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Wahl Barber of the Year 2023 Applications are Open

Calling all barbers! Do you want to level up your career? It’s time to prove it as entries are now open:

The renowned Wahl British Barber of the Year competition is also coming to Barber Connect for the first time ever!

Now is your chance to celebrate your skills and show the industry how you deserve a place among the UK’s most talented barbers. This acclaimed competition gives you the chance to showcase your talents, receive recognition from industry experts, and become an ambassador for quality barbering in the UK. 

Not only will you get to lift the prestigious Wahl British Barber of the Year trophy, but you will also:

  • Be fully kitted out with a prize bundle of Wahl tools worth over £1,000
  • Get a year of free mentoring from our very own Wahl Global Artistic Director, Simon Shaw and his team.
  • Get the chance to join us on stage at shows throughout the year. 
  • Have the chance to land a lucrative spot on the Wahl Artistic Team

“Winning WAHL British Barber of the Year was the best thing to happen in my career for me personally,” says Carl Taylor, Wahl British Barber of the Year 2019. 

How To Enter 

To enter, you’ve just got to tell us why you believe you are worthy of the title Wahl British Barber of the Year. We want to hear how you plan to take the barbering world by storm, tell us about your ambitions for the future, as well as your most impressive achievements. You will need to submit up to three images showcasing your best work as a barber – make sure these are the best possible representation of your abilities. We want to be impressed!

The entry deadline is May 31st 2023, with 4 lucky finalists then battling it out in a LIVE Final on the Wahl stage at Barber Connect on Sunday 11th June 2023.

Wahl want to celebrate and recognise your hard work we see every day; one lucky person will be crowned Wahl British Barber of the Year 2023… will it be you? Enter the competition here: