A night in with the barbers

Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education recently hosted a ‘night in with the barbers’ – a special event for barbers and hair professionals, organised by the Barber Council. The evening featured live demonstrations in male grooming from top experts Gary Machin, Chairman of the Barber Council, and Erik Lander, International Barbering Educator.

The event was one of eight being held across the country by the Barber Council to raise the professional profile of the barbering industry. Macclesfield College was chosen as a venue due to its strong reputation for hairdressing and barbering training, and its excellent facilities.

The event, held in the College’s Silk Room Restaurant, was also broadcast across the world via Periscope, Twitter’s live-streaming video app. Along with the audience in the room, people tuned in around the globe from countries such as the USA, Russia and Australia, to see the two on-stage experts run through a series of live barbering demonstrations in shaving, cutting and finishing. There was also the chance for attendees to sample grooming products, network with other industry professionals and learn more about the Barber Council’s aims to help those working in the trade to become state registered barbers.

The College’s catering and hospitality students treated guests to tasty fish and chip cones and local brewery Red Willow kindly donated a keg of draught beer for the event. A portion of proceeds raised on the evening are to be donated to the Movember Foundation which promotes male health and prostate cancer research.

Visit our courses page to learn more about Hairdressing and Barbering at Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education.

 Top barbers Erik Lander (left) and Gary Machin (right) in action.

Top barbers Erik Lander (left) and Gary Machin (right) in action.

 The audience enjoys a night in with the barbers.

The audience enjoys a night in with the barbers.

 Erik and Gary with models showcasing various cutting styles.

Erik and Gary with models showcasing various cutting styles.