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Texture
RULES & REGULATIONS

Using skill and creative techniques, the NAHA Texture category honors artists who push the boundaries of styling natural and non-natural textures, through a high-level of expertise, skill, and versatility when working diverse hair types.

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 Styling and Finishing 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 Texture 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 Before Images**
  • 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.

* Braids can be incorporated as an element to the style but cannot encompass the entire style
**Before images must be taken on the same day of service. If using a wig, before images may be taken on a mannequin head or on your model.
***Special Photographic Effects are allowed as long as they do not hinder the judges viewing of the hair