A BARROW barber has been hailed by the public as one of the best in the country after winning a prestigious award for outstanding and innovative men’s haircuts.

Paul Devlin owner of Devro’s Barbers on Cavendish Street, Barrow has been announced as the winner of the British Barbers Association Hall of Fame People’s Choice Award for November 2018.

The British Barbering Association (BBA) is the leading association for the barbering industry in the UK.

The Association set up the Hall of Fame initiative in 2015 to recognise and honor barbers across the UK who have shown outstanding and innovative men’s haircuts.

Each month there are two awards, the People’s Choice, and the Judges Choice winners. This month it was Barrow’s very own Paul Devlin who took the People’s Choice award.

Paul said: “I love competing in these competitions and love the fact that everyone on our team is striving to get better, looking for inspiration and always pushing for perfection.”

For Paul was not alone in his success, five other members of his team were included within the top ten for the November competition. Scott Lyon came second, Mike Shaw came fourth, Leigh O’Donnell came sixth, Beth Johnston came ninth and Paul’s daughter Charlotte Devlin came 10th.

Paul said: “To have a team behind me that has the same mindset is a blessing.

“I also like that we are recognised by our peers outside of Barrow, by some of the top professionals in the industry, but at the same time it also shows the people of Barrow that they don’t have to travel far to find the best.”

As a team they have also had four of their members in the regional heats for Britain’s Best Shave where they had to compete against some of the best barbers in the business in a boxing ring in Manchester. They are still awaiting the result of this.

Trevor Studd, BBA Director said: “Congratulations to Paul Devlin for winning the People’s Choice November 2018, it is a great achievement to stand out amongst the many entries for this competition and shows your commitment to your own development and to keep at the top of your game for your clients.” To find out more about the BBA Hall of Fame visit www.britishbarbers.com.