Congratulations to Raw Talent Barbering Competition finalists

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Congratulations to the finalists in the Raw Talent Barbering Competition, sponsored by VTCT and brought to you by Mike Taylor Education and BARBERFEST.

Come watch the live final at BARBERFEST on Monday 5 July in Brighton’s Hilton Metropole Hotel. You can buy tickets here for the event. (Plus, find out what else is happening here).

The competition is split up into three categories of barbering abilities and training standards – Freshers, Graduates and Post-Graduates and we have maximum ten finalists in each category.

The winner of each category will win a £250 cash prize and Dark Stag barbering goodies perfect for student barbers!

So without further ado, may we present to you the finalists who will be cutting live at BARBERFEST 2021!


Raw Talent Freshers finalists

Harvey Thornbury

Max Johnson

Daniel Hughes

Asha Packer Moone

Owen Soltan

Ruby O’Brien

Josh Stevenson

Lillie Kennedy

Amber Younge


Raw Talent Graduate finalists

Yasemin Hassan

Thomas Whitehead

Alfie Gray

Stefanos Vlachos

Bruno Pereira

Harry Kitto

Callum Jasper

Mccaughley Philpott

Daniel Medina


Raw Talent Post-graduate finalists

Daniel Burnett

Ryan Ellis

Deone Luke

Alex Sullivan

Ryan Benfold

Janice Hansen

Calum Marsden

Connor Jenkins

Adam Faulkner

Rob Holbrook


Huge congratulations to all who entered! Our judges were blown away by the standard of entrants – in fact, Mike Taylor reports on the exciting future of our industry in his next column in the Modern Barber magazine. It’s not to be missed.

Don’t forget to get tickets to BARBERFEST, to see the future talent of our industry live before your eyes.