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The barber event with passion for the profession


Don't miss BarberSociety Live on 15 and/or 16 April 2018 at the Westergasfabriek exhibition centre in Amsterdam! It's a unique event in Amsterdam where barbers meet, share knowledge and gain inspiration. 

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The barber event with passion for the profession


Don't miss BarberSociety Live on 15 and/or 16 April 2018 at the Westergasfabriek exhibition centre in Amsterdam! It's a unique event in Amsterdam where barbers meet, share knowledge and gain inspiration. 

TICKETS

BATTLE

A passion for Barbering

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BarberSociety Live is a unique barber event in Amsterdam. It features a diverse mix of shows, seminars and product presentations from industry-related and lifestyle brands aimed at barbers. This third edition of BarberSociety Live will be a two-day event for the first time at the Westergasfabriek exhibition centre in Amsterdam.

The first day, Sunday, 15 April, will be for barbers/men's hair stylists only. The second day, Monday, 16 April, will be open to everyone who is interested.

So, we hope to welcome hairdressers, customers from the barbershops, friends of barbers, people from the fashion industry etc. It's the not-to-be-missed event for barbers from across Europe and beyond and for everyone who is interested in the world of barbering! 



Highlights 2017

Want to get an idea of what to expect from the 2018 edition? Check out the BarberSociety Live 2017 photos or aftermovie! 

Presenting the BarberSociety Live aftermovie 2017. A big thank you to everyone involved for an unforgettable event! Proud to be a barber💈!!

Marc van de Hare

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After two successful editions of BarberSociety Live, it’s clear that BarberSociety Live provides an experience that has already gained a permanent place in the European barber scene. I am so grateful that BarberSociety Live unite barbers, nationally and internationally, which contributes to the development of the best profession there is, the Men’s hairdressing trade! In 2018 even more visitors can enjoy the world of barbering/men's hair styling because we have added a second day to the event which is open to everyone interested. This because we have noticed that the event attracts not only hairdressers from mixed salons, but also people from the fashion industry, customers from the barbershops, friends of barbers etc. We are looking forward to the third edition in which everyone interested will enjoy a unique day."

Initiator and organizer of BarberSociety Live and BarberSociety. Owner of Van de Hare Amsterdam Barbers, 2015 Barbershop of the Year award winner.


What did participants say about the first two editions?



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BarberSociety Facebook community

The BarberSociety Live event is the ‘live’ experience presented by the BarberSociety’s private social network for barbers & barber shops on Facebook. With over 1.500 national and international members, it is a leading forum for sharing knowledge on barbering, posting news, uploading professional-related videos, sharing your opinions and asking questions about this specialized field. The perfect place to stay up on all the latest trends throughout Europe!

Are you a barber and not yet a member of the Facebook community? Register now by using the button below. You will then also be kept informed of all the latest news on BarberSociety Live 2018!

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Tickets


Don't miss BarberSociety Live on 15 and/or 16 April 2018 at the Westergasfabriek exhibition centre in Amsterdam! It's a unique event in Amsterdam where barbers meet, share knowledge and gain inspiration. 

Tickets


Don't miss BarberSociety Live on 15 and/or 16 April 2018 at the Westergasfabriek exhibition centre in Amsterdam! It's a unique event in Amsterdam where barbers meet, share knowledge and gain inspiration. 

1. Ticket Registration for Sunday 15 April

Early Bird Ticket until 28 February 2018: € 64,95

Ticket registration is only applicable for Sunday 15 April when only barbers and men's hairdressers are allowed. For Monday 16 April, you can buy your ticket directly in the ticketshop on this page!

Tickets for Sunday 15 April, including a two day ticket can only be purchased in the ticketshop at this webpage with a unique code you receive by e-mail (this can take a day) after registration:

Fill in the website of your barbershop or the barbershop you work.
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Please let us know for how many persons you would like to buy tickets.

PAY ATTENTION:

BarberSociety Live 2018 will be a two-day event for the first time! Barbers and men’s hairdressers that visit the event on Sunday, can also buy a TWO DAY-TICKET that gives the opportunity to enjoy the amazing Monday program too. Only on Monday we will offer workshops (against additional costs).

 The first day, Sunday, 15 April, will be for barbers/men’s hair stylists only (11:00 am - 6:00 pm).

Tickets for this day and the two-day ticket can only be purchased in this ticketshop after registration at this page.

  • Visit our Battle page for registration and tickets for participating in a ‘BarberSociety battle’!

 The second day, Monday 16 April, will be open to everyone who is interested (10:00 am - 6:00 pm).

  • Soon you can buy also tickets for a ‘cutting look & learn’ and a ‘shaving’ workshop (bring a model) on Monday too. Updates will be announced.

2. Ticketshop 

For Monday 16 April you can buy your tickets directly in the ticketshop underneath.

For Sunday 15 April, tickets can only be purchased with a unique promotion code you have received by e-mail after registration via this page. Just click on the Promotion code link in the ticketshop underneath right above to buy your tickets. Pay attention: per promotion code you can buy several admission tickets. If you decide later on to buy more tickets, this is possible, but please ask for a new code via ticket@barbersocietylive.nl.

