Barbering show, The Great British Barber Bash, is coming to Liverpool

The Great British Barber Bash: Europe’s biggest barbering show is coming to Liverpool

Barber, Kyle Rowland, performing on stage in London: Photo by Mark Shirley

Europe’s biggest barbering show, The Great British Barber Bash, is coming to Liverpool next month and expects to welcome over 500 attendees.

Content, which is part of Cains Brewery Village, will house the event where over 70 experienced barbers from across the globe will appear on stage and around the room demonstrating a wide range of haircuts and styles.

Garry Spencer, 52, from Southport, founded The Great British Barber Bash in 2015 and believes the event allows a previously hidden part of the industry to shine.

“Barbering was always pushed to the side when you compare it to hairdressing, with hairdressing there have always been events and shows where hairdressers could share their passion and I feel as though we’ve done that with barbering,” Garry said.

“With events they used to always be based around London and even though we do have a London show, I love giving chances to young barbers who are local to me.”

Ollie Foster, 27, from Chester, is one barber who will be appearing at the event.

Foster, who owns two barbershops in Chester, believes the event will be one of the best yet.

“I’ve worked for the Barber Bash for a few years now and each and every year the shows have improved, the atmosphere is great, it really is a celebration of barbering as a whole,” Ollie said.

“I always have a great time in Liverpool, this year it’ll be great to see new barbers up on stage doing what they love.”

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The show will have some of the world’s biggest barbers, including, Ryan Cullen, the barber for Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and Justin Carr, a barber who is sponsored by big-name brands such as New Balance and Jameson Whiskey.

Apart from the main stage presentations, the show will have a competition called the Barber Battle where over 50 barbers will compete to perform the best skin-fade in under 20 minutes, with the winner receiving a prize bundle worth over £3000.

Garry believes the Barber Battle competition has added an extra dimension to each show since its introduction in 2018.

“The Barber Battle really pushes barbers to their limits, the winner of our last Barber Battle won it with a broken arm, it’s always a spectacle,” Garry said.

The winner of Barber Battle London, Emi Bertea, with the trophy in his hand: Photo by Mark Shirley

People who purchase a ticket will also be allowed to buy a wide range of barbering equipment from the show’s various exhibitors.

Birkenhead based Salons Direct is just one of several exhibitors offering products at the show.

A graphic showing some of the exhibitors appearing at The Great British Barber Bash 2021

The Great British Barber Bash will take place on 7th November at Content in Cains Brewery.

Tickets cost £25 and can be purchased at