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2019 SAHBA Hair & Beauty Competitions

The Hair and Beauty Industry Association of South Australia Incorporated is proud to present the 2019 SAHBA Hair & Beauty Competitions, which will be held on the 25th August 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

The theme for this year's Hair and Beauty Competitions is "Baroque". This was a colourful era that was filled with extravagant design, ornate embellishments, opulence, exuberance and grandeur. Baroque is a fusion of style, fashion, hairstyling, makeup and encumbers all the arts from music, painting, floral design, sculpture, architecture and furniture. Through the centuries, Baroque has melded and reinvented itself in many forms and is still very visual today. Contestants have the opportunity to truly stretch their imaginations to attain their optimum creativity.

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SECTIONS
section 1
OPEN EDITORIAL BRIDAL HAIR 2019 (PRE-DONE)
(Open to apprentices/trainees and qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a 2019 Contemporary Bridal look (not avant-garde or fantasy). Female model must be used and completed with gown and Makeup ready for judging. Hair ornamentation or veils may be worn, however, emphasis will be placed on visible hair work.
Report time 11:30. Model may also be entered in Section 2.
Points Allocated - 30% Technical, 40% Creativity, 30% Total Look.

section 2
OPEN EDITORIAL BRIDAL MAKEUP 2019 (PRE-DONE)
(Open to trainee and qualified makeup artists and professionals). Rules same as Section 1. Makeup must only be applied to the face, neck and decolletage.
Report time 11:30. Model may also be entered in Section 1.
Points Allocated - 40% Technical, 30% Creativity, 30% Total Look.
 
section 3
OPEN LADIES CUT & COLOUR (LIVE)
(Open to apprentices/trainees and qualified hairdressers).
Judges seek a creativite, overall suitable style. Female model with suitable colour must be used. Time allowed is 40 mins. No pre-cutting/styling allowed and the design line must be changed. An average of 3cm must be removed off the whole head. Clippers and attachments may be used. NO wigs, hairpieces or extensions are allowed.
Report time 12:00.
Points Allocated - 40% Technical, 35% Creativity, 25% Total Look.
 
section 4
OPEN MENS CUT & COLOUR (LIVE)
(Open to apprentices/trainees and qualified hairdressers and barbers).
Judges seek a high fashion cut & colour. Male model must be used. An average of 2cm must be removed off the whole head and no pre-cutting/styling. Clippers and attachments may be used. Fashion colour must be used for at least 40% of the hairstyle. Time allowed is 30 mins.
Report time 11:30.
Points Allocated - 40% Technical, 35% Creativity, 25% Total Look.
 
section 5
OPEN MENS CLASSIC BARBERING (LIVE)
(Open to apprentices/trainees and qualified hairdressers and barbers).
Male model must be used. Clippers and attachments may be used. An average of 2cm must be removed off the whole head an no pre-cutting/styling allowed. Time allowed is 30 mins.
Report time 12:30.
Points Allocated - 50% Technical, 25% Creativity, 25% Total Look.
 
section 6
OPEN MENS HAIR TATTOOING (LIVE)
(Open to apprentices/trainees and qualified hairdressers and barbers). Male model must be used. Clippers and attachments may be used. Model may have a pre-done style, as tattooing to be performed live. Competitors will receive the desired tattoo design via text message on the day, 10 minutes prior to start time. Time allowed is 30 mins.
Report time 12:30.
Points Allocated - 80% Technical, 20% Suitability.
 
section 7
OPEN RUNWAY HAIR FASHION SUMMER 19 (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a high fashion colour combined with a current catwalk look. Female models to be finished and ready for judging. Hair accessories and partial extensions may be used. Points will be considered where it is demonstrated that the total look has been appropriately researched. Model presentable for catwalk is essential.
Report time 12:00. Model may also be entered in Section 8.
Points Allocated - 25% Technical, 50% Creativity, 25% Catwalk Presentation.
 
section 8
OPEN RUNWAY MAKEUP FASHION SUMMER 19 (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified professionals). Judges seek a high fashion makeup catwalk look. Female model to be finished and ready for judging. Eyelashes, airbrushing etc. may be used to demonstrate on trend fashion.
Report time 12:00. Model may also be entered in Section 7.
Points Allocated - 40% Technical, 40% Creativity, 20% Catwalk Presentation.
 
