Right now is Worldwide Ladies’s Day so what higher time to shine the highlight girls and barbering.
Ladies BEHIND the chair…Analysis carried out by The Bluebeards Revenge and the British Barbers’ Affiliation exhibits that girls are extra seemingly than ever to enter barber competitions. The figures present that 23% of the entries to this yr’s Britain’s Greatest Shave have been feminine, up from 8% in 2014. Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, partly attributed this yr’s improve to Welsh barber Sophie Collins, who made it to the ultimate at Barber UK in 2017, earlier than dropping to eventual winner Elvis Gojkai. Sophie says: “Once I was at school, the business was dominated by males and also you by no means noticed a feminine barber, however over the past ten years this has modified dramatically and the sector is now awash with top of the range feminine cutters and shavers.”
Separate figures from the British Barbers’ Affiliation present that 18% of entries to its British Barber of the 12 months 2018 competitors are feminine. That is the primary ever yr this explicit competitors has seen a single feminine entry.
Ladies IN the chair…The Bluebeards Revenge has additionally revealed that 56% of girls have visited a barbershop not less than as soon as within the final two years, up from 32% in 2014 and 2015. The will for edgier, sharper and shorter cuts was cited by 81% of girls as a cause. Sophie Collins has additionally seen this for herself. “A few of my feminine shoppers have advised me tales of being terrified to ask for a shorter coiffure at their common hairdressing salon and that these institutions can persuade girls that the haircut they need will look too masculine. In my store we provide barber-style haircuts — that are tremendous sharp, clipper-themed kinds — in addition to lengthy, texturized seems to be. And neither of those are gender particular — we provide our shoppers the haircut they need.”
The extreme price of a hair salon additionally got here up as a cause for the change, with 61% mentioning it. Tom Chapman, an award-winning barber from Torquay, Devon, stated: “Right now, girls can get a greater quick haircut at a extra affordable value in the case of clipper work. That is due to the present fashions and tendencies present in males’s hairdressing, the place tapers and fades are all the craze.”