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Enhancement Stylist of the Year

Artistry that showcases transformational texture mastery in enhancement styling on hair texture types 3-8.

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Guidelines & Regulations

For THE Snapshot Enhancement Stylist of the Year, we are looking for Artists to show mastery, elevation, and artistry while using enhancements (wigs, extensions, braids). Enhancement styling should be creative,  polished, and display an understanding of texture. We encourage you to explore the outer limits of your creativity behind the chair!

Entry Open: March 31, 2023

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023

Finalist Announced: August 1, 2023 

Winners Announced: Oct. 8, 2023, at THE Summit

Submission Conditions

  • Each entrant may submit entries for both THE Collection and THE Snapshot without conflict.

  • Each entrant may submit the same final image across a maximum of two THE Snapshot categories. Please be sure to check that your final image meets the rules and requirements for both categories.

  • There are no limits to category submissions per entrant.

  • Each entrant must complete and submit an Artist Release Form per entry.

  • A Model Release Form must be submitted per model and include color formulation(s) for all color entries.

  • Each submission must meet the rules and regulations specific to their category in order to qualify.

Final Image Submission Requirements

  • 1 final image showcasing 1 unique color look* on model**. Can be front-facing,  ¾ angle, or profile. No more than ¾ of the body in the photo–the hair should be the focus. The final image and before image(s) must be at the same angle. 

  • Photos must be with the same lighting and plain, unobstructed background.

  • 1 unedited photo of the final image.

  • 1 before photo of the model with unstyled wigs/extensions is required.​

  • Please take note:
  • ​*Hair can be styled thermally or styled naturally.

  • **Models must have natural texture type 3-8. Please review the official rules & judging criteria for detailed information.

  • ***Wigs must have a natural texture type 3-8. Please review the official rules & judging criteria for detailed information.

  • ****Submission must include 1 final image, 1 unedited final image, and 1 before photo of the model with unstyled enhancement (Note wig/extension specifications if utilizing).

Headpieces & Hair Ornaments

  • Headpieces and hair ornaments are NOT allowed.

Creative Photo Effects/Retouching

  • Photo retouching of the hairline, color, or shape is NOT permitted and will be subject to disqualification.

  • Creative photo effects (i.e., filters, overlays, etc.) are allowed as long as they do not take away from the visual judging of the hair color.

  • Moderate retouching of skin is permitted.

Entries Open Jan. 16, 2023

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