We spoke to prolific barber Matt Clarke of Esquire Male Grooming, Milton, about his fashion choices, thoughts on the industry and so much more.
What have you most recently binge watched? I pretty much float between sitcoms that I’ve seen over and over. Most recently I’ve been binging It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
What are your favourite products and tools to use in the salon? At the moment my favourite product is still the American Crew Matte Clay Spray, but I’m also a big fan of Firm Hold Gel by American Crew.
What is your go-to fashion item you can’t live without? I’m a sucker for a lot of jewellery. I love wearing a lot of rings and necklaces.
What is the first item you would grab if the fire alarm went off? The first item is definitely the dog, if he counts as an item!
Are you more of a cat or dog person? I’m a fan of all fury creatures; dogs, cats, possums, I like them all.
What’s the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? If I won the lottery, I would be on the first plane out of here, and you wouldn’t see me for at least two years.
If you could choose anywhere in the world to live where would it be and why? If I could live anywhere it would have to be Berlin. I love that city, it’s a true artists’ city, so alternative with its music, fashion and art.
Are you a better listener or talker? I’m more of a talker. Probably too much.
What was your first ever job? I was an underwater ceramics specialist (dish pig) at a local pub.
Does social media make you better or worse? I’m a bit of a ‘tech-phobe’ so not the best with socials.
What is your favourite thing about working in the industry? The creativity, and chatting with all the lads in the shop.
If you could travel back in time, what year would you go to? Can I go back in time and prevent COVID? I’d like it if we could all get those two years back.
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