Hamilton’s Elite Barbershop/Armour to Barber
“It’s been 5 years since I first picked up a pair of clippers and I can honestly say I’ve never looked back. I’ve had some amazing opportunities since I started my journey in this industry; but none quite like the ones I’ve had since I started working alongside Liam Hamilton and the rest of the team at Hamilton’s Elite Barbershop and Armour To Barber. Most recently I was on the Armour To Barber stand at the largest barbering exhibition in Europe; Barber Connect. While on the stand I ‘performed’ a beard treatment on my beautifully bushy faced better half. Doing beard trims, tidies and treatments are definitely my favourite services that we offer at the shop. My fondness for beards and working on them quickly led to a bit of a running joke that I’m the shop’s resident pognophile. I’m really looking forward to seeing what all the contestants have in store for me.”
President of the Wessex Beardsmen
“Somerset born n bred,current President & founder member of the Wessex Beardsmen.
Been trying to grow a beard most of my adult life,succeeded about 6 years ago,and have not looked back.I’ve helped run 5 B&M competitions,been to lots and even won 1st full natural under 8” once!
I’m a firm believer in fun at these events,so it’s not necessarily the biggest baddest beard,ok it is that, but confidence,good stage presence and a big smile are also important.
I know most of you so looking forward to it.”
“I am a barber/ Hairdresser in torbay! I own the unisex salon Hair Royale. I have been cutting hair for over 7 years. I have done stage work, editorial work and education in the hair industry!”
“Hi guys, my names Mich & I’m a director of REFINED. REFINED male grooming is a unique traditional barbershop brand offering bespoke Male grooming to the modern man. I’m constantly training with some of the best barbers from around the globe to deliver the best service I can, and the skill set i now carry enables me to transition between precision barbering and contemporary hairdressing to deluxe beard grooming and more. I’m massively passionate, fashion focused and always strive to operate to the highest standard. Hence the name, refined, I’m very much into sharp precision haircuts and well groomed beards.. I’m looking for that refined look”
“Several years ago, Mike and his wife Clair had the silly idea to bring a beard competition to the southwest. They ended up organising six competitions, helping out with several more, inventing the Lite competition format, helping to raise a lot of money for local charities, and, most importantly, meeting a lot of wonderful people.
Currently taking a break from organising beardy events, Mike is returning to his first love – getting drunk at beardy events!”
Oxford Beard Festival
“Sooze Higgins along with Faith King are the organisers of the Oxford Beard Festival since 2012 after watching USA cult show Whisker wars and decided “we can do this, it’ll be a right laugh” and it is! Sooze has the last few years been competing in the handmade category with a few wins at Wessex Beard and moustache Championship, Beard Club and Beard On. She uses many different materials such as felt, autumnal leaves, bread and even leather and lace. What has she come up with this time?”
Bedrock Beard Co/Bearded Renegades
“40-odd young Londoner now living in Bristol, spent most of my life traveling until I met my soulmate I now split my time between being the co – creator of Bedrock Beard Co, Bearded Renegades Beard Club and working on the tan as a landscaper. Irrelevant fact about me Terrified of clowns !”
Artist/Co-owner of the Lucky 7 Club
“One my of my main passions is painting. I have art in galleries and homes all around the UK.
I have one of the co-owners of the lucky 7 club in paignton and have been bearded most of my life,
I recently ran a beard competition at BMAD festival ( bikers make a difference) and loved every second of it. I cant wait for SWBMC!”