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Jordi Pérez, prenominated for Spanish Hairdresser of the Year

Mar · 6 · 2018

The month of February ended in style at La Barberia de Gràcia. Jordi Pérez has been prenominated for Spanish Hairdresser of the Year, the most important category of the Club Fígaro Awards, the most important hairdressing association in the country.

Jordi will now compete against 16 pre-nominees to become a finalist and to be able to parade on the grand gala of the ninth edition of the Fígaro Awards. These prenominees have been chosen by the professional media of the sector, and Jordi is the only barber that we find in this select group.

Jordi thanks the media for this great recognition, and confesses that only the fact of being pre-nominated "is a real honor and already a prize".

It is not the first time that La Barberia de Gràcia has representation in these awards. In 2016 Jordi was already finalist with his Dirty Face collection nominated for Best Male Collection.

Good luck, Jordi!

2018 hair men trends

Jan · 26 · 2018

New Year… new trends? We talk with Jordi Pérez, artistic director at La Barberia de Gràcia, about what we would found in 2018. 

What do you predict for the beards in 2018?

Despite what we have been hearing for a long time that beards are going to disappear, that they no longer will be wear,… My answer is an emphatic no. It is not true. Beards are still worn. They are no longer a trend as marked as two or three years ago, when they were the most modern and also took an exaggerated length, but they’re still trendy. Now we see them shorter than before, not as much as an incipient beard, but shorter, and with a slight disproportion between the moustache and the beard. My bet is that they will continue to give people something to talk about in 2018, 2019 and maybe even in 2020. There’s still beards for time!

And for men hair, what trends will we have this year?

In 2018 it will continue to be seen the fade, but less. We are not going to see as many gradients as we have done so far, and this measure will give way to longer hair. We're going to see length at the nape of the neck and on the sides, and curly hair is coming powerfully! We will have a clear influence of the 80s. You can already take good note of Stranger Things and movies of that decade because they will be the source of inspiration for the season.

In colouring we will continue giving touches of colour in those more daring men. We are not up to the female hairdresser but it is a field where little by little we are moving forward. We will see some highlights, or for the more daring we have colour silver, or fantasy colours, even fluorescents! By the way, the ultraviolet colour, chosen 2018’s colour by Pantone, is not on the men’s wish list, for now  ;-)

And what plans do you have in La Barberia de Gràcia for 2018?

During this year at La Barberia de Gràcia we will continue moving forward, as always. And we have prepared some surprise that I still cannot reveal. We are working on very interesting things, including our new collection! Which, by the way, is not going to look anything like what we've done so far. When my colleagues tell me every year that the collection has surprised them, for me this is a great satisfaction, and this year I plan to surprise again with what I have in mind. However, to see it, you will have to wait ;-)

La Barberia de Gràcia impacts in London

Dec · 19 · 2017

Jordi Pérez, from La Barbería de Gràcia, finalist in one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide in the hairdressing sector, the Visionary Awards, held in London.

Jordi Pérez, creative director of the emblematic La Barberia de Gràcia, paraded a few days ago, October 15th, on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall of London participating in the final of the International Visionary Awards 2017 in the category Mens.

The final stage of the Visionary Awards takes place in the Alternative Hair Show, one of the most prestigious hairdressing events in the world and which brings together hundreds of professionals from all around the world in one of the most emblematic buildings in the british capital, the Royal Albert Hall. The Visionary Awards have the mission to discover future stars of the international hairdressing.

Although Jordi Pérez did not win the award, it was a dream for him reaching the final at the Royal Albert Hall: "I couldn’t believe it, I'll be with the best of the profession worldwide! When I used to open a magazine not so long ago, I was amazed to see what the great professionals did, now I will share the stage with them. "The merit of having reached the final on the first attempt is even greater if you take into account that in this edition of the Visionary Awards have been registered more inscriptions than ever, coming from a total of 50 countries.