I became a barber to encompass all my interests, those being music, fashion and design.
Hey, I'm Sam and I've been working at Murdock London since May 2012. Having started my barbering career in my hometown of Chelmsford, Essex I decided to take the plunge and move my career to London to enable me to encompass my interests of fashion, music and barbering into one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
For me, barbering isn't a job as such. It's a paid hobby which allows me to meet some fascinating clients, listen to the interesting things they've been up to and it's allowed me to visit new places too!
People everywhere always ask what I do for work and when they hear that I'm a barber here at Murdock London, they're instantly asking for hair advice or inspiration for a new style. Since Murdock records began, I've performed nearly 7000 haircuts and 4000 beard trims! For me, a haircut is a statement of confidence and will allow the client to feel their best whether it's for a business meeting, a wedding or a night out with their friends.
Having worked at nearly all of the Murdock London locations, I've been lucky enough to discover new and exciting places in the city like innovative pop-up stores, great local pubs and amazing restaurants. I've turned into a barber / local tour guide!
My Murdock career in numbers:
2 of each Murdock candles have been used at home! Patchouli is still my favourite.
7 bottles of Murdock Patchouli cologne have been bought and finished by me alone. Everyone has
to have a signature scent after all.
2 barber themed tattoos, these being a cut-throat on my elbow and an old school barber on the
top left of my arm.
5 different pairs of Dr Martens have been worn in and worn through since I've started. Comfort and practicality are always needed when on your feet all day.
I've performed around 7000 haircuts and 4000 beard trims in my time here at Murdock (since
One trip to Paris to perform a pre-Paris Fashion Week for a long-time client and fashion blogger.
I'm averaging around 8000 steps a day when I'm at work. Who said us barbers just stand behind a chair all day?!
23 playlists created for use in the stores since I began. Music is a key component to the vibes here at Murdock London!