about the competition

enter the global creative awards.

Three things separate a true creative artist from a dreamer:
Extraordinarily creative ideas, the ability to bring them to life, 
and doing it so well that it inspires others to reach for greatness too. 

And you’re a true artist. 
Everything you do shows this. You see the world as an opportunity. We get that. And now we want to celebrate that. We invite you to share your work with us and the world. You have the talent, we have the stage for you. 

Take the chance to show the world what a true creative does: Imagine, Create and Inspire.

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categories

technical categoriesThe ultimate in technical competition.

new talent colorist of the year

Show the world that age is not a prerequisite for creative excellence. Show your talent and technical ability in this category designed for stylists with less than five years of experience.

creative colorist of the year

The ultimate color competition. Create your vision with a stunning photograph and then recreate it in the international live competition. Open to all stylists with the passion and drive to compete in the world of color.

NEWcreative haircutter of the year

Show the world your work is a cut above with this precision cutting competition. Open to all passionate haircutters. Show us your image and then compete live at the international level.

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editorial categoriesThese are the categories you’ve been waiting for!

NEWmen’s hairstylist of the year

Show your mastery and expertise in men’s styling, barbering and grooming by creating a collection of cutting-edge men’s looks.

NEWsalon team of the year

Channel the creativity of your entire salon team. Create a collection that represents your shared vision and show the power of your team.

NEWavant garde stylist of the year

Pure unbridled creativity. Push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire with your collection of visionary work.

NEWeditorial colorist of the year

Express your vision in color. Create an editorial color collection that showcases color creativity, precision and vision.

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how to enter

choose your category

Choose your category and a model. Create your collection and do a photo shoot.

imagine and create

Imagine and create. Observe the rules and be aware of the judging criteria.

submit

Get your entry documents ready and submit them. Entries may be submitted only between May 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020. Have fun.

winners

Announcement of the national winners: July 2020. Live contest at the Kao Salon Global Experience in Amsterdam: October 11-12, 2020.

entries open in may 2020