Antonio Camilleri

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Antonio Camilleri is a Maltese entrepreneur. Antonio started Antonio’s Barber Shop in 2015.[1]

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Antonio’s Barber Shop


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Antonio’s Barber Shop

Antonio started Antonio’s Barber Shop in 2015. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on Antonio’s Barber Shop?

My career has been a long road before I found success. Firstly I was a bar manager, then a soldier, then a bus driver, then a restaurant owner and chef. Finally, I decided to follow my grandfather's steps and become a barber. My grandfather was a barber on navy ships during WWI and WWII. I also worked in the UK for 5 years as a barber before opening in Malta.

The idea came about identifying a business opportunity and taking full advantage before the eventual competition, our success was the fact that we re-introduced old school barbering modernized and hip to cater for today’s gentlemen. In barbering, competition, when we started in Malta was non-existent. There were the typical hairdressers and 2 old school barbers which were unchanged since the ‘60s.

The idea was validated by my clients, one day a multi-millionaire came to get a haircut and I was discussing my concerns of growing and investing all my life savings into the business, his reply was “I just bought a company for 5 million euros over breakfast,” he just told me, “now is the time to invest and try creating something revolutionary.”

Source [1]



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