The 2021 Australian Modern Barber Awards (AMBA) will be hosted in November, with entries open to elevate the careers of the men’s hair industry and provide a benchmark for barbers to showcase their creative and business talents.

Product entries will close on May 24 and the general entry deadline is August 2. Finalists will be announced on September 20 before the grand awards night, hosted at Plaza Theatre, Melbourne, on November 7.

The awards are currently accepting online photographic and written submissions, with photographic entries to be judged by an esteemed panel of media and barbering icons and written entries to be judged by business experts. Meanwhile, the AMBA Care, Style and Beard Product Awards will be judged by independent media, educators and industry experts. The illustrious panels are comprised of local and international legends, and some important sets of eyes to view your work.

Categories include the Australian Modern Barber Business of the Year and Australian Modern Barber of the Year as major photographic and written categories, as well photographic collection options such as Best Men’s Collection in Classic, Freestyle and Junior and Best Team collection. The written business categories cover Best Barbershop Design, Best Business Director/Owner of the Year, Best Customer Care and Best Men’s Educator of the Year, individually or as an organisation. The Care, Style and Beard Product Awards honour each of these important market spheres by awarding a shampoo and conditioner, styler and beard care product, respectively.

The time is now for Australia’s most proficient barbers to show off their skills and for the creative, business and product industry leaders to claim their titles and pioneer the industry ever further. Enter now.

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