NZ Hair Awards 2020 Rules

Follow the rules!
There are usually so many winning finishes in every competition that the judges frequently have to look for reasons to eliminate a competitor.
NOT following the rules is usually the first and foremost way to LOSE a competition!

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Official Competitions - no competition is considered an official event of the New Zealand Association of Registered Hairdressers unless the Section Rules and Regulations of the Competitions Committee are abided by.

Competitor Categories
New Talent

A competitor who has been in the hair industry for less than one (1) year as at 31st October 2020, including any full-time pre-trade course, or a fully contracted Apprentice under a HITO agreement. Eligibility is to be verified by the employer or training provider.

Next Generation

A competitor who has been employed within the hair industry for more than one (1) year but less than four (4) years as at 31st October 2020, including any full-time pre-trade course, or a fully contracted Apprentice under a HITO agreement. Eligibility is to be verified by the employer or training provider.

Senior

A competitor who has been employed in the hair industry for four (4) years or more, including any full-time pre-trade training courses as at the 31st October 2020.

Qualified competitors with under four years in the hair industry will compete as Next Generation.

Event Order and Timings
Hairdressing Events: Floor 1
    Event 1 - Cut: Hairdressing Classic Cut: Current Trend
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • ● Execute a haircut with technical excellence
    • Live Event
    • Time Allowed: 50 Minutes
    Event 3 – Design: Editorial Short
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • Glamourise a short hair design with technical artistry
    • Live Event
    • Time Allowed: 30 Minutes
    Event 5 – Design: Editorial Long
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • ● Create a long hair design with technical excellence
    • Live Event
    • Time Allowed: 50 minutes
    Event 6 – Cut: Hairdressing Contemporary Cut: Future Trend
    • Next Generation and Senior
    • ● Execute a fashion forward cut with technical excellence
    • Live Event
    • Time Allowed: 50 minutes
    Event 9 – Colour: Classic Colour: Current Trend, Ombré
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • Execute a colour with technical excellence
    • Presentation Model Event
    • Time Allowed: 5 minutes
    Event 10 – Colour: Contemporary Colour: Future Trend
    • Next Generation and Senior
    • Execute a fashion forward colour with technical excellence
    • Presentation Model Event
    • Time Allowed: 5 minutes
    Event 11 – Design: Hair Unleashed: Avant-Garde
    • Next Generation and Senior
    • Create a masterpiece with pure technical artistry
    • Presentation Model Event
    • Time Allowed: 15 minutes
    Barbering Events: Floor 2
      Event 2 – Cut: Barbering Classic Cut: Current Trend
      • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • ● Execute a Men’s Classic Cut with technical excellence
      • Live Event
      • Time Allowed: 30 minutes
      Event 4 – Cut: Barbering Contemporary Cut: Future Trend
      • Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a fashion forward men’s cut with technical excellence
      • Live Event
      • Time Allowed: 50 minutes
      Event 7 – Cut: Barbering: The Beard
      • ● New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • ● Execute a Men’s beard shape with technical excellence
      • Live Event
      • Time Allowed: 30 minutes
      Event 8 – Cut: Barbering: Hair Art
      • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a Hair Art Design with technical excellence
      • Live Event
      • Time Allowed: 50 minutes
Timetable - Example
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Event 1 – Cut: Hairdressing: Classic Cut: Current Trend Floor 1

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Live Model

Floor Report: 11.50am Start: 12pm Finish: 12.50pm

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

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Event 2 – Cut: Barbering: Classic Cut: Current Trend Floor 2

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Live Model

Floor Report: 12.25pm Start: 12.30pm Finish: 1pm

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

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Event 3 – Design: Editorial Short Floor 1

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Floor Report: 1.05pm Start: 1.10pm Finish: 1.40pm

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

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Event 4 – Cut: Barbering: Contemporary Cut: Future Trend Floor 2

