BBA British Barber of the yr 2018


What an important yr 2018 was for the entrants of the BBA British Barber of the yr competitors.  The entrant numbers greater than double from final yr and the standard of the preliminary pictures spherical made it a troublesome resolution for the judges.

The finalists spent plenty of time making ready for the dwell finals and you can see that with the dedication confirmed to discovering the suitable mannequin and demonstrating artistic abilities on the day.  They executed a flattop problem within the morning after which took half within the semi finals within the afternoon; it was a detailed competitors in some instances only one level in it!!

You can really feel the stress and pleasure construct all through the day each inside and outside the BBA Boxing Ring held at Barber UK, NEC on Monday 20 Could. With Britain’s best barbering skills battling it out with a flattop problem and semi finals.  The ultimate turned a battle between Jay Kizito Byrne and Mathew Guerin.

Gary Machin a BBA Decide mentioned, “we knew this was going to be a troublesome however thrilling closing, you can really feel the stress construct all through the day and when the fellows had been making ready for the ultimate and creating their signature reduce and magnificence in simply 30 minutes, the adrenaline was definitely flowing within the boxing ring!”

The Winner Jay Kizito Byrne of Canine Home Barbers, Birmingham   impressed the judges on all ten areas of the factors,

Jay Kizito Byrne,  BBA British Barber of the Yr 2018 mentioned “…I felt a way of reduction, after coming so shut final yr I wasn’t leaving Barber UK with out that belt. All my onerous work, planning and preparation confirmed in my work on the day. My fashions had been all completely picked for every spherical and I felt I stood out in each spherical and deserved the win.

Baldy, Andis Decide mentioned… It’s at all times an important honour to evaluate the BBA barber of the yr , the bar will get raised yearly by the method and thoughts set the barbers have the ability ranges are unbelievable , this yr the judging was so tight between everybody that took half , however for me Jay stood out , he went away after the earlier yr did his homework , and that confirmed , his mannequin choice was unbelievable and the types executed completely his ending was unbelievable , it’s an important completion and a properly deserved winner. I stay up for subsequent yr, let’s see who brings it to the ring!

Kevin Vorley, Andis Decide  mentioned… ‘’It was an honour to be a member of the judging staff at this prestigious occasion, and the expertise on present within the finals was evident.  The ultimate itself was each tense and shut, with each barbers excelling, displaying the strategies and inventive concepts required to carry this title.

It got here all the way down to presentation and selection of mannequin, and executing the ultimate search for me. The winner displayed each planning and objective in his quest to acquire the title, with excellent abilities proven and an important selection his of fashions used and the types introduced. The winners Precision and perfection on completion was a key level within the closing resolution.

I want to prolong congratulations to all of the finalists that had been chosen, and encourage them to return again greater and higher subsequent yr, British barbering is rising and on the world map, with the expertise we’re producing exemplary”.

Jay not solely wins the coveted BBA Belt and title of BBA British Barber of the Yr 2018 but in addition takes away prize cash of £2,000 and £500 price of BBA Male Grooming Merchandise.

Thanks to our sponsors Andis, BBA Male Grooming Vary, Booksey, Barber UK and all the Judges

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