2022 Hairnews Industry Awards: Closing Date Extended to 16 April

Two Weeks to Enter - Entries close 16 April!

For everyone's convenience, we have extended our closing date for entries by 2 weeks.

We at Hairnews have been so busy this month, we couldn't find space to publish a reminder!


The Hairnews annual Industry awards are open for entries. Don’t miss out, send in your entries and nominations and let’s celebrate the artistic talent, initiative and mutual encouragement in such a fabulous industry!


These online awards aim to recognize excellence, creativity and leadership throughout our awesome industry. A dramatic makeover, an innovative vision of a cut, or showcasing the calibre of technology involved in repair and restoration of damaged hair to new healthy glory – we want to see your creativity!

This year we have the following categories:


Creative Categories (Judged Categories)

  • Best Balayage

  • Best Gent’s Creative Cut

  • Best Makeover Before and After

  • Best Damage Fix-up Before and After


Product and Personality Categories (Nomination and Voting Categories)

  • Best Industry Educator

  • Best Service and Support (from a Company or Supplier)

  • Best Treatment / Repair Product

  • Best Hair Regrowth Range

Please read all category rules carefully before entering your work or nominating your favourite products and personalities.

Entries will close on 16 April.

Once entries have closed we will publish the timeline for the longlists, shortlists, voting to be open, and the announcement of the finalists and winners!


These awards are free to enter – so show us your creativity. Submit your awesome work and nominate the superstar individuals, companies and products that rock your hairdressing world!

Click below for more detailed category information and how to enter or email awards@hairnews.co.za.


Best Balayage

Category Summary

This is a judged category where you can enter your own work. This category is to showcase your interpretation of a beautiful balayage. The look can be on any length of hair and any colour as long as the balayage effect is clear. Photos do not have to be professional and can be taken in-salon. You can submit from one to three photos of the hairstyle.

Requirements & How to Enter

  • Entrants must be a resident in South Africa.

  • You may submit a Maximum of three separate entries.

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with the information.

  • Your email heading should be Best Balayage Entry

  • You can include one to three photos of your work.

  • Please send one email per entry. Your email must include 1-3 photos as well as the other information below.

  • Ensure your email is not larger than 3 MB. If it is larger please resize the photos before sending.

  • Each entry must Include a short description of the technique and what products you used to achieve the look.

  • Please include the client’s first name and confirm that you have permission to publish the photos on a public platform.

  • Include your name, contact phone numbers, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

Entries close on 16 April 2022.


Best Gent’s Creative Cut

Category Summary

This is a judged category where you can enter your own work. Any creative cut can be submitted that shows a combination of technical and creative skills. Fading and clipper art are welcome as well as other creative effects. Photos do not have to be professional and can be taken in salon. You can submit from one to three photos of the hairstyle.

Requirements & How to Enter

  • Entrants must be a resident in South Africa.

  • You may submit a Maximum of three separate entries.

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with the information.

  • Your email heading should be Best Gent’s Creative Cut Entry

  • You can include one to three photos of your work.

  • Please send one email per entry. Your email must include 1-3 photos as well as the other information below.

  • Ensure your email is not larger than 3 MB. If it is larger please resize the photos before sending.

  • Each entry must Include a short description of the technique and what products you used to achieve the look.

  • Please include the client’s first name and confirm that you have permission to publish the photos on a public platform.

  • Include your name, contact phone numbers, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

Entries close on 16 April 2022.


Best Makeover

Category Summary

This is a judged category where you can enter your own work. This category is to show the power of a makeover – whether cut or colour, dramatic or more subtle – show us the before and after’s that you are most proud of.

Requirements & How to Enter

  • Entrants must be a resident in South Africa.

  • You may submit a Maximum of three separate entries.

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with the information.

  • Your email heading should be Best Makeover Entry

  • You must include a before photo and one to three after photos of your work.

  • Please send one email per entry. Your email must include 1-3 photos as well as the other information below.

  • Ensure your email is not larger than 3 MB. If it is larger please resize the photos before sending.

  • Each entry must Include a short description of the technique and what products you used to achieve the look.

  • Please include the client’s first name and confirm that you have permission to publish the photos on a public platform.

  • Include your name, contact phone numbers, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

Entries close on 16 April 2022.


Best Damage Fix-up Before and After

Category Summary

This is a judged category where you can enter your own work. This category is to show the calibre of top-class technical work and treatments it takes to fix damaged hair and create a new healthy look which may also include a new cut and colour. Show us the corrections that you are most proud of and the fabulous results!

Requirements & How to Enter

  • Entrants must be a resident in South Africa.

  • You may submit a Maximum of three separate entries.

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with the information.

  • Your email heading should be Best Damage Fix-up Before and After Entry

  • You must include a before photo and one to three after photos of your work.

  • Please send one email per entry. Your email must include 1-3 photos as well as the other information below.

  • Ensure your email is not larger than 3 MB. If it is larger please resize the photos before sending.

  • Each entry must Include a short description of how the damage was caused and how you fixed it to produce a beautiful end result.

  • Please include the client’s first name and confirm that you have permission to publish the photos on a public platform.

  • Include your name, contact phone numbers, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

Entries close on 16 April 2022.



Best Educator

Category Summary & Requirements

This is a voting category where you can nominate local educators within South Africa that you believe should win this award. An Educator that has truly inspired and empowered you with their dedication, knowledge & expertise and who has given you real inspiration to use in-salon!

How to Enter

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with your nomination.

  • Your email heading should be Best Educator Nomination.

  • Please also include your name, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

  • You may nominate ONE Educator per email.

  • Please give a brief reason for why you are nominating this Educator.

Nominations close on 16 April 2022.



Best Service and Support (from a Company or Supplier)

Category Summary & Requirements

This is a voting category where you can nominate a Company or Supplier within South Africa that you believe has given impeccable Service and Support to your business or the industry over the past year. A company who has gone the extra mile and shown you they truly care about your salon business.

How to Enter

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with your nomination.

  • Your email heading should be Best Service and Support (from a Company or Supplier) Nomination.

  • Please also include your name, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

  • You may nominate ONE Company or Supplier per email.

  • Please give a brief reason for why you are nominating this Company or Supplier.

Nominations close on 16 April 2022.


Best Treatment / Repair Product

Category Summary & Requirements

This is a voting category where you can nominate a Best Treatment / Repair Product that you have found most helpful and effective in restoring damaged hair to optimal condition and health, with shine and strength, resulting in a happy client who can enjoy a wider range of services.

How to Enter

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with your nomination.

  • Your email heading should be Best Treatment / Repair Product Nomination.

  • Please also include your name, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

  • You may nominate ONE Treatment / Repair Product per email.

  • Please give a brief reason for why you are nominating this product.

Nominations close on 16 April 2022.



Best Hair Regrowth Range

Category Summary & Requirements

This is a voting category where you can nominate a Best Hair Regrowth Range – after Covid this has been an even more important issue for many salons who have had to find solutions for clients experiencing hair loss. Please share the range you have found most helpful and effective in boosting hair regrowth and scalp health.

How to Enter

  • To enter, email awards@hairnews.co.za with your nomination.

  • Your email heading should be Best Hair Regrowth Range Nomination.

  • Please also include your name, city / town of residence, and your salon name.

  • You may nominate ONE Hair Regrowth Range per email.

  • Please give a brief reason for why you are nominating this Hair Regrowth Range.

Nominations close on 16 April 2022.




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