Next Generation and Senior

Live Event

Floor Report: 1.45pm Start: 1.50 pm Finish: 2.40pm

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

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Event 5 – Design: Editorial Long Floor 1

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Live Event

Floor Report: 1.55pm Start: 2pm Finish: 2.50pm

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

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Event 6 – Cut: Hairdressing: Contemporary Cut: Future Trend Floor 2

Next Generation and Senior

Live Event

Floor Report: 3.55pm Start: 3.10pm Finish: 4pm

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

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Event 7 – Cut: Barbering: The Beard Floor 2

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Presentation Event

Floor Report: 2.55pm Start: 3pm Finish: 3.30pm

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

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Event 8 – Cut: Barbering: Hair Art Floor 2

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Live Event

Floor Report: 4.05pm Start: 4.10pm Finish: 5pm

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

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Event 9 – Colour: Classic Colour: Current Trend, Ombré Floor 1

New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Presentation Event

Floor Report: 4.15pm Start: 4.20pm Finish: 4.25

Time Allowed: 5 minutes

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Event 10 – Colour: Contemporary Colour: Future Trend Floor 1

Next Generation and Senior

Presentation Event

Floor Report: 4.40pm Start: 4.45pm Finish: 4.50pm

Time Allowed: 5 minutes

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Event 11 – Design: Hair Unleashed: Avant-Garde Floor 1

Next Generation and Senior Stylist

Presentation Event

Floor Report: 5.05pm Start:5.10pm Finish: 5.25pm

Time Allowed: 15 minutes

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Note: this is a ‘timetable example only’. Please check with NZARH for official start times. Prize giving will take place following the completion of the last event. (Approx 6.15 pm). Allow time for certificates to be completed.

Event Categories
Classic: Current Trend

The Classic is a cut, style or colour that you would expect the majority of clients in your salon or barbershop, would feel comfortable wearing. This style is usually a trend that is easily identified in fashion magazines and style guides and is usually client driven fashion. A competitor is capable of doing this style from an early stage in their career, therefore, all competitor categories (New Talent, Next Generation and Senior) are eligible to enter this event. The competitor should personalise this style to suit their model and create a flattering, beautiful interpretation of the cut or colour that is being executed. The main components of the haircut shape should take the classic shapes of The Bob, The Layer or Graduation and expand on these. In barbering a men's classic shape should be giving a modern, masterful, masculine interpretation. Classic, Current Trends should be executed with technical excellence in colouring, cutting and design interpretation skills.

Contemporary: Future Trend

Contemporary is a style that only the top 10% of clients would wear. The style is trend setting and pushes the limits but must still be beautiful. These looks are usually more technically challenging. The styles are competitor driven and often become the salon look for the following change in fashion. Because of the technical difficulty required to perform the design to an elevated level, we are restricting the competitors that can compete in this section (Next Generation and Senior only). The competitor should create a look that compliments the model and marries from top to toe whilst being edgy and strong. In the barbering event we are looking for the competitor to create ‘the next big trend' using technical excellence in men's cutting and design and the competitor’s ability to identify the future direction of barbering hair fashion.

Editorial

The term Editorial usually refers to photography. Fashion photography is used to sell a physical item while Editorial photography is used to sell a total look, a story or convey a feeling to the person viewing the image. Our Editorial events should produce work that is of a standard that could grace the pages of hair and fashion magazines. Ask yourself “Is this beautiful, is this clever and does this show my skill as a hairdresser/barber to the industry? Does the hair I have created make my model more appealing, would I hang this art on my wall?’ We want to see beautiful work, and as judges we will be rewarding the beautiful.

Avant-Garde

The Avant-Garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore guard") are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to fashion, art, lifestyle or culture. The Avant-Garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo. Avant-Garde is an approach to how one does things, a mindset that guides in how you think and create. It's about experimentation and introducing innovative ideas that look beyond societal norms of what is considered accepted. The competitors work and idea should push boundaries and reflect the forward thinking ideas of the Avant-Garde aesthetic.