Problems with the ticketshop underneath?  Try this link.


Admission

Tickets are only online available, you can not buy them at the entrance. Admission tickets are non-refundable.

The first day, Sunday, 15 April, will be for barbers/men’s hair stylists only.

The second day, Monday 16 April, will be open to everyone who is interested in the world of barbering/men’s hairdressing! So, we hope to welcome ladies hairdressers, customers from the barbershops, friends of barbers, people from the fashion industry, students and so on! 


Venue: Zuiveringshal West, Westergasfabriek

Click here for more information about the venue

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Programme


Programme


Programme

Enjoy an eclectic range of shows, demonstrations and a fun and attractive range of the best brands, including lifestyle brands, must-haves and products and tools for barbershops! A day of packed barbering knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere, chilling with fellow European barbers and chatting shop over a few beers, great bites and beats.

Here’s what to expect:

We’re currently working hard on developing this year’s programme! But for sure, this third edition will hit even harder with shows of barber talents from all over the world and workshops. On top of that we are very happy to announce a BARBERSOCIETY BATTLE on Sunday and a BARBERSOCIETY YOUNG TALENT BATTLE in cooperation with Dutch barber- and hairdressing schools on Monday! Visit the Battle page for more information.

An awesome lineup of national and international barbers will be announced for the first and the second day! Besides these amazing shows, you can roughly expect the following (subject to change):

Sunday 15 April (11.00 am - 6.00 pm):

  • BarberSociety Battle

Monday 16 April (10.00 am - 6.00 pm):

  • Look & learn ‘cutting’
  • Workshop ‘shaving’
  • BarberSociety Young Talent Battle

Add in the great things Amsterdam has to offer, and you have the perfect BARBER-AMSTERDAM weekend away!

Check out the BarberSociety Live Facebook page regularly to see the program updates. A program overview follows close to the event.

 

 
 
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Gain inspiration at incredible shows of national and international barber talents.

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Explore the way of working of barber talents and ask for their tips & tricks.  

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Raise your knowledge with an informative program of talks and presentations.

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Venue & hotels


Venue & hotels


When

Sunday 15 April 2018

11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Barbers/Men's hair stylists only

Monday 16 April 2018

10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Open to everyone interested

So, we are open for hairdressers, customers from the barbershops, friends of barbers, people from the fashion industry etc. 


Hotel tips

There's not much better than a weekend away in Amsterdam... Canals, culture, beautiful scenery.

Add in a fantastic BarberSociety Live event with a world-class lineup, incredible demonstrations and informative seminars and you have the perfect weekend!

For a combination of flight + hotel, we advice you to book via Expedia to save money.

We can recommend you the following hotels that are situated not far from Westerpark (the venue location):

Hotel 'De Hallen'

(Take tram 3 (direction Zoutkeetsgracht) and get off at Haarlemmerplein stop. It is a short ten minute walk to the Westergasfabriek).

Grand Hotel Downtown

Check other hoteltips via the following websites:

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MINI Clubman & MINI Countryman Shuttle Service

If you come by car to BarberSociety Live, you better park in Q-parking Westergasfabriek. We have a MINI shuttle service that brings you in style from the parking garage to Zuiveringshal West with a MINI Clubman or MINI Countryman. During the event, the MINI Shuttle drive between Q-parking Westergasfabriek and Zuiveringshal West. In this way you can experience the spacious interior of these MINI’s.

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Venue: Zuiveringshal West, Westergasfabriek

Pazzanistraat 37, Amsterdam. 

Click here for directions and parking possibilities.

 
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BarberSociety Battle


The ultimate barbering challenge.

Go head-to-head with other barbers in front of a live audience to prove your creativity and skill!

 

BarberSociety Battle


The ultimate barbering challenge.

Go head-to-head with other barbers in front of a live audience to prove your creativity and skill!

 

BARBERSOCIETY BATTLE WINNER OF THE YEAR 2018!  – powered by American Crew

For the first time we organise a battle at BarberSociety Live!

Win the title: BarberSociety Winner of the Year 2018!

  • Show your skills
  • Display your talent
  • Compare yourself with your colleagues
  • Share your techniques
  • Win the first prize!

Who?

Professional barbers/men’s hairdressers (national and international) who own or work in a barbershop or men’s hairdressing salon are allowed to take part in the battle.

When?

Sunday 15 April 2018, during BarberSociety Live!

    What to do?

    The battle consists of the following categories, for each category you take care of your own model:

    1. Fast fade – 15 minutes

    Who makes within 15 minutes the cleanest fade? If you finish first, doesn’t mean that you win also.

    2. Old School scissor cut – 45 minutes

    Who creates the coolest ‘old school’ cut with comb, scissors and razor? Choose yourself in which old school cut you enter (undercut, slick back, pompadour etc)

    3. Freestyle – total look - 60 minutes

    Who makes the most creative and most original freestyle haircut? Everything is allowed, all kind of techniques are possible, beard, moustache, shaving, styling, coloring etc. It’s about a total look. Impress the jury and the audience!

