Nathan HaleY.

Co-owner Barber/Educator at notjust, Photographer and stylist.

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Back in 2012 I was made jobless and 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, manipulating anything to my own taste, whether it be customising trainers, sewing clothes or capturing my angle through Photography. 

Every week I had a new hobby which I would convert into a small business to make extra money. 

After a period of exploration within various creative disciplines, I went onto finally getting a job and my own place again.

I'm self taught in everything I've learnt, from vinyl printing to using a sewing machine, such skills helped me and my girlfriend birth a clothing line which later featured in 2 magazines!! 

I'm now a Barber. But notjust a Barber!

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After some deliberating, I came across an opportunity that presented itself in the form of a Barber apprenticeship. Once successfully enrolled, I quit my full-time job, left my apartment and  got my foot in the door of the hair world, I was living off £100 a week which wasn't much fun, but I was happiest I'd ever been!

I quickly realised that hair was my thing and I wasn't going to let anyone slow down my learning process.

No days off, no nights out, 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 under my own company.

Alongside my now cemented work within the Hair Industry at notjust, I continue to produce and customise garments, also assisting on all elements of Magazine content and publishing in which I am a partner of.

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