Meet Britain’s Best Shave Competition 2020 Finalists at HJ Live London
Seven UK barbers have been named Britain’s Best Shave Competition 2020 finalists after months of hard work and will be competing for the Champion’s Belt in front of a live audience at HJ Live London on Sunday 29 March.
The seven finalists are: Yucel Olmezkaya from Mr Barbers, Jim Dee from Cresswell Barber Co., Claire Cant from Claark Barbers, Anthony Komodikis from House of Thrix, Fakir Shamsaden from Bobby’s Barbers, Emanuele Chiruzzi from Aveda Men Cutters Yard and Marian Jarcu from Mojo’s Barbershop.
Each finalist impressed the judges with their skills, which included shave preparation, razor technique, client aftercare and health and safety.
At HJ Live London, two-time defending champion Enver Yeshilbulut from Kings Barbers Male Grooming will join the 2020 finalists. He aims to make history by being the only champion to successfully defend his title for three years in a row.
Enver said: “This competition is widely regarded as the most prestigious prize in the barbering industry and attracts hundreds of entries every year. To share the ring with the 2020 finalists will be a huge honour and I’m excited to see how it all unfolds.”
The competition is run by the British Barbers’Association (BBA) and supported by leading men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge. Britain’s Best Shave is now the longest-running competition in the industry.
Bradley Wicks, marketing manager for The Bluebeards Revenge said: “Britain’s Best Shave is about more than just shaving, it encapsulates the growth of barbering in Britain over the past few years and highlights the high levels of skill needed for the trade.”
BBA director Trevor Studd, added: “The amazing thing about getting to watch the UK’s most talented barbers in this type of competition, is seeing them receive the recognition they deserve in a live show environment. The BBA is extremely proud to share this experience with its community. From the heats right through to the finals, our family grows and strengthens every year.”