BarberSociety Reside 2018


BarberSociety Reside has, after two profitable editions, emerged because the main occasion for barbers and is now a everlasting fixture of the European barber scene! The third version of BarberSociety Reside will happen in April 2018 on the Westergasfabriek advanced in Amsterdam and is about to be greater than ever. It’s because a second day has been added to the occasion to offer all people who’s within the cool world of barbering the chance to expertise BarberSociety Reside. So this 12 months shoppers and buddies of barber outlets, hair dressers, college students, and so on. can be welcome as nicely.

This 12 months’s BarberSociety Reside programme additionally boasts not one however two battles: a BARBERSOCIETY BATTLE for nationwide and worldwide barbers and a BARBERSOCIETY YOUNG TALENT BATTLE in collaboration with hairdressing and barbering schools. The BSL Individuals’s Alternative Barbershop Award – powered by 1922 by J.M. Keune can be introduced on the occasion. The winner of the title of greatest Barbershop of the Netherlands will even be revealed at BarberSociety Reside. The most important barber occasion within the Benelux will happen on Sunday, 15 April (barbers-only) and Monday, 16 April (normal admittance) in ‘Zuiveringshal West’ on the Westergasfabriek advanced in Amsterdam.

Marc van de Hare, BarberSociety founder and proprietor of Van de Hare Amsterdam Barbers:

‘We’re trying ahead to the 2018 version that can carry collectively barbers from throughout Europe. It’s going to be a novel occasion that includes beautiful exhibits by nationwide and worldwide barbering abilities, nice music, beer and enjoyable! I’m delighted that much more folks will be capable of expertise the distinctive world of barbering on the second day of the occasion. We’ve acquired an excellent line-up of nationwide and worldwide barbering abilities for each the primary and second day of BarberSociety Reside. It’s solely doable to placed on such a world-class occasion due to the participation of our sponsors 1922 by J.M. Keune, Wahl and American Crew, who supported us from the beginning. So I’d wish to thank them very a lot for his or her help!’


Whereas the entire programme can be introduced quickly on the web site, it’s already sure that this third version will boast much more exhibits by prime barbering abilities from world wide. Belgium’s Kevin Boon, who was named the world’s greatest barber on the Worldwide Barber Awards (IBA) 2017, and American Instagram icon Mikey Henger will take to the stage. Dutchman Ronald de Bont, proprietor of companies together with ‘De Zwarte Raaf barbershop’ in Groningen, will give a present in his position as Nationwide Ambassador of sponsor 1922 by J.M. Keune. Sponsor American Crew will even current its imaginative and prescient on the occasion.

A few of the greatest names in barbering have already confirmed that they’ll be in on the act: BOMB Squad (UK), Sid Sottung (UK), Leah Hayden Cassidy (IR), Menspire (UK), Paul Mac Particular (IR), Sam Wall (UK), James Williams (UK), the Insurgent artwork staff (UK) and Spiridon Kaparakis (GR). Moreover, the organisation may be very happy to additionally announce that Chinese language barbers Zen Yip and Ron Chu representing the AHMA (Asia Hair Masters Affiliation) can be acting at BarberSociety Reside. The Legendary UK barber Chris Foster will proceed the custom of moderating BarberSociety Reside. He’ll current the occasion in his personal distinctively energetic type.

Occasion contributors can, for a further payment, attend workshops offered by educator Sid Sottung of the Sid Sottung Academy, a shaving workshop by Italy’s Scapicchio Barber Store, operated by one of many world’s oldest barbering household, which can show the finer factors of the artwork of the shaving. And final however not least, Mikey Henger can be giving a ‘The way to construct your model’ class.

The Greatest Barbershop of the Netherlands will even be named on the occasion as a part of the BSL Individuals’s Alternative BarberShop Award 2018 in collaboration with 1922 by J.M. Keune and evaluation platform

This 12 months’s occasion will characteristic not one however two battles made doable by American Crew:

  1. Sunday, 15 April: BarberSociety Battle 

Barbers from the Netherlands and overseas will battle it out to show their talent and creativity and to win an opportunity of successful the title: BarberSociety Winner of the Yr 2018.

They have to compete in three classes:

  1. Quick fade

Who can lower the sharpest fade in 15 minutes?

  1. Outdated-schoolscissor lower

Who could make the good old-school haircut utilizing a comb, scissors and razor blade?

  1. Freestyle – whole look 

Who can take advantage of inventive and unique freestyle haircut?

The winners will take residence money prizes and product packages made doable by sponsors American Crew, Wahl, Tondeo and others.

  1. Monday, 16 April: BarberSociety Younger Expertise Battle 

A nationwide competitors for hairdressing and barbering school college students that offers them the chance to indicate off their barbering expertise. These younger abilities will battle it out within the ‘Outdated-school scissor lower’ and ‘Freestyle – whole look’ classes to find out who will take residence the title of: BarberSociety Younger Expertise Winner of the Yr 2018! 

Don’t miss it

This can be a not-to-be-missed occasion for everybody who’s on this planet of barbering! It options the most effective barbering abilities, inspiring exhibits presenting the newest traits, fascinating seminars, demonstrations and stands showcasing way of life manufacturers and the most effective and newest barbering-related merchandise and instruments. It’s a distinctive expertise.


Date, time & location  

Sunday, 15 April 2018

11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, 16 April 2018

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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