It fills me with great pride to say that my new ‘Scouse Superhero Scandal Series’ of Liverpool-themed superhero artwork now adorns the walls of a very well-known and well-respected local business – The Directors Cut!
They are an award winning traditional barber shop with a modern twist, located in the heart of Aigburth Vale in Liverpool (just a stones throw from Jericho Lane and 5 minutes away from my home studio in Sefton Park). I’ve been going to The Directors Cut to get my head shaved/styled for a couple of years now and, despite me being follically challenged, they work their magic and I always come out looking ten years younger! 😉
I’m now also advertising in the shop on the big screen…
The Directors Cut specialise in both traditional and modern haircuts for men as well as offering advanced beard grooming services. They have been open for 5 and a half years now and have gone from owner Dom being a one-man-band to a trio, with the addition of Nathan (his right-hand-man/Assistant Manager who Dom trained from scratch as a young man straight out of school) and the latest addition, Amy, who has transferred across from the hairdressing world to barbering, with the guidance and mentoring of both Dom and Nathan.
As I said before, I used to shave my own head but that all changed after I had been jogging on a different route than normal one day which fatefully took me past The Directors Cut – I couldn’t help but be fascinated by their sign – similar to ‘The Godfather’, one of my all time favourite movies!
I have since asked Dom about the whole theme of The Directors Cut and he said this:
“It all comes from my love of movies. It’s a play on words and works on different levels:
The ‘Directors Cut’ being a version of a movie as the Director intended it to be seen without being cut to meet content, time or age certification criteria. So my clients will be seen how I want them to be seen – looking their best!
Also, I’m the director of the company so getting your haircut by the director, me, you are getting The Director’s Cut!”
Considering ‘I Con Art’ is also a play on words relating to my subject matter (icons/iconic scenes) and the fact I have no art training or qualifications (I’m a con artist?), it now seems I have something else in common with The Directors Cut besides movie-appreciation. It’s an absolute pleasure to be associated with such a high-class business and such genuine people – find more info about The Directors Cut at http://www.thedirectorscutl17.co.uk