Do you have the skills to be crowned Scotland’s Best Barber 2017?

Professional barber training service the Great British Barbering Academy (GBBA) is proud to announce the launch of Scotland’s Best Barber 2017.

The GBBA has joined forces with premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, Salon Services, and Barber NV Magazine in a bid to track down the best barbering talent currently applying their trade in Scotland.

Stacey McCabe
The 2016 champion Stacey McCabe

Those wishing to take part have until 31/01/17 to enter. Entrants will then be whittled down to a final shortlist via an online polling vote, with the four highest scoring barbers being invited to battle it out in a live-final on the GBBA stage at Scottish Hair and Beauty on 23/04/17.

“Scotland’s Best Barber is an industry-recognised award that celebrates the high standards of barbering in Scotland,” said Master Barber and GBBA Head Educator Mike Taylor. “We have put together a panel of expert judges that features some of the most respected barbers in Britain, including last year’s competition winner Stacey McCabe.”

The Glaswegian barber battled stiff competition in last year’s 90-minute final, creating two exquisite styles to be crowned the champ. She said: “Winning Scotland’s Best Baber has changed my entire career. It has given me a platform to gain more valuable work and progress my skills to a whole new level.

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The competition is open to any barber currently applying their trade in Scotland

“Since winning the competition I have been inundated with new opportunities and have worked with some incredibly talented people. I would always encourage barbers and stylists to enter competitions; they are hard work but reward you with recognition from some of the industry’s most talented professionals. They also help to raise standards within the industry, which is something we should all be striving to achieve.”

Just like Stacey, this year’s winner will be presented with a plethora of prizes, including: a selection of GBBA courses, a new barber chair (courtesy of the competition’s sponsor Salon Services), a year’s subscription to Barber NV, and an invitation to become an ambassador for The Bluebeards Revenge with £500 worth of Bluebeards products to use or stock in their shop.