Meet The Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2023 Winners

Published 16th Oct 2023 by Josie Jackson

The winners of the Raw Talent Barbering Competition 2023, brought to you by Mike Taylor Education, have officially been announced. 

For the first time the competition took place at Salon International, across Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October at ExCeL London. The judges, Mike Taylor, Ian Harrold, Alex Burt and Bethan Brennan (Post Graduate) were amazed at the skills on show. 

The competition was split into three categories of barbering abilities and training standards – Student, Graduate and Post-Graduate, with a maximum of six finalists in each category.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Student category

Runner-up: Harry Nunn, Francesco Group

Winner: Ben Pearcey, Milton Keynes College

Graduate category

Runner-up: Auburne Enkel, MR. Barbers

Winner: Connor Tookey, Taylor Male Image

Post Graduate category

Runner-up: Curtis Burke, Taylor Male Image

Winner: Ryan Evans, Goose The Barber

A big thank you to our judges for all their time and hard work, and a huge thank you to our sponsors Mike Taylor Education

Josie Jackson

Josie Jackson

Published 16th Oct 2023

Josie supports the team with content for the print magazine, website and social media channels at HJ. Having grown up in a salon environment (thanks to her hairdresser mum) and even working as a Saturday girl before getting her degree in English Literature, Josie feels right at home in the industry. Although she’s experimented with a few creative colour looks in the past, she always comes back to blonde, and loves all things hydrating and bond building.

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