BarberCraft 2018


The centuries old craft of barbering has undergone a massive transformation in recent years, emerging as a highly respected industry built on robust tradition and masculine values.

Born out of this resurgence is BarberCraft. Entering its third year in New Zealand, it is an expo that is a true celebration of all things barbering.

Barbers come together from all over New Zealand, from the slick metro-style barbershops of the central city to the far reaches of heartland New Zealand.

BarberCraft offers camaraderie, competition, opportunities for professional and business development, socialising and fun. BarberCraft opens people’s eyes to a world of men’s fashion, wellbeing and grooming.

It is a pacey, busy and fast-moving event. It is loud and fun. The highlight, “Battles of the Barber” competitions are a highlight.

With just the one national event, BarberCraft NZ has quickly emulated the polished and professional vibe of international competition. It has fast become a highly-anticipated fixture on barbers’ calendars and is acknowledged as a ‘must do’ event for the industry and the fascinated public.

This year, BarberCraft NZ is thrilled to have the support of Braun as its major partner and is evidence of the calibre of the event with this international brand affiliation. As well,

This Year’s Attractions

  • The Battle of the Barbers is the ultimate barbering Challenge. Fast paced and fun, barbers will go head-to-head in front of a live audience to prove their creativity and skill. Whether it’s creating a classic cut, trimming a beard or going all out on a creative pattern – the barbers’ skills will be put to the test!
  • The new overall award “HITO NZ Barber of the Year”. Will be fiercely sought and fought! Brought to us by Timely, barbershop, salon and spa software.
  • International guest judges - This year’s selected judging panel comprises local experts, both male and female barbers as well as our two international guest judges: Warren Theunis from Urban Cuts in Cape Town and the fore-mentioned JULIUS CVESAR from Los Angeles.

Barbercraft – brought to you by HITO, in association with Braun