The International Hairstylists Society (IHS) Regional Pre-Done Competitions are on – and it all starts in Wollongong on April 8, writes Tracey Withers.

Seeking out the talent beyond big-city centers and spotlighting them on the national stage, the IHS Regionals are all about bringing out the artistic and technical best in the best. After Wollongong, the event moves on to other regional hot spots:

Dubbo – May 19

Launceston – May 26

Sydney – May 27

Newcastle – June 3

Port Macquarie – June 16

ACT – June 30

Mackay – July 14

IHS Colour Challenge Winner 2012 David Murray (QLD) and IHS Men’s Image Direction Winner 2012 Janos Kiss (NSW)

Check for further events and dates.

Itching to enter? Word yourself up on the rules and how to submit wt the new and improved IHS downloads web page. The page has all the documents and info sheets you need. Next, tap with the app: the IHS has developed an application that will direct you to national calendar dates, all competition rules, membership forms and photos. Head to: