New York Barbers - Modern Barber Business of the Year and Best Barbershop Design

The inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards (AMBAs) took place online on December 5, with those in the men’s hair industry watching on livestream from around the country to see the 2021 winners announced. The AMBAs were launched to provide a benchmark in men’s hair and highlight the innovators, creative pioneers and business leaders in the barber space.

Image by Leigh Winsor – Modern Barber of the Year and Best Mens Collection Classic

The awards are facilitated by Mocha Group, who is also behind the Australian Hair Industry Awards and Australian Beauty Industry Awards, engaging with every facet of the hair and beauty industries in this triad of events.

The AMBAs offer fourteen categories, headlined by the titles of Australian Modern Barber of the Year and Australian Modern Barber Business of the Year. The esteemed judging panel in this process included an independent cohort of media, PR and business specialists, as well as national and international barbering icons.

Image by Leigh Winsor

Celebrating online due to continued border closures but congregating this ever-significant industry in spirit, the AMBAs will help the lead the way for a talented industry that continues to grow. Congratulations to the winners!

2021 AMBA Winners:

Best Mens Collection – Classic
Sponsored by Milkman Grooming Co
Leigh Winsor – Area Studio

Best Mens Collection – Freestyle
Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
Johnny Georgiou – Barbery the Craft of a Barber

Best Team Collection
Sponsored by American Crew
Area Studio

Best Customer Care
Sponsored by Shortcuts
Grand Royal Barbers

Best Barbershop Design
Sponsored by Babyliss Pro
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Best Business Director/Owner of the Year
Sponsored by Depot – The Male Tools & Co.
Don De Sanctis – Barber Boys

Best Mens Educator of the Year – Individual or Organisation
Sponsored by Excellent Edges
Fraser Forsey – Barber Education Australia

CARE, STYLE AND BEARD PRODUCT AWARDS
Sponsored by Barbershop Magazine
BEST IN CARE
Justice Professional – Cool Mint Shampoo & Conditioner

CARE, STYLE AND BEARD PRODUCT AWARDS
Sponsored by Barbershop Magazine
BEST IN STYLE
Hanz De Fuko – Claymation

CARE, STYLE AND BEARD PRODUCT AWARDS
Sponsored by Barbershop Magazine
BEST IN BEARD
Mr Muk – Beard Oil

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Sponsored by Barbershop magazine and Andis
Eoin McCarthy

Australian Modern Barber of the Year
Sponsored by The Barbiere Company
Leigh Winsor – Area Studio

Australian Modern Barber Business of the Year
Sponsored by Wahl Professional
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