Academy Director

Vin is an articulate and accomplished hairdresser with a wealth of experience in the industry and owner of Crooked Gents Barbershop in the heart of Leicester City.

 He has been a hairdresser for over 15 years and has been teaching hairdressing for over five years, and combined, he has developed his own creative flair for teaching the craft.


Having gained excellent knowledge and skills in all areas of hairdressing and barbering, he has successfully trained and developed young students in qualifying in all aspects of both.

Currently also a Barbering Educator at Leicester College, Vin has the expertise to deliver training with passion, energy and technical excellence to inspire individuals to gain commercial skills and confidence to take back into the workplace.


" I love what I do for work - when clients sit on my chair, I know they will leave my salon feeling and looking a whole lot better than when they first arrived. Therefore, it's only natural that teaching in the industry has become my life-long passion. It's an amazing thing to be able to transfer your knowledge and skills on to somebody else, for that person to then master the craft and make so many other people look and feel great. Men's Hairdressing is everchanging - you never stop learning and that's what makes it one of the most exciting professions of this era!" - Vin