Tom out to prove he is cut above rest

Torbay Weekly

Inspirational Torbay barber Tom Chapman is in line for a top award.

Tom has been named as a finalist in this year's Most Wanted awards, established 21 years ago by industry publication Creative HEAD.

Tom, already recognised and well-known for his now international Lions Barber Collective based in Torquay, stood out among a record-breaking number of entrants in this year’s competition, becoming one of just five finalists earning a place in the Innovation category.

The Collective is a support group which helps men with mental health issues.

He will now join fellow finalists at the awards finals night on Monday September 6 at London’s iconic Printworks.

Past winners have gone on to represent global brands, work alongside respected retailers, lead Fashion Week teams in London, New York, Paris and Milan, get slots on prime-time TV and collaborate with the world’s most coveted designers and publications.

Tom says:" This is the third time I have made it to the finals for the innovation category. Hopefully the work I put into training well over 400 hair pros in mental health training during the lockdown will pay off and be enough to take the prize home for a second time."