Scotland's Best Barber


The hunt for Scotland's Best Barber is on!

Are you a passionate, skllful barber that's clever with the clippers and handy with a pair of scissors? Then it's time to put your skills on show as you battle to be crowned Scotland's Best Barber!

The Great British Barbering Academy has joined forces with the Look Awards and Barber Evo in a bid to track down Scotland's king or queen of cuts.

Those wishing to take part have until March 30th 2018 to get their entries in. All entrants must be practicing their trade in Scotland and are required to submit three examples of their best work for consideration. Be sure to select images that best show off your strengths as a barber; whether that is perfectly executed classic cuts, modern adaptations, or truly out-of-this-world styles.

All entrants will be whittled down to a final shortlist by judges. The shortlisted barbers will then compete in the live final at Scottish Barber, Hair and Beauty 2018, where our knowledgeable judges will crown the most exciting and promising barber as our winner.



The 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 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:


Scotland's only hair & beauty trade show returns

Supported by:

Guild News

Every year, we welcome thousands of hair and beauty professionals to Scottish Hair & Beauty. For 2018, we're moving to the SEC, Glasgow on 22nd & 23rd April. Visitors not only have the opportunity to see the latest Spring / Summer launches in beauty, hair, nails and tanning, but also enjoy free educational experiences including the ABT Seminar Programme and Live Stages.

Join us in 2018 as Scottish Hair & Beauty returns by registering for your free tickets either online or by calling the Ticket Hotline (24/7) on 01332 227 698.

Opening Times:

Sunday 22nd April 2018: 10am - 5pm

Monday 23rd April 2018: 10am - 4pm


The SEC, Glasgow G3 8YW

Event Admission Policy

Entrance to Scottish Hair & Beauty is strictly trade only. Free entry is available to visitors who register before the show, and who bring their free tickets with them. Entrance on the day is priced at £10 per person / £5 per student. Babies and children under the age of 14 years will be refused admission and no prams or pushchairs are allowed. Please note there are no crèche facilities available onsite. The event organiser reserves the right to refuse admission. For more information please call 01332 227 698.