Barbers

The heart of MacLaren Barbers lies in the second part of the name. Our barbers are hand picked, not only for their ability to give you a great look, but to make your time at the shop an experience.

Ethan

JUNIOR BARBER

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. A fox. Without hesitation.

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. Tea. I greatly enjoy good coffee, but caffeine doesn’t do as much for me as I’d hope. I’ve found myself defaulting to drinking tea more often in order to clear my voice or while relaxing at home with friends. I guess it’s more practical and casual for me.

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. Just English, but I am working on learning Swedish!

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. 1. Music, and anything that has to do with it: playing, listening, writing, collecting records, seeing gigs.
2. raveling / exploring new places,  adventuring.
3. Eating good food and laughing with good people.
4. Photography / videography
5. Hiking or generally being outdoors whenever the opportunity comes 

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Foilers would be my favorite tool, the result of seeing the skin so clean afterwords will never not be satisfying. Favorite technique is scissor over comb, it’s fun to fine tune and perfect those little details.

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. “Girl you’re thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.”

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. I like to think deep down I could, but I think I would be lying to myself. Breaking the habit of how much I pick up my phone daily would be tough. Where would I be without google?

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. My mom is a hairdresser, so I was always around her shop growing up, but didn’t get really interested until I was older. Looking down the line at my life I didn’t want to work a job where I just wanted the hours to pass by. I’m a person who always needs to learn something new or I feel stuck. I know barbering is the perfect way to express my creativity in new ways daily and is a lifetime of working towards improvement and learning new techniques, etc… I love people, and getting to make them look great is pretty cool. Just meeting plenty of new people and having the ability to take my trade anywhere I go excites me

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Robin

BARBER

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. I already have the best dog in the world, I wouldn’t trade her for anything!

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. 50/50, coffee during the day, tea in the evening.

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. Swedish, English, Spanish

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Guitar, drums, photography, skateboarding, mosh pits.

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Clipper over comb!

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. Probably not. I could live without social media, but please let me keep Spotify and Netflix!

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk past you again?

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. I wanted to do something where I could be creative and meet people, being a barber combines those perfectly!

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Alex

BARBER

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. I would definitely have a lion!

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. I like both, but if I had to choose I would drink tea. So many different flavours and interesting combinations to it.

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. English, Swedish and some Italian

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Music, I play the guitar, sing and write music. The gym, boxing, skateboarding and biking

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. My favourite technique is shear over comb.

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. I would love to live whiteout the internet if everyone else did the same.

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. Barbering fulfills my life. It’s a very practical, social and creative job. You see the results straight away. I wasn’t always that good at socialising but barbering helped me a lot. It also helped me to realise that we all have the same struggles in life! Cheers to all of my clients out there! <3

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Robar

BARBER

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. Dog

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. Coffee, what’s not to love!

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. Swedish, English, Kurdish

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Exercise, cooking, music, traveling & adventures of any kind.

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Feather Straight Razor

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. Absolutely, but it’s much easier with internet.

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. I don’t get picked up.. sorry

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. Because barbering gives you the opportunity to meet with all kind of people at all kind of places, and you get to be creative. You got the whole globe as your office, how amazing isn’t that?!

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Vitaly

Barber

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. I’d have penguin of course!

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. Since I moved to Sweden, I’ve become a coffee guy (thanks Oskar), only 1 cup per day though! I like the strong taste of it!

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. Russian, English, Polish

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Street-fashion, Sneakers, Traveling, Basketball, Film

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Skinfade in different variations, texture and clean sections

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. I could easily live without internet!

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk past you again?

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. Barbering is a culture and a craft! I love to bring people good vibes, and see them happy!

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Dori

Barber

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. Dogs are the best because, unlike people (and most cats), they love you unconditionally.

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. Coffee is giving me the morning kick I need to start my day. Coffee is essential!

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. English, Arabic, learning Swedish 😊

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Fishing, hiking, electronics, cooking, and baking

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Clipper over Comb Haircutting Technique

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. OMG 😱If you would asked me in the 90s I would ask you what is it, but now I can hardly imagine my life without internet.

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. Stop staring at me. I might get pregnant!

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. The most enjoyable reason to be a barber is to help men to look and feel their best! Barbering allows me to show my artistic side, to be creative and innovative. Very few jobs offer the opportunity to meet and interact with such a variety of people.

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Sam

Barber

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. Realistically? I want a Scottish deerhound x Russian borzoi and a sphinx cat. Any animal? A melanistic (all black)  tiger or wolf, but I feel like I’d want it more as a friend than a pet. Or do dragons count?

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. Coffee if there is chocolate involved.

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. Only English 🙁

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. Cars/ driving, Piano/ singing, Photography, Ballet/ rock climbing, Fashion

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. Conversation 😉

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. Hmm, I could live without social media definitely. But I use the internet for a LOT of research. I mean, I wouldn’t just die if I lost it but It would be a bother.

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
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Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. Definitely the idea of having a skill that is universal. Being able to travel anywhere and having a means of surviving.

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Liam

Barber

Q. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you have?
A. English Staffordshire Bullterrier

Q. Coffee or Tea? Why?
A. It should be tea because I’m British, but surprisingly I usually opt for coffee.

Q. Languages you’re fluent in:
A. English, Swedish

Q. Top 5 Interests or Hobbies:
A. 1. Cycling
2. Photography
3. Hiking
4. Running
5. Playing Guitar

Q. Favourite barbering tool or technique:
A. The firm handshake is underrated. 

Q. Worst pickup line you’ve ever heard:
A. “We should rearrange the alphabet to put U and I together.”

Q. Could you live without the internet?
A. I think I’m one of the few people in Stockholm that could live w/o the internet.

Q. We live in an age where we can pick any almost career we want, what got you into Barbering?
A. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories and the energy that gives me. Aside from that it’s a craft that’s ever evolving.

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