The MOBAA’s – Modern Barber Awards is your chance to shout about your successes, celebrate your industry and support your peers. There are nine categories to showcase your brilliance and it’s an easy-to-enter online entry process too.
Get entering, get a ticket, get going…because it’s one celebration that’s ALL about you.
The Awards takes place on Sunday 13th May 2018 and we’ve chosen a classy venue at the heart of our buzzing Capital. Compete or just come on down to raise a glass.
Best team sponsored by Aston and Fincher – many barbershops refer to themselves as a ‘barber family’. This category showcases the unbreakable bonds and the unified strength that together make a successful business that supports and delights a community and clientele.
Best business leader sponsored by NHF – leadership qualities can manifest in the leaders of businesses both large and small. This category will celebrate the barbers with vision, purpose, commitment, tenacity and commercial strength.
Best training sponsored by Denman – it all starts here! This category is about highlighting the training either of an Academy or a shop that best delivers superior standard skills into the hands of new and experienced barbers.
Best photographic entry sponsored by American Crew – the image that best captures the essence of the current industry.
Best innovation sponsored by Shortcuts – this wildcard category can be anything from a marketing promotion to a gadget. It just needs to make the judges go ‘wow’ and be sourced from the mind of a practicing barber.
Best shop interior sponsored by Takara Belmont – handsome, fit-for-purpose, interesting and enjoyable. A category that celebrates the best in high impact barbershop interiors that customers don’t want to leave.
Best apprentice sponsored by Wahl – the learner that is on track for greatness and on fire for their industry.
Best ‘body of work’ (ie 4-6 examples of great client haircuts from the shop floor) sponsored by American Crew – this category celebrates the day-to-day brilliance from the shop floor. Any barber with a smartphone or camera and a will to win can enter their work. Criteria will be include variety, technical excellence and skills on show.
Best client experience sponsored by Salon Services – the barber that is showcasing the very best qualities of the barbering industry and putting them in the spotlight.