Competition Rules


Ct Barber Expo will use the 27pt Universal Judging System and Manifest backstage. Only the haircut, Sanitation/Professionalism will be judged on stage. The Showstopper category will be judged on and off stage.


PLEASE NOTE: Competitors must be at least 18 years of age to enter. The competition fee includes a one-day exhibit hall entry for the competitor and their model(s). (One model per battle).

Each competitor must have their own sanitized equipment:

CT Barber EXPO reserves the right to cancel or rescheduled the event.

Overall Competition Rules

1. All contestants must bring a live model and barbering tools in order to participate in competition. The competition fee includes a one-day exhibit hall entry for the competitor and model. Model numbers will be given to all participating models once confirmed and check in at the registration area.

2. All models’ hair must be cut at competition. Competitor is not allowed to cut, trim, shape or preset model’s hair before the competition begins. Semi-permanent color, permanent color, light color sprays and chalks are allowed unless otherwise noted. Barber must show a transformation of the model’s hair. The judges will inspect model’s hair during pre-judging or during check-in. Violation of this rule will result in the deduction of points and/or disqualification from competition.

3. All contestants must check in at the registration area at least one hour prior to the battle. If contestant is late, they will forfeit their place in the competition and their paid entry fee or fees. Please look for “Check In” when you arrive to the battle.

4. All contestants will have a specific time to complete their particular cut and style. Judging will be conducted on a visual basis only. Judges will use a point system on a scale of one (lowest possible score) to ten (highest possible score). If there is a tie in a category or prize placement, the judges will determine the final winner.