The Modern Barber Awards 2023 Finalists Are Revealed!

Published 12th Jun 2023 by Josie Jackson
We’re excited to announce the finalists for this years’ Modern Barber Awards 2023!

This year saw not only a record number of entries but an outstanding quality of work and creativity from all entries – proving that the future of barbering is in safe hands.

A huge thank you to all who entered, we were blown away with the entries and the talent across our incredible industry. The awards evening will take place Sunday 15 October at Omeara London and you can buy tickets here. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

We’re thrilled to announce the following people and businesses who have finalised in this years’ Modern Barber Awards. Congratulations!

Best All Round Barber sponsored by Denman International

Bethan Brennan, Cresswell Barber Co

Alex Burt, Teddy Edwards Cutting Room

Wez Jones, The Heartbreak Club

Josh Lamonaca, MENSPIRE Academy

Rhys Whitehouse, Hinces

Jack William Brunning, Studio 29


Best Apprentice sponsored by Andis

Fharen Asbury, Nu:Era

Yasemin Hassan, Woolf Kings X

Santino De Lauris, Idris Barbering Co

Jaiden McCarthy, Avenue Male Grooming

Ellie Rider, Collective Studios

Will Taylor, Taylors@Co Hair


Best Business Leader sponsored by Captain Fawcett

Natalie Cresswell, Cresswell Barber Co.

Bobby Gordon, Fella

Janene Hawkins Bush, Sir & Co Barber

Andrew Jones, Andy Jones Men’s Salon

Jac Ludlow, Jac Ludlow Education, Future Beaty Equity , My Salon Eye

Mark Maciver, SliderCuts

Charles Rose, Crate Cheshire


Best Client Experience sponsored by NHBF

Boardroom Barbers Gentlemen’s Refinery

Rag & Bone Barbershop

Supply 91

Teddy Edwards Cutting Room

The Manor Bar & Barbers


West and Hunter


Best Shop Interior, sponsored by Salon Supplies 

Jack The Clipper

Shorties Barber LTD

South Central Barbers

Teddy Edwards Cutting Room, Worthing

The Dapper Fox


Best Team sponsored by Vagaro

Cresswell Barber Co.

Dan’s Barbershop


Kings Barber Shop


Skins and Needles Barbers

Best Training sponsored by American Crew

Hairforce1 Training Academy

London School of Barbering (LSB)


Mike Taylor Education

Mk college


Community Hero sponsored by Murdock London

Keri Blue, Human First

Kate Brett, Isle of Wight Sensory Barber

William Brown, Will Brown Hair

Tom Chapman, Lions Barber Collective

Matthew Elliott, Matt the barber UK

Craig Henderson, Craig’s Barber Shop

George Oakley, OS Lifestyle

Best Photographic Image sponsored by STMNT

Yasemin Hassan, Woolf Kings X

Ross Mathieson, Son of The Bear Barbershop

Darrel Starkey, Taylor’s Hair Studio

Charley Thomson, Bruno’s barbershop

Charlie Venn, Lucky Sevens Barbershop

Ainsley Walton, HÅR SESSIONS


Congratulations if you’re a finalist, here’s three reasons why you should attend this year to get you geared up for the awards night on Sunday 15 October in London.
Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 12th Jun 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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