Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have decided to postpone the inaugural Australian Modern Barber Awards until 2021.

We have made this tough decision for the following reasons: -

  • As a brand new initiative, we believe we have a responsibility to our sponsors and the barber/mens hairdressing industry at large to bring the best event possible and do not think that due to the current climate we would be able to do this. This is temporary of course but we believe that by 2021 we will all be in a better position to achieve our goals with this new event
  • Many of the categories are creative that require investment in photo shoots for collections and we do not feel this would be wise at this time, when cashflow for businesses is key.
  • The judging period for the business categories include part of the time where some salons/barbershops have closed and therefor gives an unfair advantage when reporting on financial success to those that have remained open.
  • Some product companies have pout manufacture on hold, and this may affect their ability to enter the product categories

In a nutshell, mocha publishing prides itself in bringing incredibly successful events to the hair, beauty and barber industries and as of Friday 27th March, we have scaled down our business and our employees and sub-contractors/editors are currently in hibernation for a minimum 2-week period to once again evaluate the situation after this time. We will keep our much loved and valued industries up to date with any new developments.

In safety and in health

Linda Woodhead

Publisher and owner, mocha publishing