Series One: Episode Three – Mark Maciver

SliderCuts slid into the recording studio for the final episode in series one of The Root of It. If the best barber in town doesn’t know about the modern male client, who does? Hear what Mark Maciver has to say… 

In the third instalment of The Root of It, a collection of podcasts presented by Creative HEAD in partnership with Treatwell, one of the UK’s most recognisable barbers Mark Maciver chats with brother and celebrity personal trainer, Peter Maciver

About Mark Maciver

Mark (aka SliderCuts) first picked up a pair of clippers when he was 14 years old and taught himself how to use them, cutting his own and his younger cousins’ hair. But at the time, he wasn’t chasing a career dream; Mark originally wanted to tread the boards, later completing a BTEC in Performing Arts at London’s Westminster Kingsway College.

Despite this, it was when he turned 18 that Mark recognised the potential barbering had to offer, and he entered the industry as an apprentice at D&L’s barbershop in Hornsey, North London, working his way up over a number of years to the position of co-manager.

During lockdown, the money people were offering for haircuts and the way people were begging me and getting really angry and frustrated, I started realising, right, these guys are really caught up with their imageMark Maciver

In late 2018, Mark was ready to take a big leap, and launched his own barbershop, SliderCuts Studios, in Hackney – a brand that is now recognised way beyond the boundaries of its local community, in thanks partly to features in Nike’s “Nothing Beats a Londoner” and Facebook’s “Let’s Get to Work” campaigns. In the same year, Mark won a Black Beauty and Fashion Award, UK Black Business Award, and Be Mogul Award celebrating his success as both barber and businessman.

With his razor-sharp skills, Mark maintains an impressive celebrity clientele that includes Stormzy, Reggie Yates, Anthony Joshua, Marvin Humes and Tinie Tempah. In 2019, he made his first foray into the session world, working backstage at London and Paris Fashion Weeks for Dior, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. He also published his first book, Shaping Up Culture, a collection of how-to guides to inspire entrepreneurship in young people.

Mark is one of seven hair professionals profiled in The Industry, a documentary released earlier this year, showcasing the immense opportunity, diversity and creativity on offer when you choose a career in hairdressing.

Hear Mark and Peter discussing the modern male client and what makes him tick in Listen to What the Man Said – the third and final episode in series one of The Root of It.

 

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