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The Fellowship PROJECT: Men Team headed to RB Training in Stoke-on-Trent for the most recent training day to spend time with this month’s mentor, Gary Machin. 

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

The team were joined by their team leader, Simon Shaw, and they spent the day learning all things men’s grooming – the art of shaving and skincare.  

Team member Tammy Reynolds said: “Our shaving day with Gary Machin 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 barbershop were incredibly professional and faultless.” 

Scott Musgrove added: “Gary’s day focused on a shave day, which was completely new to me – so all the techniques and methods were all fresh ideas. It was a great day!” 

Blayre Turnbull said: “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: “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 such as bad skin and thin hair. We were taught about the importance of head positioning when cutting the beard and how we should always use gloves when cutting beards 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: “We received amazing hospitality from Gary and Racheal! Precision service for shaving delivered, BBA signature shave, fabulous to watch and I learnt so much more about products and the shave itself, ensuring my service is elevated to the highest of standards.” 


Alex Burt – Teddy Edwards Cutting Rooms  
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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