G’day! You’re currently holding (or viewing online thanks to our commitment to provide our magazine free of charge on the internet to anyone who wants it) our biggest issue by far. The reason for that is the standard of work we’re seeing is getting better and better, so bravo barbers! Not to mention the number of you with amazing stories to tell, and we want to be the ones to tell them – so please get in touch.

This issues sees us travel around the world to visit our Australian cousins. Our relationship with beloved brand Uppercut Deluxe helped spark that but what we found was a country packed to the brim with barbering spirit and talent. The good that barbering can achieve is personified in Nasir Sobhani, The Streets Barber, and you need to read his fantastic interview. We’ve also spoke with a couple of British barbers down under – one established and one just starting her life there and there’s a lot of good advice to take in.

Other than Australia we were delighted to visit the Netherlands for BarberSociety Live and we have a bumper special devoted to it, including an interview with The B.O.M.B. Squad’s Alan Findlay (the fact he’s a regular columnist helped there!) and with headline Dutch barber Joost Mulleman. What an event it was, a real laidback, chilled vibe with barbers from across Europe and plenty of good Dutch and Belgian beer – we’ll certainly be back!

Closer to home, our Barber of the Month is Sindi Devitte, owner of Barbersclan in Coventry. Although she’s not scared of the odd international trip, taking Tom Chapman back to her native Brazil recently to help with her barbering academy that is giving fresh hope to local barbers. A true inspiration.

The issue is so packed I can’t even come close to talking about it all, as I haven’t even mentioned the likes of our interview with Ivan “the clipper guy” Zoot and our Barber Shop of the Month, the Ross Carter Barbershop, but it’s all in there! So relax and enjoy! Remember we love to hear your feedback so get in touch via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or email!

Read issue 12 online today!

Simon Ritchie – Editor-in-chief

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