Event Rules
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Event 1 –Cut: Hairdressing Classic Cut: Current Trend

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a haircut with technical excellence

Live Event

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s cutting ability.
  2. The hairstyle must be shortened and reshaped.
  3. The use of colour is compulsory and must relate to the finished look.
  4. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  5. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence of the cut, shape and total look of the model.

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Event 2 – Cut: Barbering Classic Cut: Current Trend

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a sculptured cut with technical excellence

Live Event

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s barbering ability.
  2. The hairstyle must be shortened and reshaped.
  3. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula:Technical excellence in barbering skills and total look of the model.

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Event 3 – Design: Editorial Short

Short hair styling for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Bringing a style to life with blow dry, setting and dressing out techniques

Live Event

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. The style must show technical excellence in the competitor’s styling ability.
  2. All styling aids must be removed prior to the start of the event.
  3. Hairpieces/extensions may be used but should be incorporated into the models own hair on the competition floor within the time allowed.
  4. This is NOT a long hair-up event.
  5. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence and creative ability in design skills and total look of the model.

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Event 4 – Cut: Barbering Contemporary Cut: Future Trend

Fashion Forward Cut for Next Generation and Senior

Execute a cut with Technical Excellence

Live Event

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. The colour must compliment the style, be technically well executed and show clever placement.
  2. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s cutting ability.
  3. The cut should be looking at future trends BUT NOT be Avant-Garde.
  4. The hairstyle must be shortened and reshaped.
  5. The use of colour is optional but if coloured it must relate to the finished look.
  6. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  7. Facial hair design can be pre done. Any ‘hair art or tattooing’ that is within the hairstyle must be done on the floor.
  8. Wigs are forbidden.

Technical excellence in barbering, the barber’s ability to predict the future direction of hair fashion and the model’s total look.

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Event 5 – Design: Editorial Long

Long hair styling for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Create beautiful styling on long hair with pure technical artistry.

Live Event

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. The style must show technical excellence in the competitor’s styling ability.
  2. The whole style must be worked and created on the floor.
  3. Styling of the models own hair must be done on the floor.
  4. The look created could range from formal styling, wedding hair, day or evening wear to a fashion shoot, magazine image or fashion show. The work must be complimented by the total look of the model.
  5. Hairpieces/extensions may be used but must be added on the competition floor within the time allowed.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence of the design and shape, balance and proportion and total look of the model.

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Event 6 – Cut: Hairdressing Contemporary Cut: Future Trend

Fashion Forward Cut for Next Generation and Senior

Execute a cut with Technical Excellence.

Live Event

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s cutting ability.
  2. The cut should be looking at future trends BUT NOT be Avante Garde.
  3. The hairstyle must be shortened and reshaped.
  4. The use of colour is compulsory and must relate to the finished look.
  5. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  6. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence in cutting, the stylist’s ability to predict the future direction of hair fashion and the models total look.

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Event 7 – Cut: Barbering: The Beard

Beard Design for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a Beard Design shaping with technical excellence

Live Event

Time Allowed: 30 minutes

Instructions

  1. The Beard Design and Shape must show technical excellence in the competitor’s barbering ability.
  2. The beard area to be judged will be from the top of the ear down the face stopping where the neck meets the collar bone at the front of the neck. And on the neck from the sides of the neck in line with where the ears attach to the face.
  3. The beard can include the moustache area within the design.
  4. The beard should complement the face shape and haircut of the model.
  5. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence in barbering skills and total look of the model.

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Event 8 – Cut: Barbering: Hair Art

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

LiveEvent

Time Allowed: 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. The hair art must show technical excellence in the competitor’s barbering ability.
  2. The hair art is to be started and completed within the time allowed.
  3. Any haircut styling can be pre done.
  4. The hair art design can be incorporated into a beard shape but must also be done on the competition floor.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence in barbering skills and total look of the model.

