There we’ve it. All three heats wrapped up, the Grand Remaining has come and gone, and what an exhilarating competitors it was.
The quantity of talent, ardour and expertise exhibited by our opponents grows yearly, and we actually don’t envy our judges! Stick with me as we run by our finalists and, eventually, our Barber of the Yr.
The primary warmth befell in Brisbane at Jimmy Rod’s Shave Saloon, and it appeared that half of Queensland’s barber scene confirmed as much as assist. The competitors acquired off to a roaring begin, with some traditional methods blended with actual aptitude. Popping out on prime was Xavier of Jimmy Rod’s along with his ultra-calm, collected styling.
The second warmth took us to Sydney, the place the very best of NSW congregated within the new and superbly kitted out TAFE Barber Faculty. It was a detailed name, however finally the place in our Grand Remaining went to the exact and constant France Khamees of Kings Area Barbers.
Our last warmth befell in Melbourne, a mere day earlier than the Grand Remaining, at Jimmy Rod’s Highpoint Barbershop. There have been improbable vibes all night time, with one more nice crowd lending their voices of assist. The scores for this warmth have been exceptionally shut, however the last place went to Kim Fuchs of Jimmy Rod’s.
Ultimately, we come to the Grand Remaining on the Hair Expo. Three of Australia’s finest barbers collectively on one stage, with two cuts standing between them and victory. First, the Freestyle lower; three utterly totally different hairstyles with every opponents’ distinctive character stamped on. Right here we noticed a few of the finest work in your entire competitors, with our finalists pulling out each cease to win.
With that wrapped, they dived straight into the Scissor Lower to show their whole mastery of an usually neglected talent. Although much less spectacular than the Freestyle, there was true talent and a spotlight to element on show on this spherical.
With the cuts full, the judges deliberated and got here collectively to resolve on our winner.
With no additional ado, the Barber of the Yr 2018 is France Khamees of Kings Area Barbers in Sydney!
Whereas all three opponents carried out magnificently, France took the crown for his exacting consideration to element and unfailing professionalism; not a hair was misplaced and his imaginative and prescient was completely realised.
We want to provide our congratulations once more to all opponents, and invite you to hone your abilities for subsequent yr; any one in all you possibly can be our subsequent champion.
Particular because of our sponsors who made such a superb occasion potential:
Barber Manufacturers Worldwide, on your assist, use of your wonderful vary of merchandise and a few fantastic prizes.
Wahl Skilled, for giving us the backing we wanted to drag all of it collectively, together with their very own wonderful prizes.
Jimmy Rod’s, for offering two sterling venues and spreading the phrase.
Lastly, the Hair Expo for internet hosting our unimaginable Grand Remaining.
We are going to return subsequent yr within the seek for our Barber of the Yr 2019!