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Andrew Brewster

Applications open for PROJECT: Man

Following a successful debut year, the Fellowship for British Hairdressing is bringing their men’s hairdressing team back for 2020. 

Initially launched as the Barber Project, the new-look program is now called PROJECT: Man and promises to include even more insight and expertise into all aspects of men’s hairdressing, barbering and shaving.

The 2019 team enjoyed an incredible year of mentoring and expertise from a diverse lineup of guest mentors including Edward Hemmings from Alan D (founding Team Leader), Matt Gavin from Ruffians, Johnny Shanahan from Barber Barber, Andrea Raymond from Wahl, Dan and Robert Rix from The Company of Master Barbers and Hayden Cassidy from Andis. 

PROJECT: Man 2020 will include a similar calendar of insightful mentoring days and opportunities, perfect for furthering technical skills, gaining confidence and boosting salon business.

Team Leader Jonathan Andrew says: “I am honoured to become project leader for PROJECT: Man. Men’s hair is something I am very passionate about and there are countless incredible avenues to explore from the salon to the stage. This is going to be a jam-packed year full of things I only wish I could have had when I was starting out.”

If you’re interested in applying for the 2020 team, visit to find out more and download your application form. Applications close on Friday 22 November 2019.


An all-new edition of the acclaimed unscripted series THE SHOP: UNINTERRUPTED from HBO Sports and UNINTERRUPTED returns FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.

This episode features LeBron James, Maverick Carter, California Governor Gavin Newsom, American rapper and business entrepreneur Diddy, Klutch Sports founder Rich Paul, San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, record producer Rick Rubin, actor and comedian Bill Hader, stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael and marketing executive Paul Rivera.

Joining the segment with Gov. Newsom will be WNBA star guard for the Phoenix Mercury Diana Taurasi, retired professional basketball player and former UCLA star Ed O’Bannon and UCLA All-American and national gymnastics champion Katelyn Ohashi.

The show will be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.


The Lions Barber Collective charity and the City of London Corporation teamed up to host a highly successful event on Monday October 7 to celebrate the emerging role of barbers in mental health and suicide prevention.

The Barber-Surgeons’ Hall event connected national leaders from the City of London, business, health, care, politics, charities and the military with the inspirational work of the Lions Barber Collective – who are working hard to educate barbers in how to spot the symptoms of mental health and depression, whilst encouraging men to talk to their barbers (and each other) about their issues. 

It was organised ahead of World Mental Health Day (which this year took place on Thursday October 10), and witnessed hair cut at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall in Monkwell Square for the first time in centuries.

Lions Barber Collective founder Tom Chapman was delighted with how the day went, he said: “There was a huge build-up to the event and I was incredibly busy so it wasn’t until the day when I was stood there in the Barber-Surgeons Hall about to do the first hair cut ever on the 700-year-old site under Holbein’s Henry VIII portrait that I realised the importance of what we had achieved.

“We had an audience which consisted of some of the most influential people in the hair industry, the City of London itself, the NHS and even parliament. To see their faces as we told our story and gain the reaction face-to-face when we left the stage was incredible and something I will never forget.”

Marianne Fredricks, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Health and Wellbeing board, said: “Tragically, suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the country. This initiative is a fantastic approach, bringing the conversation about male suicide to the forefront and helping men open up about their mental health in a safe space.”


Andis has reimagined their Master Barber School online education website.

Now live, the website has been redesigned to resonate with today’s men’s grooming professionals. With new and improved features to better service educational content, users will be able to access webinars and how-to videos from their favourite Andis Educators, including Kenny Duncan, Whitney Vermeer and John Delgado, to name a few.

Talking about the new website, Andis Educator Danny Amorim said: “The Andis Master Barber School is an amazing tool that can keep new and seasoned barbers up to date with all the new clippers, techniques and inspiration. With the hair industry at an all-time rise, it is important to keep up with continued education and this tool puts it in the palm of your hand.”

“What’s most exciting about the website is the diversity and versatility you will see on a variety of haircuts,” adds Sean Casey. “Users will learn everything from time efficiency to in-depth detail on a wide range of haircuts.”

To find out more, visit the website here:


Ruffians has beaten stiff competition to be named Best British Barbershop for the second year in a row.

