• May I compete with the same look/hairstyle in different categories?

    No, you may not compete with the same look/hairstyle in different categories, not even if the pictures look different. You may  NOT use the same model in more than one category.

  • Can I compete with different pictures in the same category?

    No, you may not submit more than one look in each category.

  • May I compete with pictures that have already been published?

    Only in Editorial Stylist may the pictures have been published prior the competition. All pictures must have been created during the past year and not earlier than 17th February 2019.

  • May I compete in several different categories?

    Yes, but only with different looks, modells, and pictures. You may not submit the same picture in multiple categories.

  • How do I compete in the category Nordic Hairdresser of the Year?

    This is not a category where you can actively choose to compete in. The competitor, from the categories Women’s, Men’s, Avant-garde and Colour Technician, with the highest score from the jury after the live competition will be appointed Nordic Hairdresser of the Year.

  • How many pictures do I have to submit?

    This differs from category to category. Please read the rules for the specific category carefully, so that you upload the right number of pictures for your preferred category.

  • Where do I find the rules for all the categories?

    By clicking into the category of your choice on “Categories & Rules” you will find the rules both in English and in your local language.

  • In which categories will the finalists be found trough online voting?

    No finalist will be appointed solely based on online voting. The online votes are converted into points, and the nominees that receive the highest total score from both the public votes and the jury becomes finalists. This accounts for the categories Women’sMen’s, Avant-garde, Colour Technician, Editorial Stylist and Young Talent.

  • In the category “Nordic Colour Technician of the Year”, do you only have to recreate the colour live, or also the cut?

    You should have prepared the cut and colour before you come to the event but there will be wash facilities at the venue if you need it.

  • Does everybody compete at the same time? What if someone is competing in more than one category?

    No, the four live competitions are right after each other so even though there will be more work for someone who is a finalist in two categories, it should be possible to manage due to the fact that you can prepare everything on beforehand.

  • How long time do I have to recreate my look at the live competition?

    You basically have as much time as you want to finish the hairstyle, but you should leave maybe 10 minutes of work for the live presentation (the first category presentation is between 10.00-11.30). During the presentation you will be working on the final touches on your model, showing the audience and the judges your creation for approx. 1 h 15 min and then there will be a short catwalk with all the models in the category.

  • When is the live competition?

    The live competition is on 7th June 2020 during Nordic Hair Awards in Copenhagen. If you are a finalist, we will book a hotel room for you and your model. You will have to arrange for transportation to and from Copenhagen on your own.

  • In which categories will the finalists compete live?

    In Women’sMen’s, Avant-garde and Colour Technician.

  • When is the last day to submit my entry for the competition?

    You can upload your entry for the competition until midnight on 17th February 2020.

  • How do I submit my entry? Can it only be done digitally, or can it be sent by post?

    Submitting the entry for the competition can only be done digitally. It is done by using the form  here: https://nordichairawards.com/submission/


  • What is the max hight allowed on the stand?

    No items may exceed 2.25 meters in height or exceed outside of the carpet. It is not allowed to have anything hanging from the ceiling or metal construction etc.

  • Is it allowed to sell from our exhibition stand?

    Yes, it is allowed to sell from all exhibition stands. Please keep it on a professional level.

  • Will there be electricity at the stand?

    Electricity is available at all stands, at an additional cost. Standard electricity is included in all exhibitor packages.

  • Where can we book furniture for our stand?

    We will send all exhibitors a catalogue sometime in the start of 2020 from where stand furniture can be booked. Deadline for booking furniture is 7th May 2020.

  • Can we buy additional entry tickets to our employees?

    Yes of course! Contact us to get the exhibitor discount. Find contact information here.

  • When can I remove my exhibition stand?

    There will be two hours between the exhibition and the evening award show when exhibitors can empty their stand. Bigger furniture should be removed the day after the event, on Monday the 8th from 9.00 to 13.00. Companies who have not removed personally owned furniture by 14.00 Monday with be fined for addition cleaning.

  • When do I get access to prepare my exhibition stand?

    To be able to prepare your exhibition stand you will get access to the venue already the day before 6th June 2020 from 9.00-18.00, and in the morning before the event starts on Sunday 7th June, from 8.00-10.00. The stand has to be ready for display when the fair opens.

  • How can I become an exhibitor at the Nordic Hair Expo?

    To book a stand at the trade fair you must contact our office. See contact information here.

  • Is there wifi at the venue?

    There will be wifi available at the venue.

  • Is parking available?

    Parking is limited parking available at the venue.


  • When will the celebration party start?

    The celebration party will start straight after the award show at about 22 pm. The Nordic Hair Awards evening show starts at 19 pm. There will be seperate tickets sold  for the award evening show.

  • Why should I visit Nordic Hair Awards?

    Nordic Hair Awards is a professional meeting point for the whole hairdressing industry, highlighting the hairdressers and raising the level of the craft in all of the Nordic countries. You will experience a professional trade fair, exciting live competitions, spectacular international and local performances, business networking opportunities, an amazing award show and not least an unforgettable celebration party. It is a event you do not want to miss!

    It is also a great opportunity to celebrate whitsun with your colleagues – make it into an office party!

  • Where can I get a hotel in Copenhagen?

    We can recommend staying at  Wakeup Hotel Carsten Niebuhrs Gade, Copenhagen Island or Tivoli Hotel, all located close to the venue.

  • Where do I buy tickets?

    You can get your tickets here.

  • Do you have to be a hairdresser to join the event?

    The Nordic Hair Awards and Expo is mainly for hairdressers and people in the industry, but anyone can buy a ticket.

  • Is the venue handicap accessible and handicap toilets available?

    Most areas at the event are handicap accessible and handicap toilets are available.

  • Who is the event for?

    Nordic Hair Awards and Expo is for hairdressers and distributors in the hair and beauty business.

  • Is parking available?

    Parking is limited parking available at the venue.

  • Where will the event be?

    In Copenhagen, Denmark at Lokomotivværkstedet.

  • What is included in the ticket?

    This year we will be selling seperate tickts for the day and the evening, we still offer full day tickets at a discounted price.

    Day Ticket / Nordic Hair Expo – 7th June 2020, 10.00 – 17.00

    • Professional hair fair
    • Networking opportunities with suppliers and fellow hairdressers
    • Live demonstrations and seminars
    • Shows by local and international stars
    • Nordic Barber Battle
    • Goodie bag (to the first 200 sold full-day tickets)

    Evening ticket / Nordic Hair Awards – 7th June 2020, 19.00 – 01.00

    • Mingle dinner and drinks
    • Award show and prize ceremony
    • Evening Entertainment
    • Party



  • When will the award show start?

    The Nordic Hair Awards show and party starts at 19.00 pm and ends at 01.00 am.

  • When is the live competition?

    Nordic Hair Awards Live Competitions and Main Stage performances will be between 10.00 – 17.00. A more detailed schedule will be published on the website before the event.

  • When is the trade fair?

    Nordic Hair Expo will be open between 10.00 – 17.00 on 7th June 2020.

  • Is dinner included at the event?

    A mingle dinner and drink vouchers during the Award Show is included if you have an evening ticket or a full-day ticket. There is no food included during the day.

  • How do I get to the event?

    The venue will be located close to the center of Copenhagen and easy to access either by car, train or bike.

    We are working on getting a shuttle service from Copenhagen Central station to the hotels, the venue and back regularly during the day.

  • What/where can I eat at the fair?

    During the day there will be food trucks at the venue, where you can get lunch, snacks, coffee and drinks at additional cost.

  • I do not understand Danish, is that a problem?

    No, everything will be in English and there will be exhibitors and performances from all the Nordic countries.