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Barber Pro up for Guild Awards of Excellence

For the third year running, BarberPRO have been shortlisted in the Guild of Beauty Therapists Guild Award for Excellence for ‘Best Male Grooming Supplier’.

The prestigious annual awards are voted for by members and other professionals working within the hair and beauty industry.

Voting takes place here:

The vote closes on Wednesday 20th March, so make sure you get your say!

Red Hot Products become official UK and Ireland distributor for Corioliss


Corioliss was established in 2002 by a team of free thinking individuals whose sole aim was to create cutting edge styling products loved by professionals around the world.

Corioliss have designed a collection of premium, unique and fashionable electrical hair tools and accessories.

The range embodies the creative spirit of professional hair stylists and satisfies the technically demanding nature of day to day salon work.

For more information please call 01392 365177 or email


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Ok, so football may not be coming home but it still remains quite the year for barbering and the success has been spread across the UK and Ireland.

The barbering industry in Ireland and Northern Ireland has continued to develop its own identity and is explored and celebrated inside the pages of issue ten.

The incredible Ryan Cullen is the star of this month’s Barber Focus, we take a look at Londonderry’s Bareknuckle Barbershop and delve into the shops of Northern Ireland’s capital.

This now the tenth issue and although we seem to have the format down (to some extent) the brand is still evolving. Headcase Barbers – with almost 30 barbershops across the globe – discuss what it takes to create a brand and we speak to two of our favourites, Hard Grind and Captain Fawcett.

We also welcome new columnists, including Ruger Barber’s Carlie Firth, and some of our friends from across the pond to give their insight into the industry. As always, all this and much more can be found across the next hundred pages.

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OSMO scores with the England team

When the England Football team released their official team photos of them getting suited and booted for the Russia trip, there seemed to one essential product spotted in the changing room…the OSMO Shaper Maker.

Captain Harry Kane is seen prepping his hair for the lifestyle shoot with a tin of OSMO Shaper Maker on show whilst John Stones is shot with the product on the changing room bench. OSMO Shaper Maker is a versatile cream to get a high shine moulded finish to a look.

OSMO revs up men’s grooming regimes with a high-performance range of hair styling, texturisers, tonics and beard tamers. The comprehensive line-up liberates the grooming expert, offering a choice of on-trend and traditional finishes from freestyle to fierce.

To request OSMO for your salon visit your local wholesaler or visit

Photo credit: Lewis Maddison and Eddie Keogh FA/Rex/Shutterstock

Schorem’s Paul Taylor-Clinch to return to the UK to open ‘Black Sails’ barbershop

Reuzel are delighted to announce that Schorem’s Paul Taylor-Clinch will be returning to the UK to open his very own barbershop, ‘Black Sails’, in Bath.
With full Reuzel knowledge and having worked at the world renowned ‘Schorem’, it seemed only right to appoint him as our latest and third UK Reuzel Scumbassador.

Paul has been working with Schorem for 2 years and has gained an extensive amount of barbering knowledge from some of the worlds greatest barbers. Now, you can learn some of the tricks of the trade with Paul at our Scumbassador courses around the UK!

Here are the courses you can book with Paul:

Classic Barbering Course (Beginning)

The much needed first step to understanding Schorem shapes and how to achieve them. In this course, you will learn the two longest haircuts.
This is a great course to get your feet wet and start to understand the techniques we use as the foundation of all our classic haircuts we will also focus a great deal on product application and styling.

Please note: These longer shapes are mostly achieved with shear and comb and require very minimal clipper work.
Cuts Taught: Vanguard & Long Trim Pompadour

Tools Needed for Class:

• Clippers- detachable blade and/or thumb lever with attachment combs

  • Clipper Guards
  • Straight Shear
  • Clipper Comb
  • Taper Comb
  • Metal Pick
  • Vent Brush
  • Cutting Cape
  • Edger
  • Blending Shear
  • Cutting Comb
  • Flat Top Comb
  • Blow Dryer
  • Water Bottle


Master Scumbassadors will present the old school craft of barbering by demonstrating classic cuts steeped in tradition and perfected over decades by the “Lords of the Lard” themselves.

From Pompadours to Flattops, learn how to approach these timeless cuts and how to integrate the Schorem classic shapes and Reuzel products into your everyday work.

While preaching the greasy gospel, the Scumclass will touch on how to build the men’s business to ensure your greasers, ruffians and other fine gentlemen scumbags return to chew the fat and walk out with a perfect cut, every time they leave your shop or salon.

