COMPETITIONS

Calling All Hair and Beauty Pros

Join the NYC Hair & Beauty
Challenge Competition!

Calling all talented hair and beauty professionals! Join the NYC Hair & Beauty Challenge competition and showcase your skills in exciting categories such as Fastest Fade, Fastest Braid, Freestyle Design, Fantasy Makeup, Low Fade & Beard and Nail Art. This is your chance to demonstrate your artistry, win prestigious accolades, and be recognized among the industry’s finest talents. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this exhilarating event and let your creativity shine!

Fastest Fade

Step up to the challenge and showcase your precision and speed in the Fastest Fade competition, where barbers and stylists come together to demonstrate their exceptional clipper skills on a competitive stage.

Fantasy Make Up

Unleash your imagination and artistic flair in the Fantasy Makeup competition, where makeup artists have the opportunity to push boundaries, create mesmerizing looks, and showcase their innovative mastery of color and design.

Fastest Braid

Participate in the Fastest Braid competition and demonstrate your dexterity and creativity as you craft intricate braided styles against the clock, proving your expertise and setting a new standard for speed and precision in the world of hairstyling.

Nail Artistry

Dive into the Nail Artistry competition and let your creativity run wild, as you compete alongside top nail artists to showcase your impeccable skills, unique designs, and trend-setting techniques, all while vying for recognition as a leading force in the world of nail art.

Low Fade & Beard

Join the Low Fade and Beard competition to exhibit your mastery in both precision haircutting and facial hair styling, showcasing your ability to seamlessly blend artistic vision and technical prowess into a harmonious and striking final look.

Freestyle Braid

Embrace the challenge of the Freestyle Braid competition and let your imagination take the lead, as you weave intricate and captivating braided designs that highlight your innovation, skill, and ability to transform hair into a true work of art.

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Challenge Rules & Regulations

Calling all talented hair and beauty professionals! Join the NYC Hair & Beauty Challenge competition and showcase your skills in exciting categories such as Fastest Fade, Fastest Braid, Freestyle Design, Fantasy Makeup, Low Fade & Beard and Nail Art. This is your chance to demonstrate your artistry, win prestigious accolades, and be recognized among the industry’s finest talents. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this exhilarating event and let your creativity shine!

FASTEST FADE

15 MINUTES

• The cleanest symmetrical haircut done the fastest.

• The models hair must be above two inches on top and on side to qualify for challenge

• Any times recorded before the 15 minutes will not be used to the competitor’s advantage.

LOW FADE & BEARD

45 MINUTES

  • Contestants have 45 to complete a low skin fade and beard haircut.
  • Haircut will be judged on structure symmetry and fluidity of complete haircut and cleanliness of haircut.
  • Models hair must be above two inches on top and on side to qualify for challenge.
  • Any times recorded before the 45 mins will not be used to competitors advantage.

FASTEST BRAID CHALLENGE

25 MINUTES

  • 6 braid minimum, straight back braids.
  • Competitors will be judged on symmetry of braids and how clean their lines are.
  • All braids must be sealed with a rubber band.
  • Contestants have 15 minutes to complete their model’s braids. Any times recorded under 15 minutes will not be used to the competitor’s advantage.

Freestyle braids challenge

60 MINUTES

  • A design of your own that will require 1 hour to complete.
  • Design must be completely done on stage.
  • Only permanent hair coloring will be permitted on the model before being seated.
  • The competition will be judged on creativity, symmetry, and cleanliness of design.
  • Braids must be sealed with a rubber band.

FANTASY MAKE UP

60 MINUTES

  • Contestants will have 60 mins to create a Fantasy Makeup look of their choice.
  • Use your creativity to make your desired look come to life.
  • Hair and wardrobe should fit the storyline of your fantasy makeup.

Judges will be looking for:

  • Element of Beauty
  • Usage of the product (Be Creative)
  • Textures
  • Enhancement of the model’s features
  • Overall inspiring creation

You are allowed to use:

  • Lashes
  • Glitter
  • Stones
  • Fabrics
  • Stencils
  • Feathers
  • Wax

Restrictions:

  • No prosthetics are allowed.
  • Everyone must use latex free glue

Nail Art challenge

60 MINUTES

  • Contestants will have 60 mins to create their designs.

  • Contestants participating in the event need to create a nail design on one hand using clear GEL X nails. During the competition, they will showcase their creativity by crafting a freestyle nail design using bling and polish on at least three nails. The remaining two nails should be polished to demonstrate nail polish application.

  • Contestants will be required to bring their own nail kits and tools.

  • Three-dimensional embellishments, feathers, decals, gems, accessories, ornaments, or any form of fantasy are allowed.

  • Nail piercings with hanging ornaments are also allowed. 

  • Competitors may not use any copyrighted art, designs, or logos.

  • Only the model and competitor are allowed on the competition stage

Join us in this dynamic celebration of artistry and innovation, where professionals and enthusiasts come together to ignite their passion and inspire the world of hair and beauty.

Contact Us

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Location

Melrose Ballroom
36-08 33rd St,
Queens, NY 11106

15 minutes outside of NYC
Train: N or W line to 36 Ave Station
Next to all Major Highways

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