From Manes to Men: Creativity Unleashed

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From Manes to Men: Creativity Unleashed

Sunday June 30, 2024 | 9.15am – 10.15am
Room C2.6

Expand your creative options and the scope of your go-to set of tools and explore the world of single-blade cutting with Heiniger’s Swiss-designed and made cutting system, the Intergalactic Collection clipper range.

Heiniger clipper blades are not just accurate but digitally precise to the nano-millimetre. Powered by advanced electric motor technology, these machines are a testament to the Swiss commitment to precision and quality for which they are renowned.

Join Heiniger Global Creative Director Rex Silver, current Australian Modern Barber of the Year – Matt Clarke and Tarik Jasarevic of the award-winning Mr T Salon as they share clipper-cutting methods and techniques that you can adopt and use on the floor to thrill your clients. At the same time, you will be feeding your inner creative soul!! The team will be covering softer fades, edgy, confident short-textured looks, long shags, bouncy curls, a classic men’s look and even a modern beard… Be inspired.

Meet Your Educators

Rex Silver | @rex.a.c.silver

With a career spanning nearly four decades, Rex Silver has worked in most areas of the hair business and excelled, from freelance editorial, film and TV work to owning award-winning salons and barber shops. Ten years ago, he transitioned to barbering full-time, becoming a leading figure in the Australian industry. As the former editor of Australian barbershop magazine and a regular international judge, Rex’s expertise is widely recognised. He was approached by Heiniger to help launch them in the hair and barber market, a role that evolved into his current position as global creative director for the Swiss-based company.

Matt Clarke | @the_sophisticated_scumbag

2023 AMBA Australian Modern Barber of the Year and Co-owner of the Multi-Award-Winning Esquire Male Grooming Salon in Milton, Brisbane.

With a global perspective, Matt Clarke has honed his skills in various countries, such as the UK, Europe, and Canada, enriching his understanding of the barbering industry.

Matt works with the international brands American Crew and Heiniger.
A fully qualified chef with a film and TV writing degree, Matt finally found his creative, happy place in barbering eleven years ago. He has since risen as one of our industry’s driving forces and visionaries.

Tarik Yašarevic | @tarikjasarevic_mrtsalon

Matrix Artist Australia & Owner/Creative Director of MR.T SALON Melbourne.

Tarik Jašarević is a nationally award-winning hair stylist known for blending hair, art, fashion, and professional service. Dedicated to personalised client care, his artistic and edgy style has earned widespread recognition. As a MATRIX Artist/Facilitator, Tarik has showcased his talents in shows across Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, collaborating with top hairdressers and earning international publications. He is one of Melbourne’s leading hairstylists with extensive training in Europe, the USA, and Australia. This year marks a peak in his creative journey as Tarik aims to become an internationally awarded stylist.


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