Jeff Jowett

Certificate III Barbering Trainer

Demi International Brisbane

Jeff Jowett is a skilled barber with a career spanning over four decades, starting as an apprentice in 1983 and now serving at Houston & Co Barber Shop. Specialising in short clipper work, flat tops, and fades, Jeff combines his hands-on industry experience with a commitment to continuous learning, embodying the evolving nature of the hairdressing industry.

Get to know Jeff

So, besides Demi, where else are you working? And how long have you been there?

I have been at Houston & Co Barber Shop for 18 months.

When did your hairdressing career begin? What was your first role? What other roles have you had?

My career began in 1983 as an apprentice barber in Ipswich. I am also a landscaper by trade.

What did you study to launch your career? Where did you study?

Study was undertaken at TAFE QLD at Kangaroo Point.

What are your particular areas of expertise?

Short clipper work. Flat Tops, fades etc

How do you think the industry will change in the next 10 years?

Technology will be better. Fashions are always changing. More cordless tools. Clippers, blow dryers etc

What are common questions prospective students always want to know before studying hairdressing?

Prospective students ask me about the cost, length, and time commitment of the course, as well as when they will start cutting hair and how studying compares to a traditional apprenticeship.

What advice would you give to someone who is interested in a career in your industry?

I would suggest that they complete at least a Cert 3. In addition to that, they should remain humble and be willing to learn continuously.

What do you love about teaching hair?

The satisfaction of seeing someone progress from having no skills to being proficient.

Why do you believe students are better placed studying hairdressing at Demi vs the competition?

Demi has teachers who actually have the students’ best interests at heart.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

I was given the opportunity to perform a demonstration on stage at the Barber Expo.

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