What Happened on the Modern Barber Stage at Barber Connect 2024?

Published 26th Jun 2024 by Sian Jones

On 23-24 June, Barber Connect returned to the Telford International Centre brining inspiration, education and business tips. Here's what happened on the Modern Barber Stage, hosted by Oliver Hill...

Mic Damiano discussed managing client expectations and adding something unique like a pattern to create alternative looks for clients. Meanwhile, Tariq Howes showcased textured hair techniques and his session styling skills, whilst sharing his experience as a business owner, whilst Ryan Lewis and Luke Hartley took to the stage to demonstrate their skills for creating classic cuts with added texture and density.

Sectioning and precision was the order of the day, with barbers including Ben Vowles and Stefan Clark of Murdock London, Kevin Vorley and Ian Harrold leading the way when it comes to technical expertise. Charles Rose was joined on stage by Luke Nancollis, and shared the advice he gives to younger barbers in the industry all whilst displaying his scissor skills to create a platinum blonde shag cut. Josh Lamonaca and the Menspire team also took us back to the 60s with mod-inspired cuts, whilst Rino Riccio, Head of Education at Manifesto shared the Manifesto Movement technique. Combining traditional barbering techniques to create and ‘undone look’. Elsewhere Marie Rainsford, walked the audience through the DFS Formula and long hair cutting ­– proving that the passion for a solid barbering education is strong in the industry.

Sam Elliot and Dexter Dapper Johnson brought fashion to the floor, with the TONI&GUY philosophy, covering both the technique and the styling element of a cut. 

Take a peek at our Modern Barber Stage gallery here to see the outstanding work for yourself…

Sian Jones

Sian Jones

Published 26th Jun 2024

Sian is Editor Modern Barber and Deputy Editor Hairdressers Journal International. She has over ten years’ experience writing for print publications covering Youth & Children, TV & Entertainment and Lifestyle. Sian graduated with a degree in journalism, and whilst studying was nominated for the Guardian Digital Journalist of the Year award in 2011.

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