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Nordic Hair Awards – The competition categories

Will you be the first “Nordic Hairdresser of the Year?”

The Nordic hairdressing industry is full of creativity, talent and craftsmanship. Through Nordic Hair Awards, Hair Magazine would like to celebrate the craft and raise the bar for Nordic hair fashion. To do that we need your creativity, your talent and your craftsmanship.

Nordic Hair Awards pays tribute to skilled and innovative hairdressers with eight awards:

Nordic Women’s Hairdresser of the Year Sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional
Show your expertise in creating a contemporary female look with a focus on cut, colour, styling and overall look.

Nordic Men’s Hairdresser of the Year – Sponsored by American Crew
Combine your cutting and grooming skills to create a contemporary male look.

Nordic Avant-garde Hairdresser of the Year – Sponsored by Aveda
Let your creativity flow freely and create a unique, beautiful and progressive look.

Nordic Colour Technician of the Year – Sponsored by L’Oréal Professionnel
Showcase your ability to create innovative colour creations with perfect precision.

Nordic Editorial Stylist of the Year – Sponsored by Kevin Murphy
Push the boundaries of wearable hair by creating a modern, fashion forward overall look.

Nordic Young Talent of the Year – Sponsored by Hair and Body Care
Show your youthful, unrestricted creativity as a young hairdresser or student born in 1994 and after.

Nordic Salon Design of the Year – Sponsored by Abildgaard Design
Inspire others by sharing your innovative, unique and personal salon design.

Nordic Hairdresser of the Year – Sponsored by Cutrin
The competitor, from the finals in Women’s, Men’s, Avant-garde and Colour Technician, with the highest total score will be appointed Nordic Hairdresser of the Year.

Editorial Stylist, Young Talent and Salon Design are pure photo competitions while the finalists in the categories Women’s, Men’s, Avant-garde and Colour Technician will recreate their looks live in front of the jury and visitors at Nordic Hair Awards 9th of June 2019.

International recognition
All the winners will, off course, be featured in Hair Magazine in all the Nordic countries. As a super exciting bonus, the winners of the live categories; Women’s, Men’s, Avant-garde and Colour Technician, and the first Nordic Hairdresser of the Year, will be featured in ESTETICA International Network.

ESTETICA is the world leading publication for hairdressers and the international media partner of Nordic Hair Awards & Expo. The winners will receive international recognition and put the Nordics on the map of top hairdressing regions. Yay!


The Nordic Hair Awards competition is closed for registration for 2019. Thank you everyone who has competed in this year’s competition – you are awesome!

The nominees will be contacted and published in the middle of March.

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