”A Queer Nomad Barber just trying to bring a little bit of comfort to our Queer African/Black existences’
Hello, my name is Adae (or Adedamola if you know how to say it), my pronouns are They if it’s relevant. I am a newly qualified barber and have just completed my Level 2 NVQ at London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy. Over the past year, I have particularly enjoyed learning fades, how to cut hair types different from my own and razor work (designs & facial hair). I can cut all types of short hair and I love working with Afro textured hair like mine. I’m eager to keep practicing design work and razor shaves.
I started out volunteering at Open Barbers twice a week since Autumn 2018 alongside my course to gain practice in a supportive environment. Now that I am qualified, I am developing my barber skills and Open Barbers are committed to supporting me (and vice versa!) when required. I may be a bit slower than the other stylists to begin with, that’s just the perfectionist in me!
- Wednesday PM