Barber Clash Competition at Salon International 2021

barber clash entries

Barber Clash is a competition that’s set to take Salon International by storm on Monday 18 October.

Barber Clash 2021 is brought to you by Modern Barber Magazine, Salon International and Mike Taylor Education with the aim to provide a platform for barbers to demonstrate their work and showcase their skills. This competition is open to all barbers and men’s hairdressers.

The deadline has been extended to Monday 11 October at 1pm!


The categories

There are four categories to enter:

UK’s Freshest Fade
Artistic Barber of the Year
Beard and Moustache Champion
Afro Barber of the Year


The head judges

Each category will be judged by a specialist judge and two other industry experts. The head judges are:

Artistic Barber of the Year – Mike Taylor
Beard and Moustache Champion – Captain Fawcett
UK’s Freshest Fade – Baldy
Afro Barber of the Year – MK


The details

Entries will be judged on photographs emailed to – each photographic submission must comprise of at least TWO head shot photographs. These must show only front and side head shots.

All entries must be the original and the unassisted work of the applicant. Barbers can enter more than one category but submit no more than one entry per category. The chosen finalists will be invited to create a look live on stage at Salon International on Monday 18 October. The model does not need to be the same as the photographic entry model.

Entry to Barber Clash is free of charge – and finalists will also receive free entry to Salon International for themselves and their model. Finalists will have 40 minutes to create their look (25 minutes for the Beard and Moustache Champion Finals).


Key dates

The closing date for entries to this competition is Monday 11 October at 1pm. Under no circumstances will entries be allowed after this time. Finalists will be announced on Modern Barber Magazine’s social pages. Finalists will be required to attend Salon International on Monday 18 October at Excel, London for the live final.

For details of the terms and conditions head here!