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Wahl's Barber and Barbershop of the Year

The winners of Wahl UK’s British Barber and British Barbershop of the Year 2021 were announced on the Wahl UK stand at Salon International.

Rhys Whitehouse was crowned Wahl British Barber of the Year, taking the victory after a ecord-breaking number of entries. For the British Barbershop of the Year 2021, Wahl awarded Parlous Barbers. Based in London, the salon has historical roots in the legendary story of Sweeney Todd and is renowned for its luxury interior and service.

On his victory, Rhys exclusively told HJ Men: “Winning Wahl British Barber of the Year 2021 was such a wholesome feeling, it felt like all my years of early starts, late nights, graft and time away f om home had culminated into that one moment and validated everything I'd worked so hard for. I can't wait to see what the next 12 months with Wahl's Artistic Team hold for me!”

Follicle Transfer

Despite being one of the most well-known footballers to have had a hair transplant, you might be surprised to learn that Antonio Conte’s locks are not the most Googled. That honour goes to former Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri, followed by former English striker Wayne Rooney. Antonio Conte’s hair is the third mostsearched ‘follicle transfer’ in British football, according to hair transplant specialists Vera Clinic.

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“Look forward to the new year by reflecting on how this year has gone and where you want to take your business next. Planning is a key part of your roadmap to success and now is a great time to reflect and plot your plan for a successful 2022!”

Wrighton, national sales manager, Takara Belmont (UK) Ltd.

West-End Experience in West London

West and Hunter have been named 'Heroes of the Pandemic' by Ladbible. The award was given to the new barbershop in Chiswick, West London thanks to its luxury feel and the fact that it was a relaxing refuge for clients post-lockdown.

The barbershop offers hair p oducts from Balmain Paris and Oliver J Woods with many more to come and, adding to the members club feel of the space, cigars will also be able to be purchased from the shop later this year.

Kit bag kudos

A welcome tonic

Hair tonics have often been pushed into the backroom of the barbershop, but they’re making a comeback. Enter, Uppercut Deluxe Foam Tonic which gives a light hold with a healthy shine. Think of the product as multi-purpose – it can be used as a hydrating mousse that offers protection against heat when blow drying as well as working as a stand-alone light styling foam.

RRP £14

This article appears in the December 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal

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This article appears in the December 2021 Issue of Hairdressers Journal