Nathan HaleY.

Director/Educator at notjust.

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“My creativity saved me!”

Back in 2012 I became homeless, realising my situation I had to find other ways to make money... my creativity saved me!

I have always had a fixation with handmade expression, something with my own personality within it, looking back, each week I had a new hobby that manifested itself into a small income, sewing, photography, garment re-selling/ manipulation and fashion styling were all on the agenda.

After a some time and a period of exploration within various creative disciplines, I finally arrived upon getting a barber apprentice job and my own place again.

All my focus shifted into this new skill I was raptured in, progression and mastery of the Art was something that steered me forwards, self taught as I overindulged myself in knowledge.

My head was in the game and after just four months of picking up the scissors, I began taking on clients full-time, in no time I was working for myself.

The rest I suppose is history….

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Alongside my now cemented work within the Hair Industry at notjust, I continue to produce and customise garments.

It's important that my creativity has an outlet even when I'm not cutting hair!