judging technical categories

new talent colorist of the year

creative brief

Find your inspiration for creative color – it can be anything!  Your inspiration can be anything you choose – no need to follow a specific trend.
Your entry should show your creativity and technical ability with color.
Color creativity, harmony, balance and placement  – all things to consider when you are creating your perfect look.
Think about creating something original – not a copy of something else!  What can you imagine?

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE USE OF COLOR
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 40%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 20%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is a technical competition – everything is based on how you execute your color technique – both in the photo and later during a live competition.  Therefore, whatever you create for this entry, you will need to recreate in a live competition if you advance to the global competition.
Your finished look should also showcase technical excellence in the cutting and styling of your model, in addition to your color story.  Everything should work together to create a harmonious effect in the final looks.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.
 

creative colorist of the year

creative brief

Find your inspiration for creative color – it can be anything!  Your inspiration can be anything you choose – no need to follow a specific trend.
Your entry should show your creativity and technical ability with color.
Color creativity, harmony, balance and placement  – all things to consider when you are creating your perfect look.
Think about creating something original – not a copy of something else!  What can you imagine?

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE USE OF COLOR
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 40%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 20%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is a technical competition – everything is based on how you execute your color technique – both in the photo and later during a live competition.  Therefore, whatever you create for this entry, you will need to recreate in a live competition if you advance to the global competition.
Your finished look should also showcase technical excellence in the cutting and styling of your model, in addition to your color story.  Everything should work together to create a harmonious effect in the final looks.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

creative haircutter of the year

creative brief

Create the perfect shape and express it through a technically excellent haircut.  Your entry should show your creativity and technical ability in haircutting.
Think about creating something original – not a copy of something else!  
What can you imagine?  

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • USE OF COLOR TO ENHANCE CUT
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 40%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 20%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is a technical competition – everything is based on how you execute your cutting technique – both in the photo and later during a live competition.  Therefore, whatever you create for this entry, you will need to recreate in a live competition if you advance to the global competition.
Your finished look should also showcase technical excellence in the coloration and styling of your model as an enhancement to your haircutting story (Note:  Color technique / execution is not part of the judging criteria, but the overall effect will be considered).  Everything should work together to create a harmonious effect in the final looks.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

editorial categories

editorial colorist of the year

creative brief

Pure creativity in Color.  Create an editorial color fashion collection that would look perfect in a fashion magazine.
Imagine your concept and then develop a collection of 3 images to bring it comes to life. Be Original. Be Innovative. Be Daring.  

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • DIVERSITY OF LOOKS WITHIN COLLECTION
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 20%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 40%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • EDITORIAL NATURE OF THE IMAGES
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is an editorial photo collection. Think about the editorial nature of your collection images. Would they fit into a top fashion magazine? Do they showcase creativity and originality? The key here is to create a professional editorial collection of images.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

men's hairstylist of the year

creative brief

Show your mastery and expertise in men’s styling, barbering and grooming by creating an editorial collection of cutting-edge men’s looks. Be Original. Be Innovative. Be Daring.  

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE USE OF COLOR TO ENHANCE CUT
    • DIVERSITY OF LOOKS WITHIN COLLECTION
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 20%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION – CUT & STYLING
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 40%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • EDITORIAL NATURE OF THE IMAGES
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is an editorial photo collection. Think about the editorial nature of your collection images. Would they fit into a top fashion magazine? Do they showcase creativity and originality? The key here is to create a professional editorial collection of images.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

salon team of the year

creative brief

Channel the creativity of your entire salon team. Create a collection that represents your shared vision and show the power of your team. Find an inspiration that truly represents your salon brand and bring it to life as a team.

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • DIVERSITY OF LOOKS WITHIN COLLECTION
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 20%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOR
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 40%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • EDITORIAL NATURE OF THE IMAGES
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is an editorial photo collection. Think about the editorial nature of your collection images. Would they fit into a top fashion magazine? Do they showcase creativity and originality? The key here is to create a professional editorial collection of images.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

avant garde stylist of the year

creative brief

Pure unbridled creativity. Push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire with your collection of visionary work. Your only limitations will be your own imagination. Be Fantastic. Be Daring. Be Original. 

judging criteria

Entries will be judged in three main categories:

  • CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY 40%
    • ORIGINALITY
    • CREATIVE / INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOR TO ENHANCE STYLE
    • DIVERSITY OF LOOKS WITHIN COLLECTION
  • TECHNICAL EXECUTION 20%
    • TECHNICAL EXECUTION
    • HARMONY OF COLOR, CUT & STYLE
  • TOTAL LOOK 40%
    • APPEARANCE OF THE OVERALL LOOK (HAIR, MAKE-UP AND FASHION)
    • EDITORIAL NATURE OF THE IMAGES
    • PROFESSIONALISM AND AESTHETIC OF MODEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY
execution

Remember that this is an editorial photo collection. Think about the editorial nature of your collection images. Would they fit into a top fashion magazine? Do they showcase creativity and originality? The key here is to create a professional editorial collection of images. And you yes, you can use wigs and hairpieces in this category.

SPECIAL NOTE: All images submitted for competition must be original and not have been previously submitted for other competitions, published or viewed publicly, online or on social media.

enter now

Take the chance to show the world what a true creative does: Imagine, Create and Inspire.

entries open in may 2020