Grow Your Barbering Skills with 1922 by J.M. Keune
By Keune | October 26th, 2018
It’s been a big year for James Lawson Beaumont. This talented British Educator has been busy helping Stylists grow their Barbering skills while introducing 1922 by J.M. Keune around the world. He captured the cover of Modern Salon with the Keune team. And now, he’s been crowned 2018 Wahl British Barber of the Year!
James battled against seven other finalists on stage at the prestigious Salon International show in London. Competitors demonstrated their technical abilities, visionary flairs and unique skills, using the finest Wahl Mechanic Clippers—no scissors allowed. Judges rated James No. 1 in presentation skills, creativity, and skill in the art of Barbering.
“The pressure was on,” shares James. “I had 45 minutes to create and then present my work. The atmosphere was electric—the competitors were so strong. There were moments when I thought I might run out of time. I was truly humbled to learn that I was two points from a perfect score from all four judges. That is unheard of in this competition! Thank you to Chris Honeywill for being my slick-ass model, Simon Shaw, the Wahl team and my supporters.”
James offers this advice to Stylists and Barbers who aspire to compete: “Invest in yourself with education. Focus. Be patient to excel. Grow your self-belief, and you can achieve whatever you desire. Take a challenge, take a risk and go for it.”
He adds, “My journey this year as 1922 by J.M. Keune Global Ambassador has helped me build my confidence, stage presence, and presentation skills. I am still learning and always will be.”
What’s up next for James? Follow his journey at @james_beaumont.