The Raw Talent Barbering Competition is Back for 2024

Published 21st May 2024 by Josie Jackson

Searching for the next best barbers in the UK, Modern Barber's Raw Talent Barbering Competition in association with Mike Taylor Education is back for 2024, returning to Salon International at ExCeL London, 12-14 October. Entering is easy and completely free, so here’s everything you need to know…

Raw Talent Barbering Competition Categories 

Open to students and junior barbers, entering is your chance to showcase your skills and prove you are the next big thing! Enter one of the three categories:


Student - Ideal for current students who are registered on an approved Level 2 qualification. Entrants must not have any commercial shop floor experience.


Graduate - Ideal for current Level 3 students who are registered on an approved Level 3 qualification and apprentices registered on the Hair Professional Standards with less than 12 months commercial shop floor experience.


Postgraduate - Ideal for those who have recently achieved an approved qualification with an achievement date within the last 3 years, and no more than 3 years commercial shop floor experience.


Important Information


The entry deadline for the Raw talent Barbering Competition is Friday 30 August at 5pm. Finalists will be notified two weeks after the deadline.


You can read the rules and full T&Cs here.

Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 21st May 2024

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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