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Hairstylist of the Year
RULES & REGULATIONS

Honoring the best stylists in the industry, the NAHA Hairstylist of the Year category embodies excellence and artistry, and possesses a drive to elevate hairstyling, and impact global trends through their innovation, creativity, skill and techniques.

New for 2021: Any material that is a headpiece, hair ornament or art worn on the head is allowed if it does not restrict viewing of the hair AND/OR is constructed out of natural or synthetic hair.

Stylist Guidelines:

  • Collection must demonstrate mastery of each of the following:
    • Long Hair
    • Short Hair
    • Texture
    • Upstyling
    • Cutting
  • Wigs are allowed.
  • Natural and Synthetic hair extensions and hair pieces are allowed. (Note: Any material that is a headpiece, hair ornament or art worn on the head is allowed if it does not restrict viewing of the hair AND/OR is constructed out of natural or synthetic hair.
  • Braids are allowed.
Model Requirements:
  • May use one more models
  • Must showcase five unique looks
  • Signed NAHA Hairstylist of the Year Release Form
Image Requirements:
  • All images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format
  • Images must be 8x10 inches with a resolution of 300DPI (CMPI not accepted
  • Five Unedited, Unretouched Images
  • Five Final Images
  • Retouching of the image’s color is allowed*.
  • Retouching of the hair’s shape, texture or color is not allowed.
  • Black and White images are allowed
* Special Photographic Effects are allowed as long as they do not hinder the judges viewing of the hair

NOTE: Images entered in the Hairstylist of the Year cannot be entered into any other category.