After a careful judging process, the finalists for Raw Talent 2023, in association with Mike Taylor Education, have now been selected.
For the first time, the final round of the Raw Talent Barbering competition will be held live at Salon International, across Sunday 15-Monday 16 October at ExCeL London.
Entries were split into three categories: Student, Graduate and Post Graduate. In Round One, all entrants submitted an image of their best work, and in Round 2 the judges’ picks will recreate their work live on stage. To see the finalists in action, you can book your tickets to Salon International here.
Thank you to all those who took the time to enter, and congratulations to our finalists. We can’t wait to see you at Salon International!
The finalists for 2023 are…
Adam Griffiths, Bolton College
Lee Meacock, Hairs Solo
Bear Mitchell, Barbering School of Wales
Harry Nunn, Francesco Group
Ben Pearcey, Milton Keynes College
Jai-li Rayneau, Milton Keynes College
Sam Compton, Quarter Barbers
Auburne Enkel, Mr Barbers
Jason O Connor, Jason O Connor Hair
Connor Tookey, Taylor Male Image
Alfie Thornton, Baldys Barbers
Fharen Asbury, Nu Era Barbers
Ryan Benfold, Apothecary 87
Curtis Burke, Taylor Male Image
Ryan Evans, Goose The Barber
Sam Minns, Gould Barbers
Raidon Rattigan-Khan, Mancave Putney
To check out what else will be happening at Salon International, why not have a peak at the Modern Barber stage line up here?