A Leeds barber has been crowned the winner of the barber battle at this year’s ‘Great British Barber Bash’.

Kurdish-born Daneil Rasuli, has been working as a barber since he was nine-years-old became the owner of his own shop at the age of 10. He currently is part of the team at D.Y.S Cuts in Meanwood Road.

The fierce competition at Liverpool saw barbers given 20-minutes to create the cleanest, sharpest-looking haircut, with hundreds of adrenaline-fuelled spectators looking on.

Daneil, who came to live in the UK ten years ago, said: “I am happy that I had all those years of work experience and skills that led to the skills and talents I have today.

“Winning the ‘Great British Barber Bash’ is a great achievement for me, and is something I have worked long and hard for since I was a boy.

“I want to thank my family, my clients and everyone that has been with me from the start of my career, as without them I wouldn’t be where I am now.

“With over 10 years of experience, I am happy to reveal that great feedbacks have been obtained from our clients as a result of the excellent services along the way. I’m feel so blessed that I am very well-known and popular in the area.

The Great British Barber Bash is an annual contest which takes place in major cities such as Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool.

Organised by Garry Spencer, barbers face a fierce battle where barbers go head-to-head in the ‘fast fade or anything goes’ contests where energy runs high and the atmosphere always electric.

Competitors must create the cleanest fade within the allocated time limit, with the overall styling and finished look of their model also taken into consideration.

Winners, take-home trophies and huge bundles of prizes from our sponsors. Prizes are given to third second and first place.

Five judges whittle down the competition to the top 10, then the top three, having scrutinised every detail from competitors, including celebrity barbers and other competition winners.

Garry Spencer commented: “Our events are some of the largest battles in Europe – energies are high and the buzz around the venues are at electric levels.

“Congratulations to Daneil Rasuli for winning at the Liverpool event. We wish him all the best.”