OSMO has appointed its latest Brand Ambassador; Brodie Raeside. His passion for barbering began only 4 years ago and he recently opened his own shop Heavy Hands, in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Having initially worked in a guitar shop, Brodie Raeside was looking for a career that would both challenge and excite him. He booked himself onto a 5-day barbering course with renowned barber, Sid Sottung, and never looked back. With the barbering bug firmly in place, Brodie undertook unpaid shadowing work at a local barber shop for 5 months to further develop his confidence and skills
During his training, Brodie started attending courses with the British Barber Bash team. He then put himself forward for demonstration opportunities at their live events. It was through this relationship that Brodie was introduced to the OSMO brand. “I knew I needed to go all in with barbering once I’d started to invest in my education,” he explains.
“It was a natural progression to go for this new career that really had me hooked. I was attending courses and exhibitions, OSMO was always there supporting barbers and giving out these great products. I started to buy them for my own kit bag; then when I opened my own shop in April 2021 – yep, just after lockdown! – it was a natural progression to take on the product range. There’s so much choice for me as a barber and my customers like that. There’s a wide selection of products, they can use at home too. This is an exciting time; my shop is taking off and now this amazing role with OSMO. 2022 is going to be a great year!”
“Brodie has a natural flair for barbering and his uniquely talented styling techniques really stood out to us, along with his ability for live education,” concludes OSMO Senior Brand Manager, Sinéad McLaughlin. “It’s been a natural step to work even closer with Brodie and we know he’s going to bring lots of energy and creativity to the OSMO Family. We’re keen to see where 2022 takes us all.”