Akito appoint brand ambassador

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Ashley Thomson has joined the Akito scissors as UK ambassador to assist in the creative direction of the brand.

 Ashley's story is unique and inspiring: Born with one hand, at the age of 12 his Nan bought him a Vidal Sassoon step-by-step guide to cutting hair from a car boot sale, and his dream to become a hairdresser began.

Due to Ashley's disability, training was very different due to no one being able to demonstrate a technique suitable for him, and so the very determined and talented Ashley has developed his own unique methods and style of hairdressing. 

Now 30, Ashley has fully perfected the art and is fulfilling his dream being a session hairdresser on magazine shoots. 

 "We are very honoured to have Ashley joining our team; he is an inspiration, not only in the world of hairdressing," says John Allen, director of Akito scissors.

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