My name is Jacob, I’m 23 and from Ireland, I’ve been cutting hair from the age of 17.
I started in ladies hair, training under some very good teachers and my own mother. I think this is where I caught the bug for doing hair!
But something was missing and after my first day in a barbershop, I knew that’s where I belonged, so much so that I can’t even call it work anymore.
After a few years working in my home town of Derry and in Belfast, in 2019 I met Jenny, who asked me to join the team at PhoneyPony and naturally I didn’t need to think twice.
So now in PhoneyPony, I couldn’t be happier and every day brings new knowledge, particularly in classic barbering before arriving at PhoneyPony, I was almost exclusively a ‘modern barber’ but I can now say that I just love ‘Classic’ styling.
And being able to showcase this new found knowledge in front of many industry professionals at the Great British Barber Bash, in both Liverpool and Glasgow. These have been the biggest achievements of my career. (with many more events, lined up for 2020)
In the future I think I’d like to continue down the showcasing route, many like me would maybe like their own shop, but I’m not too fussed. My main goal is to do more editorial work, for magazines and maybe film or photoshoots.