NZ Hair Awards 2020 Rules

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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 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.

Hairdressing and Barbering Instagram Events
Hairdressing Events: @nzarh_nzhairdressing
    Event 1 - Cut: Hairdressing Classic Cut: Current Trend, The Bob
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • Execute a haircut with technical excellence
    • Instagram Event
    Event 3 – Design: Editorial Short
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • Glamourise a short hair design with technical artistry
    • Instagram Event
    Event 9 – Colour: Classic Colour: Current Trend, Ombré
    • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
    • Execute a colour with technical excellence
    • Instagram Event
    Event 10 – Colour: Contemporary Colour: Future Trend
    • Next Generation and Senior
    • Execute a fashion forward colour with technical excellence
    • Instagram Event
    Barbering Events: @nzbarbering
      Event 2 – Cut: Barbering Classic Cut: Current Trend, Any Classic Cut
      • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a Men’s Classic Cut with technical excellence
      • Instagram Event
      Event 4 – Cut: Barbering Contemporary Cut: Future Trend
      • Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a fashion forward men’s cut with technical excellence
      • Instagram Event
      Event 7 – Cut: Barbering: The Beard
      • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a Men’s beard shape with technical excellence
      • Instagram Event
      Event 8 – Cut: Barbering: Hair Art
      • New Talent, Next Generation and Senior
      • Execute a Hair Art Design with technical excellence
      • Instagram Event
Event Rules
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Event 1 –Cut: @nzarh_nzhairdressing Classic Cut: Current Trend, The Bob

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a haircut with technical excellence

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s cutting ability.
  2. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  3. Wigs are forbidden.
  4. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzhairdressingthebob2020nt -Next Generation #nzhairdressingthebob2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzhairdressingthebob2020ss

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

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Event 2 – Cut: @nzbarbering Classic Cut: Current Trend, Any Classic Cut

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a sculptured cut with technical excellence

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The cut must show technical excellence in the competitor’s barbering ability.
  2. Wigs are forbidden.
  3. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzbarberingclassiccut2020nt -Next Generation #nzbarberingclassiccut2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzbarberingclassiccut2020ss

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

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Event 3 – @nzarh_nzhairdressing 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

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The style must show technical excellence in the competitor’s styling ability.
  2. Hairpieces/extensions may be used but should be incorporated into the clients own hair
  3. This is NOT a long hair-up event.
  4. Wigs are forbidden.
  5. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New talent #nzhairdressingeditorialshort2020nt -Next Generation #nzhairdressingeditorialshort2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzhairdressingeditorialshort2020ss

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

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Event 4 – Cut: @nzbarbering Contemporary Cut: Future Trend

Fashion Forward Cut for Next Generation and Senior

Execute a cut with Technical Excellence

Instagram Event

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 Avant-Garde.
  3. The use of colour is optional but if coloured it must relate to the finished look.
  4. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  5. Facial hair design and any ‘hair art or tattooing’ that is within the hairstyle can be part of the overall look but will not be judged as part of this Event.
  6. Wigs are forbidden.
  7. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -Next Generation #nzbarberingfuturecut2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzbarberingfuturecut2020ss

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

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Event 7 – Cut: @nzbarbering: The Beard

Beard Design for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Execute a Beard Design shaping with technical excellence

Instagram Event

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 client.
  5. Wigs are forbidden.
  6. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzbarberingthebeard2020nt -Next Generation #nzbarberingthebeard2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzbarberingthebeard2020ss

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

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Event 8 – Cut: @nzbarbering: Hair Art

Cutting for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The hair art must show technical excellence in the competitor’s barbering ability.
  2. The hair art design can be incorporated into a haircut and/or beard shape but the haircut and/or beard will not be judged as part of this Event..
  3. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzbarberinghairart2020nt -Next Generation #nzbarberinghairart2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzbarberinghairart2020ss

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

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Event 9 – @nzarh_nzhairdressing 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.

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The colour must compliment the style, be technically well executed and show clever placement.
  2. Hairpieces/extensions may be used.
  3. Wigs are forbidden.
  4. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzhairdressingombre2020nt -Next generation #nzhairdressingombre2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzhairdressingombre2020ss

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

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Event 10 – @nzarh_nzhairdressing Colour: Contemporary Colour: Future Trend

Colouring for New Talent, Next Generation and Senior

Instagram Event

Instructions

  1. The colour must compliment the style, be technically well executed and show clever placement.
  2. Wigs are forbidden.
  3. Post your entry(ies) on your Instagram page using the hashtag: -New Talent #nzhairdressingfuturecolour2020nt -Next Generation #nzhairdressingfuturecolour2020ng -Senior Stylist #nzhairdressingfuturecolour2020ss

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

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General Rules
General Rules
  1. The Hairdressing Events will be hosted on the Instagram page @nzarh_nzhairdressing
  2. The Barbering Events will be hosted on the Instagram page @nzbarbering
  3. All competitors must be employed by or be a financial member of NZARH.
  4. 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 member.
  5. If a competitor leaves the salon they competed under, the name of that salon will remain as the NZARH member associated with the stylist and placement.
  6. A competitor who is an NZARH Competition Member will compete under their name and not that of the salon/business where they work.
  7. Members of the NZARH Competitions Committee are not eligible to compete.
  8. The NZARH NZ Hair Awards, Restyled for 2020 Instagram Competition is free to enter.
  9. NZARH Judges, Stewards and Trainees are not eligible to compete in the New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Instagram Restyled 2020 NZ Hair Awards, but can enter and are encouraged to enter The Industry Awards including the Creatives, Patrick Cameron, Business and Training Awards.
  10. Co-workers/employees/employers of NZARH Judges, Stewards and Trainees are eligible to compete in the New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Instagram Restyled 2020 NZ Hair Awards. For a situation where a Judge is judging their co-workers/employees/employers work, those Judge's marks won't be counted.
  11. Any competitor with any complaint or query is to contact the NZARH Office immediately at: office@nzhairdressing.org.nz
  12. NZARH New Zealand Hairstylist of the Year Awards prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.
  13. NZARH trusts entrants to be honest about their experience level. Any entries found not to meet the rules will be disqualified.
  14. NZARH trusts entries to be the work of that entrant for the Event they're entering. Any entries found not to meet the rules will be disqualified. .
  15. A competitor may not use their own hair to create an entry.
  16. All entries must tag the correct hashtags to be counted as an entry.
  17. Clients under the age of 16 must provide a consent release form signed by a parent or guardian. This is for you to keep and NZARH may call for it at any time. Consent Form available here
  18. Male/Female clients can be used in all events.
  19. Entries must be that of salon saleable work done on a client and not a set up for a model/photoshoot.
  20. Work for entries must have been created between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2020 and may have been previously published.
  21. Entries open 12am June 15st 2020 and close 11:59pm August 31st 2020
  22. By entering, you and your client and any associates consent to the use of your image by NZARH.
  23. The official placing in all events shall be final.
  24. Instagram accounts used to post entries must not be on the private.
  25. Make sure the name and salon of the person entering is clearly stated.
  26. Only post ONE image for your entry. Please choose an image that best shows how your work meets the Event requirements (you can post more if you like but the judges will judge on the first one they see which may not be the first in your carousel because of how the Instagram algorithm works).
  27. An Image or images of the same look may be entered in multiple Events, provided it meets the requirements for each separate Event.
  28. Multiple entries allowed.
  29. Photos must be taken on a mobile device.
  30. Professional photoshoots are not permitted.
  31. Photos may not have any enhancements other than the use of X-PRO II filter.

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


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.