Bronner Brothers is known for its big hair battle featuring some of the top stylists from around the nation, but in recent years barbers have made waves at the mega hair convention.
Andis, an industry leader in hair grooming accessories, got in on the action with the Total Look Competition featuring 35 of the top barbers from across the nation, an increase from the 23 barbers featured in last year’s competition.
“The Andis Total Look Competition challenges some of the best barbers in the industry to tap into their creativity and pull together not just an innovative and well executed haircut, but also a total fashion look,” said Aileen Nunez, Andis international manager of education and style.
In front of a packed Bronner Brothers audience, 35 barbers were given 30 minutes to finish a complete haircut, as well as style a head-to-toe fashion look. Each barber was allowed two tools – the ultra-popular GTX T-Outliner and the Andis Excel Ultra™ clipper. In preparation for the event, models had to allow at least 2 weeks of stubble to grow around their hairlines, and have at least a ½ inch of hair removed to justify a complete cut.
Shaun Corbett of Da Lucky Spot Barber in Charlotte, North Carolina earned first place and $800 in cash and product for his re-creation of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem character from the popular 1988 film Coming to America.
“I want to thank Andis for the chance to flex my creative muscle and have fun at the Total Look Competition,” said Corbett. “I hope this win serves as a launchpad for great things to come.”
In addition to the prize package, Corbett will be spotlighted on stage at the August 2016 show.
Other winners included Don Kutz of B.W.A. Chair of Champions Barber Shop, in Gary, Indiana (2nd place – $250 in cash and product), and Ryan Lemoine of Precision Cuts Barber Shop, in Auburn, Alabama (3rd place – $200 in cash and product).