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Last updated: October 23, 2017

BTC’s New Hair Awards Competition

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 The world has changed. No longer do you need to buy an entire album to get that one hit song. No longer do you need to develop that whole roll of film to get your favorite photo. And, with the arrival of social media, no longer do you need to shoot an entire collection to be celebrated for your work. Celebrations happen ONE SHOT at a time.


We’re very proud to announce that has created an entirely new hair awards competition! Called #ONE SHOT, it celebrates the real world of hair today. Our program is a hair competition with two different segments of categories. The Hot Shot competition offers 17 categories and celebrates the real hair being done behind the chair every day. The Big Shot competition includes six categories and celebrates the hair work being done in studios. 


To enter, upload your best photos to Instagram, and tag the photos with the category hashtags below. You may enter as many photos as you’d like for any or all of the categories. There’s no entry fee, and no other rules!  


Nine finalists in each category will be selected. Four shots will be chosen by BTC and judged purely on the quality of work (for those of you who don’t have a bazillion followers on Instagram). Five shots will be chosen solely by the most number of likes. To get all the complete information on #ONESHOT click here to review all the details. Deadline to submit your photos is Wednesday, June 3rd.


Awards will be judged by more than 100 hairdressing icons from across the world and winners will be announced at BTC’s COLOR, Cut & Style Show 2015.


Hot Shot

This one is all about raw talent. No need for a studio, Photoshop and filters when you’re killing it behind the chair every day. The Hot Shot competition celebrates the real hair you’re creating behind the chair. Categories include:



Color Addition
the best overall color shot


Over the Rainbow
the best fashion colors: brights or pastels shot


“Hair” Painting a Masterpiece
the best hair-painting shot


It’s the B-Ombre

the best ombre shot


Straight Lines
the best precision haircut shot


Best Head (of Hair)

the best overall color, cut & style shot


The Braid Parade

the best braids (or use of braids) shot


Up, Up & Away

he best wedding or special occasion upstyling shot


Texture Takeover
the best texture shot


Man Crush

the best male shot


Extra Hair, Don’t Care

the best extensions shot


Face Paint

the best makeup transformation shot


Nailed It!
the best nail art shot


Double Take

the best overall transformation shot (including color, cut & style)


HotShot in Training

the best overall student shot



the best original humor post
(including original image/text)


Heart of Hair
The best inspirational post (including original image/text)


Big Shot



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Big Shot entries are photos shot in a studio by Session Stylists, Platform Artists, Celebrity Hairdressers, Hairdressing Award Winners and Manufacturer Educators who already hold celebrity status from across the U.S. & Canada. Categories include:


The Haircolor Shot of the Year


The Creative Haircolor Shot of the Year


The Haircut Shot of the Year


The Avant-Garde Shot of the Year


The Men’s Shot of the Year


The COLOR, Cut & Style Shot of the Year (domestic or international)


Current NAHA work and past contest award-winning entries are acceptable within the last 18 months. After the submission deadline, a group of master hairdressers will vote and ultimately choose the winners.


Remember, submit/upload your photos by Wednesday, June 3. Winners will be announced at BTC’s COLOR, Cut & Style Show 2015.

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