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VTCT and Great British Barber Bash join forces to inspire the next generation of barbering talent

VTCT is excited to announce that we are collaborating with Great British Barber Bash(GBBB).

We will be working together to promote the benefits of a career in barbering and inspire greater participation in the industry by supporting colleges, private training providers and other organisations in their barbering educational provision.

This collaboration brings barbers the opportunity to learn from the best, show off their skills and find the freshest talent. Events include the renowned GBBB shows, college workshops and the incredible NEW BLOOD competition.

Founded by Garry Spencer, the GBBB started seven years ago and has grown into an annual staple in every barber’s calendar. Shows this year will take place in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and London, with Belfast and Birmingham planned for early next year, with VTCT as one of the shows’ proud sponsors.

The shows feature excellent top name barbers, including Josh Lamonca, Alan Beak, Hayden Cassidy, Ollie Foster, Cal Newsome. The GBBB has been at the forefront of the industry, bringing over huge names from the USA many other corners of the world.

Competitions and barber battles are also part of what makes the Barber Bash special. VTCT is sponsoring the NEW BLOOD Competition in Manchester on Sunday, April 3rd  this year. Rising talent from across UK and Ireland will battle it out in the ultimate test of their skills.

Contestants submit a photograph and eight finalists will be chosen to attend the show in Manchester. Finalists have the chance to win prizes worth over £3000 as well as free entry to the show.

As well as the major shows, the GBBB are touring the country, appearing at colleges and hosting workshops that include free CPD for college staff. VTCT centres can get 10% off the fee for workshops and 20% off major Barber Bash shows.

If you’re ready to level up your barbering skills, find out more about the GBBB and all it has to offer here: https://greatbritishbarbersbash.co.uk/

Interested in a career in barbering? Take a look at our suite of Barbering Qualifications