Renowned as one of the most talented barbers for Afro hair, 5ive is on call for A list celebrities and fashionistas the world over. As an integral part of the Wahl Artistic Team, 5ive brings enthusiasm and a cool approach to the barbering world.
With over 18 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, South Londoner, 5ive, has a treasured competitive history, acquiring award titles such as ‘Battle of the Barbers’ ’92, ’94, ’96, S-Curl Champion 1997 and Wahl’s Battle of the Barber in 1997. 5ive’s work also appeared in an exhibition in V&A Museum in London for 50 years of Black British Style. Most recently 5ive won Afro Stylist of the Year and Southern Stylist of the Year 2013.
A versatile stylist and barber, 5ive can equally work with male, female, Afro and European hair. This versatility has witnessed 5ive become a platform artist for many seminars and shows up and down the UK including working at the Afro Hair & Beauty Show and taking part in L’Oreal’s Masterclass. With the Wahl Artistic Team, 5ive can be seen on the Wahl stage at Salon International where he showcases an array of exciting techniques and styles.
Mixed with an energetic and vibrant personality, 5ive’s creativity has seen him work with some of the hottest names in the music industry with his client list an impressive read of US celebrities such as Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs, Usher and Lionel Ritchie. 5ive’s talent and energy continue to grow as he educates the new hairdressing generation through the successful Wahl training courses.