THOSE WHO KNOW ME WELL WILL KNOW THAT THE SEA HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY NUMBER ONE PASSION, THE CAREER OF MY CHILDHOOD DREAMS.
Life, however, has its own way and as i grew up, i found myself spending more and more time at my mother’s hair salon. there, i got my first glimpse of hairdressing, yet it took me a two-year military service to realize that this was my true calling!
As soon as I left the Hellenic Army, I enrolled at Niki Lakka Hairdressing School and spent the next eight years working in all facets of hairdressing before making the decision, in 2004, to open my first ladies and gents hair salon in the neighborhood of Neo Faliro. At the same time, I continued to expand my skills and education through workshops (technique, management, marketing, service, psychology, etc.) organized by L’Oréal, Kerastase, Wella, etc. and courses by some true pioneers such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Llongueras, Bertram, etc.
“I ALWAYS DREAMED OF OPENING A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED MEN’S CARE SALON
FOR THE MODERN-DAY, EFFORTLESSLY COOL GENTLEMAN.”
Through traveling the world, from London, Milan, and Barcelona to Argentina, Vietnam, Japan, and Canada, I got to know myself and my craft better.
In 2012, having gained the knowledge and experience I needed, I decided with a group of three partners to open the first DON Barber & Groom, a modern barbershop in downtown Athens. Our goal was to create a relaxing, cool space exclusively for men, offering customers a holistic experience derived from the true knowledge of the barbering trade and love for men’s grooming.
In 2016, the needs of our growing and diverse clientele and our own non-negotiable principle of devoting, always and for everyone, the time required for a high-quality result, led us to the creation of a new, larger space. With an espresso bar, a retail space stocked with premium men’s grooming and lifestyle products, a barbershop, and two private treatment rooms, DON Barber & Groom aspires to become a cohesive men’s concept store, offering unique grooming and shopping experience for the modern, style-conscious man.