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COMPETITION DETAILS

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COMPETITION DETAILS

This will be a (2) two-day event showcasing the skills and talents of Barbers representing the East Coast. Contestants must compete in 5 of 8 categories of haircuts. Haircuts will be judged by your peers within the Barbering industry. The top (5) five Barbers, their models, and (1) one assistant will be invited participate in the final competition.

There will be 8 Barber Battles located in the following states. 

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Philadelphia, Pa 

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • Maryland, District of Columbia, 

  • Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jacksonville, Florida

  • Richmond, Virginia 

  • Newark, New Jersey

        Barbers for each Battle will receive: 

  • 1st $10,000 in cash in prizes

  • 2nd $7,000 in cash in prizes

  • 3rd $5,000 in cash in prizes

  • 4th $3,000 in cash in prizes

  • 5th $2,000 in cash in prizes

There will be a (2) two-day registration.

 

The Barber must bring his own Barber equipment and model to cut. All Model’s must have a clean “under cut hair” and without a “shape-up”. All Barbers must cut a “faded” haircut for the registration. ​

Barber schools

  • Barber Schools must register during the (2) two-day registration.
  • Barber School apprentices will cut as a group. 
  • All apprentices must perform a “regular” haircut.
  • Barber Schools are responsible for apprentice equipment and models.
The top (5) five Barbers invited to the final competition must use their prize winning proceeds to secure transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment for the Barber, models, and (1) one assistant before leaving the competition venue. Barbers with the next highest score will additionally be invited to the final competition and given (5) five business days to secure payment of $1,000 dollars as a replacement option.
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COMPETITION LOGISTICS

*100 Contestants will publicly demonstrate their skills and talent in (8) eight categories*
 

Vendors will display products for sale, local talent performances, fashion show and presentation of the winners and awards.

Location space is approximately 10,000 - 15,000 sq ft.

There will be 10,000 - 15,000 tickets issued.


National Entertainer (To Be Announced) 
National or Local Radio Station (To Be Announced)
Flyers mailed to all licensed Barbers per-state

*8 Battles and a final Competition promoted in 11 states*

 

After the first competitions, the next will be held within 45 days of the previous competitions ongoing.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Philadelphia, Pa 

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • Maryland, District of Columbia

  • Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jacksonville, Florida

  • Richmond, Virginia

  • Newark, New Jersey

 

The Barbers competing in the Best Barbers event must compete in 5 of the 8 categories to accumulate the most points. The Best Barber for each Barber Battle will receive a grand prize of $10,000. The top 5 Barbers with the highest number of points from each Barber Battle will be invited to the final competition. The State with the largest number of Barber participation and public turn-out will host the 9th and final competition to determine a grand-prize winner.

The Best Barber on the East Coast

 

TOP PRIZES:

$10,000 cash grand prize for each Battle

FINAL COMPETITION GRAND PRIZE:

ProMaster Dodge Van

Customized Mobile Barber Shop

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CATEGORIES

1. Beard Cuts

2. Extreme Beard Design

3. Regular / Caesar Cuts
    Hair length 2” and below

4. Regular / Caesar Cuts
    Hair length 2” and above

5. Fades / Temple Cuts
    Hair length 2” and below

6. Fades / Temple cuts
    Hair length 2” and above

7. Design Cuts

8. Extreme Design Cuts

Cutting time

Beard Cut ----------------------------- 20 minutes

Extreme Beard Design ------------ 30 minutes

Regular Cut (under 2”) ------------ 20 minutes

Regular Bush Cut (over 2”) ------  30 minutes

Fade Cut (under 2”) ---------------- 25 minutes

Fade Bush Cut (over 2”) ---------- 30 minutes

Design Cut --------------------------- 60 minutes

Extreme Design Cut  --------------  90 minutes

Barber School

Barber Schools will be competing against other Barber School apprentices.

Barber schools must have a minimum of (5) five apprentices participating in (5) five categories. 

Students will be judged as a group.
Students with the highest scores in each category will receive cash prizes.
Barber School winners will receive a Barber Kit and $500 paid tuition. 

 
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RULES

1, All register  barbers excepted  will receive and must ware during the competition for identification.  BFL (1) Polo Shirt, (1) BFL Apron, (6) T-shirts with LOGO / Barber Shop on back.

2. It is the responsibilities of each Barber to secure and furnish his/her own Barber equipment and materials needed to cut the hair of their models. ECBB will provide the barber station, lighting, electricity, and clean up.

3. Barbers and models will be photographed for judging and possible use in advertising the ECBB. Models will be photographed before, during, and after the Barber completes the haircut. Due to time restraints, there is no tolerance for lateness - contestants will be disqualified with “no” refund.

4. The competition is open to all licensed Barbers or Barber stylists. Barber schools will be competing against other Barber schools. Barber Schools must have a minimum of (5) five students cutting in (5) five different categories. Barber Schools can have a maximum of (8) eight students cutting in all categories, but only the top (5) five scores will be tabulated. All students will receive a BFL T-shirt with Barber School name / logo on the back and must be ware during the competition.