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Event 9 – Colour: Classic Colour: Current Trend; Ombré

Colouring for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Ombré is the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tones and shading from light to dark or warm to cool. Take current salon colour techniques used to create beautiful, balanced Ombré and create a stunning colour that could be used by a colour company to promote salon sellable images.

Presentation Event

Time Allowed: 5 minutes

Instructions

  1. The colour must compliment the style, be technically well executed and show clever placement.
  2. All colour work must be pre-done by the competitor prior to arrival at the venue.
  3. Multiple entries are allowed.
  4. New models and models from Events 1, 3 and 5 may be used (models from Events 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 cannot be used in this event).
  5. Models from Events 1,3 and 5 must not have had their hair changed in any way between the original event and the beginning of Event 9 (Colour: Current Trend: Ombre).
  6. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  7. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Beautiful Colour interpretation created with technical excellence and total look of the model.

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Event 10 – Colour: Contemporary Colour: Future Trend

Colouring for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Presentation Event

Time Allowed: 5 minutes

Instructions

  1. The colour must compliment the style, be technically well executed and show clever placement.
  2. All colour work must be pre-done by the competitor prior to arrival at the venue.
  3. Multiple entries are allowed.
  4. New models and models from Events 4 and 6, may be used (models from Events 1, 2, 3 and 9 cannot be used in this event).
  5. Models from Events 4 and 6 must not have had their hair changed in any way between the original event and the beginning of Event 10 (Colour: Future Trend).
  6. Wigs are forbidden.

Judging Formula: Technical excellence in colour, the stylist's ability to predict the future direction of hair fashion and the model’s total look.

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Event 11 – Design: Hair Unleashed: Avant-Garde

Creative Styling for Next Generation and Senior

Create a masterpiece using hair as your medium and pure technical artistry to tell your story

Presentation Event

Time Allowed: 15 minutes

Instructions

  1. The style must show technical excellence in the competitor’s styling ability.
  2. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.

Judging Formula: Taking your design skills to the next level. Create a masterpiece using hair as your medium and pure technical artistry to tell your story. There must be a cohesive theme between the hair and the total look.

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General Rules
General Rules
  1. The two-floor competition will apply. Floor 1 for Hairdressing Events and Floor 2 for Barbering Events.
  2. All competitors must be employed by or be a financial member of NZARH.
  3. A competitor who is employed by a NZARH member salon must compete under the name of that salon and cannot join NZARH as an individual Competitions Member.
  4. All entries must be on the official entry form and accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Those entrants who have not paid their entry fee prior to the competition day will not be able to compete.
  5. All New Talent and Next Generation entries shall have a statement signed by their employer confirming years worked, including any full-time pre-trade courses.
  6. A competitor MAY NOT BE A MODEL IN ANY EVENT.
  7. Models under the age of 16 must provide a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.
  8. Female or male models can be used in all events.
  9. Competitors shall supply all the equipment they require.
  10. Only products from the Official Supporters List are to be used on the competition floor.
  11. All electrical equipment must be tested and tagged. Any un-tagged electrical equipment must not be used.
  12. All work shall be the work of the competitor.
  13. In Cutting events all heads of hair must be reshaped and shortened. No guidelines are to be pre-cut. If hair pieces/extensions are allowed they must also be reshaped and shortened within the time allowed.
  14. All competitors must indicate if they are unavailable to compete at the New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Awards. (In a Supremes’ Year)
  15. Members of the NZARH Competitions Committee are not eligible to compete at the New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Awards.
  16. While any competition is in progress, scrutineers will be on the floor and competitors will observe their directions. There will be one scrutineer per six competitors. Scrutineers must meet with the Steward half an hour prior to the start of the competition day. Scrutineers do not need to be qualified stylists.
  17. If a competitor completes an event early, they may leave the competition floor but cannot return to the floor until judging is completed.
  18. Any competitor on the floor with any complaint or query is to refer the complaint or query through a Scrutineer to the Steward.
  19. A competitor who is known to have contravened the rules prior to or during the competition will be disqualified (This can only be done by the Steward) and awarded no marks (0 will be entered into the marking sheet).
  20. If a competitor has been disqualified, the Steward will notify them after the judging of the event.
  21. Prior to judging, capes will be removed by the competitor.
  22. The use of cutting stools on the competition floor is dependent on the venue. Please check with NZARH.
  23. The official placing in all events shall be final. Competitors may be personally advised by the NZARH Competitions Committee of their total points for events entered upon written request.
  24. Models used in Events 1, 3 & 5 may be used in Event 9 and Models used in event 4 & 6 may be used in Event 10, provided the hairstyle remains unchanged.
  25. Competitors and models (as presented on the floor) must be present at prize giving. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration, if written notification is supplied to the Steward prior to prize giving. Failure to comply may mean forfeiture of prizes.
  26. NZARH New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Awards prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

