Competition Entries

RULES & REGULATIONS 

 

FOR STUDENTS & PROFESSIONALS

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Classic Fade & Combover 

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Wedding Updo 

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GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS 

 

1. The competition is open to students and licensed hair professionals, both barbers and cosmetologists.

 

2. Each entry must provide a live model – no mannequins. All competitors and models must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

 

3. There will be a limit of 15 competitors for each competition. With the right to cancel the competition if a minimum of 8 competitors is not met.

 

4. All competitors must check in one hour prior to the competition. If a contestant is late, they will forfeit their place.

 

5. All Participants (contestants and models) must sign a release form. In doing so, the participants agree to abide by the final decision of the judges, as well as use of images for promotional purposes.

 

6. During registration, you will be required to give a signature agreeing that you read and understand these general rules and regulations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL: To qualify to enter a category as a “Licensed Professional”, the competitor must be currently licensed and show proof of licensure.

 

STUDENT: To qualify to enter a category as a student, the competitors must be currently enrolled in cosmetology school on the day of the competition and show proof of enrollments. The competitors may NOT, however, be currently licensed in any state or country.

 

COMPETITION

 

1. A contest briefing will be provided in the competition arena prior to the competition, to ensure all have a good understanding of the rules and procedures.

 

2. At the start of the competition, competitors will be shown to their stations, with a number to identify them.

 

3. All competitors will use their own equipment. If you do not have your own equipment you will not be able to compete.  Therefore, you will be disqualified.

 

4. Students will not be allowed the use of straight edge razors or razor blades. Use of these instruments is strictly prohibited.

 

5. Competition will start on schedule and will not be delayed for any reason.

 

6. Competitors will have 45 minutes to complete the haircut and are required to remove at least 1⁄2 inch of hair. “Clippers down” will be announced at the close of the competition and you must stop cutting or performing even if the cut or style is not complete. At their discretion, judges may disqualify a participant for cutting beyond the time limit.

 

7. All models’ hair must be cut during the competition. Competitors are not allowed to cut, trim, shape or preset model’s hair before the competition begins. All cut hair MUST be left on the floor and participants MUST stay at their station for the duration of the competition and judging.

 

8. Competitors are encouraged to bring their own finishing tools and products including combs, brushes, spray bottles with water and finishing products as these will NOT be provided. The use of semi-permanent color and permanent color are allowed but must be done in advance. The use of light color sprays and chalks is allowed.

 

JUDGING

 

1. Judging team will be made up of no less than 3 master barbers and 3 cosmo stylist with a minimum of 10 years’ professional experience and demonstrated leadership in the barbering community.

 

2. The judges will inspect each model’s hair during check-in. If the judges feel the model does not meet the requirements – i.e. too short of hair, pre-cut or styled etc. It will be up to the judge’s discretion to deduct points and/or disqualify from the competition.

 

3. Judging will take approximately 30 minutes beginning immediately upon completion of haircuts.

 

4. Entrants will be judged by the following categories: (Barber Competition) Sanitation, Proper Caping, Fade, Shape up, Technique, thermal and overall Performance. (Cosmo Competition) Sanitation, Proper Caping, Thermal, Neatness/Precision, Techniques, Creativity/Originality, Difficulty and overall Performance. Each category is worth 10 pts each, except the overall performances which is worth 30 pts. Total amount of points that can be earned is 100. Within the tools category, demonstrated understanding of the tools should be evident. Should the judge determine that a violation occurred such as use of a cutting tool in violation of the rules, points will be deducted from this category.

 

5. Entrants and models must remain until the judges’ decisions are announced.

 

6. There is no dispute process for the judging of this competition. The decision made by the judges is FINAL

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