Barber thrilled to land glo­be­trot­ting role

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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

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