Meet the world’s toughest hairdresser: A Mr Universe competitor with a 58 inch chest

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PIC BY MERCURY PRESS - (PICTURED: SIMON HOLDING HAIR PRODCUTS) A 17-stone hairdresser with a monstrous 58 inch chest splits his time between working in a salon and bodybuilding.Burly Simon Ackroyd, 45, pumps heavy weights in the gym five times a week for two hours a day and competed in the Mr Universe competition, famously won by Arnold Schwarzenegger, this year.Simon, who is on a whopping 6,000 calories-a-day diet, has been cutting hair for 30 years and bodybuilding for 18 years.Father-of-four Simon, from Cheadle, Cheshire, who has a 58 inch chest, 21 inch biceps and 29 inch thighs,...SEE MERCURY COPY (Picture: Mercury Press)

We’ve all been guilty of telling a little white lie at the hairdressers.

‘No, no honestly I love it’ we proclaim, staring down in silent horror at the massacre of once-beautiful hair littering the floor.

But if you saw body building hairdresser Simon Ackroyd at work in his Cheshire salon, you most certainly wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of him.

Burly Simon Ackroyd, 45, pumps heavy weights in the gym five times a week for two hours a day and has competed in the Mr Universe competition, famously won by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But father-of-four Simon, who has a 58 inch chest, 21 inch biceps and 29 inch thighs, said: ‘I don’t see myself as everyone else sees me. I just think of myself as bigger than the average bloke.

PIC BY MERCURY PRESS - (PICTURED: SIMON CUTTING A CLIENTS HAIR) A 17-stone hairdresser with a monstrous 58 inch chest splits his time between working in a salon and bodybuilding.Burly Simon Ackroyd, 45, pumps heavy weights in the gym five times a week for two hours a day and competed in the Mr Universe competition, famously won by Arnold Schwarzenegger, this year.Simon, who is on a whopping 6,000 calories-a-day diet, has been cutting hair for 30 years and bodybuilding for 18 years.Father-of-four Simon, from Cheadle, Cheshire, who has a 58 inch chest, 21 inch biceps and 29 inch thighs,...SEE MERCURY COPY (Picture: Mercury press)

‘Some people judge me as some kind of monster, but when they talk…

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