Below we set out the Awards within the Category of HABIC BEST of the BEST Photographic Collection (Republic of Ireland). All submissions in this Category require 3 images. Please read on for what the judges will be looking for in your submission! We wish you the very best of luck!

The Overall Winner of IRELAND’S HAIRDRESSER OF THE YEAR 2020 Award

This Award will be presented to the entrant with the highest combined scores from their best 3 submissions of the following categories:

  • Haircutter
  • Hair Colourist
  • Bridal Hairstylist
  • Editorial Stylist

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Haircutter of the Year

  • We are looking for the complete look – cut & finish.
  • Entrants must create a well executed finish showcasing a female look.
  • Please note, we are not looking for 3 photos with angles of the same one finish.
  • We are looking for a collection that displays your skill sets and technical abilities.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Make-up Artist of the Year 

  • A collection of 3 images that displays a diversity of your work.
  • It can include bridal, editorial, Avant Garde, vintage, sfx, etc.
  • We are looking to see your range of skill sets and technical abilities.
  • At least 1 of the 3 images must front facing.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Hair Colourist of the Year

  • A collection of 3 images.
  • This is open to all colour brands.
  • Entrants must create a well executed, inspirational, modern colour showcasing a male or female look.
  • This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.
  • No image should feature more than 2 models.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Barber of the Year

  • A collection of 3 images that displays a diversity of your work.
  • We are looking for the complete look – cut, colour & finish.
  • Entrants must create a well executed finish showcasing a male look.
  • Please note, we are not looking for 3 photos with angles of the same one finish.
  • We are looking for a collection that displays your skill sets and technical abilities.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Bridal Hairstylist of the Year

  • A collection of 3 images that displays a diversity of your work.
  • We are looking for a collection of 3 bridal styles.
  • We are looking for you to showcase your technical ability.
  • We are looking for bridal styles that can be fashioned by modern brides.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Editorial Stylist of the Year

  • A collection of 3 images that displays a diversity of your work.
  • We are looking for a collection of 3 images that are inspirational, creative and tell a story.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.

HABIC BEST of the BEST – Ireland’s Frank Hession ‘STYLE’ Award Long Hair

  • We are looking for a collection of 3 images that showcase 3 different long hair styles.
  • Hair can be styled up, down or both.
  • Please note: Bridal style is not valid for this Award.
  • None of the 3 images can be a previously winning image of the Best of the Best Awards.