Modern Barber Awards: Calling All Barbering Business Leaders

Published 04th Dec 2023 by Charlotte Grant-West
Whether you manage a single barbershop or own a nationwide group, great leadership is essential to the success of any barbering business. There is no one-size-fits-approach to leadership — all great leaders have their own way of doing things. But the result of your methods should always be a team that is motivated and feels valued, a client base that is loyal and a bottom line that keeps growing. If you feel you have what it takes to win in this highly competitive category, there is still time to impress our judges with your business prowess by entering Business Leader at the Modern Barber Awards 2024 — entries are open until 16 February 2024.

Why Enter?

There are multiple reasons to enter Business Leader at the Modern Barber Awards 2024, such as asserting yourself as an industry trailblazer, or even meeting a personal goal. Natalie Cresswell, winner of Best Business Leader in 2023, expanded on the latter, explaining: “Winning this award really is such a personal achievement for me. I’ve been eyeing this award up for a long time, and to feel that recognition for something you’ve built yourself is just an amazing feeling.”

Top Tips

Meanwhile, Mike Taylor, winner of Best Business Leader in 2022, has shared his top tips on entering, helping to set you up for success at the Modern Barber Awards 2024. He says: “Take your time on your entry, have fun with it and really enjoy explaining what you do and what you have in place. Entering competitions should really make you feel proud of what you have achieved so far and what you could do in the future to improve your business.”

“As this is about business acumen, judges will be looking for financial figures that demonstrate your effectiveness as a leader, as well as anecdotal evidence. Our judges love turnover and profit graphs, as well as case studies of how you have led your team and grown your barbering business over the past 18 months.”

Plus, Lizzi Brady, Head of Awards Management at the Professional Beauty Group, advises: “Keep your answers clear and concise, no waffle allowed! Provide anecdotal and numerical evidence. Lots of examples and evidence please! Provide good quality high res images, as they might end up in print in Modern Barber.”

If you have any questions about the entry process, feel free to drop us a DM on Instagram!

The awards will take place on on Sunday 23 June coinciding with our unmissable event, Barber Connect.

Enter the Modern Barber Awards 2024 here!

Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 04th Dec 2023

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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