Barnstaple barber bidding to be fastest razor in the West

09:16 12 February 2014

Master barber Damien Owen of London Town Barbers in Barnstaple gears up for the competition with help from fellow barber Toby Hamilton.

Master barber Damien Owen of London Town Barbers in Barnstaple gears up for the competition with help from fellow barber Toby Hamilton.

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Damian Owen of London Town Barbers has made the regional finals of Britain’s Best Wet Shave competition.

A Barnstaple barber is hoping to become the fastest razor in the West and beyond after making the final cut in a national competition.

Damian Owen, from London Town Barbers in Boutport Street, beat off fierce competition and will now go head-to-head with 14 other elite barbers for the coveted South West Best Wet Shaving Barber regional title in Cardiff on Wednesday, February 19.

The contest is organised by male grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge and the British Barbers’ Association.

If Damien wins he will go on to the national final and compete against seven other wet shaving experts in a special ‘speed shaving’ tournament inside a boxing ring at Barber Connect 2014 later this year in Wales.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to show off my wet shaving skills and show the country I’m a cut above the rest,” said Damien.

“I got into barbering at a very young age and performed my first cut throat shave at the age of just 13. I want to use this competition to grow my reputation.”

The winner will land the coveted title of Britain’s Best Shaver, plus £3,000 worth of Bluebeards Revenge shaving products and star in a shaving commercial.

Any unshaven men who would like to sample a traditional wet shave can visit Damien in Boutport Street - two doors up from his usual premises, which is being refurbished.

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