Graeme at Rebel Rebel Barber

Who you are and what you’ve done?

My name is Graeme Milne, I've recently completed my level 2 in hairdressing one year ahead of schedule and I WON the title of Apprentice Barber of the Year 2016 at the SHABA awards.


How many years hairdressing as a Barber/Stylist?

Started my career with Rebel Rebel in 2014 where I worked as an apprentice. They have trained me and put me through my SVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing 



Describe your cutting style

When cutting I really like to test myself. I always like to learn new styles and try to be more creative each time so I'll always have something new/different to offer.


What type of client should come to you and why?

Someone who wants a consistent haircut each time and is open to try new things.


What’s your favourite professional tool and why?

At the moment it's my dashing personality, wit and charm. Then I'd say it's my Andis balding trimmers because I think they can leave a fade looking really clean. 

Who’s your ultimate hair icon?
My ultimate hair icon would be Elvis Presley.

Whats the best thing about working in Glasgow and Rebel Rebel
Glasgow has some of the best Barbers in the whole of the UK. I'm lucky because I'm surrounded with so many great and passionate barbers. In Rebel Rebel the opportunities to learn and develop are endless. The fact that I'm also only a ten minute train journey away helps too - sweet!

What’s your favourite professional tool and why?
The texturising scissors because I feel they add a nice finish to the haircut.
What inspires your creativity?
The amazing barbers/hairdressers in the hair industry today including the ones who I also work with on a day to day basis.

What type of styling hair product is indispensable?
Products by Kevin Murphy (KM) - Rough Rider, Gritty Business and Hair Resort Spray. They are all made from natural ingredients which are sourced from companies that use micro cultivation, organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques.

Why did you want to become a Hairdresser or Barber?
What made me want to be a barber was that I felt I have all this creativity in me that I never wanted to go to waste and with working at Rebel Rebel I know it'll be put in good use. You're always under the spot light working for Rebel Rebel and everyone is aways open to sharing knowledge and testing our skills.
Best tip you can give someone in looking after their hair?
To use heat protectors when styling their hair when using their hair dryer, straighteners or any other heated equipment to prevent damage to the hair.