Gary Machin, Director of the Rogers Barber Shops, Founder of RB Training & Chairman of the Barber Council has been a barber for over 30 years.  His recent work has taken him around the globe representing the British Barbers Association as lead educator, judging competitions, educating & supporting major companies.


The team travelled across country to RB Training HQ in Stoke on Trent.


Tammy Reynolds comments: “Our shaving day with Gary Machin at RB training was phenomenal. We were so well looked after by his team and after being taught three different shaves we even came away with a goodie bag of British Barber Association products. The academy and barber shop were incredibly professional and faultless.”


Scott Musgrove comments: “Gary’s day focussed on a shave day, which was completely new to me - so all the techniques and methods were all fresh ideas, great day!”


Blayre Turnbull added: “We had an amazing day with Gary Machin. I learnt so many things I didn't know about shaving and the way he made an open razor shave look so effortless was brilliant.”


Lucy Melvin added:  “Our team day we learned about the different tools of shaving and the different quality of brushes and how to look after them.We learned about shaving facial hair and what problems we should look out for when shaving ie bad skin, thin hair. We were taught about the importance of head positioning when cutting the beard and how we should always use gloves when cutting beads and applying product.  It was so much fun, interesting and educational and I can’t wait to try this service at some point.”


Janene Hawkins concluded: “Amazing hospitality from Gary and Racheal!  Precision service for shaving delivered, BBA signature shave, fabulous to watch and learnt so much more about products and the shave itself.  Ensuring my service is elevated to the highest of standards.”


ROJECT: MEN TEAM LEADER:               Simon Shaw


Alex Burt – Teddy Edwards Cutting Rooms (Team Reporter)

Emma Simmons – Salon 54

Sophie Fedoriw – Safy B’s

George Smith – Toni&Guy

Tammy Reynolds – Tammy Reynolds for Hair

Leanne Jones – Leanne Jones Hair Studio

Janene Hawkins Bush – Sir & Co Barbers

Blayre Turnbull – Urban Hair & Beauty

Scott Musgrove – Scott Musgrove Hair

Ian Young – Pompadour

Roisin Murphy – Hairven Salon Group

Lucy Melvin – Diamond Appearance



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