6 February 2017

The NHBF has announced the launch of its 13th Photographic Stylist of the Year competition. Now open for entries, competitors are able to showcase their skills and ground-breaking styling techniques through the submission of an image, suitable for a front cover of the NHBF’s salonfocus magazine.

NHBF Photographic Competition 2017

To enter the renowned competition, talented stylists at all levels have until 8 September 2017 to submit either one innovative image or a collection of images to an appropriate category. The finalists for each category, who are selected by an expert panel, will be announced on 22 September. The winners will be revealed at the NHBF’s prestigious 75th Anniversary Business Awards being held in Birmingham on Sunday 19 November 2017.

The categories for the Photographic Stylist of the Year 2017 competition include:

  • Male Fashion Look (students and trainees)
  • Male Fashion Look (open to all)
  • Male Fashion Collection (open to all)
  • Female Fashion Look (students and trainees)
  • Female Fashion Look (open to all)
  • Female Fashion Collection (open to all)
NHBF president Agnes Leonard said: “The Photographic Stylist of the Year has been designed to inspire stylists. It provides a unique platform for exciting talent in our industry to be noticed and boosts reputations and careers, while additionally providing great publicity for a salon. Last year’s Photographic Stylist of the Year competition was a big success with over 200 entries across all categories, so we’re looking forward to seeing even more cutting-edge entries in 2017.”

The NHBF would like to thank Unite, the premium boutique fashion-based hair brand, for supporting the competition and showcasing UK talent.