Christian Wiles the NHF's first ever Male Grooming and Barbering Ambassador.
In 2018, Christian Wiles was announced as the NHF's first ever Male Grooming and Barbering Ambassador.
Christian Wiles runs Christian Wiles Hairdressing in Northampton, which includes a traditional gentleman's grooming business as well as a hairdressing business. He has just won the British Hairdressing Business Award for Male Grooming Salon of the Year. Read our Q&A with Christian here.
Business Awards Judging
Christian kick started his ambassador journey early by judging the NHF Business Awards in August. After winning the BHA Male Grooming Salon of the Year Christian certainly knows a bit about entering awards.
Christian will be attending the awards in November to see the winners revealed.
An image from Christian's collection 'Monochramatic' featured on the front cover of the November/December issue. Christian explains 'I took inspiration from photographers of yesteryear and, using texture and depth, I injected a feel of reality to the image to intensify, modernise and enhance the look.'
Christian was featured within salonfocus alongside the other ambassadors sharing his top tips and why being an NHF Member has benefited his business over the years. You can read the November/December issue of salonfocus here.
Christian attended the NHF's second Business Awards in November where he shared why he was excited to be the NHF's first ever Male Grooming and Barbering Ambassador.
Find out more about the NHF Business Awards here.
Pro Hair Live
After Christian appeared on the men's stage at Pro Hair Live, he visited the NHF stand. He met with NHF Members who had questions for Christian on the steps he has taken to build his successful business.
Christian appeared in the new look Spring issues of salonfocus where he shared his advice on how to make the summer months a lucrative time for salons and barbershops. This issues also included tips from Christian about how salon and barbershop business owners can maximise the boom of male grooming.
Q&A with Christian Wiles
Q: Who inspires you most in the male grooming and barbering industry?
A: Eugine Soloman is on another level. He’s one of the most creative people on the planet alongside Mark Hayes who is the most elegant, charming, articulate and awe-inspiring hairdresser.
Q: What motivates you to succeed?
A: With the right mental attitude and by surrounding myself with positive, like-minded individuals, I believe anything is possible!
Q: What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A: Trying to expand the business without blueprint policies in place was a big mistake and could have resulted in epic failure had I not identified it in time. Since this experience, I always remember to consider that if an offer sounds too good to be true, it normally is!
Q: How do you strive to achieve your business goals?
A: I visualise what the possibilities are and then how the process could work - making sure that I consider the obstacles that I may face along the way. I'm realistic and pragmatic in my approach and always give myself time to make important decisions. I then contemplate how I would feel when I achieve the result I'm looking for and how that success would help both me as an individual and the business. This process is my why and feeds my passion. I then put the strategies in place to achieve the goals.