Professional colour house, OSMO is delighted to announce the appointment of its latest Brand Ambassador, Ollie Foster.
An expert in barbering and education, Ollie is the co-owner of two branches of modern barbershop, ‘Number 47 Barbers’ in Chester alongside his mum, Lynne Foster. OSMO has been Ollie’s go-to brand since he started his career in 2013 and he has enjoyed a close working relationship with them since thanks to his involvement with The Great British Barber Bash for whom OSMO are key sponsors.
Alongside regularly cutting hair in the shops with his 10 strong team, Ollie regularly cuts the hair for bands and musicians backstage at Creamfields and is now the Lead Educator for The Great British Barber Bash’s live events and Hot Training Workshops, delivering barbering education across the UK and Europe.
“With my mum having over 30 years barbering experience, I was always aware of the industry, but it was never my first career choice. I was a PE Teacher at a primary school to begin with and also played in a band that was signed by Warner Brothers. Things changed when I went along to a professional hair exhibition with my mum one day, I witnessed a whole new side to the hair world and immediately wanted to be a part of it. I trained as a hairdresser initially, but the pull was for barbering was too strong. I was juggling my teaching, music and hair for a while but then started doing training courses with The Great British Barber Bash and began attending their shows and realised that barbering was my passion. I’ve not looked back since!”
Ollie excels in intricate sectioning, precision work, sharp fading and anything that really hones in on his skills within men’s hair. His passion for education sees him travel the UK throughout the year sharing his expertise and passion with his peers.
“I’ve used OSMO products throughout my career. I just love their products and working with them as a company. The products are just so versatile and the results they deliver are always great, which is vital when your teaching new styles and techniques. My go-to products are OSMO Matt Salt Spray, Matte Clay Extreme and Power Powder – they just make my life much easier when cutting and styling hair are are adaptable to so many different styles. This role is a natural progression to the work I’ve been doing with OSMO at The Great British Barber Bash events and I’m excited to see where this next direction takes us,” explains Ollie.
“This is a really exciting time for the OSMO family; we’ve had a long-standing relationship with Ollie and this next step will see us progressing our education portfolio to a new generation of barbers. Ollie is so passionate about our industry and is a great educator and promoter of our products, so it was a natural step for us to bring him on board. We’re excited to see what we can do together.” OSMO Brand Manager, Sinéad McLaughlin concludes.