned his craft as a bespoke men’s Barber establishing himself as the go-to cutter for celebrity and high profile personalities including Ian Thorpe, Tim Russo, Simon Baker & more.

Located within Valonz Salon in Sydney in a private and decadent Men’s Grooming Room. Aiden brings his own style and flavour to the Barber chair, blending old school service panache with new age techniques and an eye for trends and editorial styles. 

How did you get your start in the industry?
I got my start like any other wannabe hairdresser I applied everywhere until I got my lucky break at an upmarket salon called Valonz.

Do you have a signature look or style that you are known for?
Yes I do and it's my version on the razor fade pompadour with extra body in the pomp.

What was one of your biggest career challenges and how did you overcome it?
Honestly my biggest career challenge to date is ongoing, I constantly try to learn new ways to cut and style hair so I've taken it on myself to never stop learning my craft otherwise what's the point if you don't challenge yourself and try new techniques

Must have product for your kit?
My must have product is Evo "Salty Dog." This stuff gives you that beachhead texture without the beach. It's perfect for thickening and well as texturing your hair.

Who are the role models who have inspired you?
The most influential figures in my career have to be the legendary scumbags from Rotterdam, these guys where the kookiest barbers out and I took to them straight away. From their rockabilly style to their to their humble personalities these guys were great role models for me.

What's the next big trend you're starting to see sneak in? 
The newest trend that's sneaking in is length on the sides, I've been drawing inspiration from 50s icons like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and James Dean with their slicked back hair and body up front. 

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