American Crew All-Star Challenge Finalists Announced!

Last Monday MB had the massive privilege to judge hundreds of entries for the American Crew All-Star Challenge competition. The Annual photographic competition asks barbers and stylists to share their vision of total look that best represents today’s American Crew customer. MB editor Rachel Gould has judged every year for the last four years and seen the quality and diversity of the entries increase every year. Rachel said “I always appreciate the work, thought, talent and vision in a photographic entry. It takes bravery to share your work, knowing that others are going to mark it. There was a huge change this year in the types of work being submitted and it was exciting. Longer lengths, un-blended napes, strong internal shapes and one or two gender neutral entries. I am grateful to every barber and stylist that shared their work and I would like to congratulate the twelve finalists.”

The UK & Ireland Final takes place in London on 16th March 2020.

FINALISTS: (in alphabetical order)



Aimee Mcpherson – Hidden Heights Creative Studio

Danilo Giangreco – Danilo Hair Boutique

Greg Bloor – The Barber Room

Joe Golden – Royston Blythe

Jack Mead – Jack & the Wolfe

Kieran Evans – Jacks of London


Barry Kieran – Signature Hair

Barry Kieran – Signature Hair

Barry Kieran – Signature Hair

Ciara Madden – Marks barbers

Robert Donoghue – Style Club

Stephen Fenton – Fentons Blackwater Barbering



To enter, stylists & barbers had to cut and style a male model using American Crew products and take two black and white pictures of the model from chest-level and above (one face-on, one side profile) in front of a blank background, with no props visible. The cut. The model. The photograph. Brought together to create the ultimate interpretation of the American Crew man.


After the UK and Ireland winners are announced, the winners go through to the international stage of the competition where the Global Committee will name the five All-Star Challenge 2020 winners from across the globe.   These five global winners will win $5,000, and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to participate an editorial photo shoot alongside American Crew Founder, and renowned photographer, David Raccuglia.