A North Shields man has been crowned the region’s ‘Best Wet Shaving Barber’.
Chris Moon, of Kutz Barbers in Whitley Bay and North Shields, beat off razor sharp competition from 14 others to take the coveted regional title at the event in Manchester.
And now he is preparing for the final round of the search to find Britain’s Best Wet Shaving Barber, which will feature a special ‘speed-shaving’ tournament inside a boxing ring at Barber Connect 2014, at Celtic Manor Hotel, near Newport, on Sunday, May 25.
Eight barbers, including Chris, will battle it out in an ‘FA Cup’ style competition, with the winner landing themselves the prestigious title, a starring role in a shaving commercial for The Bluebeards Revenge, and £3,000 of grooming products from the male grooming brand.
He said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have made it to the final and am keen to get on and show the judges what I’ve got to offer.
“Winning would mean everything to my family and I as barbering has been a tradition passed down through the generations since my grandfather opened his first shop back in 1938.”