Trendsetting barber inspires students

TOP Shaw barber Danny Robinson is certainly a cut above with two thriving salons and even styling the likes of Stormzy and Craig David.

After Hopwood Hall College recently opened their new Hair & Beauty training facility, Danny, who runs Danny & Co Barbers, was invited in to inspire students with his story and skills. Students were treated to tutorials in their ultramodern, state-of-the-art new facilities, located at the College’s Rochdale campus.

Danny demonstrated his cutting-edge methods and gave a talk on his journey from barbering student to successful businessman running salons in Shaw and Uppermill and winning The Oldham Business Awards ‘Retailer of the Year in 2014’.

He discussed how he had once faced challenges after his TV career stalled and he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do.

But with support and inspiration from his family, he has built one of Greater Manchester’s top-end barbers with a huge clientele and has even featured on the cover of magazines.

Zoe Staniczenko, Programme Manager for Hair & Beauty, said: “We were really grateful for the time Danny shared with us.

“Welcoming industry professionals of that calibre to our brand-new facility to give our students careers ideas and inspiration is fantastic.

“Our students fed back that it was really encouraging to hear from a local person who has made it big and to see such advanced techniques.

“Hopefully the next Danny Robinson was sat in class listening to him speak!”

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