If your New Year’s resolution was to elevate your hairdressing career, challenge yourself creatively and push yourself into the competition world, then you’re immediately in luck!
The Australian Hair Industry Awards (AHIAs) in the Creative platform are open for entry, with an entry deadline of March 27. Finalists will be announced on May 1, with the gala evening to take place at The Star, Sydney, on June 12, the Monday of the June long weekend that coincides with Hair Festival to truly embrace a full weekend dedicated to the craft of hairdressing.
New rules in this significant awards platform have been shared on social media and online, with a major new variation being that, with the exception of Best Salon Team and Apprentice of the Year, winners in any other AHIA Creative category who win three times consecutively can’t enter that category for the next two years.
Additionally, photographic collections must have been produced within the awards period time, but not have been published, used in any form of marketing or entered into any other competition or awards. However, collections can be used from a previous shoot done within the awards period where other shots have been used in other competitions, as long as the AHIA entry images are exclusive to the AHIAs. Images from a shoot that have been entered into other competitions must have a noticeably different background, angle and be in opposing colour or black and white to the previous entry.
Best Colab of the Year must now be a new collection that is not used for another category, while New Creative Talent is open to qualified hairdressers with two years of professional experience and state categories are open to those with five years of experience beyond their apprenticeship. More changes will now include new videos requirements for the category of Australian Hairdresser of the Year, to not be used in judging but to enhance the gala night.
A new category will also be a highlight of 2023, with the BTS Dream Team category open as a free entry that shines a light on support teams, to be judged on overall styling, photography and make up while taking into consideration how the team have worked together to make the vision come to life.
Start 2023 off right and enter now!
To enter visit https://ahiacreative.awardsplatform.com/
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