Stylish performance puts barber in top ten

Barber Ross Carter has proven he can cut it with the best of them. Picture: Michael Gillen
Barber Ross Carter has proven he can cut it with the best of them. Picture: Michael Gillen

A Laurieston barber has proven he can cut it with the best in the UK.

Ross Carter battled it out with more than 500 fellow professionals for a top ten finish in the UK Barber Battle at the plush Celtic Manor in Wales.

It’s the second year in a row Ross has reached this stage of the prestigious competition ran by British Master Barbers Alliance, and his sixth-placed finish is two better than in 2015.

To be considered for a placing, barbers have to submit photographs of styles they have given to customers or models and explain how they cut the hair and what products they used to achieve the end result.

Ross (37), who owns the Ross Carter Barbershop in Laurieston’s Mary Street, said: “I’m quite happy with finishing in the top ten again.

“It’s quite an achievement given that there are about 540 entries from all over the UK and the competition is pretty stiff.

“Only the top three get to compete on stage in the final but it was still an amazing event down there at Celtic Manor.

“One of my styles was the old-fashioned pompadour which has really come back into fashion these days.”