BEHIND THE ARTIST w/ BARNEY MARTIN

With over 25 years experience  of creating impeccable work and making people look their best. Barney has styled some of the worlds biggest celebrities and sought after faces. Barney has worked on multiple London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks and has been featured in the worlds top international publications.

// How did you get your start in the industry?
It's in my blood my parents were hair dressers, then i decided to leave the sleepy north of England for the bright lights of London and then the bluer skies of Sydney!


// Do you have a signature look or style that you are known for?
For me it's all about the cut, I'm fan of the razor and working with natural textures - I'd say wash and wear is my signature look.


// What was one of your biggest career challenges and how did you overcome it? 
Moving to London at 18 when I'd literally just qualified and blagging it in a Knightsbridge salon that I had more experience then I had! That was a steep learning curve


// Must have tool or products for your kit?
YS park cushion brush for brushing out hair, pin tail comb, razor and a great dry shampoo.

// Who are the role models who have inspired you?
Sam Mcknight, I've been lucky enough to work on multiple European Fashion Weeks with his team. Vidal Sasson, he revolutionised the industry and Howard Mcclaren, legend.


// What's the next big trend you're starting to see sneak in?
90's inspired wash and wear textured cuts

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Digital Thump, Sydney