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Barberfest 2022

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In 2021 the barbering industry welcomed the very first Barberfest event, wholly embracing the chance to mix with their peers again after months of lockdowns and restrictions. For many Barberfest 2021 was the sign they’d been waiting for that the world was opening up again and that face-to-face events were back. Tickets are available here –  get yours now!

In 2022 Barberfest will once again welcome the barbering industry to Brighton Hilton Metropole, offering a unique mix of live education and inspiration to barbers of all levels, along with the chance to interact with some of the biggest barbering and male grooming brands in the business.

Immerse Yourself in the Barbering Industry

Barberfest is your chance to meet the people behind the brand that help shape the industry and get access to education from some of the nation’s leading educators and influencers. Keep scrolling to find out the brands who are exhibiting!

Once again, Barberfest will feature two stages:

At the Business Learning Stage, you’ll be able to pick up loads of advice and pointers to take back to your business from industry pros that don’t just talk the talk but have lived and breathed barbering and succeeded in their own right.

Over at the Modern Barber Inspiration Stage, you’ll be treated to high-energy presentations from a host of barbering luminaries, all passionate about sharing their skills and experiences to help inspire you and your teams.

Time to Get Social

And, of course, Barberfest offers a great chance to hang out and chat with fellow barbering pros, over a beer (or soft drink) and a bite to eat. Sometimes chatting with your fellow barbers is the best way to glean new ideas and take your career or barbering business to the next level, and Barberfest is the perfect setting for some serious networking.

Tickets are available here –  get yours now and we’ll see you in Brighton at Hilton Brighton Metropole on 10 July!

Tickets are now on sale! Get your all-access tickets for just £10 each:

The Stage Timetables

Enjoy the FREE MB Inspiration Stage bringing together the best trend-setting barbers in the game. Get creative, watch live demonstrations and ask questions to your barbering icons.

10am Great British Barbering Academy
10:30am Natalie Cresswell and Bethan Brennan, Cresswell Barber Co.
11:00am Hairforce 1
11:30am American Crew Education
12:00pm Baldy for Andis
12:30pm Wahl’s Global Artistic Director, Simon Shaw with Michael Damiano from Wahl’s Education and Artistic Team
1:00pm Rico Aydemir from Parlous Barbers for Balmain HOMME
1:30pm Manifesto
2:00pm Danny Robinson
2:30pm Teddy Edwards Cutting Rooms
3:00pm Tariq Howes and Male Avenue Grooming
3:30pm Grim Barber
4:00pm Raw Talent Barbering Competition Winners Announced


Listen and learn from industry icons as they share the secrets to their success at the Business Learning stage, sponsored by NHBF. This FREE stage will give you the short-term and long-terms tips to put your barbershop on the map.

10:00am Elevate to Accumulate with Stephanie Stevenson and NHBF
10:30am How to Make Sure your Business is Open and Inclusive to All Genders with Keri Blue
11:00am Looking After Your Mental Health in the Current Climate with Tom Chapman and the Lions Barber Collective
11:30am Recruiting and Retaining Team Members with Mike Taylor
12:00pm How to Balance Business and Personal Development with Neal Toner
12:30pm Up Close and Personal with David Raccuglia
1:00pm Why it’s Important to Encourage Late Starters into the Industry with Joe Mils & Yasemin Hassan of Joe and Co
1:30pm Using Awards to Build Your Business with Charles Rose and Crate Hair
2:00pm Standing Out in the Crowded Market with Anil Salhan
2:30pm How to Build your Profile and Attract Brands with Hayden Cassidy
3:00pm How to Grow your Clientele, your Audience Online and Letting your Price Reflect that with Dan Gregory
3:30pm The Importance of Educating Yourself and Your Team with Rino Riccio
4:00pm Sustainability in the Workplace with Damien Diablo

The Raw Talent Barbering Competition

The much-anticipated Raw Talent Barbering Competition, sponsored by VTCT and brought to you by Mike Taylor Education, is returning to BARBERFEST 2022! Check out the amazing list of finalists here – three of them will be leaving BARBERFEST with a £250 cash prize and an American Crew goodybag. The live finals will be happening all day at the show so make sure you see what the newest generation of upcoming talent have to offer.


Competition Timetable:

9:30am: Competition Registration for competitors and models

11:00am: Freshers Final

12:30pm: Graduates Final

2:00pm: Post-Graduates Final

4:00pm: Raw Talent Barber Competition Winners announced on MB Inspiration Stage

Our sponsors

A huge thank you to ANDIS and Styling Products UK for sponsoring our Clipper Clinic Learning Zone and the NHBF for sponsoring Business Learning Stage.

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Looking to sponsor the event or curious about the opportunities available? Everything you need to know is here.

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Important Information

Entrance policy
Barberfest is open only to trade and professional visitors over the age of 14. Management reserves the right to request proof of age from individuals who look under 14 and refuse entry if this is not provided. Under no circumstances will prams, babies, pushchairs or buggies be permitted.

Refund policy
In the event that an exhibition or conference is forced to cancel due to the Coronavirus, we will issue a full refund to ticket holders. Should the Government impose restrictions on visitor numbers that are lower than ticket sales, we will return ticket money on a last-in, first-out basis.
Other than Covid-19, all payments are non-refundable unless otherwise stated. Any requests for refunds must be received in writing within 21 days following an event and will be reviewed by management with no guarantee of a reimbursement. Should a refund be issued, it will incur a 10% administration fee. The company accepts no responsibility for circumstances beyond its control.