News added 01/03/18: It’s International Women’s Day on March 8th and to celebrate, we’re sharing a few conversation starters: A recent survey (conducted by British Barbers Association and The Bluebeards Revenge male grooming brand), found more women are entering competitions – 23% of entries to the prestigious Britain’s Best Shave barber competition were female, 18% of entries for the British Barber of the Year 2018 competition are women. Encouraging! We recall the American Crew All Star challenge won by the UK’s Sandra Perovic in 2016, and note that Welsh barber Sophie Collins [pictured left] reached the final of Barber UK last year. Ladies, you rock!
Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, said he was delighted with the findings, adding it showed how far the industry had come over the last five years. He explained: “Making an impact on the barbering world has hasn’t always been easy for women. I even remember the days when men would refuse to sit in the barber chair because she was a woman. The industry has grown up since then and it’s great to see so many female barbers entering this year’s Britain’s Best Shave competition.”
- The winner of the competition will land the coveted title of Britain’s Best Wet Shaving Barber for 2018, walking away with £500 worth of The Bluebeards Revenge grooming products and merchandise. Watch out for results here!
News added 12/01/17: New Year and new moves for some. We love this happy picture of British Master Barber Lynddy Rolfe who has been announced as the latest addition to the International Education team at Andis. Congratulations – fab to see the ladies thriving in the barbering industry!
News added 12/01/17: What makes a man an authority in men’s grooming? Try this CV for size: Vaughn Accord is the son of a barber, has cut hair since 1976, worked on shoots with Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts and Robert Maxwell, and clients include Alpha males Bruce Springsteen, Richard Gere, Tom Brady, Al Pacino and Ashton Kutcher. Phew! His range V76 by Vaughn covers skincare to haircare, and is coming to the UK this month. The key points of note are impressive: packed with vitamins and minerals; petroleum-free; sulfate-free (SLS-SLES); mineral oil-free; paraben-free ; gluten-free ; vegan or vegetarian; and importantly, cruelty-free. For more information, call: +44 (0)1442 248 104.
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