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We are so excited to launch City & Guilds in Association with Mhfed Digital Barbering Competition.

We have a star studded line up of Industry judges waiting for your entries.

The winner will be invited to our own photographic studio to create their editorial look with Multi award winning Desmond Murray. We will provide a make-up artist, clothes stylist and lunch on the day.

The editorial look will take centre stage in our Raw Look book.

Competition Entry Form

Please complete and return your form along with your images and a testimonial to

Good luck!


Launch: Monday 31st November 2022

Closing date for entry: Monday 6th February 2023

Judging: Monday 20st February 2023

Photo Shoot: Monday 20st March 2023 in Rayleigh, Essex, MHfed Headquarters.

MHFED Competitions:

Competition 1
Qualification Level: Apprentice/Trainee

Competition 2
Qualified Barber

All experience levels from apprentice to qualified barber can apply for these competitions.

Digital Barbering Competition 2022/2023

We are looking for an editorial Cut and Finish look.

Submit before and after photographs – front, back and side views.

Open to any learners or apprentices at any level, currently in education and qualified barbers.

A testimonial must be submitted alongside the application from their education provider to confirm they are still active in training.

Behind the scenes at the National Trainee and The Qualified Barber of the Year Competition 2019

An Interview with Desmond Murray