Modern Barber Awards Entries Open

Are You Entering the Community Hero Award?

The deadline for entries to the Modern Barber Awards is getting closer, but you still have time — the closing date is 22 April.

One category that really challenges our judges is the Community Hero award, sponsored by Wahl. So many barbershops are incredibly proactive within their local communities in such a variety of ways, often providing a light in the darkness during difficult times — and we’ve certainly needed that light recently.

Last year’s judging panel couldn’t decide between two outstanding entrants, resulting in two winners – Tom Chapman and Damien Diablo and team 1981 Barbershop.

Damien Diablo says: “Winning the Community Hero Award was such a huge honour. Hearing the shop’s name announced was completely surreal. Being able to claim to be an ‘award winning barbershop’ gives an extra air of professionalism to everything that we do.”

To stand a chance of taking top honours or even a shortlisted place in this highly-contested category, you need to show us how your barbershop has genuinely gone above and beyond what is expected of a local business, supporting clients and the wider community.

Have you and your team worked solidly throughout the year to raise money for local causes? What have you and your team done to support the physical and mental wellbeing of clients? Have you made major changes to the way you run your business that have improved the environment for everyone?

Whatever heroic actions you and your business have taken, you need to shout about it. This is not the time to be shy about your good deeds. We want to see how you and your team have made a real difference and celebrate your achievements.

Top Tips

– It’s not enough just to talk the talk, you need to provide solid evidence of how your business and team have had a positive impact on the local community.

– Dazzle our judges with client testimonials, images of your team making a difference, and evidence from your social media channels that really highlight your heroic credentials.