Wahl’s Barber and Barbershop of the Year Winners Announced at Salon International

by kieran / last updated October 21, 2021

Wahl stage at Salon announcing winners of barber and barbershop of the year

Wahl UK announced the winners of its annual British Barber and British Barbershop of the Year awards at Salon International 2021 last weekend, which you can check out below.

The winners were announced to a large audience that remained consistently throughout the three days of Salon International, featuring additional talks and showcases such as ‘The Wahl Way’, ‘Academy Masterclass’, ‘New Looks’ and ‘Showcasing Wahl’. Those taking home the prize win the opportunity to work with Wahl UK for the entire year.

Amongst a record-breaking number of entries, Rhys Whitehouse was first announced as the winner of Wahl’s British Barber of the Year 2021.

On the win, Rhys commented on his Instagram: “Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey up until this point, both positive and negative. However you’ve inspired or motivated me to become this version of myself, thankyou for whatever part you have played. I can’t wait to get to work as a proud member of the Wahl Artistic Team.”

Next was the British Barbershop of the Year 2021, which Wahl award to the London-based Parlous Barbers. Known for its luxury service and interior, the barbershop is also renowned for its ties to the fictional character of Sweeney Todd.

Previous winners of these prestigious awards include owner of Amigos Barbers, Kilian Maddison, and Andy’s Barber Shop based in Bicester.

Wahl posted on their Instagram: “Thank you to everyone that turned out to watch us the past 3 days, to the awesome Wahl Education & Artistic Team, competition finalists, models, and of course our host, Wahl’s Global Artistic Director, Simon Shaw.”

The clippers and tools brand continued: “How great did that feel to be back doing what we all love most? Educating, learning, sharing ideas, catching up with old friends, making new friends and just having a great time celebrating the very best of the greatest industry in the world!”

What else went down in the world of barbering at Salon International 2021? Find out here.

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