Saturday 20 May

Industry Only – 4:00pm-8:00pm

Exclusive access and additional events for those in the Barbering and Men’s Grooming industry.


4:00pm – Doors Open, networking and expo 

4:30pm – Workshop: Health & Safety Planning for your shop

5:15pm – Official Welcome and Opening

5:20pm – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS – The Classic (Round 1)

6:00pm – Demonstration: Justine Gaisford-Nixon (Hair Technique, Whanganui)

6:30pm – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS – The Creative (Round 1)

7:20pm – Competition rounds end


Cost: FREE (Current Industry Professionals Only)

Sunday 21 May

The BarberCraft Expo – 9:30am-7:00pm

BarberCraft is an expo for barbers, would-be barbers, and curious onlookers keen for some entertainment, fun and new style ideas. Showcasing the latest in barbering and trends in men’s grooming, BarberCraft opens the door to the rapidly changing world of the male haircut, shave and more.

With barber battles, awards, demonstrations, an expo and entertainment, the weekend event will have something for everyone. No matter whether you’re a city barber, small-town barber or barber from the ‘burbs. Whether you’re a man after a conventional haircut, or a true art-form, or the latest in beard trimming, you’re sure to leave BarberCraft with ideas, inspiration and a smile.


9:30am – DOORS OPEN

9:50am – Welcome

10:00am – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Classic (Round 2)

10:50am – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Classic (Round 3)

11:35am – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Shave

12:20pm – Workshop: Health and Safety Planning for your shop (UPSTAIRS, Level 1)

1:00pm – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Beard

1:35pm – Demonstration: Vea Fonua (Barkers Groom Room)

2:30pm – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Pattern

3:45pm – BATTLE OF THE BARBERS: The Creative (Round 2)

4:30pm – Competitions finish

5:30pm – Award Presentations


With sounds pumping from Flava’s DJ WIZ throughout the day!


$20 pre-sales
$25 on the door
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