    Note: It is only possible to enter the BarberSociety Battle, if you take part in all categories.


    Prizes

    The participant who gets the most points from the jury, becomes BarberSociety Winner of the Year 2018 and wins a sum of € 1.000, - anyway!

    On top of that, the overall winner can win even more money if he/she is also the winner of one or more categories. Because the winner per category is also rewarded:

    • Fast fade: € 250,-
    • Old School scissor cut: € 250,-
    • Freestyle – total look: € 250,-

    Finally, attractive product packages have also been made available for the winners by American Crew, Wahl and other sponsors!


    Enter the battle!

    Limited spaces available, strictly on a first come, first serve basis.

    € 200,- competition entrance fee – this does also include your general entrance BarberSociety Live ticket for Sunday and Monday and entrance for 3 models.

    FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM TODAY! 


     

     

     

     

    Registration BarberSociety Battle 15 April:

    After registration via underneath registration form, you will receive an email with a link to the competition entrance fee ticket. After we receive your payments, the registration is completed and you will receive all detailed information regarding participation in the BarberSociety Battle 2018.

    Vul hier de website van jouw barbershop in of de barbershop waar je werkt.
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    Venue

    Zuiveringshal West, Westergasfabriek

    Click here for more information about the venue.


    These battles are powered by:

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    And supported by:

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    Joining


    Joining


    Joining BarberSociety Live?

    BarberSociety Live showcases an excellent mix of mid- to high-end barber-related brands and products and lifestyle brands that match the masculine nature of this event. The brands are chosen based on their quality, innovation, uniqueness and relevance.

     

    More information?

    For more information on participating in this event, please contact:
    Miranda Vlas: 06 54 212 432 or Marc van de Hare: 06 24 204 231, info@barbersocietylive.nl

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    Sponsors


    Sponsors


    1922 by J.M. Keune

    Way back in 1922, young Amsterdam pharmacist Jan Keune took his ambition and turned it into a global haircare brand. Now, as an homage to Jan, his son and grandsons have bottled his courageous spirit to create a carefully curated men’s haircare and grooming line: 1922 by J.M. Keune.

     

     

    American Crew

    More than 20 years ago David Raccuglia created American Crew. Since than American Crew has developed to the ‘Official Supplier to Men’ and a strong partner for Barbers all over the world.

    Wahl 

    Since 1919 Wahl is ‘Court supplier’ for the professional barber as worldwide leader of clippers and trimmers. Their philosophy: development, improvement and creating opportunities together with the barber.

    Lagunitas: real craftsmanship beer, for real barbers!

    In 1993 Tony Magee started brewing beer in his kitchen in California. Meanwhile the Lagunitas Brewing Company is the fastest growing craft brewery in the US and the beers are drunk all over the world. Besides a famous brewery, Lagunitas is known for another reason: the witty texts and images on the labels of the beers are unique and are highly appreciated by beer lovers.

     

    BarberNV

    BarberNV has well and truly established itself as the industry’s leading barbering magazine. They have become the go-to magazine for barbers around the UK and Ireland, with massive social media engagement and a constant influx of content from shops and barbers wishing to be featured in their pages.

     

    SalonNV

    In almost two years since launching, SalonNV has established itself as one of the most important and widely read resources for the hair and beauty industry.Across the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, salon owners and key decision makers in the business take advantage of their industry-leading interviews and product recommendations. Covering all sub-sectors of the wide world of beauty, SalonNV delivers features and content on hair, nails, skincare, aesthetics, tanning, and anything else that their readers need to know about.

     

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    Photos


    Photos


    Photos 2017

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    Press


    Press


    Admission

    Journalists and other media professionals can request an admission card prior to BarberSociety Live. Please send an email to:

    Miranda Vlas
    info@barbersocietylive.nl
    +31(0)6 54 212 432

    Press badges are not sent, but will be provided at the entrance.


    Press material

    For high resolution images or more information about the event, please contact: 
    Miranda Vlas: info@barbersocietylive.nl, +31 (0)6 54 212 432.

     


    Some 2017 print publications




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    Contact


    Contact


    Contact

    Be part of BarberSociety Live 2017! For more information, please contact:

    Marc van de Hare: 0031 (0)6 24 204 231, info@barbersocietylive.nl 

    or

    Miranda Vlas: 0031 (0)6 54 212 432, info@barbersocietylive.nl


    Organisation

    BarberSociety Live is being organised by Team BarberSociety and is the brainchild of Marc van de Hare. Marc van de Hare is founder of the private Facebook community BarberSociety and is owner of a well known Barbershop in Amsterdam, Van de Hare Amsterdam Barbers. Marc is a very experienced barber, 3rd generation Van de Hare-hair dressers, and works since 29 years in the barber profession. During the Hair Salon Award, Van de Hare Amsterdam Barbers won the 'Barbershop Award' and the 'Award for best hairdresser of North Holland’.