Challenge 1: Show us your best festival-inspired style!

Open to ALL STYLISTS. June 19 to July 12

Upload your best festival-inspired styles below—the look can be edgy braids, the perfect pony, trendy space buns or anything you can dream up and create that screams summer-chic styling.

Looking for some inspiration? Our contest judges—@jenniferlopiccolo_hair, @beautymarkedbysarah, @ay_grace, and @beautybyhaleygarber—have endless inspo on their Instagram pages!

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 11. MODERN SALON editors will choose the top 10 semifinalists from challenge one entries.

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Challenge 2: Top 10 semifinalists

July 13 to July 23

Semifinalists will be asked to create their best style on sun-kissed, balayage-perfect hair by 11:59 p.m. CST on July 22. Entries will be judged by @jenniferlopiccolo_hair, @beautymarkedbysarah, @ay_grace, @beautybyhaleygarber, and MODERN SALON editors. The top 10 semifinalists will receive a gift box full of top-notch products and tools from Best of the Fest sponsors!


Challenge 3: Top 5 finalists

July 24 to Aug. 13. PUBLIC VOTING OPEN.

The five finalists will have an AMAZING challenge box shipped to them overnight with the products and tools they’ll need to complete their final challenge.

Using at least two products from the challenge box, finalists must create their best-in-boho submission. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Aug. 6.

On Aug. 7, public voting opens for the final five contestants! Vote for your favorite looks by 11:59 p.m. CST on Aug 13. Our grand-prize winner will be announced August 14!


ONE LAST THING: Best of the Fest Giveaway

Open July 13 to Aug. 13.

Missed out on the first round of the Best of the Fest contest? Didn’t make it into our top 10? You can still win! Enter the Best of the Fest Giveaway July 12 through Aug. 13 for the chance to win a gift box of products and tools from our sponsors.

Four lucky winners of this sweepstakes will win products ranging from hair accessories, tools, stylers or makeup, valued at a minimum of $150 per prize.



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