Rules below the flyer…



Fastest Fade:  15 Minute Time Limit

Tightest Taper:  35 Minute Time Limit

Comb Over:  35-Minute Time Limit

Freestyle Cut: 35 Minute Time Limit – Anything Goes!

Kids Cut:  35 Minute Time Limit

Beard:   35 min time limit

Fade – 35 min time limit

Tag Team – 40 min Time limit


PLEASE NOTE: Competitors must be at least 16 years of age to enter. The competition fee includes a one-day exhibit hall entry for the competitor.  1 Model per battle. Each model will be $10 at the door.

Each competitor must have his or her own sanitized equipment:

  • Clippers
  • Trimmers
  • Razors
  • Brushes

Students will compete in same categories as professionals, however they will be judged & awarded in their own category.

Central Valley Barber Battle & J-Live Entertainment reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event.

No Refunds.



  1. All contestants must bring a live model and barbering tools in order to participate in competition. The competition fee includes a one-day exhibit hall entry for the competitor and model. Model numbers will be given to all participating models once confirmed and check in at registration area.
  2. All models hair must be cut at competition. Competitor is not allowed to cut, trim, shape or preset models hair before the competition begins. Semi permanent color, permanent color, light color sprays and chalks are allowed unless otherwise noted. Barber must show a transformation of the models hair. The judges will inspect models hair during pre-judging or during check in. Violation of this rule will result in the deduction of points and/or disqualification from competition.
  3. All contestants must check in at the registration area at least one hour prior to the battle. If contestant is late, they will forfeit their place in the competition and their paid entry fee or fees. Please look for “Check In” when you arrive at the battle.
  4. All contestants will have a specific time to complete their particular cut and style. Judging will be conducted on a visual basis only. Judges will use a point system on a scale of one (lowest possible score) to ten (highest possible score). If there is a tie in a category or prize placement, the judges will determine the final winner.

* All participants must be at the venue: Fresno Fairgrounds by 10am on Sunday February 24, 2019


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“Spring into love competition”
Competition will commence at 5pm til 8pm Saturday February 23, 2019 at the Cosmetology & Barber Expo located indoors at the Big Fresno Fair in Fresno, CA. Judging will start at 8:15pm til 8:50 pm and winners will be announced at 9pm on main stage.**Winners will be announced on Saturday February 23 at 9pm and contestants must return Sunday February 24 at 6pm to redeem prize and be presented on main stage.

Competitors may submit more than one entry, but must pay a registration fee for each entry.
A 3-D Nail Art entry may be no taller than 1 inch in height.
The theme must be followed on all 10 nails. Theme: SPRING INTO LOVE
1. All work must be done at the competition.
2. All nail art must be made from professional nail products (colored liquid- and-powder acrylic, light-cured gel, wraps and resin, polish, rhinestones, etc.) brought with you to the expo. Bring all tools and supplies needed to complete entry. Electrical outlet and stations will be provided.
3. Embellishments or adornments may be used.
4. Top coat, UV gel sealant or glitter polish may be used.
5. Competitors may NOT use any copyrighted art, designs or logos.
6. Competitors must prepare and submit a written statement in two parts. One detailing the products and processes used to create the art and one telling the story of your interpretation of the theme. Do NOT name specific brands or manufacturers.
7. Display/Presentation: 10 tips must be securely fastened to your model, flat surface for the judging process.
8. Nails will be judged in the following categories: originality, visual interest, shape, color, design, dimension, overall impression, complexity, workmanship, detail and theme.

“Spring into love” Judging Criteria 2019

Judge 1—Teresa Choi
Originality – 10 Points
the design is innovative (new and original)
the design is unique (different from other designs)
Visual Interest – 10 Points
the design captures your attention the design holds your attention
Color – 10 Points
the colors enhance the design
the colors complement each other

Judge 2—Sin Savory
Design – 10 Points
the design enhances the theme
the design is well thought out
the design is complete and needs no improvement
Dimension – 10 Points
the artwork is obvious and within the guidelines 3-D rules (if 3D is used)
the dimension enhances the theme and is balanced
Complexity – 10 Points
the design is challenging, demanding skill and effort
the design involves multiple techniques
Workmanship – 10 Points
the overall quality of the work demonstrates outstanding artistic skills the workmanship is neat, clean and precise

