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Wahl announces the new Barber of the Year

The Wahl British Barber of the Year is a chance to compete for the prize every barber craves the most. Demonstrate your technical ability, visionary flair, unique skills and you could be crowned Wahl’s British Barber of the Year. 2016 saw the first female winner, Andrea Raymond. The judges were so impressed that they presented her with a contract and a place on the Wahl Artistic Team. The standard continues to improve and last year the competition was fiercer than ever, so we’re already excited to see the submissions for 2019! Simon Shaw, Wahl Global Artistic Director says, “Wahl’s British Barber of the Year and Barbershop of the Year have become two of the most sought-after titles. Last year’s winner became a full Artistic Team member and is now travelling the globe. It just goes to show the doors that this can open.” This year’s winner was James Beaumont, a Keune ambassador and global educator and winner of the Male Fashion Collection category of the NHF 2017 Men’s Photographic Stylist of the Year. Speaking about James, Simon said: “The competition this year was amazing. The talent on show was the best I have seen, which made the way James won an even bigger achievement. “There was no question about who the winner would be. He raised the bar with his skills, presentation and technique. He is a worthy winner and has a great future in store. I am looking forward to working with him.”