Team of the Year


Through collaboration, diversity and commitment to a common vision, leading work is often achieved by highly creative teams. 
The NAHA Team of Year category honors these teams that display world-class versatility, skill, prowess and consistency.

General Guidelines

  • Teams MUST enter under a Team Name
  • Teams MUST consist of at least two (2) hair professionals
  • Open to all team collaborations (excluding Manufacturer Teams*)
  • Images entered into this category may not be entered into any other category.

*NOTE: Manufacturer sponsored, or Campaign-branded teams are prohibited.

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 only if it does not restrict viewing of the hair AND/OR is constructed out of natural or synthetic hair)

Model Requirements

  • A collection of five looks. The collection must demonstrate mastery working with: long hair, short hair, up-styling, cutting and coloring and texture (wavy, curly, coily – the final look may show the hair in its natural state of wavy, curly, coily or manipulated into a straight look).
  • May use one or more models
  • Signed NAHA Team 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 before images* 
  • Five unedited, non-retouched Images 
  • Five final images 
  • Retouching of the image’s color is allowed**.
  • Retouching of the hair’s shape, texture or color is not allowed.

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

Category Tips

  • Collections should demonstrate the harmony between world-class hairdressing and teamwork.
  • Consider the continuity of all images within the collection.
  • Is the hair consistent with the theme?
  • Color work should complement the cut.