Congratulations to all 2020 Duel of the Barber!


Perfect Cut
  • -3 Years ‘Experience ,Qualified
  • 30 MIN

This competition is based on your ability to create a perfect cut. You are not allowed to use color, but can use styling aids or any tools you need to create the perfect cut. You will be judged on fading, shape up, overall look of the cut, and model suitability. Any hair style is acceptable, but judges must see transition from fading. The more natural the fade or blend, the higher the score.
Blitz Fade
  • 3+ Years ‘Experience, Qualified
  • 15 MIN

This competition is for the fasters of the fast, the best of the best. If you cant finish the hair cut in 15 minutes you will be eliminated. Models must have at least a 4cm length on top or higher, no pre-cut, no lines and no shape ups. Hair will be cut to no lower than 3cm on top to bald on sides. Barbers will be judged on the speed, blend of the fade how tight the line is and the overall cleanliness of the haircut.
Young Blood
  • Not Qualified
  • 30 MIN

This battle is for the student that wants to stack up against the other students out there. It is a competition that is all about the cut. You will be judged on precision of fade, shape up and overall haircut.
Street Style
  • 30 MIN

This is for any barber or student that wants to show off their artistry skill and creativity from simple to the most complex design. You will be judged on how creative and clean the cut/design is. Models hair can have colour before the event, No colouring will be done a the duel. Barbers will be judged on the complexity, creativity, the design and all over haircut. As this is a battle between experience barbers and students, students will start the battle with a +3 on their scorecards.


Time to get real:  There are a few rules we would like you to understand.  Competitors must be at least 18 years of age to enter the Duel of the Barbers Competition.  The competition fee includes entry for once competitor and one model.

  1. All contestants must bring a live model and barbering tools to participate. Each contestant must have their own sanitized equipment:
    1. Clippers
    2. Trimmers
    3. Scissors
    4. Razors
    5. Brushes etc.
  2. All models hair must be cut at the competition. Contestants are not allowed to cut, trim, shape or pre-style model’s hair before the competition begins.
  3. Model’s hair can be color treated BEFORE the competition.
  4. No coloring during the competition is allowed.
  5. Contestants must show a transformation of the model’s hair. (Model’s hair will be checked by judges during pre-judging or at check in. Variation of this rule will result in disqualification of the competition.
  6. If a contestant is late for registration they will forfeit their place in the competition and their entering fee.
  7. All contestants should finish their model in the given time based on their category
  8. The judges decision is final
  9. No organisation involved will be held responsible for any damage or loss of personal property or for any injury to persons.
  10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage if circumstances beyond its control prevent the Promoter from continuing with the competition
  11. All payments / entry fees per category should be paid no later than 18 June 2022 to the following account.

Account: Current Account

Account Holder: A Coetzee T/A Blue Scissors

Account Number: 1211164438

Branch Code: 198765

Bank Name: Nedbank

(NB) Reference: (Name and Category)

Please assure availability for your desired category before payment

Proof of payment should be send to Antoinette:  082 692 5789



09:00          -         10:00


10:30          -         11:00

Perfect Cut (30 min)

11:15          -         11:45

Blitz Fade (Round 1) – 15 min

12:00          -         12:30

Blitz Fade (Round 2) – 15 min

12:45          -         13:15

Young Blood (30 min)

13:30          -      14:00

Street Style (30 min)


THE DUEL (15 min)




Please note that this program may be subject to change by the organisations involved with DUEL OF THE BARBERS

29 - 31 OCTOBER 2022
Cape Town Convention Centre Expo Hall 6 and 7
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