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Groomed Academy Barbering Competition: Win A Trip to the UK and Phenomenal Education Prizes



Groomed Academy has launched an amazing competition to celebrate the launch of their online academy, and to make people aware of the incredible online training!


The competition is easy and simple to enter and is open to all hairstylists and barbers with a love and passion for men’s hairstyling and trends.


It consists of four photographic categories.

• Creative Gents Hair Colour and Cut

• Combination Haircut and Beard Style

• Classic Gents Cut

• Gents Latest Trends Cut


You can enter as many categories as you like, but if you want to win the Grand Prize you will need to enter all four.


The Prizes

The Grand Prize for the best total scores across all four categories, is a trip to the UK in 2022, flights and accommodation included, to receive fabulous education and UK certification at the Mike Taylor Academy in London. The educational experience of a lifetime! The winner will also be interviewed and profiled in Hairnews.


Four Category Prizes will also be awarded. Category winners will receive prizes to the value of R13,900 each – including an online Groomed Academy course, a Wahl Professional hamper, a Seb Man hamper, and all equipment required to do the online course.


How to Enter Each Category

This is a photographic competition and is open to all barbers and hairdressers. There are four categories. You can enter all categories to be eligible for the grand prize, but may only submit one entry in each category.


All photos must be taken one metre away from your model, with your model against a white background, including the head and shoulders of your model. You can use a cellphone to take your photo or do a shoot as long as the photo is clear and you stick to these rules.


• Firstly take a ‘before’ photo.

• Then create your style according to the category requirements.

• Then take four ‘after’ photos of your look from one meter away, with your model placed against a plain white background.


‘After’ photos will include:

• Front (the finished look)

• Back

• Left side

• Right side


Then submit the five photos via We Transfer with your completed entry form, to info@groomedacademy.co.za.


If you want to win the grand prize, you will need to enter all four categories. One entry per category.


The Judges

This competition will be judged by two expert judges in the UK:



Mike Taylor, Director and Head Educator for the Great British Barbering Academy and Mike Taylor Education


Fergal Doyle, Global Community and Engagement Manager for Wella Professionals.


Entries will be numbered, and submitted to the judges anonymously.


Competition Timeline

Entries close: 30 November 2021

Finalists announced: 10 December 2021

Winner announced: 24 December 2021


Click HERE to view the online entry form.

Click HERE to view the terms and conditions.


Do you have any questions?

Please email info@groomedacademy.co.za if you have any questions or need more information.


Hints for Success

Make sure you understand the category definition very well and that your entries suit the categories they are entered for.


Creative Gents Hair Colour and Cut – you will need to understand trends and do current, edgy work

Combination Haircut and Beard Style – look at the balance of the haircut and beard, and total look

Classic Gents Cut – this is all about precision and perfection

Gents Latest Trends Cut – you will need to express your fashion forward knowledge of trends


Read the rules carefully. Make sure your photo is clear, with no shadows, and that it is taken a metre away from the model on a white background.


The Groomed Academy Ethos

Groomed Academy is not only for the training of barbers but for comprehensive groomers, allowing you to fully meet the grooming and hair needs of every gent who walks into your salon or barber shop.



It’s about creating a phenomenal total result and how to give your clients the ultimate experience with full knowledge every step of the way through the service. We train you to become an expert in every aspect of grooming.


For more information on our SA- and UK-certified courses either at the Cape Town or Mossel Bay Academy or online, email info@groomedacademy.co.za.





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