Barbering Exhibition Barber Connect Joins Professional Beauty Group

Published 05th Oct 2023 by Charlotte Grant-West

Modern Barber (part of the Professional Beauty Group) has announced its acquisition of Europe’s largest barber exhibition, Barber Connect. 

Joining the group that is responsible for the leading events and media across barbering, hair and beauty, including Salon International and Hairdressers Journal International, Barber Connect will be organised by the Modern Barber/Hairdressers Journal team with support from the founders at Barber Blades, Matthew Brice and Dan Moore.

"This acquisition reaffirms our commitment to bringing the best event in class to the barbering community. Matt and Dan have done an excellent job and with their ongoing support we want to build on their success to make Barber Connect a truly national and over time, international event," said Mark Moloney, Managing Director of Modern Barber and Hairdressers Journal International.

Matt Brice commented: “We believe the time is right to amplify the growth and development of Barber Connect and as part of the Modern Barber portfolio it will allow the event to grow in size and stature whilst staying true to its mission of informing and inspiring barbers, and allowing the community to connect with the brands that operate in this professional space.”

Plans for 2024 are underway for Barber Connect 2024 which will be back at the Telford International Centre on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 June.


For further information please contact: 

Jackie Brown of Modern Barber/HJ at T: 020 3841 7366 or E: [email protected]

Matt Brice of Barber Blades at T: 02920 485 024 or E: [email protected].uk

Charlotte Grant-West

Charlotte Grant-West

Published 05th Oct 2023

Charlotte oversees the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. With over a decade of experience as a journalist, Charlotte was formerly Editor of Modern Barber and HJ Men, Social Editor at Netmums and Features Writer at Boots Health & Beauty magazine. She loves any products that make her hair bigger and more voluminous, and loves a behind-the-scenes peek at anything hair-related – whether it's a factory tour, BTS on a shoot or backstage at fashion week.

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