Exciting and nerve-raking time at MADE barbering Academy this week with our entries for the 'National City and Guild/MHfed digital barbering competition being judged at City & Guilds Headquarters in London. We submitted 5 entries two weeks ago to compete in the category of 'Trainee Barber of the Yr 2020 - Scottish Region' with our fingers crossed and full of pride. Competition criteria was create a gents cut and style submitting a before and after shot. Our trainees put their heart and soul into their creative work using some high end skills and techniques producing a look any barber would be proud of. Our models shone brightly as they were photographed during a professional shoot staged by Simon Murphys HN students Ivan Chrisanov and Jackie Shaw.
THE RESULTS - delighted to announce 2 winners as follows:
- WINNER……..Scott Morrison - FIRST place winner in the City & Guilds/Men’s Hairdressing Federation National Trainee Barber of the Year 2020 competition for the following category: SCOTLAND
- HIGHLY COMMENDED……..Ryan Cairns - overall British second place/runner up in the City & Guilds/Men’s Hairdressing Federation National Trainee Barber of the Year 2020 competition
This is a huge achievement, our understanding is entries for the competition were at an all time high over the 4 UK regions with Adam Sloan (CEO of MHfed, Chairman of City and guilds barbering, Salon owner ), quoting
- 'A really inspiring day in the City and Guilds London office today judging the C&G/MHfed Qualified Barber, Afro Barber of the year and National Trainee Barbers of the Year Competitions'
- 'The standards were so high!!!! Congratulations to all the winners! Massive respect to all the finalists'
We are over the moon as are Scott who has recently opened his own Barber shop in Paisley Rd West and Ryan who is establishing himself at great pace as a 'head hunted' Barber in Coatbridge - sky's the limit for these two!!
Both Scott and Ryan joined Made Academy in Aug 19 after deciding to leave the jobs they were doing and embark on a new career - think we can safely say they are 'cutting it' with absolute 'style'
The academy would like to thank our other 3 competitors who did a brilliant job oozing in talent and enthusiasm for entering and feedback from them is they thoroughly enjoyed the experience - a huge MADE well done to them!
Please enjoy our winning shots with Scott's model being Sandy, a current trainee at MADE and Ryan's young gun Fionn who is Tracy Leavy's 13 yr old son - amazing capture of precision cutting and immaculate styling - the results say it all!!! Be MADE at MADE!!
Pictures below show winner Scott Morrison's model (first 2 images) and highly commended Ryan Cairns model.