2019 Hair & Beauty SA Competitions

The Hair & Beauty Industry Association of SA Inc. is proud to present the 2019 Hair & Beauty SA Competitions which will be held on the 14th July 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. 

If you would like to be a volunteer on the day, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 total look theme for 2019 will be announced soon.


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Competition Event Memberships information 

The Hair & Beauty SA Competitions have been running for nine years and the Association aims to find the most innovative and original fashion trends leading into the new seasons for both hair and makeup.

It extends to Catwalk Make-up & Hair, body art and themed Total Looks for the more creative.

More than 200 entries have emerged from around South Australia for the Pre-Done and State Hair & Make-up Competitions that are supported by local and interstate sponsors.

The competitions are a fantastic chance for the young or new competitors to get attention from the industry.

THE LIVE COMPETITIONS (previously the State Comps) provide the opportunity to see peers in action as they battle it in 16 sections out on the floor for first places to gain the prestigious awards.


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 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 recognized 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 Avant Garde Gala, Runway Catwalk and Barbering.




Outstanding Trainee of the Year 
Highest score (points) in all three junior sections 
Senior Hair Artist of the Year 
 Highest score (points) in all three senior sections
Highest score (points) in all three Open Barbering Sections