Kilian is crowned top of the crops

A MEN’S barbers that first opened for business in Shaw is proving to be a cut above the opposition.

And customers at Danny & Co Barbers on Milnrow Road may well have had their male grooming done by new UK Barber of the Year, Kilian Maddison.

Kilian (right), holding his award, with the model whose hair he styled

Now based at the company’s Uppermill salon in Saddleworth, Kilian, 24, previously worked at the Shaw business, which is owned by Danny Robinson.

Delighted Danny told the Correspondent: “I’m so proud of Kilian. He has been with me for about 15 months having moved from a shop in Sheffield.

“He worked in Shaw for six months but moved to Uppermill because most of his friends are this way.”

To win the competition held at the ExCel Centre in London, Kilian firstly had to send in a photograph of the design he was going to cut.

On the big day, contestants then received 35 minutes to replicate the same haircut on a model.

“Kilian finished with five minutes to spare,” laughed Danny.

“And he then watched all the others sweating and panicking with a big smile on his face.

“Everyone knew he had won and there were a lot of big names from the hair industry watching.

“I’m made up for him. I own it but Kilian is building up a nice little business at the Uppermill shop.”

The awards have started coming on a regular basis for the business which was recently selected as one of the ‘Three Best Rated’ barbers in Oldham while receiving five-star reviews for nearly five consecutive years.

And next month the Saddleworth salon is due to move to larger premises on Uppermill High Street.

 

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