UK Freelance Awards 2018 2018-01-10T16:08:07+00:00

Sunday 10th June 2018 @ FHA UK Freelance Awards

It’s time! After the amazing success of the UK FREELANCE AWARDS in June 2017 the competition is now open for 2018. This year all entries will be handled via our website at www.thefha.org.uk. No printed photographs or hard copy entry forms will be accepted. The closing date for entries is 31st March 2018 so start planning now.

This competition is open to every self-employed hairdresser in the UK. No expensive photo shoots required. Images are judged on content so just snap and send! The rules are simple, if you do a nice piece of work snap it and send it in. You could be the next winner with a stunning trophy to show to your family and friends. The 2017 winners have taken full advantage of their good fortune with PR in local papers and gained new clients as well as impressing the regulars! This year it could be you!

Patrick Cameron will be hosting the FHA Freelance Awards Finals on Sunday 10th June 2018 at Hellidon Lakes Hotel Northampton immediately after the Inspire! event.

Award Categories & Entry Requirements

Then use the form below to complete your entry.

Colourist of the Year

Submit three photographs of a look created by you. Entries must include three portrait images of one look (front, back and side views with plain backdrop) to demonstrate colour work.

Ladies Stylist of the Year

Submit three photographs of a look created by you. Entries must include three portrait images of one look (front, back and side views with plain backdrop) to demonstrate cutting and styling skills.

Men’s Stylist of the Year

Submit three photographs of a look created by you. Entries must include three portrait images of one look (front, back and side views with plain backdrop) to demonstrate cutting and styling skills.

Bridal Stylist of the Year

Submit three photographs of looks created by you that is representative of your bridal work in the past 12 months.

Prom & Party Stylist of the Year

Submit three photographs of a look created by you during the past 12 months. Entries must include three portrait images of one look (front, back and side views with plain backdrop) to demonstrate your party/prom work.

Creative Stylist of the Year

Submit three photographs; a ‘before’ photo and an ‘after’ photo of a look created by you, plus an ‘inspiration’ reference image. Entries must be supported with a sentence to describe your inspiration for the look and how it was achieved, together with a reference image of where the style/look inspiration came from.

Entry Requirements

Each category has it’s own specific entry requirements, but the common denominators for each award category include a short written explanation of your inspiration and the techniques used in the look you have chosen to use for your entry and at least three good quality photographs of it.

Photographs

Photographs must be good quality/high resolution. No black and white photographs – only colour photos to be submitted and the hair should be commercial, wearable and reflect current trends. Images do not have to be head and shoulders but they do need to focus on the hair. Photographs must be submitted using the online entry form on our website.

Judging Panel

This year’s UK Freelance Awards judging panel are from representatives from The FHA, Indola, Wella, L’Oreal, Anne Veck and Carolyn Newman.

Basic Rules

The competition is judged on hair work only, not total look. You may enter as many categories as you wish, but only once per category. The competition is open to all self-employed/freelance operators in UK, regardless of whether you are an FHA member. If shortlisted, you must be able to attend the INSPIRE! event in June 2018.

How to enter the 2018 UK Freelance Awards

It couldn’t be easier to enter this year’s awards and be in with a chance of winning the prestigious title of UK Freelance Hairdresser of the Year in your chosen category. Simply make sure you know what your entry requirements are and have the information and images at hand before completing the form below and submitting your entry. You must complete the form once for each category you wish to enter. Closing date: 31st March 2018. Good luck!