Scottish Student Barber Competition 2018

The Search is on…

Scottish Barber ShowThe Great British Barbering Academy and Barber EVO are on the lookout for Scotland’s Best Student Barber 2018 – this inaugural competition is sponsored by Jack Dean and supported by The Scottish Barber Show and VTCT.

Scotland’s Best Student Barber 2018 is fantastic opportunity for your students to showcase their talent and gain confidence and recognition for their work.

“In my experience as an educator, competitions are a great way to motivate and inspire learners” explains Mike Taylor. “Jack Dean, part of the Denman group has a premium range of men’s grooming products and has always been a fantastic supporter of recognising young talent so in my mind there was no better brand to sponsor this competition”.

Winners will be announced at Scottish Hair and Beauty at SEC Glasgow on Monday 23rd April 2018. This competition is free to enter and open to any barber that is training in Scotland towards an accredited qualification and has no previous barbershop cutting experience. To enter you will be required to submit a collection of your work.

If you require a competition entry pack please email

Rules of Entry


The competition is brought to you by The Great British Barbering Academy and Barber Evo magazine, sponsored by Denman and Jack Dean, with the aim to help showcase the amazing student barbering skills in Scotland.


This competition is open to anyone studying towards a recognised barbering or hairdressing qualification with no previous cutting experience.


Entries will judged on your photographic submission. Please ensure that your photograph images are saved as your full name and emailed to In your email, please include the following information:
Full Name
Date of Birth
Email Address Qualification College/training academy Start date of qualification

The photographs must comply with the terms of entry, which are:
• Images must be taken and presented in a professional manner
• Images entered by email must be good quality images in JPG format – good quality mobile phone photos will be allowed
• All photos must be saved as your full name

Please refer to the ‘photographic requirements’ section for full details.


Entry to the competition is free


The closing date for entries to this competition is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5pm. Under no circumstances will entries be allowed after this time. Finalists will be made aware by email on Friday 23rd March 2018. Finalists will be required to attend The Scottish Barber Show for the awards presentation on Monday 23rd April at 1pm.


Each photographic submission must comprise of at least TWO head shot photographs. These must show only front and side head shots. Each photographic submission must be saved as the name of the entrant. All entries must be the original and the unassisted work of the applicant. Photographs must not have been previously published and the applicant must enjoy the intellectual property ownership of the photographs or obtain written agreement of the rights holder prior to submission.


The competition will be judged by top industry barbers, there will be five judges to make sure all the entries are judged fairly. Entries will be judged solely on the following, as evidenced by their photographic submission:
• Accuracy
• Style
• Suitability

It should be noted that all photographic materials submitted by entrants would be of sufficient quality to enable proper judging. Any entry that is or poor photographic quality, and therefore insufficient to be accurately judged will be discarded by the judges.


The finals will take place at the Scottish Barber Show at 1pm at the Barber Stage. There will be a presentation and education for all the finalists. No finalist will be required to cut on stage.


All finalists will receive a Jack Dean Tool Bag containing a selection of Jack Dean barbering tools. The overall winner will receive a Collexia hairdryer and set of Panasonic GP80 clippers as well as some media coverage in Barber Evo.


Every entrant to the competition avows that by participating in this competition they positively confirm that they consent to the free and absolute use by the Mike Taylor Education, Barber Evo Magazine and Denman International of any photographic, digital or other imagery submitted by them or on their behalf for entry purposes and any subsequent material which is created for or as a result of this competition including use of film, photography or written words including quotes whether in press releases, website materials, promotional purposes of otherwise. However, Mike Taylor Education, Barber Evo Magazine and Denman International will not cause or permit the publication of any personal information relating to any entrant other than the name, age and place of study.


Competition PrizesSpecial thanks to Denman for some fantastic prizes:
▸ Every finalist will win a Jack Dean Tool Bag containing a selection of Jack
Dean barbering tools
▸ The overall winner will win a Collexia hairdryer and set of Panasonic GP80 clippers as well as some media coverage in Barber Evo.