Tributes to colleague, barbering legend and friend Sam Wall

Published 29th Oct 2020 by Charlotte Grant-West
Tributes to colleague, barbering legend and friend Sam Wall We're sad to report that Sam Wall is no longer with us. In his 32 years Sam brought talent and joy to the barbering and hair industries. He was a true creative, a real grafter and he will be remembered for his fantastic smile and spirit. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

We asked the industry to share their memories and good times spent with Sam Wall.

We will be updating this story with tributes as we receive them.

"There are too many memories to share, but I was thereto celebrate when he won the American Crew challenge. We spoke often, he was a true legend and inspirational barber and hairdresser, loved by all."
Lesley Morgan-Macbain

"Sam was, and will continue to be, everything the industry wanted and needed. A young person so passionate about sharing knowledge and love. He took pride in helping people become the best they could be, and was brave enough to lead the way and show others that they could do the same. Sam Wall is an inspiration."
Wez Jones

"Sam was a brother. This has left such a massive hole in our hearts and in our lives. He was one of the finest barbers and humans I have know. The world lost a truly beautiful human and the industry lost a legend."
Matty Conrad

"A real good old fashioned gentleman. Always had time for everyone. Never said a bad word about anyone and let his talent do the talking. A top bloke that will be missed in the barbering world by everyone. RIP Sam Wall."
Mike Taylor

"A true gentleman, he will be missed."
Hannah McKnight

"Sam really was such a lovely, inspirational hair artist and photographer. A genuine man who always had time for everyone."
Natalie Cresswell

"I may not have known Sam as well as some, however our few interactions were always filled with energy, fun and professionalism. He left a lasting impression from my first encounter with him. RIP."
Sam Campagna

"I never met Sam personally or had time to chat with him, I only saw him in passing. I just wanted to send all the love to his family and friends. Too many individuals gone far too soon."
Paul Hewitt

"He's an absolute legend and will be sadly missed. Heroes never die. Sam, God bless you"
James Kirton

"I’m still in shock...he was one the best of us. A good good man and one that will be sorely missed. RIP Sam"
Luke James Dolan

"I didn't know Sam that well but every time I saw him he was such a friendly, bubbly guy. A huge inspiration to the industry and a massive loss."
Jake Lansley
Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 29th Oct 2020

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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