You may have seen that over the past few weeks we ran a competition to see what barbers across the world were doing with the newest Uppercut Deluxe styling product, Clay.
To enter, all the barbers had to do was post a photo on Instagram using the hashtag #UppercutClay and tag @uppercutdeluxe in the photo.
With prizes chipped in from Vans Skate, Brixton, Cape Gang, Matakki Scissors, Sailor Jerry, Irving Barber Co and Andis there was a tonne of interest from barbers all over the world and over 800 entries submitted!
In the end, there would only be 3 winners; Founder’s Choice, Ambassador’s Pick and finally, the People’s Choice.
The Founder’s Choice award was awarded to @sheehythebarber from Valiant Barbers in Melbourne Australia. Uppercut Deluxe co-founder Steve Purcell picked this entry after a lot of thought.
“I love this cut because it’s a perfectly executed staple of the barbershop. It doesn’t chase trends, it stays timeless”
To help the Ambassador’s all agree on their winner, we put together a short list of entries and made a poll to conduct voting. Cuts were voted on based on the Ambassador’s personal opinion.
This Modern Pomp by @barbierrogierutrecht was the lucky winner in the Ambassador’s Pick category with solid scores across the board from all Ambassadors.
The final winner was picked by the People. We used the same shortlist put together and voted on by the Ambassador’s to collate votes via Instagram.
A special shoutout should be made to all the barbers that made it through to this round @renoir36 @darryl_clampitt @dennyriknolan @endru.ss @kieran.deacon. In the Final of our competition it was between a modern throwback by @kordov_s but it was @deezycuts who took the win with 56% of the votes thanks to the flawless taper and flow.
All in all, the Competition was an epic way to celebrate the launch of Clay and get the barbering global community involved. Thanks to everyone who entered our comp, look out for the next one!