For all Scumbassador Course bookings, please contact your local Reuzel distributor, or call Rianne at Reuzel UK on 01392 365177

The Bluebeards Revenge launches new hair gel in collaboration with The Lions Barber Collective

50p from each tub sold is donated straight back to The Lions Barber Collective; helping the charity to raise awareness and prevent male suicides all over the world.

Premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new hair gel in collaboration with men’s mental health charity The Lions Barber Collective.

The Bluebeards Revenge Hair Gel has been developed especially with barbers in mind to provide them with a professional, multipurpose product that can handle both retro spikes and modern textured masterpieces.

Most importantly, 50p from each tub sold is donated straight back to The Lions Barber Collective; helping the charity to raise awareness and prevent male suicides all over the world.

Founder of The Lions Barber Collective and award-winning hairstylist Tom Chapman was heavily involved in the development of this new product. He said: “Collaborating with our friends at The Bluebeards Revenge in any way is a privilege. But to have the chance to develop a product alongside them that actively helps to support our work while giving back to the barbering community is phenomenal.”

“I have always dreamt of developing hair products, so to collaborate on a product that I use every day was very exciting. Hair gels have come such a long way in recent years and now offer so much more than the brightly coloured concoctions of the past.


“The hair gel we have created with The Bluebeards Revenge reflects the evolving landscape of men’s hairstyling and is an essential product for barbers. Its versatility means it acts as a fantastic cutting agent, enabling hairstylists to create neat sections and partings in both long and short wet hair. It also works perfectly as a pre-styling product, meaning stylists can create hold and shape in the hair with very little product residue. Add to that its classic barbershop fragrance and strong hold and it’s a really rounded product that is head and shoulders above the supermarket slimes!”

The Bluebeards Revenge’s commitment to raising awareness and preventing male suicide can be seen on the inside of every hair gel’s carton.

Bradley Wicks, a spokesman for the brand, said: “The inside of our cartons have been branded with life-saving information from The Lions Barber Collective. Upon opening the carton, barbers and their clients can read all about the support available to them: whether that’s how to become an official Lions’ Barber, or where to find the right support to fight back against the stigma that surround mental ill health in men.

“The latter has even attracted the attention of world-renowned suicide prevention charity Samaritans, who have kindly allowed us to include their contact information to signpost men to appropriate help at any time.”

BarbersRide 2018 Gears Up

A year has passed since the success of the first BarbersRide and we are delighted to announce its return! Born out of love of barbering and motorbikes, BarbersRide is a yearly charity event incorporating riding and barbering seminars with some of the UK’s top names in the industry.

Experience five exclusive barbering seminars hosted at Harley-Davidson® dealerships across the country with some of the industries finest barbers demonstrating their skills up close and personal. Each seminar is followed by an after party, before hitting the roads again the next day.

The trip is made up of 5 seminars at £30 each. Each event includes a goodie bag worth £15 from our sponsors for the first 20 bookings at each event. Here are all the seminars you can attend:

  • 5th August- CHESTERFIELD- Mykke Greaves (King Koby)
  • 6th August- NEWMARKET- Christian Wiles (Christian Wiles Hairdressing( & Jen Winter (Phoney Pony Barbers)
  • 7th August- BRIGHTON- Simon Smithurst (Ghost Barbers)
  • 8th August- BRIDGWATER- Myles Lewis (Guerilla Barbering Team)
  • 9th August- CHESTER- Colin Petrie (Hard Grind) & Wez Omelio Jones (The Heartbreak Barber)

The full trip costs £150 per rider which includes the following:

  • Full access to all five barbering seminars and after parties
  • Five days of riding Britain’s finest roads
  • Follow up rider support vehicle
  • £75 goody bag from the sponsors including limited edition products for the first 20 riders
  • Memories to last a lifetime

The best part is that all money will be donated to charity. Places are strictly limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Reuzel Extreme Hold Matte Pomade available now!

Keep any style in place all day with our strongest hold pomade yet- Extreme Hold Matte Pomade!

Extreme Hold Matte Pomade

  • Delivers strongest hold
  • Matte finish
  • Ability to reshape and rework throughout theday
  • Create dry, messy-textured looks
  • Adds volume for fullness and definition
  • Water based formula
  • Washes out easily without leaving a build upbehind

AVAILABLE FORMATS: 1.3oz, 4oz, 12oz RSP: £9.29, £16.49, £39.09

If that wasn’t exciting enough, you will also receive a limited edition “Amp” Stache Tray when you purchase 6 Extreme Hold Matte Pomades.