evanghelos mihalas (Vagg)
How did you get started and where have you worked before SWYD ?
I recently moved to Cardiff and joined the S.W.Y.D team. Before I worked for Soho House in the Shoreditch House and the Barber & Parlour in London. I started working as a barber 5 years ago, when I completed my hairdressing studies in Greece.
Did you go to collage/university or are you self taught ?
I went to college for hairdressing in Greece, then I did a course in France at Perform Academie and got my Nvq2 in barbering in London.
What does your job entail ? Explain your typical week.
Lots of laugh with the boys at the shop…hahaha.
What do you like about what you do ?
That’s a hard question! Mmm…everything! Firstly, I like that I meet people from every corner of the world and I love to listen the stories each has to share with me. I really enjoy the technical part and I can’t imagine myself doing something else.
What advice would you give to anyone wanting to become a barber ?
Hard work at the beginning guys, but it’s a fascinating job.
What interests do you have outside of work ?
Cooking, travelling and exploring new places.
Who inspires you ?
Life in general, it’s a great trip with lots of adventures.
Explain your set up and preferred brands...
There so many good products out there, but I am a fan of pomades. Regarding my set up, Wahl Seniors are my favourite so far.