Barbercon, The Premier Global Festival Of The Barbering Community, Announces Its Annual Decent On New York City

At The Knockdown Center On June 10 & 11, 2018

Tickets On Sale Now At

[NEW YORK, NY]  Barbercon, the premier global festival of the barbering community, has announced its annual decent on New York City on June 10 & 11, 2018 at the Knockdown Center in Queens.  Launched in 2016 by Lee Resnick as the live networking event for Barbershopconnect, the first social site exclusively for barbers, Barbercon brings together hundreds of high-profile and amateur barbers, cosmetologists, and brands from around the world.  Having sold out the last three years with attendees traveling in from across the US and internationally from Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain, Barbercon is doubling in size by expanding to two days and adding many new elements.  Expected to be the biggest and most dynamic event to date, Barbercon 2018 has also partnered with iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 FM, “New York’s Hip Hop and R&B.”

“There is a culture surrounding the craft of barbering that has really grown over the past several years,” says Resnick.  “Barbershopconnect’s Instagram page has over a million followers now, and while we started Barbercon first and foremost as an educational opportunity for aspiring barbers to learn from the best in the business, we have seen it evolve into a lifestyle event with individuals and brands outside of the barbering space.”

Barbercon will be comprised of three stages for live haircutting tutorials and product demonstrations, education classes, an expanded indoor/outdoor Barbercon Marketplace, the prestigious Barbercon Awards, a barber themed art gallery, and many more unique surprises and guests.  The most exciting addition is the outdoor festival area that will feature artisanal food trucks, drinks, music, games, and an exclusive VIP Lounge with a private bar, comfortable lounge area, activations, gift bags and more.  Past celebrity appearances include Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Fat Joe presenting Rich The Barber a Barbercon Award in 2016.  

A range of vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available with past sponsors like Oster Professional Products, Gibs Grooming, Hattori Hanzo, BaBylissPRO, Barbicide, L’Oreal, Layrite, and many more brands participating in 2016 and 2017. For Barbercon 2018 opportunities go to

Tickets to Barbercon 2018 are available at

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