Modern Barber Awards 2022: Everything you need to know

Published 25th Jan 2022 by Charlotte Grant-West
Modern Barber Awards 2022: Everything you need to know
The Modern Barber Awards are back for 2022 and bigger than ever before! This year, the awards and BARBERFEST are happening on one unmissable day on Sunday 10 July.

What are the Modern Barber Awards?

The Modern Barber Awards is your industry’s only dedicated awards. It’s a chance for you to celebrate both your creative and your commercial successes.

When and where?

The Modern Barber Awards will take place on Sunday 10 July at Patterns in Brighton. The awards will commence from 7pm.

How do I enter?

There are nine categories and entry is super simple! It’s all online, you can save as you go and it’s not about long, wordy entries. In fact, the best entries are those that are concise and to the point. Entry deadline is 5pm on Friday 22nd April 2022. Check out our FAQs below more more details on how to enter.

Entries are now open: ENTER HERE!


The Categories

Best Business Leader

Best Team sponsored by American Crew

Best Training, sponsored by VTCT

Best Client Experience

Best Shop Interior sponsored by Takara Belmont

Best Apprentice sponsored by Andis

Community Hero sponsored by Wahl Professional

Best Photographic Image sponsored by Cool Blades

Best All Round Barber sponsored by Denman International


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Modern Barber Awards 2021 Winners

Check out the winners of last year’s awards. It could be you collecting the trophy this year, what are you waiting for?

Best Business Leader: Mike Taylor

Best Team: The Hoi Polloi

Best Training sponsored by VTCT: Mike Taylor Education

Best Client Experience sponsored by PPL PRS Music: The Hoi Polloi

Best Shop Interior sponsored by Takara Belmont: Substance Barbershop

Best Apprentice sponsored by Andis: Alexander Sullivan, Sir and Co.

Community Hero: Tom Chapman and Damien Diablo and team 1981 (we had joint winners!)

Best Photographic Image: Mikey Pearson of Manifesto

Best All Round Barber: Nick Barford


Modern Barber Awards 2022 Tickets


A combined ticket for the Modern Barber Awards and Barberfest on Sunday 10 July is £45 (including VAT). Sign up to our newsletter to get alerted when tickets go on sale for the awards night. See you there!


Modern Barber Awards FAQs


What is the last date to get my entry submitted?

  • All entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 22nd April 2022.

Can I post a hard copy of my entry?

  • No - ALL entries must be submitted online.

What are the eligibility dates for entry?

  • Entrants eligible for consideration must have been opened before 22nd April 2022. Find out more on how to submit your entry.

Do I have to pay to enter?

  • No, there is no charge to enter the awards. However, all shortlisted finalists are expected to send a representative to the awards night, held in Brighton on the 10th July 2022.

  • Tickets will be available to purchase nearer the time at a cost from £45 inc VAT each.

  • Those attending will need to pay for and make their own arrangements for accommodation and/or travel.

Do you have hotel recommendations or booking service?

  • To assist you with your travel arrangements, we have arranged a FREE accommodation and travel booking service with Jigsaw Conferences Ltd, who have arranged an allocation of rooms to be held at hotels near the venue, however if you have a preferred hotel please let Jigsaw know and they will negotiate the best rate for your stay. Rates are only available if booked via Jigsaw online or by calling +44 (0)20 8945 5030, please book early to avoid any disappointment.

Can I enter more than one category?

  • You may enter more than one category. However, you cannot enter any category more than once.

  • If entering more than one category, please ensure you have submitted each separate entry and they are in the transactions section of your account. Make sure each entry is unique in its content. The judges can become familiar with repeated entries.

Can I submit more than one entry under the same account login?

  • Yes, one account can be created for multiple entries including entries for different Shops/Entrants.

  • Please ensure the correct details for the entrant are completed on the entry form.

Do I need to complete the online entry form and submit straight away?

  • No - the entry form can be saved by clicking 'Save for Later' and returned to at any point by logging back in and selecting 'Saved Items'.

  • Any associated imagery submitted as part of your entry must be cleared for use in Modern Barber magazine and all its associated digital products, social media and web. M Squared Media assumes rights are released by the entrant and takes no responsibility for any copyright issues.

Is there a word limit on the answers?

  • Only on select questions. To view the word limits select enter now on the category you wish to enter then login or create an account. You will be directed to the online entry form showing the question and answer fields.

Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 25th Jan 2022

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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