“Jack Dean has been a regular supporter of barber competitions and awards as they are an effective way of encouraging new talent to emerge and recognising the quality of our foremost industry leaders. The UK barbering industry is only as strong as the next generation of barbers and the skill of the barber depends on quality of training.” Jonathan King, Brand Manager.

Made in the UK, Denman products are used, enjoyed and endorsed by hairdressers in more than 60 countries worldwide. In 2013, the company celebrated the 75th anniversary of this iconic hairdressing brand which is renowned for its exceptional standards of quality, performance and innovation. The first Denman hairbrush was invented back in 1938 by Ulsterman, John Denman Dean (also known as Jack Dean). Denman hairbrushes were popularised in the swinging sixties by hairdressing legend, Vidal Sassoon, through his revolutionary blow-drying techniques. As a family-owned company, Denman International aims to continue working with leading hairdressers and barbers within the industry to launch innovative and exciting professional tools and owns or distributes brands such as Jack Dean, Pro-Edge, Panasonic Clippers, Oster and Matador combs.

In addition to a handsome trophy the winner of this category will receive a Panasonic GP80 clipper valued at £210.