Did you know that entries for the Modern Barber Awards 2023 – sponsored by Captain Fawcett, Vagaro, NHBF, Andis, Denman and STMNT – are now open? There are so many positive reasons to enter – but don’t just take our word for it. Here are five reasons on why you should enter the Modern Barber Awards 2023, from former Modern Barber Award winners.
1. Boost Pride and Confidence
Natalie Cresswell, Director of Cresswell Barber Co, winners of Best Team in 2022, explained: “The reason that I’ve always entered the Modern Barber Awards is to give my team and my clients a sense of pride when it comes to my brand, Cresswell Barber Co. I want my team to have a workplace they can feel proud of working and my clients to enjoy supporting us each time they visit. The boost in morale across my team when we won ‘Best Team 2022’ was a feeling like no other. The confidence shone and it was something of an achievement for not only them, but for me, as an owner.”
2. Gain Credibility
Stuart Wharry, winner of Best Photographic Entry in 2022, shared: “In an ever-evolving and growing industry, along with changing times, barbering has never been as important to the modern day man. Industry pressures, along with the vast amount of competition, can make it difficult to gain recognition and credibility for your contribution and successes within the industry. The Modern Barber Awards gives barbers a fantastic platform to shout about our successes and to gain extra credibility, acknowledgment and appreciation for all aspects of modern barbering, creatively and commercially.”
3. Earn Recognition
Allington Sirak Kebede, from Ruffians, winner of Best Apprentice in 2022, said: “For me, the main reason you should enter the Modern Barber Awards 2023 is simple; if you believe you’re the best you need to go out there and prove it. Innovation, creativity and advancement in your craft are fuelled by competition. It is essential to compete at the highest levels if you want to be recognised in this talent-packed field.”
4. Test Yourself
Ken Hermes, winner of The Community Hero Award in 2022, shared: “A big reason that barbers should enter the Modern Barber Awards is that it provides a brilliant opportunity to test your strength in a particular aspect of barbering and business – plus it’s such a fun night!”
5. Networking Opportunities
Sian Jones, Editor of Modern Barber, adds: “The Modern Barber awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the talent and creativity in our incredible industry, not only that, but it also gives barbers a chance to reflect on their successes and achievements too. Just being nominated is a huge endorsement and something to be proud of. The awards are also a fantastic networking opportunity, where ideas come together, and personally, I love the chance to meet everyone face-to-face, and hear their stories and plans for the future.”
Still not convinced? Here’s how winning a Modern Barber Award can boost your career.