The Winners of The Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2022 Are Here!

Published 11th Jul 2022 by Charlotte Grant-West
The Winners of The Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2022 Are Here!
The Raw Talent Barbering Competition, brought to you by Mike Taylor Education, and sponsored by VTCT took place yesterday – Sunday 10 July – and we crowned the winners live at Barberfest 2022 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel.

The competition gathered a great atmosphere and quite the crowd as the finalists demonstrated incredible talent that amazed judges with the quality of skill performed. The competition was split into three categories – Freshers, Graduates and Postgraduates. The finalists created their looks in front of a panel of judges live at Barberfest before the winner was announced on the Inspiration Stage at 4pm in front of an excited audience. You can see the full list of finalists here.

Congratulations to the winners and runners up of The Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2022…


Freshers category

Runner up: Evan Durrant

Fresher Runner Up

Winner: Ryan Evans

Raw Talent Barbering Competition Fresher Winner


Graduate category

Runner up: Josh Granger

Graduate Runner Up

Winner: Lewis Lockwood

Raw Talent Barbering Competition Graduate Winner


Postgraduate category

Runner up: Ben Ishmael

Postgraduate Runner Up

Winner: Yasemin Hassan

Raw Talent Barbering Competition Postgraduate Winner


The runners up received a medal and the winners received a trophy and a cash prize of £250 along with a goodie bag.

A big thank you to our judges Mike Taylor, Tom Chapman, Natalie Cresswell, Wez Jones, Graham Grimshaw, and Mark Rayment for their time and hard work. And a huge thank you to our sponsor VTCT.

Make sure you keep up to date and don’t miss out on the opportunity to enter the Raw Talent Barbering Competition next year.
Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 11th Jul 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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