The winner of the Best Scottish Barber 2019 was announced at the Scottish Hair and Beauty event after an intense and exciting barber battle live on the Andis stage. James Johnstone beat off five other finalists to win the coveted title.
There was no shortage of talent this year, as the entrant numbers more than doubled from last year and the quality from the initial photography round made it a hard-hitting decision for the judges.
The six finalists spent a lot of time preparing for the live final and the commitment showed from the models selected to the level of skill and creativity present on stage. The winner, James Johnstone of Network Barber Club, impressed the judges in all areas of the criteria.
Baldy, lead Andis Educator and Head Judge said… “It’s really refreshing to see someone come back from disappointment last year, did his homework and raised his game to come back a well-deserved winner”.
Mike Taylor, Judge from the Great British Barbering Academy said: “After several years of doing the Comp the standard is getting higher and higher this year’s winner was well deserved and Scottish barbering has hit new highs”.