The Winners of Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2023 Announced

Published 15th Oct 2023 by Sian Jones
Modern Barber is pleased to announce the winners of the Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2023, brought to you by Mike Taylor Education.

For the first time the competition took place at Salon International, across Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October at ExCeL London. Our judges, Mike Taylor, Ian Harrold, Alex Burt and Bethan Brennan (Post Graduate) were amazed at the skills on show.

The competition was split into three categories of barbering abilities and training standards – Student, Graduate and Post-Graduate, with a maximum of six finalists in each category.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Student category

Runner-up: Harry Nunn, Francesco Group

Winner: Ben Pearcey, Milton Keynes College

Graduate category

Runner-up: Auburne Enkel, MR. Barbers

Winner: Connor Tookey, Taylor Male Image

Post Graduate category

Runner-up: Curtis Burke, Taylor Male Image

Winner: Ryan Evans, Goose The Barber

A big thank you to our judges for all their time and hard work, and a huge thank you to our sponsors Mike Taylor Education.
Sian Jones

Sian Jones

Published 15th Oct 2023

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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