SUBMISSION DEADLINES

 

 

Closing date for submission of entries for the ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Business Awards (Fantastic Salon Award, Fantastic Hairdresser Award, Marketing Award) and the Inixia Photographic Awards is September 20th, 2019.

Closing date for registering all other categories in the Fantastic Hairdressing Awards (Fantasy, Long Hair, Junior, Stylist, Colourist and Barber Awards) is October 1st, 2019.

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Fantastic Business Awards

 

How To apply

Entrants must submit a complete portfolio that clearly answers all criteria outlined for the award they are applying for. These criteria can be found here:

ALFAPARF Milano Marketing Award
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Salon Award
ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Award

Portfolios can be submitted by email (awards@xperthair.ie) OR in hard copy format by REGISTERED POST to our academy, at the address below:
Attention: Laura Aylward, ACCADEMIA,
26-29 Old Kilmainham, Kilmainham, Dublin 8

Submission deadline for the three ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Business Awards (Salon, Hairdresser and Marketing Awards) is end of business (5:30PM) on Friday 20th Septemer 2019. This deadline is final. No extensions will be considered.

SELECTION

Salon submissions will be reviewed by a fully independent judging panel, composed of leading figures from the Irish and International hairdressing and business communities. A shortlist of salons will be nominated to proceed to the grand finale, to be held in Dublin on October 20th.

The second (final) round of judging will comprise of “mystery customers”, who may visit or call nominated salons, where appropriate. Please note that interviews may be conducted as part of the judging process.

FINALISTS

After the selection round, successful salons will be notified (no later than October 10th 2019) and invited to participate in the grand finale. Please note that successful salons may be required to honour a free cut & blow dry or a mystery shopper voucher, on selection to go forward to the second round of judging.

Finalists will be asked to supply an image (to awards@xperthair.ie) for use at the awards ceremony. The image must be good quality (300dpi) and depict the entrant and/or the salon.

If you are not a client of ALFAPARF Milano or XPERT Professional, please, contact Accademia on +353 (1) 6725960.

 

Please note: All entries will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be viewed by the judging panel only. All submissions will be destroyed after the awards ceremony. They will not be returned to you.

Fantastic Hairdresser Awards

 

How To Register

  • Click on Awards at the top of website to view the list of competitions.
  • Click “Log in” on left hand side.
  • USERNAME: Enter your salon account number (Example S0001-C69423), as supplied by your Xpert Professional representative.
  • PASSWORD: Enter the last part of your username (Example C69423)
  • Click on Awards at the top of website to view the list of competitions.
  • Scroll down the page and click on the relevant category by clicking BOOK NOW.
  • Carefully read the description to ensure this is the correct category you wish to book.
  • Enter the details of the applicant for the category.
  • Continue to CHECKOUT.
  • If you are not a client of ALFAPARF Milano or XPERT Professional, please, contact Accademia on +353 (1) 6725960.

Closing date for registration of the six ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdressing Awards (Fantastic Long Hair, Fantastic Colourist, Fantasy Stylist, Barbering,  Junior and Fantastic Stylist Awards) is October 1st, 2019.

General Rules & FAQ’s

Competitors will abide by the following rules as well as complete the requirements outlined for each category. These requirements can be found here: Fantasy Stylist, Long Hair Stylist, Junior Award, Fantastic Stylist Award, Fantastic ColouristBarber Award

 

  • The finalists in each competition category will be called onstage with their model. Please note that all models must be wearing competition attire to collect their awards, including head pieces.
  • Judging will commence immediately after the floor is cleared of competitors and equipment. Models must remain on the competition floor.
  • Judges’ decisions are final.
  • Xpert Professional accept NO responsibility for goods left on the premises.
  • Penalty points will be deducted from competitors who do not observe the rules.
  • Only one model per competitor in each of the categories.
  • Models may only be used in one category.

  • All models must be wearing competition attire to collect their awards, including head pieces.

  • No cutting on the competition floor.

  • Strictly only ALFAPARF Milano products can be used on the competition floor.

  • Any non ALFAPARF Milano products used on competition floor will be confiscated and replaced with an ALFAPARF Milano equivalent.
  • The starting time for all categories is approximate. Please check with the organisers on the day.
  • Please arrive no later than 1 hour before scheduled start time of competition. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
  • All entries will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be viewed by the judging panel only.
  • All submissions will be destroyed after the awards ceremony. They will not be returned to you.

Inixia Photographic Award

 

THE COMPETITION

Competitors will submit their entry for pre-judging by September 20th 2019.

The submitted photograph will be assessed by our panel of judges.

WHO CAN ENTER

All qualified hairdressers who work on the island of Ireland in a commercial environment and have done so for a minimum of three years, excluding training, may enter this category. Entrants must have a regular client column within the salon named in the entry. A regular client column is working in a salon for a minimum of two days per week. This may need to be verified.

SUBMITTING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

Once registered follow the instructions detailed on page 38, please email your image to awards@xperthair.ie by the award submission deadline.

Please label your submission – 2019 PhotographicAward/Salon name/Account number.

Images must be 300dpi and no larger than 10mb.

No hard copy is required. No before photo is required. Both male and female models can be used. Submissions can have been used in other competitions. We suggest using strong hair colours that will be clearly visible in the photo.

General Rules & FAQ’s

  • Only ALFAPARF Milano colours and styling products may be used in entries submitted for this category. Entrants using other colour or styling products will be disqualified.
  • No wigs to be used but extensions and pieces are exceptable.
  • More than one employee per salon can participate but only one entry per person is permitted
  • Hairstyle and colour must be in focus and clearly visible on the image.
  • Model must be minimum age of 18.
  • The organisers and judges reserve the right to question any images which appear to be digitally enhanced.
  • No black and white images.
  • Images do not have to be head and shoulder only, but they must focus on the hair, especially in terms of lighting and pose.
  • All work is accepted in good faith. Instant disqualification will apply to any candidates who do not adhere fully to the rules.
  • ALFAPARF Milano Ireland has the exclusive first option on all images submitted
  • ALFAPARF Milano retains exclusivity of the finalist images submitted, until December 1st, 2020.
  • ALFAPARF Milano retains exclusivity of the submitted, winning image until December 1st, 2020.
  • The deadline for entries is final. Entries will NOT be accepted after the stated date and time.
  • During the judging process, the images will be assigned a number. The images will be judged without knowing the entrant’s name, to ensure anonymity.
  • The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.

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Download the 2019 Brochure

Download the 2019 ALFAPARF Milano Fantastic Hairdresser Awards Brochure. This will tell you all you need know to successfully apply for the award of your choice.

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