John is well known in these parts. We are sat in his hair salon on Columbia road in London’s vibrant east-end, where we’re continuously waved at by passers by. He’s originally from Liverpool, but his skill set has sent him all over the world working with people like Peter Lindbergh, Trevor Sorbie and Christy Turlington. In 2000 John traded the glitz and the glamour for the (not so) quiet life with his young family and started his own business. We drank strong coffee, listened to David Bowie and chatted about the good old days and how CBD has worked wonders for his Arthritis.
I got into the hair game because I couldn’t play football to the level I wanted. I went to the hair dressers where all the footballers went and within three weeks I was cutting their hair. It worked out great, I got drunk, I got laid and then I had to go home and tell my dad I wanted to be a hairdresser!