The Grand Master Barber
Who is the Grand Master Barber?
Paul McGann opened his first barber shop in Kildare Town in September 1996. At this time he had already gained 13 years experience in the barbering trade while working in J. C. Kelly’s Barber shop in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
21 years later and he is still running a successful barber shop in Kildare Town.
Paul did his barbering apprentice the hard way, spending his first two and half years standing beside Joe Kelly Snr. as he was made to watch and learn the skills of the trade.
Every country has there different take on the titles Master and Grand Master Barber. In Ireland, it is considered that after 15 years of experience your level of work would be high enough to be considered a Master Barber. For a Grand Master Barber it is after 30 years and Paul has that mile stone surpassed.
Nowadays, any body can call themselves a Master Barber but its your proficiency of all that is required that will stand you in line with the best of the best.
The aim of this website is to allow you to tap into Paul’s extensive knowledge bank and hopefully help guide you along the way. If you would like to keep up with whats going to be on offer, make sure to sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of the page. We will have more info on the barber training videos very soon.
Why listen to me?
Barbering is becoming a very popular trade and the quality of work is to a very high standard. I don’t want to use the word compete, because as barbers we represent the barbering industry as a whole. But, in order to keep up with the game you need to make sure your level of work is high and keeping it to a very high standard should never be over looked.
I feel that young barbers are getting hard done by and in some cases even ripped off when it comes to barbering schools and courses. Once the course has been completed, then what? I feel that young barbers are thrown out into the deep end and left with no support network!
This shouldn’t be the case, I want to share my knowledge with you, both the craft and the business end of it. I want to create a community where you and other barbers including myself can learn from each other and better our skills. I want to use today’s technology and the power of the internet to bring barber training straight to you.
I’m 33 years in the game and I’m learning everyday!
I look forward to you joining this the journey,