5, Contestants are permitted (1) one representative in the designated area and will receive a ECBB T-shirt. The representative is only allowed to distribute flyers, business cards, and associated information on your behalf. The representative is not allowed to assist the Barber in cutting, designing, or handling equipment. Contestants must pay a $20 fee for their representative which must be included in the contestant’s application. No representative will be allowed to participate on the day of the event if not originally paid and submitted with the Barber application fee.

 

6. No pre-work may be done on a model before a competition. All cutting, including the basic haircut, MUST be done “on-stage”. The starting point of the model’s heads is to be a "Clean Canvas".

 

7. Models will be given a BFL t-shirt with your Logo / Barber Shop on the back and must ware during the competition. 

8. All cut-hair must be left on the floor.

 

9. Straight edge razors and/or razor blades can be used at your own risk.

10. “Pencil-lines” or “hair fibers” are not allowed.

11. The Competition Director, Competition Committee, and/or ECBB Officials will determine any rule not herein provided for. The decision of the Committee is final.

12. The Barber/Contestant must sign and submit the Official Entry Application and the required fee. In doing so, the Barber agrees to abide by the decision of the judges.

13. There must be a minimum of (10) ten contestants for each category by the start of the competition. If there are NOT (10) ten contestants at the start of the competition, prizes/prize money will be altered. There are NO refunds, however, if there are openings in other events the contestant can change / enter for an additional fees.

 

14. Only (1) one Barber Kit per-person will be awarded regardless of how many competitions a Barber has entered or won. If contestants win more than one event, he/she will only receive (1) one Barber Kit, but he/she will still receive all monies for all events won.

 
JUDGING

20 Judges within the Barbering industry will score from a 1 – 10 point value, and each category has its own “point “value. The Barber with the highest number of points will win that particular event.

Contestants will be judged on the following:

  • Style

  • Difficulty

  • Precision

  • Shape-Up.

  • Overall Appearance

Beard Cut ----------------------------- 1-5

Extreme Beard Design ------------  2-6

Regular Cut (under 2”) ------------ 1-5

Regular Bush Cut (over 2”) ------  2-6

Fade Cut (under 2”) ---------------- 1-5

Fade Bush Cut (over 2”) ----------  2-6

Design Cut ---------------------------  2-7

Extreme Design Cut  --------------  3-10

Each category will be judged with the point value beside the category.

 

EG. “Beard-Cut” will receive 1 - 5 points for each of the judging categories; the Barber can receive a total of (25) twenty-five points or a minimum of (5) five points.

 

EG. “Extreme Design Cut” will receive 3 - 10 points for each of the judging categories, with a maximum total of (50) fifty points and a minimum of (15) fifteen points.

 

The Barber with the highest number of accumulated points out of the (5) five cuts will be the winner of the event. The best Barber will receive a grand prize of $10,000 in cash and prizers. The top (4) four Barbers with the highest number of points will recieve cash and prizes and invited to participate in the final competition to determine the best Barber on the East Coast.

 

Best Barber Shop

Barber Shops must have a minimum of (3) three Barbers participating in (5) five categories and will be judged as a group. The Barbers with the highest number of accumulated points, out of the (5) five cuts as a group, will be the winner of the event.  

 

Best Barber School

Barber Schools must have a minimum of (5) five apprentice Barbers participating in (5) five categories, and students will be judged as a group. Students with the highest number of accumulated points, as a group out of the (5) five cuts, will be the winner of the event.

 

All “tie-breaks” will be judged by a new panel of (3) three judges within the industry. The contestants will be judged on the same criteria with a 1 - 10 point value. The contestant with the highest number of points will win the event.

 
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SPEED CUTS

This contest is only for Barbers “not” participating in the Battle. Barbers must sign-in the day of the event on a “first come basis”, and all models will be volunteers from the public - ECBB will provide all additional materials needed. There will be (5) five contestants competing at a time, and only (1) one winner per-group.

There are (2) two categories: regular or fade

Regular Cuts:

The contestant who cuts the most “regular” haircuts within 60 minutes wins. Contestants will be judged on the following:
 

  • Precision 1 - 5

  • Shape-Up elements 1 - 5 

  • Overall sppearance 1 - 5

  • Extra points for temple fade/neck fade, shaped sideburns, etc.

  • Number of cuts completed

Equipment used for this event will be provided by a sponsor – EG. Wahl Seniors with clip-on guard and Wahl Outliners. 

Winners and participants will receive Barbers For Life T-Shirts and sponsor equipment / products while supplies last.

EG - If Wahl sponsored this competition, prizing may include Wahl Seniors with clip-on guards and Wahl Outliners.

Fade Cuts:

The contestant who cuts the most “fade” haircuts within 60 minutes wins. Contestants will be judged on the following:
 

  • Precision 1- 5

  • Shape-Up elements 1- 5 

  • Overall sppearance 1- 5

  • Extra points for temple fade/neck fade, shaped sideburns, etc.

  • Number of cuts completed

Equipment used for this event will be provided by a sponsor – EG. Wahl Seniors with clip-on guard and Wahl Outliners. 

 

Winners and participants will receive Barbers For Life T-Shirts, and sponsor equipment / products while supplies last.

 

EG - If Wahl sponsored this competition, prizing may include Wahl Seniors with clip-on guards and Wahl Outliners.

 
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