When: Sun., Jan. 18, 3 p.m. 2015
Of all the times that you’ve been to The New Parish (1743 San Pablo Ave., Oakland), we bet you’ve never seen an all-female barber competition. There’s a first time for everything, and the Bay Area’s first She’s My Barber Battle is coming up on January 18. The event will showcase the talents of badass, local, clipper-wielding ladies with a series of challenges. Judges will choose the best in comb-overs and pompadours, fifteen-minute fades, freestyle design, and mohawks. The barbers with the most prowess will win cash prizes, trophies, gift bags, and, most importantly, eternal glory. For those there to watch, DJ Pam the Funkstress and comedian Shea Suga will be hosting. The competition will be fierce, but ultimately friendly, considering the goal is to bring the female barber community together, to tighten their techniques, and learn from each other. Dave Diggs the Barber will be kicking off the event with educational demos, followed by the folks from the Western Barbers Conference, who will host a special showcase for students. Sign up to compete for the gold ($80), or opt for the $20 ticket just to gawk.