Everything is bigger in Texas and the 2021 TX Barber Expo and Competition was no exception.
Organiser Rick Morin was surprised to count in more than 6000 eager show goers, that made the classroom education standing room only as barber professionals showed how eager they were to get solid information to move their business forward in this post pandemic/lockdown environment.
Hosting the education stage, Ivan Zoot said: “The show floor was sold out of booth space and quite busy. With the competition generating an enthusiastic crowd. This year’s event was proof that barber pros are eager to get back to some sense of what we were doing before the pandemic, but the overall tone reflected the understanding that we can never go back. We can only move forward. I was honored to host the education stage and look forward to my return to the Lone Star state in 2022.”
Organiser Rick added: “I started the TX Barber Battle & Expo in my home-town of Corpus Christi, TX, in July of 2012 with the help of my mentor Jay Majors we had just over 800 attend the first event. We have come a long we since then.”
He continues “My staff and I were expecting 4500-4800 people to the event, and we were surprised to see a total of 6,187, officially making us the second largest barber event in the United States. I just want to thank some of the major names that attended the event, including, Mr Official, Sky Salon, Jay Majors, Rob the Original, Ivan Zoot, Kristi Faulkner, YakuzaBarber, TailorFade, TitanBarber, QueenoftheSouth512, The_one_barbet, TheMarcusHarvey, BrydMena, and I’m really looking forward to hosting the New Mexico Barber Expo in November 2021 in Albuquerque, NM.”