Scotland's Best Student Barber 2019

The search is on for the next generation of barbering talent!

The 2019 search for the UK's most talented up and coming Scottish Student Barbers has now begun!

Have you got what it takes to be ranked amongst the next generation of Scottish barbering talent? Then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your skills and gain confidence and recognition for your work.
Winners will be announced at the Scottish Barber show at the SEC, Glasgow on Monday 29th April 2019.

This competition is free to enter and open to any barber that is currently 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.

Barber clipping man's hair

How To Enter

The competition is brought to you by Styling Products UK, Andis and The Great British Barbering Academy, with the aim to help showcase the amazing student barbering skills in Scotland.

WHO CAN ENTER: This competition is open to anyone studying towards a recognised barbering or hairdressing qualification with no previous cutting experience.

HOW TO ENTER: Entries will be judged on your photographic submission. Please ensure that your photograph images are saved as your full name.

The photographs must comply with the terms of entry, which are:

• Images must be taken and presented in a professional manner.
• Images entered by email must be good quality images in JPG format – good quality mobile phone photos will be allowed.
• All photos must be saved as your full name.

Please refer to the ‘photographic requirements’ section for full details.

COST OF ENTRY: Entry to the competition is free.

Requirements and Awards


The closing date for entries to this competition is Sunday 31st March 2019 at 5 pm. Under no circumstances will entries be allowed after this time.

Finalists will be contacted via email by Friday 12th April. Finalists will be required to attend the Scottish Barber show for the awards presentation on Monday 29th April at 1 pm.


Each photographic submission must comprise of at least TWO head shot photographs. These must show only front and side head shots. Each photographic submission must be saved as the name of the entrant. All entries must be the original and the unassisted work of the applicant. Photographs must not have been previously published and the applicant must enjoy the intellectual property ownership of the photographs or obtain written agreement of the rights holder prior to submission.


The competition will be judged by top industry barbers, there will be five judges to make sure all the entries are judged fairly. Entries will be judged solely on the following, as evidenced by their photographic submission:

• Accuracy.
• Style.
• Suitability.

It should be noted that all photographic materials submitted by entrants would be of sufficient quality to enable proper judging. Any entry that is of poor photographic quality, and therefore insufficient to be accurately judged will be discarded by the judges.


The finals will take place at the Scottish Barber show at 1 pm on the Barber Stage. There will be a presentation and education for all the finalists. No finalist will be required to cut on stage.

Barber cutting man's hair
Student Prizes


• All finalists will receive a Mike Taylor Educational Book 2019 and SPUK voucher.

• The overall winner will be crowned Scotland’s Best Student Barber for 2019 – a coveted title which they can use in their own   PR and Marketing Portfolios.

• Press Coverage from SPUK, GBBA and ANDIS.

• An Andis TS-2 and SPUK bundle.



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