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Judges

If you want to be crowned this year's Barber Of The Year, you're going to have to impress our star-studded judging panel! Here a bit more about them...

 
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BALDY

Andis International European Lead Educator

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As Andis International European Lead Educator, Baldy has a wealth of experience showcasing his skills to thousands of barbers around the world 🌎

 

BRANDI LASHAY

Babyliss Barberology Platform Educator

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Brandi LaShay a.k.a. “The Original Barber Doll”, Master Barber, Babyliss Barberology Platform Educator, Barbercon’s 2019 Best Female Barber of the Year, Owner and operator of The Barber Doll House LLC which is an Atlanta based grooming studio, is on the cutting edge of the barber & beauty industry. With 24 years of experience, Brandi LaShay offers education on HD hair design and placement techniques with a keen eye for symmetry.

 

TYRIK JACKSON

CEO Premier Barber Institute 

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Tyrik Jackson, is a multi-talented entrepreneur, a licensed international educator, he is the founder of the Premier Barber Institute which prepares students for a successful career as a licensed barber. Tyrik is the owner of Sharper Image Barbers in Lancaster, PA. He is renowned for his live Instagram vlogs every week, Tyrik Talks Tuesday - every day is a school day when you talk to Tyrik, he covers barbering business advice and demonstrates how to become successful and then stay successful in this industry.

 

SID SOTTUNG

Director @ Sid Sottung Academy

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Sid fell in love with barbering at age 14 working in a traditional Italian barbershop New York, USA. Eager to make his mark on the industry, Sid began a 14-year career with Vidal Sassoon by training in their Downtown New York salon.

 

He now was over 30 years worth of industry experience, opening his own academy in 2014 - The Sid Sottung Academy. Sid is also a Global Andis Educator!

SIMON MAY

Founder and Director @ Dapper Dan

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With over 20 years working within the industry, Simon is also the owner and founder of Dapper Dan - developing a premium range of styling products used and trusted by barbers around the world!

 

COLIN PETRIE

Founder of Hard Grind

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Colin Petrie opened the doors of Hard Grind back in November 2014 with a clear vision of building a multifunctional lifestyle store, offering cuts, clothing and coffee all under the same roof. Cutting alone in the newly regenerated city of Dundee in Scotland it has now grown into a multi award-winning brand with 5 stores, 2 warehouses and employing upwards of 25 staff

Hard Grind set out to bring a new feel to barbering while still encompassing the traditions of the industry. A true destination store filled with art, table football, games consoles, food and drink plus fully loaded bar, not to mention a selection of clothing from their own apparel line.

“My goal was always to create something truly special upheld by the highest standards of cuts and customer service. We have always been about much more than a hair cut. For us it’s about the full experience”