Barber Brands International “Barber of the Year” is an Australian national skills competition that is open to all States and Territories. 
The Heats and Grand Final are live on stage at The Barer Expo in Brisbane on the 20th & 21st of July 2019.

How to Enter

  • Send us a video or photo collage through DM (Direct Message on Instagram) introducing yourself and show us your best work at your chair
  • Winners will be chosen by our online judges by June 18th 
  • You will then be notified so you can prepare for the competition on Saturday 21st of July at The Barber Expo in Brisbane

If selected as a heat finalist:

  • You will receive notification from The Cutthroat Journal
  • To secure your position to participate in the heat round, live on stage on Saturday 20th July you will be required to:
    • Pay a $60 entry fee  ($60 includes a 12 month subscription to The Cutthroat Journal) 
    • Get yourself to Brisbane for the weekend of July 20th & 21st
    • Bring your own model

Heat Winners will then battle it out live on stage on Saturday 20th July with the finals being held on Sunday 21st July to take the title of Barber Brands International ‘Barber of the Year’ 2019


Heat & Final Format

1/2 hour
Showcase your best clipper and scissor work

Judged on technique, confidence & workflow 

Grand Final Prize

$1000 cash and prize package


Brisbane 20th and 21st July

The Barber Expo

Smoked Garage


Book your ticket here