Judge 3—Maggie Bryan
Detail – 10 Points
the detail of design is clear and crisp
the design is adequately detailed
Theme – 10 Points
the theme is obvious and completely developed the theme is continued on all 10 nails
the design enhances the theme
Overall Impression – 10 Points
this design makes an excellent overall impression
various elements of the design are well-balanced, neither too sparse or too busy
this design is complete and needs no improvement

Scoring Guide Scoring Guide
10 Flawless
9 Almost flawless 8 Very good
7 Good
6 Above average
5 Average
4 Below average 3 Poor
2 Very poor
1 Unacceptable

First place 🥇 $300 plus $150 gift from christrio
Second place 🥈 $125 plus $75 gift  from christrio
Third place 🥉 $75 plus $50 gift from christrio


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Cosmetology & Barber Expo 2019 – Preliminary Schedule

February 22-24, 2019 
Commercial Building – Big Fresno Fair – Fresno, CA 
Preliminary Schedule:
NEW! – On Friday February 22nd, we welcome you to get Glammed up and Slay the night in your best outfit for the first ever Cosmetology & Barber Awards of Central California. A unique Dinner/Awards show you will not want to miss. Stay tuned for more information on how you can vote for your favorite local professional. However even if your not nominated, this will be the night to network and dance all night to the sounds of your favorite music.
On Saturday February 23rd, we open the doors to our Cosmetology & Barber Expo of Central California and welcome you to enjoy our Expo and visit all of our Vendors. This day will feature Live On Stage Seminars, Private Classes, Special Appearances, and the return of our Lash, Nail, Make Up and Hair Competitions. (10am-4pm)
On Sunday February 24th, we welcome you back for Day 2 of the Cosmetology & Barber Expo of Central California. The very popular “Central Valley Barber Battle #8” event will take place on the main stage as we look for the most talented barbers around. Plus raffle prizes, more seminars, private classes and special appearances. We will close out the event giving away a Scholarship to an aspiring High School Student looking to one day join the world of the Cosmetology & Barbering Industry.
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Kings Fair Barber Battle 2018 – Important Information


NOTE: All competitions will take place on Sunday June 10, 2018 

Address: 801 S. 10th Ave, Hanford, CA 93230 

Sign Up Today! – 559-362-4046 or email

Pre-Sale Sign Up Fee for all competitions – $40.00 each category (Models are Free, 1 model per category)

Winners – (1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category)



*Kings Fair Barber Battle 

Featuring categories: Fastest Fade 15 min, Freestyle Design 30 min, Beard 30 min, Combover 30 min, Fade 30 min, Taper 30 min,

All Barbers must provide all necessary tools needed to compete.

Check in – 5PM

Competition Schedule: 

5pm-6pm – Beard & Combover

8pm – Fast Fade & Fade

9pm – Freestyle & Taper

10pm – Awards

All prizes will be provided by the Kings Fair in Hanford.

1 Chair for Model, Table Sharing, & Power will be provided.

Open to Non Licensed, Students & Professionals (each Judged separately)

30 Minute time limit for all categories. Battle is from 5pm- end at approx 10pm

Competition will take place outdoors in the Kings Fair Plaza. A very popular location of the fair. Thousands of people attend the fair each year so bring your business cards and flyers. Sunday is Cultural Day so make sure to give yourself extra time to arrive as parking and traffic will be heavy.

Models are FREE. Passes for Fair entry will be available at the Kings Fair office. Please park in Fair parking and then head into the Kings Fair office and they will have your name on the Barber Battle List. Only 1 model per category.

– If you have any questions please call/text 559-362-4046

 * All Listed Items are Subject To Change.

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2018 Barber Battles & 2019 #cosmobarcc SPECIAL

Barbers – Sign up for our Competition Special! If you sign up by September 28th. You will Compete at the #cosmobarcc Expo Feb 24, 2019 and you will receive FREE 2018 Competition passes to our Fresno Fair Battle 10/7/18. That’s 2 Battles for the price of 1!

Pick your Categories and you will get them for all of the Battles!

$40 per category (includes your model & fair admission) 

Categories: Fastest Fade 15 min, Freestyle Design 35 min, Beard 35 min, Combover 35 min, Fade 35 min, Taper 35 min,  Kid Cut 35 min, Tag Team 40 min

(Categories subject to change)

Text us 559-362-4046 or respond to this email.

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