Fall 2017

MAN—the business of men’s grooming—is for barbers, hair stylists, skincare specialists, barber supply store owners and other beauty industry professionals that provide men’s grooming services or retail men’s grooming products.

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46 I M A N I FA L L 2 0 1 7 STEVE KIM Man About Town Meet - Greet - Compete OCTOBER 1 New Jersey Hair Battle & Trade Show Tour New Jersey Marriot, Newark, NJ, 8-9 S•R Education 2 Day Men's Comprehensive Cutting Class Petaluma, CA, 15 DC Barber Expo Echostage, Washington, DC, events/1823876981259752 22-23 Premiere Alabama Men's Zone and Barbershop The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, North Birmingham, AL, NOVEMBER 19 MoDown Barber Exhibit Carson Center, Carson, CA, DECEMBER Dallas Hair Battle Trade Show Tour National Championship Park Avenue, Dallas, TX, Listen - Learn - Grow Andis Master Barber School ( On-site technical presentations for groups of 20 or more Arrojo Academy NYC ( The British Barbers Association (BBA) Accreditation Tour North America ( Various locations, contact or check kreate for monthly education/event schedule Bosley Pro ( Total solution in-salon and neighborhood cluster classes Bronner University ( 20 affordable online classes, including Beauty Barbering Donald Scott NYC Pro Education ( DSNYC RAT PACK Razor Artistry Team program Eufora ( YOU School Advanced Training Academy, Vista, CA, Vision Quest Business Summit, San Diego, Eufora men's cutting course; see for dates and locations Johnny B. Haircare ( Various locations, see website for monthly education/ event schedule Layrite Showcase ( Annual barber conference features events and education Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy ( Men's barbering and grooming class, plus cutting, color and makeup courses Sexy Hair Santa Monica Academy ( Structure in Motion program taught in California beach house setting Wahl ( Instruction at shows, events and selected locations; new Men's Method program Set Your Sites Barber Insurance Plus ( Instant and comprehensive business insurance with immediate certifi cate of coverage The Barberella Competition Showcases Female Barbering Barbering has long been thought of as a man's game, but on a Sunday night in an old theater in Downtown Los Angeles, female barbers proved that they're ready to be taken seriously. The Barberella was the fi rst-ever all-female barbering competition, open to all women barbers at any professional level, affi liated with any brand. Lady barbers were asked to upload their best men's barbering cut and style for an online photo competition. Out of more than 1,000 entries, fi ve barbers were chosen as fi nalists to compete at the live event held on July 16 at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles: Akira Mink, Claire Ramirez, Dayna Gamba, Keller Leishman and Taylor Leven. On stage, the fi nalists were encouraged to show as much precision and technique as possible during the 45-minute competition. While all fi ve fi nalists were gifted a pair of Mizutani Schorem scissors, Wahl clippers and the entire Reuzel line, judges the Schorem Barbers, Sofi e Pok, Julius Caesar, Nina Kovner, Daniel Alfonso, Matt Beck and Daisuke Komatsu named Leven the grand prize winner. She took home $5,000 cash and a fi ve-city Asian tour with the Schorem Barbers. Leven is a licensed barber and cosmetologist at Skull & Thrones Hair Society in Addison, Illinois. Of her competition style, Leven says, "My inspiration came from '90s grunge fashion. I'm a '90s baby, and I think my heart will always reside there. I love the messy grunge look, and I basically wanted [my model] to look like he was from a boy band. I pretty much ran wild with it and tried to incorporate the widest range of skills I could in a single look. "I'm so blessed to have been a part of [The Barberella competition]," Leven continues. "It truly was one of the best moments of my life, not only being on stage with all of the extremely talented fi nalists, but also standing beside all of the judges I've idolized for so long. It was such a surreal and life-changing event!" —Megan Adams BARBinc ( A comprehensive resource featuring online and mobile real-time scheduling, news and directories for barbers, barbershops and barber schools barbershopconnect ( Barbering tutorials, product reviews, store, events and more Club Intrigue ( An educational community for salon professionals MHD ( Hundreds of online training videos with step-by-step guides Milady Pro Advanced Academy ( Online technical training and business-building tools Online instruction from Wella Professionals educator Nick Berardi and an all-star team of Wella and Sebastian Professional stylists Can You Handlebar's library of educational videos specifi cally for bearded, mustached men Grand prize winner Talyor Leven on stage at The Barberella.

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