If you are unsure of any of the rules, please contact a member of the Competitions Committee for clarification.


    Awards

    Winners will be announced from each event.

    The winning heads from each category will be judged against its other category winners to find the winner of each discipline.

    ie:

    Hairdressing Cutting Award

    • Cut: Hairdressing Classic: Current Trend, and
    • Cut: Hairdressing Contemporary: Future Trend
    • Winners will be compared.

    Design Stylist Award

    • Design: Editorial Short, and
    • Design: Editorial Long
    • Winners will be compared.

    Colourist Award

    • Colour: Classic; Current Trend, Ombre, and
    • Colour: Contemporary; Future Trend
    • Winners will be compared.

    Ray Astwood Barbering Award

    • Cut: Barbering Classic; Current Trend, and
    • Cut: Barbering Contemporary; Future Trend
    • Winners will be compared.

    Hairdressing Cut Award: New Talent, Next Generation & Senior
    Design Award: New Talent, Next Generation & Senior
    Colourist (Presentation) Award: Next Generation & Senior
    Ray Astwood Barbering Award:New Talent, Next Generation & Senior
    Avant Garde Award: Next Generation & Senior.
    NZARH Hair Stylist of The Year:Next Generation & Senior*

    NZARH Barber of The Year:Next Generation & Senior*

    *The NZARH Hair Stylist of the Year Award and NZARH Barber of the Year Award at each NZARH Hair Award | Live Competition will be presented to the competitor with the HIGHEST aggregate points from the competition day. (The competitor’s highest three (3) marks will be combined).

    To qualify for this award a competitor MUST compete in a minimum of three (3) events during the day – Two (2) of which MUST be LIVE EVENTS (Event 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8).

    Perpetual Trophies

    Perpetual Trophies

      Perpetual trophies must be returned to local associations prior to the following year’s local competitions. Winners of all perpetual trophies must sign the form provided in the competition folder.

      • 1. All perpetual trophies shall remain in the Salon they were won from until they are recalled by NZARH Competitions Committee.
      • 2. Where the winner is an individual NZARH Competitions Member, the trophy is to remain with the winner.
      • 3. The responsibility for trophies is that of the competitor and his/her current employing NZARH Salon. They must ensure that the trophy/trophies are returned to the NZARH in the same condition as on presentation. Repair costs will be charged to the Salon/competitor concerned.
      • 4. Perpetual trophies must be returned to NZARH at least two weeks prior to the following year’s local competitions.
      • 5. Trophies must be engraved by the winner with the winner’s name and the year. A Salon name can be included in the engraving, but it must be the name of the NZARH member salon under which the competitor has entered the competition and is employed at, at the time of the competition. All trophies must remain in that Salon until the next competition is held.
      Queries or Recommendations

      Queries or Recommendations

      The Competitions Committee will answer any queries and consider any recommendations from any interested party if presented to the Competitions Committee in writing.