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DAN MELLOR // AKIN BARBER SHOP

February 06, 2018
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Beachroad head to AKIN Barber Shop to meet up with barber Dan Mellor, never have barber shops looked this cool.

NAME? // Dan Mellor.

PLACE OF BIRTH? // Staffordshire UK.

YOUR FIRST JOB? // Apprentice barber.

YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Barber at Akin Barber shop.

WHERE DID YOU FIRST REALISE YOU WANTED TO BE A BARBER? // When I messed mine and my brothers hair up aged 13.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON DUBAI AS A CITY? // Work hard to play hard.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO HANG OUT IN DUBAI? The Surf House.

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THE MALE GROOMING INDUSTRY IN DUBAI? // Continually evolving the industry is finally getting the recognition we deserve over here.

YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT? // Being asked to be a Wahl global brand ambassador.

WHERE WOULD YOUR DREAM BARBER SHOP BE? // Next to my house on a beautiful beach can even grab a surf between clients.

YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // My job.

YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // Not being able to use my hands.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A MEAL WITH ANYONE ALIVE OR DEAD WHO WOULD IT BE? // My moms dad, he passed away when I was a young boy.

WHAT DOES DUBAI MEAN TO YOU? // Home for now.

WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // Sitting with my mom and dog in the back garden in the UK.

WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Travis Barker that guys drive and passion for his business and bands he plays in is insane.

WHAT WAS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // A good hair cut at 7:45 this evening.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR GRAND CHILDREN? // Do everything to the best of your ability if it goes wrong least you tried.

YOUR WORST TRAIT? // I can be a loose cannon sometimes.

THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Indecisiveness.

WHO WOULD PLAY YOUR PART IN A MOVIE? // Cillian Murphy / Peaky Blinders.

LAST RECORD / CASSETTE / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // Something for my PlayStation can’t remember.

FAVOURITE BOOK? // I don’t read books prefer to be doing something.

FAVOURITE FILM? // Black Hawk Down.

FAVOURITE CLOTHING / FASHION BRAND RIGHT NOW? // Adidas, Puma, Nike and Vans they have all stepped there trainer game up.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? // Seeing the passion and drive in somebody doing what they love to do.

THE CLOSEST YOU HAVE COME TO DEATH? // Pretty close not telling on this one.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Thailand.

LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Work on a Sunday morning ha ha.

HOW DO YOU RELAX? // TV, food, sofa and my fiancé job done.

WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER PASSIONS AWAY FROM THE BARBER CHAIR? // Cricket, golf and surfing.

BEACH OR DESERT? // Sand in general, I love the stuff.

URBAN OR RURAL? // Both.

FISH OR CHIPS? // Both, I’m English.

COFFEE OR TEA? // Tea.

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // My mates and my fiancé that’s why they are close to me.

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY? // A bad haircut.

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