On Wednesday, March 15, the Delgado Technical Division’s Barber-Stylist Department held its Second Annual Barber Competition at the City Park Campus Student Life Center.
The annual competition is an opportunity for students in the program to showcase their skills and talent. All students in the Barber-Stylist program are permitted to enter the competition and they bring their own models.
The competition categories are: Even Cut, Best Design and Style. The Even Cut category allows students to demonstrate the technical skills required to achieve an even cut. The Best Design category is for the barber who wants to show off their artistry skills and creativity. The Style category has a theme that changes each year. This year’s theme was 90s Style. Barbers had to replicate styles from the 90s such as high top fades.
The event was organized by the Barber-Stylist faculty, Blair Conerly, TaRyan Theophile and Nellie Brooks, with help from Larisia Jones, department chair. Judges for this year’s competition were Broderick Wilson of Fathers and Sons Barbershop and Samuel Jones of Marvelous Mobile Cuts.
Pictured, from left: Gary Wright, 2nd place - Even Cut; Charlie Bui, 3rd place - Best Design; Tory Delaney, 1st place - Best Design; Contessa Jones, 2nd place - 90s Style; Andy Huy Mai, 3rd place - 90s Style; Ken Stevenson, 1st place – Even Cut; Tremaine Peters, 3rd place – Even Cut.