ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Rockford hosted the 815 Beauty Barber Showdown Sunday. Students at the university's Rockford location competed during timed haircuts.
The event is designed to allow student's to showcase the skills they've learned, all while having friendly competition.
"It really means a lot for a lot of them to just showcase what they're able to do," says barber instructor Walid Almashhadi. "It means a lot as a teacher, too, as someone who was bred by Tricoci."
Students showcased fades and design haircuts, while attendees cheered and shopped at local vendors.