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STYLING & FINISHING
RULES & REGULATIONS

From behind the chair, to session work, to the runway, the precision and details of Styling and Finishing is a vital component of every theme, trend or look. The Styling and Finishing category honors artists who showcase mastery in creating polished finished looks.

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.

General Guidelines:

  • Images entered into this category may not be entered into the Texture category.

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 
  • Signed NAHA Styling and Finishing 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.
*Special Photographic Effects are allowed as long as they do not hinder the judges viewing of the hair