Sam Wall announced as Mizutani Ambassador


An internationally-known barber based in the North East has been selected as a global ambassador for one of the worlds leading brands of scissors.

Sam Wall, who travels the world to create the styles of celebrities and sports stars has been named as one of only eight Project Artistic Members for Mizutani. Globally there are only 40 such ambassadors for the brand Mizutani, which has become one of the leading names in the industry since its foundation in 1921.

Mizutani hand selects each of its Project Artistic Members based on their achievement and reputation in their profession.

Sam, whose international awards include being named as ONESHOT Behind The Chair Men’s International Big Shot Winner 2018 where he was chosen from over 311,000 entries worldwide. He is also a leading educator and mentor to aspiring barbers around the world, and his new ambassador role will see him continuing to inspire the next generation.

The prestigious Mizutani appointment is the latest success for Sam, who is based at Hidden Heights Creative Studio in Gateshead and is also a global ambassador for other brands including electronics giant Panasonic.

Other recent achievements include the international launch of his own product range, ‘Let’s Ave It’ by Mr Sam Wall and the creation of 5:AM, one of the UK’s first barber membership services.

Talking about the appointment, Sam says: “I am absolutely over the moon about becoming a Project Artistic Member for Mizutani. They are a massive brand with an unrivalled reputation in our industry, so to be selected as one of eight ambassadors in the UK and only 40 worldwide is phenomenal,”

“A huge amount of work has gone into this, I have been working towards an endorsement from Mizutani for a long time, so to finally achieve this is one of the highest points of my career so far. I’m so excited about working with the Mizutani team to bring the brand to more people around the world through education and inspiration and helping to create styles with their amazing range of scissors.

“This has been a really exciting period for me with the launch of Let’s Ave It followed by 5:AM, both of which have had responses better than anything I could have imagined, so to work with Mizutani is really the icing on the cake.”