Seminars

We offer a range of informative and educational seminars each year, by some of the biggest names in barbering from around the world. These are held throughout the event and are totally free so get involved!

Alan Beak
Alan Beak is co owner/co founder of Ruger Barber in Oldham. Having been trained in traditional Italian barbering, ladies hairdressing and afro-Caribbean styles, Alan has become the hybrid of barbers, and increasingly in-demand. You can catch him on the Wahl Stage.
Bull & Co

Bull & Co, represented by Cal Newsome and Jay Roberts bring you fundamental methodology in men’s hair and styling/ imagery. Cal & Jay have experienced teaching in countries all over the world so it’s an honour for them to be back in their home town of Telford at Barber Connect on the international stage. 

Dave Diggs
Dave Diggs is a barber, S-Curl Ambassador, on the International Education & Style Team for Andis Clipper Company and the owner of The Barbers Inc. Barbershop. His multiracial background has made it natural for him to understand, relate to and execute styles and hair trends for all ethnicities.
Frank Rimer
Frank Rimer, the founder and director of Thy Barber.
Situated in the heart of London's vintage district "Shoreditch". Frank's classic barbering techniques have been recognised around the globe, leading him to be one of Wahl's newest ambassadors and Men's Method Educators.
With nearly 2 decades of experience in hairdressing, barbering, vintage hair styling, tutorial and editorial work behind him, he has taught in both shops and on stages across both Europe and North America.
Frederick Johnson
Frederick Johnson a.k.a. Sipp the Surgeon is a barber, S-Curl Ambassador As a barber with more than 20 years of experience he lives in a world filled with straight razors, clippers, and sheers. He is the owner of The Art of Barbering in Grand Prairie, Texas; the official barbershop of K104 radio station.
Hard Grind
The Hard Grind Art team combines traditional with modern barbering styles. Showcasing a merger of techniques best suited for the modern man. Hard Grind will be bringing their light hearted but  informative stage show to Barber Connects International Stage on Sunday, June 2nd. Concentrating on teaching the full scope of modern barbering from all things shop to client care and service.
Johnathan Ennis
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Johnathan has been a stylist for over 15 years, educating for the last 10 years . He's taken the opportunity to attend many classes to enhance his technique, knowing that education is key. You will be able to see him on the Clubman Pinaud stage.
Joth Davies
Owner of Savills Barbers and Copacetic, Joth's businesses have become world renowned. You can see him on The Wahl Stage
Kenny Duncan
Kenny Duncan is a barber, S-Curl AmbassadorKenny is the barber for several Grammy Award winning artists, touring with Lady Gaga's & Adele’s as the barber for the musicians, dancers, & background singers. Kenny has also styled for major motion films such as "Fantastic Four" and "Creed" for Michael B. Jordan and others
Kevin Luchmun
The Panasonic Professional Grooming Ambassador will be appearing both days at the Panasonic booth.
Mark Peyton
Mark Peyton has become one of the unsung heroes of the Canadian barber scene. Marks warm disposition and sharp sense of humor make him just as entertaining as he is informative. But don’t be fooled by his easy going demeanor. He is deadly serious about classic barbering and he lives for passing on the knowledge he has learned from his travels and training around the world. In the last few years he has taught on stages across North America, founded the multiple award winning Sailor Bups Barbershops in Halifax Nova Scotia has worked alongside some of the top names in the industry
Matty Conrad
Matty Conrad is a multiple award winning barber, men's stylist, barbershop owner, and photographer. Most notably he has been named "The Coolest Barber on Instagram" by GQ Magazine, Men's Hairstylist Of The Year 2014 & 2015 by Salon Magazine, Canadian Barber Of The Year 2018, and 2 time winner of the One Shot Award for Men’s shot of the year. He is regularly called upon as a grooming expert for a multitude of fashion magazines and spends much of his time traveling the world sharing his passion for men’s grooming and all the tips and tricks that have helped make him an industry icon.
Menspire Academy
Menspire present the revolutionary transition between precision barbering and contemporary hairdressing. You can see them on The Clubman Pinaud Stage
Mike Taylor
Working in collaboration with Denman International, Mike Taylor and The Great British Barbering Academy Education team present Creative Men’s Styling on the main stage at this year’s Barber Connect. This ‘must see’ education event explores and demonstrates a wide range of texture, styling and finishing techniques specifically to suit men’s hair and men’s styles.
Robert Braid
One of the most enigmatic and celebrated figures in UK barbering. After 20 years in the industry Robert Braid has the kind of resume that most barbers would dream of. Co-owner of the multiple award winning Braids Barbers ( UK’s best barbershop 2016), multiple finalist for both the AC allstar challenge & the BTC one shot awards, contributor to The Barbering Bible, creative director for multiple cover shoots… the list goes on and on for this exceptionally creative cutter.
SPAGHETTIS
Barber Shop hailing from Italy!
Wahl Artistic Team
Led by Simon Shaw, the Wahl Artistic Team will be covering all barber bases on the Wahl stage on both days!

Seminar Sessions & Times

Wahl Stage
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Sunday

10:00 - 10:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Joth Davies | Sam Campagna | Andrea Raymond
Michael Damiano | Jake Lansley

11:00 - 11:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
5ive | Joth Davies | Alan Beak | Ben Morrison | James Beaumont

12:00 - 12:50

Ruffians Team
Guests to the Wahl Stage

13:00 - 13:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Michael Damiano | Andrea Raymond | Sam Campagna |
Alan Beak | Nathan Bradbury

14:00 - 14:50

TBC

15:00 - 15:50

British Barbers Association
Guests to the Wahl stage

16:00 - 16:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Andrea Raymond | Joth Davies | Ben Morrison |
Michael Damiano | 5ive

Monday

10:00 - 10:50

TBC

11:00 - 11:50

TBC

12:00 - 12:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Sam Campagna | Michael Damiano | Andrea Raymond
Nathan Bradbury | Jake Lansley

13:00 - 13:50

Savills Team
Guests to the Wahl Stage

14:00 - 14:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Michael Damiano | Carl Blake | Andrea Raymond |
Ben Morrison | Nathan Bradbury

15:00 - 15:50

Wahl Artistic Team
Celebrating 100 years of Wahl
Carl Blake | Sam Campagna | Joth Davies |
Nathan Bradbury | Jake Lansley

Clubman Pinaud Stage
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Sunday

10:20 - 10:50

Natural Barber Co.

11:00 - 11:30

Hard Grind

11:40 - 12:10

SCurl

12:20 - 12:50

Spaghettis

13:00 - 13:30

Kevin Luchmun
Panasonic

13:40 - 14:10

Menspire

14:20 - 14:50

Graham Hill UK Team

15:00 - 15:30

Great British Barbering Academy

15:40 - 16:10

Cal Newsome & Jay Roberts

16:20 - 16:50

Victory Barber

Monday

10:20 - 10:50

Natural Barber Co.

11:00 - 11:30

Spaghettis

11:40 - 12:10

SCurl

12:20 - 12:50

Victory Barber

13:00 - 13:30

Kevin Luchmun
Panasonic

13:40 - 14:10

Menspire

14:20 - 14:50

Graham Hill UK Team

15:00 - 15:30

Great British Barbering Academy