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Battle of The Barbers - UAE

Are You the UAE's Best Barber?

How sharp are your barbering skills? Are You the Best of The Best?

The British Barbers’ Association invite the UAE’s finest barbers to battle it out for the prestigious title of “UAE’s Best Barber" & "UAE’s Best shave".

Once again we’ve teamed up with Beauty World Middle East and Messe Frankfurt at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to bring together the barbering industry’s finest barbers & judges.

UAE get ready. The world's most prestigious barbering competition will arrive at

Beauty World Middle East from the 14th – 16th May 2017

In addition to the prestigious title of UAE’s Best Barber & UAE’s Best Shave, the lucky winner will also take home:

  • UAE Championship Title Belt
  • Paid Return Flight to the UK courtesy of Akbar Gulf Travels
  • Three nights’ Accommodation
  • Tickets to Barber Connect
  • The complete range of BBA Mens’ Grooming Products.

The runners up will also be recognised, receiving a

  • special plaque to mark their efforts.
  • One night’s stay for two at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in a suite category room including breakfast.
  • The complete range of BBA Mens’ Grooming Products.

Want the chance to put your skills to the test? Here’s how to enter:

UAE’s Best Barber

We need to see your best work! Simply submit a minimum of two photographs that highlight your barbering skills. Make sure your lighting is sufficient and we can see your work clearly.

#uaebestbarber17 on Instagram & Facebook

or email your pictures to


Whatsapp your pictures to +971506582813

Don’t forget to include your name, number and name of the barbershop where you work.

Pictures must be of your own work and taken within the last 6 months.

Applicants that wish to be considered must be UAE residents and have been legally employed in the UAE for the last 6 months.

Closing date for submissions is April 30th.

UAE’s Best Shave

The best shaves are not something that can be shown in a photograph. Instead the best shaves need to be felt and will be judged in a in a live heat.

Entrants into the UAE’s Best Shave Competition will be required to book their space in a live heat held at one of the finest barbershops across the country. Heats will be held between the 9th – 13th April 2017.

To book your slot in one of the live heats email or Whatsapp your name, number and name of the barbershop where you work, and we will contact you to confirm.

Whatsapp +971506582813

The last day to book your slot is March 31st 2017.

Good Luck!

Terms and Conditions

The four barbers that score the highest amount of points in the UAE’s Best Shave heats will go forward to the live show at Beauty World Middle East. The two winners of the Semi Finals will compete in the Live Final where there will be a panel of judges from the British Barbers Association who will decide the winner.

All entries for UAE’s Best Barber competition will be forwarded to the British Barbers’ Association who will pick the best 4 entries to go head-to-head at Beauty World Middle East.

Winners are required to arrange their own visa where necessary.

Prize is inclusive for flight and accommodation only.

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