Feeling competitive? Check out these cool competitions to get your creative juices flowing!
• Sebastian’s What’s Next Awards calls for hair stylists nationwide to create unique and edgy hairstyles according to their interpretation of volume. Stylists should upload a photo of their hairstyles to whatsnextawards.com and await their fame fate.
Bi-weekly winners will be selected to make a team of eight finalists, who will then go onto a final evaluation by the Sebastian’s Stylist Design Team. The competition began in February and will continue through the end of June. The winner will be announced on or before July 15.
• Wella Professionals’ Trend Vision 2010 unveils four trends in Haute Couture interpretations to inspire hairdressers and clients alike. Wella Professionals’ Global Creative Directors Josh Wood and Eugene Souleiman were the creative minds behind the looks: Nomad Couture, Techno Poetry, Midnight Stage and Nature’s Goddess.
Hair stylists who want to enter the Trend Vision 2010 competition must choose one trend, interpret it, photograph the model, and enter at wella.com. Winners will have the chance to represent the USA and compete in the International Trend Vision Awards in Paris. Visit wella.com.
• Matrix’s Mannequin Mania is in full swing. If you haven’t designed your mannequin’s hair yet, enter in one of four categories: Hair Stylists, Beauty School Students, Salon Team or Matrix Friends and Family. Semifinalists are being selected monthly through July. In August, three finalists per category will be selected, and each will receive a $1,000 gift card. The grand prize winner wins $25,000 and a visit with Tabatha Coffey. For more details visit