Martin began his journey as a hairdresser in 2006 when he completed his training course. He joined a hairdresser on the outskirts of Prague. There he met colleagues who were trainers. Being amongst this group of trainers gave him great happiness, he learned so much working by their side. A breakthrough moment occurred when Martin met Robert Stary during a training event with members of the European Union. Robert was an excellent inspiration, colleague, and mentor for eight years. During this period, Martin traveled the world gathering experience at the world famous London Academy Vidal Sassoon and in the surrounding salons. For a few months he worked in restaurants as a waiter to earn a living. He always looked at everything as an experience that would develop him. He spent a year in Valencia at Toni & Guy’s where he graduated in styling and basic techniques for colorists, both under the guidance of two amazing hairdressers, Amparo Carratala and José Boix. Martin was very lucky as he also managed to work in a salon on the Japanese island of Shikoku, where he worked for two months alongside Japanese hairdressers and learned about both their culture and their style of work.
Today, he happily owns & runs the salon in Prague’s Vinohrady, learning and developing both his business and his personal skills. Martin likes to meet new people, travel, inspire, and create space for the realization of his colleagues and artists from other fields. He likes to connect and support people on their path to happiness.
The name Hairmates came to Martin in 2017. At that time, he was happily employed in the Robert Stary Salon. It took almost a year for Martin to find the right location for his salon. It took months to figure out what made Hairmates unique and gave it it’s own special identity.