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Legends Barber, Africa’s no1 barbershop is paying it forward at the 3rd annual Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards (YOBAs) by sponsoring the Top Services Category. Last year, Legends Barber won the Top Service Brand and Overall Top Brand at the 2nd annual YOBAs.

Established in 2011 on a stoep in Elderado Park, Legends Barber employs over 600 people (majority of them being youth) in 70+ branches across 5 African countries. The brand is the epitome of  what the youth can achieve despite where they come from. Legends Barber is the embodiment of youth excellence.

Renowned for celebrating youth excellence, the Top 16 YOBAs aim to inspire and encourage young people to pursue entrepreneurship and to support the growth of small businesses across the African continent.

By sponsoring the Top Services Category, Legends Barber continues its tradition of supporting excellence and quality service provision.

What makes this sponsorship particularly special is that Legends Barber will be sponsoring a category that they won in 2023. This achievement highlights Legends Barber’s dedication to not only setting the standard but also supporting and uplifting others within the industry.

The winner of this category will receive an opportunity to be mentored by the founder of Legends Barber, Mr Sheldon Tatchell.

“Our brand was built on the back to excellent customer service and we are thrilled to be sponsoring the Top Services Category at this year’s YOBAs. At Legends Barber, we understand the importance of recognizing and celebrating excellence. It is an honour for us to support the Top Services category and continue our commitment to support innovation and quality in our industry,” said Sheldon Tatchell, founder of Legends Barber and 2024 Top 16 YOBAs Jury member.

Sheldon Tatchell, Founder of Legends Barber

Echoing Legends Barber, Pat Mahlangu, founder of the YOBAs, says “We are truly delighted to welcome Legends Barber as a partner for the Top Services Category. They won in the same category last year and this year they will be supporting the same category. To us, it proves that they believe in the work of the YOBAs and their dedication to excellence aligns perfectly with the values of the YOBAs. We are confident that their support will further elevate the standard of quality of the YOBAs and will inspire more youth”.

The YOBAs will take place on the 22nd of June 2024 at The Capital on The Park, 101 Katherine Str. Sandown, Sandton. The public is encouraged to attend by booking their seats here.  For more information about Legends Barber, visit their website, For more information on the YOBAs please and this year’s finalists, visit,

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