The team were presented the award, run by Wahl Professional, on Sunday 6th October 2019 at Salon International.

Despite being up against some of the biggest names in the industry, Ruffians managed to take home the trophy.

“To win once felt good, to win again the very next year feels absolutely amazing! Our shop teams work so hard and this is a great reward for their tireless efforts,” says Andrew Cannon, co-founder and MD at Ruffians. “Would I be pushing my luck if I said I wanted to make it a hat-trick next year?!”


After whittling down over 800 applicants, just under 30 brand new #AndisNation Ambassadors have been chosen after a worldwide social media search to find the best of the best.

Those selected will receive high-quality Andis tools including exclusive product launches to review and share on social media. The ambassadors will also be among the first to know about company-wide initiatives as well as test new innovations and products before they hit the shelves.

Throughout the program, the new ambassadors will have the opportunity to assist Andis company educators at local classes, trade shows and other events, giving them unparalleled experiences as well as personal access to the leaders in mens grooming.

The full list includes Joshua Alvarez, Tavion Maultsby, Kristel Nazareno, Fredo Olan, Victor Quispe, Edgardo Rivera, Tre Trimz, Wilfredo Bultron, John Clausell, Trevor Moots, Brannon Hunt, Joshue Aguilera, Troy Hug, Jeisel Concepcion, Stephan Hyppolite, Justin Albrecht, Josue Romero, David Brown, Jaii (Jasmine) Harris, Kenny Harris, Eduardo Gallegos, Victor Esparza, Vanessa Rene, Daraile Cunningham, Angel Coll, Bryant Gutierrez, Jorge Saldana, Julien Howard and Dale Williams.

For more information, visit


Andis Company has announced an exciting new product launch, taking the Iconic Master Clipper – a prized, best-selling tool among barbers – cordless. The Master Cordless Li gives barbers and stylists the same renowned high-speed cutting performance and precision as the original Master Clipper, but now with more power and the added flexibility of a cordless design. 

“This clipper may look like the classic Master, but inside lies state-of-the-art engineering and technology that makes this the most powerful, high speed cordless clipper Andis has ever built,” says Andis Co-President, Matt K. Andis. “In addition, our constant motor speed technology ensures it won’t drag or stall – even when cutting the thickest hair.” 

As with all Andis tools, the name of the game is power and precision, and the Master Cordless is no different. The powerful lithium-ion battery provides 90 minutes of runtime and weighs nearly 30% less than the corded version.  

Ideal for tapering and fading, the Master Li blade adjusts from size 000–1 with the flick of a lever. Barbers can also rest assured that their workstations will remain uncluttered and organized, as all clippers come with a premium charging stand. 

Like the rest of their collection, the Master has the same level of quality woven into its entire design, from the precision adjustable carbon-steel blade that stays sharp longer to unbreakable aluminium housing that protects the mechanics of the clipper. 

For more information on the Master Cordless Li, visit 


Denver-based Scalp Artist International has been selected for the 2019 Denver Awards in the category of Hair Replacement Service.

Each year, the Denver Award Progam identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and the Denver community.

“It’s been a long six years in the SMP game. Recognition like this is truly humbling,” says president Eddie Lopez. “I know the giants in this category and am absolutely speechless. This is a win for all of us, everyone who has had my back and helped me through this journey, it wouldn’t be possible without all of you.”


The oldest barber in the world, Anthony Mancinelli of New York, died on September 19 at 108 years old from jaw cancer complications, after 96 years of cutting hair. The upstate resident never retired, and found passion in his work.

Mancinelli, who made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2018 for being the oldest practicing barber, immigrated to the United States at 8 years old. He soon began sweeping floors at a barber shop, then cutting hair at 12 to help support his family. He attended grade school in Newburgh, but never graduated.

There was no one part of cutting hair he’d call his favorite, his son said, but he “just loved his job. Everybody loved him. He’s known worldwide.”

When Mancinelli began cutting hair in 1923, he charged 25 cents for his services. Leading up to his death, he worked at Fantastic Cuts in New Windsor, where he charged $19 for a haircut.

Aside from his Guinness World record, Mancinelli was inducted into the Barber Museum Hall of Fame in Ohio one week before his death.