International Professional Standards Network

BarberCraft New Zealand

BarberCraft is New Zealand’s only men’s grooming and barbering expo, organised by HITO. The event is for industry and the public, and includes an expo and barbering competitions. Now in its second year, the event has grown significantly with twice the number of exhibitors and competitors taking part since 2016.
BarberCraft kicked off with an exclusive industry-only event on Saturday 20 May. Barbers had the chance to meet the exhibitors, compete in two battles, mingle with fellow barbers, and see a demonstration from experienced and qualified barber Justine Nixon-Gaisford. HITO also hosted the first of two workshops designed to help Barbers create a health and safety plan for their barbershop. These workshops were extremely popular, with nearly 100 attendees over the whole event.
The expo opened to the public on Sunday 21 May. Attendees got the chance to see exhibitors, watch live competitions and demonstrations, and learn more about barbering and men’s grooming. This event was a fantastic chance for HITO to showcase New Zealand’s skilled and rapidly growing barbering industry, and educate New Zealand on how rewarding a career in barbering can be.

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4th July 2017