AWARDS CATEGORIES

 Hairstylist of the Year

Dazzle us with a collection that shows your range and versatility in cutting, styling, editorial or outré hair (or any combination of it all). Anything goes! Note - Regional winners will become automatic finalists for the USA award.

 ebony hairstylist of the Year

hair Colorist of the Year

From classic to over the top, express yourself, show off and submit the absolute best of what you do. Difficulty, taste and execution are key! Be ambitious! Remember, NO synthetic hair of any kind is allowed in this category. Human hair wigs, hairpieces, and extensions ARE allowed. Note - Regional winners will become automatic finalists for the USA award.

Entrants and models must be Black and follow the same rules established for Hairstylist of the Year submissions. This category will be judged by a panel of Black industry professionals!

 latin hairstylist of the Year

Entrants and models must be Latin and follow the same rules established for Hairstylist of the Year submissions.  This category will be be judged by Latinx industry professionals!

 asian hairstylist of the Year

Entrants and models must be Asian and follow the same rules established for Hairstylist of the Year submissions.  This category will be judged by Asian industry professionals!

artistic team of the Year 

Are you part of a group of professionals from a variety of workplaces that collaborate to create collections or maybe you are an Artistic Team from a single salon?  Jump in here and show us what beautiful minds with boundless creativity do when they work together! Note - Regional winners will become automatic finalists for the USA award.

INDEPENDENT EDUCATOR of the Year

This category will not accept submissions and will be nominated by Hair Awards USA Style Council members.

men's grooming stylist of the year

Whether classic or extreme, this category's collections may use male and/or male identifying models. Show us how well your detail work enhances your model's features as well as compliments their hair texture, density and style.  We do caution that any digital retouching of any kind including altering lines, fades, etc., will result in your entry being disqualified.

avant garde

hairstylist of the Year 

Let your imagination take over and devise your most astonishing designs. Do something arresting, dynamic, innovative, and most importantly, something we have never seen before!

makeup artist of the Year

A look is never complete without makeup, so we have an award for that too!  Glamorous, eccentric, transformational, or classic, makeup can enhance or completely change the look of the person wearing it.  Show us what you do with your brushes, powders and creams!

lifetime achievement

This category will not accept submissions and will be nominated by Hair Awards USA Style Council members.

Submission deadline

E N T R I E S  c l o s e 
October 11, 2021

Entries will only be accepted through this website