My son is 14 and he said 2018 San Diego Barber Fest was the best barber event he’s ever been to ever. The DJ and live performances were dope
— Mr. Nick "The BuzzFeed Barber"

Happy Attendees


We did it! Another successful event! Thanks, in a huge part, to you! We, The San Diego Barber Fest team, are in awe of the support from the city of San Diego barber community. I would like to thank all the volunteers from Bellus Academy, and especially the team from The Dojo Cafe. Your help from the very beginning (practically a year ago) – keeping us on track, meeting deadlines, guiding the host committee – to all of the onsite work you do – registration, food, dealing with issues (wifi…ugh!) – is appreciated by all of us.

— Omarr olasewere

DJ Pheonix, Speakerboox, Domi Young, and Marvina! Thank you very sincerely for performing at the Barber Festival last year. To say that "we couldn't have done it without you" is a gross understatement... and you can quote me on that!"

— Kahil brayant

A big thank you to you and your entire staff on your fantastic work. You have a top notch operation.


` It was a fantastic event and your team should be very proud of what you achieved. I thought the performances, calibre of vendors, and targeted opportunities were fantastic. The barbers were superb and I learned a lot from the educational classes.

— Marcus anderson


`` It was amazing, so useful to have all those amazing barbers in one event. It’s like a dream for barber college students. `

— alex lopez

This was the first time I attended such an event and for me, it was extremely worthwhile as I met people I have been trying to contact and others I hadn’t bargained on! All in all, an enlightening, interesting and valuable experience – well done to all the barbers who competed and thank you!

— will anderson

`` My first time at a Barber Battle live and it was DOPE. I met some good people who I hope to work with in the future and enjoyed both live music and DJ. I look forward to the next one! ``

— Dakota RYAN

`` First time, excellent quality entertainment throughout, natural networking opportunities everywhere, well worth the time! ``

— Chan Brian