COMPETITOR RULES

CONTEST DESCRIPTIONS, RULES AND REGULATIONS

Best Fade

This competition is for the best of the fade. Models must have at least 2 inches on top, no pre-cut, no lines, no shape ups. Hair will be cut to 1/2′ inch on top to bald on sides. Barbers will be judged on the blend of the fade, how tight the line is, and the cleanliness of the haircut. 30 minutes to complete. Extra points for largest transformation.

Best Classic Mens Cut

This is an opportunity for any barber to show their creativity and their own spin on a classic cut of their choosing. Pre-colouring is permitted. Barbers will be judged on creativity, overall cut and design, and complexity. No pre-cutting. In this cut, Scissors are a must, clippers are only allowed for clean-up around the neck. 30 minutes to complete.

Best Face Design

Creative designs with moustaches and beards. Barbers with be judged on creativity, execution and difficulty of design. Pre-colour is allowed. 30 minutes to complete.

Artistic Freestyle

This is an “anything goes” category. Bring your best Tattooing, Flat Top, Highest Pomp…No limits, No rules. Judges will be looking for creativity, imagination, difficulty and execution of an original idea. Pre-Colour, and art colours (ie Make up, Spray Colours, Hair Paints) Permitted. 45 minutes to complete.

Best New Talent

Battle of the Barbers is looking for the best new talents our industry has to offer. Contestants will be asked to do a Classic Mens Cut. Putting a creative spin on a classic cut of their choosing. Pre-colour is permitted. Barbers will be judged on creativity, overall cut and design, and complexity. In this cut, Scissors are a must, clippers are allowed. No pre-cutting. Contestants must be less than 2 years in the industry. This category is open to students, apprentices and junior barbers only. 30 minutes to complete.

Competition Rules

• All contestants must bring a live model and barbering tools in order to participate.

• All models hair must be cut at the competition. Semi permanent colour, permanent colour, light colour sprays, and chalks are allowed unless otherwise noted. Barber must show a transformation in the models hair. The judges will pre-inspect models hair during pre-judging or during check in. Violation of the rules will result in a deduction of points and or disqualification.

• All contestants must check in with there models at least 1 hour prior to the battle.

• All contestants will have a specific time to complete their particular cut and style.

• Judging will be conducted on a visual basis only. Judges will use a point system on a scale from 1(being the very lowest) and 5 (being the very highest).

• There is a limited space available for each category, so contestants are being selected on a first come first serve basis.

• Please note that all models must be 19 years or older and must be prepared to sign a model waiver form at registration on the day of the event

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