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! A full list of speakers is coming soon, in the meantime confirmed listings can be seen below along with seminar sessions & times.

Free tickets to Barber Connect 2017 can be found here!

5ive
Renowned as one of the most talented barbers for Afro hair, 5ive is on call for A list celebrities and fashionistas the world over. As an integral part of the Wahl Artistic Team, 5ive brings enthusiasm and a cool approach to the barbering world. With over 18 years of experience in the hairdressing industry, South Londoner, 5ive, has a treasured competitive history, acquiring award titles such as ‘Battle of the Barbers’ ’92, ’94, ’96, S-Curl Champion 1997 and Wahl’s Battle of the Barber in 1997.
Alan Beak
Alan and Reece Beak, are brothers from Manchester that boast over 18 years combined experience in the hair industry, their talents have combined and only having opened Ruger Barbers 15 months ago, their presence in the barbering world is undeniably one of the biggest in the UK. Having been trained in traditional Italian barbering, ladies hairdressing and afro-Caribbean styles, they have become the hybrid of barbers, and increasingly in-demand.
Andrea Lynne Raymond
Andrea Lynne Raymond will be on the Modern Barber LIVE Stage supported by American Crew UK at Barber Connect representing Ireland on day 1 in the 'Regional Round-Up'. Andrea is Wahl Professional UK current Barber of the Year and is the last pick for the Regional stage!
Carl Blake
Leading the way in male grooming techniques and styles, Carl Blake is an instrumental member of the renowned Wahl Artistic Team.With an impressive 25 years experience in the hairdressing industry, Carl specialised in men’s hairdressing in 1990 when his technique and creative flair began to flourish in male grooming.
Conal McCorry
Representing Ireland on day 2 on the Modern Barber Live stage is Conal McCorry of Headcase Barbers. The stage sponsored by American Crew will play host to a 'Regional Round Up' segment which sees five barbers from five regions compete all on one stage
Dale Ted Watkins
Creative barber and educator for City Boy, Dale Ted Watkins can be seen on The Modern Barber Live Stage, supported by American Crew. Dale has spent many years perfecting his craft to bring you the best step by step tutorials to cutting men's hair.
David Raccuglia
David Raccuglia will be making the long commute from Miami to Telford to speak at Barber Connect 2017. David is founder of one of the most prominent brands in men's grooming: American Crew. He will be on hand to inspire and explain how the turned his passion of cutting hair into a world dominating grooming brand.
Graeme Milne
Representing Scotland on Day 2 at The Modern Barber Live Stage will be Graeme Milne of Rebel Rebel Barber in Glasgow. The stage sponsored by American Crew will play host to a 'Regional Round Up' segment which sees five barbers from five regions compete all on one stage.
Hassan Demarco
Hassan is an educator for Clubman Pinaud and has been in the industry for over 22 years. He will be leading seminars on the Clubman Pinaud stage on Sunday & Monday.
Ian Harrold
Ian Harrold is a well travelled barber and a part of the American Crew team, who will be sponsoring the Modern Barber Live stage at Barber Connect 2017. Ian will be leading a handpicked team of barbers to showcase their skills over the two days. The Modern Barber Live stage will be the place to go for creative & business talks.
James Williams
Representing Wales on day 1 in the 'Regional Round Up' segment of the Modern Barber Live stage James Williams aka Jim The Trim. Known for his work with Autism Barbers Assemble, James is fast making a name for himself in the industry.
JohnnyBaBa
Founder and creative leader of Barber Barber UK, JohnnyBaBa can be seen on The Modern Barber Live Stage, supported by American Crew. With stores in London, Manchester & Birmingham Johnny is a well travelled professional!
Josh Connolly
Representing England on Day 2 at The Modern Barber Live Stage will be Josh Connolly of Matu Barber Company. The stage sponsored by American Crew will play host to a 'Regional Round Up' segment which sees five barbers from five regions compete all on one stage.
Kevin Vorley
Since entering the high end barbering industry in the 90's, Kevin Vorley has gone on to become an educator, an international platform artist and the proud owner of the award winning K Barbers Emporium. With an in depth knowledge of the mens hairdressing industry, he has appeared at seminars in the UK and beyond.
Lee Handford
Representing Wales in the 'Regional Round Up' segment on the Modern Barber Live Stage is Lee Handford. Known for his work at Tidy Beans Barber Shop, Lee will be appearing on day 2 on the Modern Barber Live Stage supported by American Crew.
Lieanne Buckley
Lieanne Buckley will be repping for England on Sunday 11th June (Day 1) on the 'Regional Round-Up' segment on the Modern Barber Live stage - 5 chairs, 5 barbers, 5 regions, 1 BIG stage!
Mark Gaye
Representing Ireland on day 2 at The Modern Barber Live Stage will be Mark Gaye of The Notorious Barbershop. The stage sponsored by American Crew will play host to a 'Regional Round Up' segment which sees five barbers from five regions compete all on one stage.
Menspire Academy
Menspire present the revolutionary transition between precision barbering and contemporary hairdressing. You can see them on the Modern Barber Live stage, supported by American Crew.
Michael Damiano
Michael started cutting hair at the age of 15, running a full column of clients by the age of 16 in the family business. By the age of 17 he had already won 2 trophies at Barnfield College Luton, competing against 40 other students.He went on to win “Barber of the year 2004” and “Barber of the year 2005”, being the first name to be engraved on the Bill Tildsley Cup.
Porters Barbers
A leading barbershop in London with stores in Clapham, Brixton, East Dulwich & Dulwich Village. As ambassadors for Clubman Pinaud they will be sharing tips on the Clubman Pinaud stage on both days!
Richard Woods
Richard Woods is an award-winning entrepreneur, a finalist on BBC's The Apprentice, professional keynote speaker, radio presenter, investor & bestselling author. He cites Richard Branson as one of his inspirations because of the business empire he has created. You can catch Richard on the Modern Barber Live stage coaching entrepreneurs and sharing wisdom on defining and achieving goals and building business.
Roger Óg Mulholland
Roger Óg Mulholland is an Irish barber, who co-founded Mulholland Barbering in Portadown. He will be representing Northern Ireland om day 1 in the 'Regional Round Up' segment on the Modern Barber Live stage, sponsored by American Crew.
Sheriff Mehmet
You can see Sheriff Mehmet of Envy Barbers Sheriff on the Modern Barber LIVE stage supported by American Crew UK. He and his team have got shave skills worth stopping by for!
Simon Shaw
One of the most inspiring & motivating hairdressers within the industry, Simon Shaw, European Artistic Director of Wahl (UK) is known for his innovative & fun approach to hairdressing & education. Simon’s innovation with the fantastic Wahl product range has been phenomenal. Providing inspirational cutting techniques using clippers, he is renowned for pushing the boundaries of design and cutting hair.
The Nomad Barber
The Nomad Barber is an independent online web series documenting one barber as he travels the globe learning more about his trade. You can see The Nomad Barber and his team on the Modern Barber Live stage, supported by American Crew.
Tommie McGuckin
Hard Grind is one of the most popular barber shops in Scotland, and Tommie epitomises their fun spirited and hard working ethos. He will be representing Scotland on day 1 in the 'Regional Round Up' segment on the Modern Barber Live stage, sponsored by American Crew.

Seminar Sessions & Times

Wahl Stage
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Sunday

Monday

Clubman Pinaud Stage
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Sunday

Monday