The live competition floor will once again be open as Hair Festival 2021 fulfils the ‘compete’ aspect of its ‘shop, learn, compete, connect’ tagline. The two-day event draws ever closer, ready to take over Sydney and bring the salon industry back together on our sacred weekend once again.

Next to a packed marketplace of innovations, inspiring Real Talk event and education agenda and networking events such as Schmoozefest and the Wonderland party, the live competitions will fill the Carriageworks rooms on June 14 over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

Offering attendees the opportunity to show off their skills, the competitions will run between 30 and 45 minutes, with 20 minutes of additional scrutineering. Winners and runners-up will win a Hair Festival Competitions trophy, and winners will additionally receive editorial exposure and valuable sponsor prizes, to be announced. The competitions will be hosted by industry icon Michelle Anthony.

The event will offer three categories – Editorial Glam Slam, as a fashion week style, cover image look, Barberstreet 2021, the high quality, sleek answer to men’s style and Dream Team Collab, creating one vision with three team competitors.

Editorial Glam Slam

For Editorial Glam Slam, competitors must create their look on one female model, with hair styled up, down or even with hair ornaments or hairpieces. Create the look that could be a fashion magazine cover, right there on stage and bring the runway to Hair Festival.

Barberstreet 2021

Barberstreet 2021 is made to cut, style and shape the hair of one male model, for a ready-made street look. The competitor must clearly create a change of style by cutting/removing 3cm or more from the hair. Basically, go dapper or go home.

Dream Team Collab

Lastly, Dream Team Collab presents beauty meets Avant Garde, with teamwork as its unifying factor, on one model, male or female. Structured in a team relay format, each competitor has 10 minutes until they pass the proverbial baton (or straightener, as it were).

Both the Editorial Glam Slam and Barberstreet 2021 competitions are available to enrol in for $80, while the Dream Team Collab is available for $150 for the whole team. There is a limit on how many competitors can take to the stage, so get in quick!

All the rules, information and details you need are available at the Hair Festival website, so read on, throw your hat in the ring and sign up now. We believe in you!

First release tickets are available for Hair Festival, with free MarketPlace registration, an All-Event pass, party tickets, individual education sessions and more. Get your ticket now for the most important weekend on the hairdressing calendar.

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