Andis® Supports Aspiring UK Barbers with Scholarship

Press Release from Andis

Just imagine. You’ve entered the exciting world of barbering to embark on an exciting and highly rewarding career. You’re absorbing the culture and the daily adrenalin rush, and you’re considering how far you can go. You look around and are inspired by industry icons, your team and people that have the dedication, energy and hunger to reach beyond their creative potential, master their art and become barbershop owners. Now thanks to Andis, this could be you!

Andis is giving back to the craft with the Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship programme, launching at Barber Connect on 1st June. Two winning applicants will each receive free training from Mike Taylor Education to accelerate their career progression from an unqualified barber to NVQ Level 3.

Bruce Bock, Andis Corporate Communications: “Our goal is to aid aspiring barbers on their journey toward a successful career in the men’s grooming industry. The Andis Nation UK Barber Scholarship program is an amazing opportunity for aspiring talents to achieve qualification and increase their skills and career prospects. We’re excited to partner with Mike Taylor whose reputation as a master barber and educator is second to none.”

Applicants will be judged by a panel of men’s grooming experts from Andis. Judging criteria will include submitting essays on your motivation to become a barber, community involvement and previous work experience or transferable skills applicable to the industry. 

Applications are to be completed online at:
Deadline to submit all applications for the scholarship is 1 July. Winners will be announced July 26.
See contest rules

Andis and Mike Taylor have designed the Andis Nation Scholarship training programme to fast-track individuals to NVQ Level 3. Each unit has theory and practical elements that both need to be completed to achieve the qualification. Theory assignments will be sent via email and are required to be completed remotely prior to the in-person training and assessments. Each winner also receives an assortment of Andis professional tools and a Mike Taylor Education Barbering Resource Book to assist with assignments.

Master Barber Mike Taylor: “This is a fantastic opportunity to achieve NVQ Level 3 qualification, which is the highest you can get. It will boost your skills and your career, so enter now and you could be the next big name in barbering!”

The training curriculum the two winners receive is five days of in-person training and assessment on:
     1. Haircutting
     2. Beard Trimming
     3. Shaving
     4. Consultation
     5. Pattern work
     6. Reception
     7. Photo shoot

Note: Winners selected will be responsible for transportation to the Mike Taylor academy located at MIKE TAYLOR EDUCATION, 26 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2BU.


Contact: Paul Evans at VIViD 
Tel: +44 (0) 1932 320066 Email: 

About Andis CompanyAndis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, is a leading manufacturer of handheld tools to trim, cut, curl, straighten and dry hair. The company's products are purchased in more than 90 countries by barbers and salon professionals, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call 800-558-9441 or visit

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