Quest For the Best In Men’s Grooming

Written by Maureen SheenSep 20, 2018

Read time 5 min



On Sunday, Sept. 23, Premiere Philadelphia will play host to two major men’s grooming competitions, sponsored by SalonCentric, Andis and BarberEvo Magazine, and open to licensed barbers, cosmetologists and current students.

The two competition categories, Fantastic Fades and Limit-Free Style, will test competitors’ skills out in the open, right on the show floor.

Whether it’s a traditional pompadour or skin-tight undercut, the Fantastic Fades category seeks out exceptional clipper or trimmer work to produce the finest fade. For the Limit-Free Style category, artistry and pristine skill are expected to be showcased.

The judging panel will feature no less than three master barbers with a minimum of ten years of professional experience and demonstrated leadership in the barbering community. Entrants will be judged for their live model work based on technique, originality, style and tools.

If you’re left wanting more men’s grooming and live competition after the Premiere Philadelphia show, SalonCentric, Andis and BarberEvo will be sponsoring this competition all over again at Premiere Birmingham on Oct. 21 to continue the quest for the best.

For more information, check out the Premiere Philadelphia competition here and the Premiere Birmingham competition here.

About Expert

Maureen is a veteran beauty and style editor having worked at AmericanSalon, Woman’s Day, People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, and a contributor for CR Fashion Book, Well + Good, Elite Daily and Glam. You can find her reporting on the latest trends from backstage at New York Fashion Week, interviewing celebrities and beauty industry heavyweights, and fashion styling for editorial photo shoots. The self-professed product junkie, super foodie and wannabe hand model is obsessed with rose gold jewelry, the NYC Flower Market and planning her next big getaway.