Luigi puts Galashiels on barbers’ atlas

Luigi Caterino in his barber shop in Galashiels after winning a prize belt at a recent competition of shaving barbers.
Luigi Caterino in his barber shop in Galashiels after winning a prize belt at a recent competition of shaving barbers.

Over the past couple of years, Luigi Caterino, of the Italian Job barbershop in Galashiels, has ruled in Scotland and beat all-comers in a Great Britain contest ... and now he is taking over the world.

The incredibly passionate Neapolitan snipper has been invited to headline the first meeting of the United Barbers Show, Cosmoprof 2017, in Bologna, Italy, on March 19 and 20.

Luigi told The Southern Reporter: “I am absolutely thrilled”

“This is a very big show in Italy and to represent Galashiels, Scotland and the UK is a huge honour and a massive opportunity for me.”

Billed as the first world meeting of barbers, and one of the most important gatherings in the history of the industry, more than 10,000 barbers from around the world willbe in attendance.

Luigi, after his win in the Best British Barber award, and his role as educator in the Great British Barbering Academy, has been asked to appear on stage alongside such legendary barbers as Robert Lagerman of New York and Hiro, of The Barbary in Milan.