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MEN'S HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR
RULES & REGULATIONS

Men’s stylists demonstrate the ability to complement and highlight masculine features through design, shape, styling and grooming. The Men's Hairstylist category showcases expertise, dedication and mastery in men’s styling, barbering, and grooming.

New for 2021:
  1. Models must present or identify as male 
  2.  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:
  • 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:
  • Must showcase three unique looks
  • May use one or more models
  • Models must present or identify as male
  • Signed NAHA Men’s 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)
  • Three Unedited, Unretouched Images
  • Three Final Images
  • Retouching of the image’s color is allowed*.
  • Retouching of the hair’s shape, texture or color is not allowed.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Skill 50%
  • Cohesive Collection 20%
  • Creativity 30%

*Special Photographic Effects are allowed as long as they do not hinder the judges viewing of the hair