A leading barber from Kent is celebrating after being crowned Britain’s Best Wet Shaving Barber for the second year running.

Enver Yeshilbulut – owner of Kings Barbers Male Grooming in Deal – was crowned 2019 Champion of the Britain’s Best Shave competition at the HJ Live London trade show on February 24. He won the coveted title after seeing off razor sharp competition from seven other world-class shavers at the annual final, which is run in partnership between The BLuebeards Revenge and the British Barbers’ Association.

Yeshilbulut impressed the judges on a number of criteria, including shave preparation, razor technique, post-shave routine, health and safety, and overall efficiency. As his prize, he took home a second championship belt and £500-worth of barber-grade products from The Bluebeards Revenge range, including shave, beard, hair and body essentials.

The 35-year-old, who failed to make the national final back in 2017, is now the first barber in the competition’s history to have successfully defended the title.

He said: “It feels truly amazing to have defended my title and be the first ever repeat winner. The feeling still hasn’t sunk in. This competition is widely regarded as the most prestigious prize in the barbering industry and attracts hundreds of entries every year. Shaving is my passion and I have to thank all of my clients who allow me to do what I love every day. Without their continuous support this wouldn’t have been possible.”

The final of Britain’s Best Shave 2019 took place inside the legendary boxing ring and attracted thousands of spectators throughout the day.

Nick Gibbens, PR and Marketing Manager for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: “Enver is a true champion; a barbering heavyweight who has proved without doubt that he is the UK’s very finest wet shaving barber. We hope his success will inspire barbers from all over the UK to enter the competition next year. He once again performed fantastically well on the day and we look forward to working with him to promote British barbering to a global audience.”

Erik Lander, Steering Group Chairman of the British Barbers’ Association, added: “Enver is a deserving two-time champion. To get in the ring and be judged by your peers and industry experts takes nerves. Enver showed his resolve, skill and determination for the second year running. He is an inspiration to others and his success will help to encourage more to enter competitions. Enver also proves that if at first you don’t succeed, always try again. We are continually learning and I think this shows Enver’s determination to be the best at what he does. A massive congratulations and well done.”

Notes to editors:

• For more information on the competition and how to enter for 2020, contact Nick Gibbens on +44 (0) 1752 898 191 or email nick@bluebeards-revenge.co.uk.

• The Bluebeards Revenge is a distinctive range of barber-grade shave, beard, hair and body products. The quality and iconic appearance of these products has seen them endorsed by some of the world’s best barbers.

• The British Barbers’ Association is committed to raising professional standards, highlighting and celebrating talent and facilitating the professional and commercial development of barbers, male grooming salons and men’s hairdressers.