We are delighted to welcome new team member,
Atlas Corsini, as a trainee at Open Barbers! Atlas’ first day will be Wednesday 3rd May 2017 and bookings are now open.
Atlas currently offers basic short haircuts for
all hair types using scissors and clippers. As a trainee, Atlas will receive
ongoing support from the team at Open Barbers, including input on specific
client services where possible and if required. Prices follow the usual sliding
scale ranges, and when booking with Atlas, please ensure that you leave plenty
of time for your appointment and are comfortable with his current level of
In 2016, Atlas qualified in NVQ Level 2 Barbering
at Westminster Adult Education Centre where he learned both scissor and clipper
techniques. In 2016 – 17, Atlas undertook a 2 month barbering apprenticeship at
The Razors & Blades Barbershop in Oval, South London where he further
developed his skills in short hair fading predominantly with Afro Caribbean hair
types from a team of highly skilled barbers. In 2017, Atlas worked as Shop
Manager at Carter & Bond Barbershop in Notting Hill which specialises in traditional
men’s grooming services, products and equipment. Although this role involved
limited haircut services provision, here Atlas gained further knowledge and
skills in haircuts for a variety of hair types including beard and facial hair
trimming and styling.
Over the past year, Open Barbers have kept in contact with Atlas during his
studies and placements, getting to know him and taking an interest in his work
before offering him a position. We are excited and delighted to finally welcome
him as part of the team. To book an appointment with Atlas, please visit our website: openbarbers.co.uk
Here is a link to our image gallery of Atlas’ portfolio.
A word from Atlas!
Hi! I’m Atlas and I use the pronouns He/Him. Born in Eastern Europe, I came to
London as a child and grew up in North London to a creative Eastern European
& African mixed race family. My background is originally in music &
film performance/production which I still continue to be involved in. I like
all things vintage and came into barbering through an interest in traditional
barbering circa 1900-1950. I enjoy wearing a variety of 1950’s styles myself!
I am 3 years into my
transition and I’m relieved to find a salon that addresses the issues that many
of us deal with when wanting a new haircut, and having to walk into an
environment that is often ignorant, intolerant and hostile to our visual desires
as non-binary people.
I believe in
creating an environment for hairstyling and barbering that is inclusive,
conscious and progressive and I’m very happy to be welcomed into the Open
Barbers family as both a barber and a creative activist to work with LGBTQ
communities, cultivating our own definition of beauty for ourselves. I’m always
looking for new and creative ways to make each client look and feel as they
would like to.