Barber thrilled to land globetrotting role
AN award-winning barber has been handed a dream role that will see him travel the world to pass on tricks of the trade.
Paisley man Davie Walker, who runs a successful salon in Barrhead, has been snapped up by industry leaders Wahl Clipper Corporation as a brand ambassador.
And, describing his prestigious appointment, the 35-year-old businessman said: “If this was football, I would have just been transferred from Partick Thistle to Barcelona.”
Davie, whose Barrhead business was named the nation’s Best Barber Shop at last year’s Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards, will now work alongside celebrity stylist Simon Shaw and have access to Wahl’s latest products.
He said his new role is one of the biggest in the industry.
Davie added: “They have been tracking me since 2015, so they know about the success we have had. It was an achievement to even make it to the consideration stage but, when I got the call to confirm the role, I was really chuffed.”
Davie said his new appointment is a “career high” that can only have a positive impact on his business.
“For the shop, the profile will just keep going up,” he added. “The Barrhead store has gone from strength to strength since we opened, starting with a customer base of 1,700 and now with more than 4,000.”
Davie, who is the first Wahl ambassador to come from Scotland, works with three colleges to help improve facilities for trainees, as well as running the Autistic Barbers Association (ABA) and hosting media events across the UK.
Davie Walker, left, with celebrity stylist Simon Shaw