News added 10/04/18: The hotly contested final of American Crew’s UK + Ireland All Star Challenge took place on 12 March in Shoreditch, East London. Held in the uber-cool Bike Shed Motor Cycle Club, the guest-list read like a who’s who of men’s barbering and grooming. Nice! The atmosphere was electric as the finalists (whittled down from hundreds of entries) gathered on stage for their moment in the spotlight.
Surrounded by barbers, hairdressers, industry influencers and presented by the inimitable Chris Foster, American Crew celebrated all of our UK & Ireland finalists and announced both country winners with real style:
UK WINNER – SAM WALL – HIDDEN HEIGHTS CREATIVE STUDIO
Sam says: “This is my fourth year entering the competition and I have been committed to American Crew for the last seven years. I made the final last year and it really hurt not to win but I took feedback on board learnt from my experiences and everything in to this years entry. I couldn’t be prouder to be the UK winner. American Crew All Star Challenge is the Men’s competition to win.”
IRELAND WINNER – CHRIS O’RIORDAN – ST4MEN
Chris O’Riordan says: “I wasn’t expecting to win at all, to get this recognition from my fellow professionals is amazing. It’s my first time entering , I saw Ciaran O’Sullivan winning for Ireland last year and it inspired me. I am really interested in the photographic element of this competition and my look is an old time masculine look interpreting what American Crew is for the modern man. “
These two country winners now go on to the next round of selection where the 15 best images from across the globe are chosen to compete in the Global All Star Final held in Barcelona in June. We wish them the very best of luck…
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