Barber Mike Langford, known for dressing as Spider Man to cut the hair or children with complex needs has been nominated for a National Diversity Award.
The awards celebrate the achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, providing them with recognition for their dedication and hard work. Founded in 2012, the concept of the National Diversity Awards arose when Founder, Paul Sesay and his dedicated team identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.
Mike’s business has boomed since he founded it 2 years ago, and has grown from cutting hair at children’s homes to working in special educational needs schools across the north west. Says Mike:
“Supertrims autism and complex needs barber was set up to help children and adults who have autism and other complex needs get their hairs cut and maintenance good healthcare for their heads/hair. Since starting the business 2 years ago there has been over 2,000 successful appointments helping children who had gone years without a haircut or months of traumatic experience now overcome that fear and have stress-free cuts building up their confidence. We have had 30 children go from not having their hair cut to now sitting in a barber shop again enjoying lad and dad cuts again. We are lucky enough to go into a number of special educational needs school across the north west where we help a number of children get their hairs cut within the premises. I personally feel that everyone deserves the chance of having their hair cut and try the most unorthodox approach to succeed with every client. “
Mike is up for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award, with the awards to be presented at an awards evening at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in September.
Mike, who now cuts the hair of 200-400 clients a month says he is “highly honoured” to be nominated for the prestigious awards. ” I do what I do because its making a difference to so many peoples’ lives but the fact someone has nominated me feels amazing. I dont do what I do for awards, its taking a trade I learned and using it to do some good but again feels nice that so many people (540) have voted and wrote some truly heart felt comments.”
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3 Replies to “Superhero Chester Barber up for National Diversity Award”
Voted! What an inspirational person. Well done!
Loads of patience and dedicated to his job x
Absolutely brilliant mike so happy for you