section 9
OPEN TOTAL LOOK HAIR “BAROQUE” (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a complete “Baroque” themed look. Male or Female models must be finished and ready for judging. Wigs, hairpieces or extensions may be used. Hair, makeup and costume must complement each other.
Report time 1:30. Model may also be entered in Section 10.
Points Allocated - 25% Technical, 25% Creativity, 50% Total Look.
 
section 10
OPEN TOTAL LOOK MAKEUP “BAROQUE” (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified professionals). Rules same as Section 9 with addition hair & makeup must complement one another.
Report time 1:30. This model may also be entered in Section 9.
Points Allocated - 25% Technical, 25% Creativity, 50% Total Look.
 
section 11
OPEN LADIES COLOUR: BLONDES/PASTELS OR BALAYAGE (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a fashion forward blonde/pastel or balayage colour. Models must be finished ready for judging. All work must be carried out on models own hair. Clean blending is expected throughout the whole head. 
Report time 12:30.
Points Allocated - 50% Technical, 25% Suitability, 25% Condition of Hair.
 
section 12
OPEN MET GALA 2019 “CAMP FASHION” (PRE-DONE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a look that embodies the theme from this year’s MET GALA: Camp Fashion. Female or male model may be used. Hairpieces or extensions may be used but NO full wigs allowed. Hair ornamentation may be used, however, emphasis will be placed on visible hair work. 
Report time 1:00.
Points Allocated - 50% Technical, 25% Creativity, 25% Total Look.
 
section 13 NEW
SALON TEAM RELAY “BAROQUE” (LIVE)
(Open to all trainees/students/apprentices & qualified hairdressers). Judges seek a modern day “Baroque” inspired look. Wigs, hairpieces or extensions may be used. Hair, makeup and outfit must complement each other. Teams must consist of 3 people. Each team member will work for 5 minutes, with a total time of 15 minutes. Male or Female model must be finished within allocated time.
Report time 1:00.
Points Allocated - 25% Technical, 25% Creativity, 25% Total Look, 25% Teamwork
 
There will be monetary prizes for each section, as well as trophies and gift bags/baskets.
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $50
3rd Place - $25
REPORT TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 
 
AWARDS
Paul Sherman Award
Outstanding Trainee of the Year
Awarded to the trainee/apprentice with the highest accumulative score for either Section 3 OR Section 4 PLUS one PRE-DONE of your choice.
 
Pam Lavender Award
Senior Hair Artist of the Year
Awarded to the senior Hairdresser with the highest accumulative score for either Section 3 OR Section 4 PLUS one PRE-DONE of your choice.
 
Master Barber Award
Barber of the Year
Awarded to the Barber with the highest accumulative score in at least two of the three Men’s Sections (sections 4, 5 & 6).
 

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Meet the Judges Info Night

The information session will be held in the TAFE SA Building (120 Currie St, Adelaide) on the 9th of July at 6:30pm. Don't miss out on all the information you need from the judges! This is FREE to attend.

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We love getting people involved. If you're a qualified hairdresser, barber or makeup artist who is interested in being a judge at the competitions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if you're suitable for the role.

THE JUDGES

The judging panel comprises of Adelaide’s top leading stylists and make-up artists. So the top place awards are received by hairdressers and make-up artists who create outstanding work that support a total fashion look, is original and both innovative with a commercial edge.

THE VOLUNTEERS

The competitions are run by a group of passionate industry professionals and volunteers and could only be possible with the support from our sponsors.

The competitions provide a great platform for students, apprentices and businesses to showcase their talents and be recognised and rewarded for their achievements.

We are always on the lookout for active industry people to come on board the Competition Committee. If you love working in an industry minded, professional and creative team, come and join us. Feel free to call the office on 08 8271 1355 for more information or to register your interest.

These awards continue to demonstrate the exceptional standard of Hairdressing & Make-up Artistry in South Australia.

Not only have the 2018 winners proven that they are among the best in the business, but they have shown a creative interpretation of trends to create fashion-forward looks.

The Comps are continuing to evolve with the make-up special effects and body art sections growing and new sections such as the Open Met Gala, Runway Catwalk and Barbering.