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Adam Sloan is the CEO of MHFed

The Men's Hairdressing federation ( Mhfed) is a not for profit organisation.They have online education mapped out to the current standards and their database reaches out to over 80,000 on social media.

Their mission statement is to bring professional standards and recognition for qualified talented Men's Hairdressing services. Lobbying the government in the UK to bring in professional standards in order to increase the industry reputation to ensure that all Men's hairdressers are recognised as a professional body. They headline at all major shows over the UK with their young Fed artistic team. They are currently on a tour of the UK training college lecturers to deliver the new standards in Barbering.

As the founder of Mhfed, Adam Sloan began his journey sweeping up in his dads Barbershop in Glasgow. This was in 1974. As a young man he undertook his City & Guilds in Hairdressing, then took his Advanced City & Guilds course and spent 10 years as a Manager at a salon before purchasing his own salon. He now owns two successful academy’s and five salons one of which specialises in all aspects of male grooming. He has worked as a session stylist, celebrity hairdresser, made globally distributed educational DVD'S, won regionally in the L'Oreal Colour Trophy, judges in major competitions, and is an author for City & Guilds in an industry standard Level 3 textbook. Adam has written the Level 2 and Level 3 Barbering standard logbooks for City and Guilds.

More recently he has written the new standards in Barbering leading to the EPA (End Point Assessment). With his wealth of experience he also sits on the Barber Council and is a committee member for Hairdressing and currently holds the Barbering Chair of the national advisory board for City & Guilds. MHFed have just toured Japan with Adam joining the Japanese advisory board we are currently taking our brand to Spain and Italy.

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