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Major League Barber
HEY CHAMP
IT'S BARBER
BRAWL TIME!
CATEGORIES
Original Female – Best Fade & Style

In this all-female category, Barbers will have 50 minutes to complete a fade on each corresponding model. Both light and dark hair around the sides of the head is acceptable. Model may have a short or long style on the top, with a clean shape around the outline of the head. No existing designs or pre-haircuts are permitted. Facial hair on models is acceptable, but not required. Barber's work must reflect a complete transformation from beginning to the end of the competition.

Regular $120

PBA Member $70

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge.

Judges are looking for:

  1. Clean fade (execution of proper blending technique)
  2. Style
  3. Precision
  4. Technique
  5. Finish
  6. Complete look—model's clothing must complement the hairstyle
PRIZES
1st

5ft Trophy, Barber Chair compliments of Mr. Beauty, Wahl products and other various products

2ND & 3RD

Trophy, Wahl Products and other various products

4TH & 5TH

Medallion, Wahl Products and other various products

Original Best Fade with Beard

Barbers will have 50 minutes to complete a light or bald fade around the sides of the model with a detailed beard. No existing designs or pre-haircuts are permitted. Barber's work must reflect a complete transformation from beginning to the end of the competition.

Regular $120

PBA Member $70

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge.

Judges are looking for:

  1. Cleanliness of fade
  2. Precision
  3. Style
  4. Technique
  5. Finish and total look
PRIZES
1st

5ft Trophy, Barber Chair compliments of Mr. Beauty, Wahl products and other various products

2ND & 3RD

Trophy, Wahl Products and other various products

4TH & 5TH

Medallion, Wahl Products and other various products

Original Student – Anything Goes

Barbers will have 45 minutes to execute any style haircut and design of their choice. No existing designs or pre-haircuts are permitted. Barber's work must reflect a complete transformation from beginning to the end of the competition.

Regular $75

PBA Member $50

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge.

Judges are looking for:

  1. Creativity
  2. Precision
  3. Finish
  4. Complete look—model's clothing must complement the hairstyle
PRIZES
1st

$125 Cash Prize, Trophy, Wahl products and other various products

2ND & 3RD

Trophy, Wahl Products and other various products

4TH & 5TH

Medallion, Wahl Products and other various products

Original Fastest & Cleanest Fade

This category is for barbers who are out to prove they're the fastest of the fast and the best of the best. Each entrant will have 15 minutes to complete a haircut. Starting length on top of head must be at least 2 1/2 inches. Hair must be cut down to 1 1/2 inches with a bald fade on the sides of the head. Please be advised that completing the challenge before the allotted time may help improve your overall score.

Regular $120

PBA Member $70

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge.

Judges are looking for:

  1. Blend
  2. Time
  3. Technique
  4. Finish
PRIZES
1st

5ft Trophy, Barber Chair compliments of Mr. Beauty, Wahl products and other various products

2ND & 3RD

Trophy, Wahl Products and other various products

4TH & 5TH

Medallion, Wahl Products and other various products

ORGINAL TAG TEAM DESIGN

Design category with or without color will be accepted, but color must be done in advance. Two barbers will alternate on corresponding models for 30 minutes each. A time keeper will be on hand to ensure barbers alternate at the correct time. After each barber has worked their allotted time, they will finish by working together for 10 minutes to complete the 70-minute time frame. This category is for barbers who love a challenge!

Regular $185

PBA Member $135

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge.

Judges are looking for:

  1. Creativity
  2. Showmanship
  3. Precision
  4. Partnership
  5. Complete look—model's clothing must complement the hairstyle
PRIZES
1st

$600 Cash Prize, Tag Team Champion Belts, Wahl products and other various products

2ND & 3RD

Trophy, Wahl Products and other various products

4TH & 5TH

Medallion, Wahl Products and other various products

PBA Members
save over 25%

In addition to over 25% off on your Barber Brawl entry, members receive amazing benefits like access to valuable industry resources, free e-books, education and career boosters – and most importantly, a voice in our industry's future.

SCHEDULE / LOCATION

Monday, January 28, 2019

9:00am – 12:00pm

Competitor Check-In

10:00am

Original Student

11:30am

Original Female – Best Fade & Style

1:00pm

Fastest & Cleanest Fade

2:00pm

Original Best Fade & Beard

3:30pm

Original Tag Team – Fade & Design

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Level

GENERAL RULES  
General Rules for Barber Competition
  1. The competition is open to students and licensed hair professionals, both barbers and cosmetologists.
  2. Each entrant must provide a live model – no mannequins. All competitors and models must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  3. There will be a limit of 30 competitors for each competition.
  4. PBA and Major League Barber reserve the right to cancel the competition if a minimum of 10 competitors is not met.
  5. All competitors MUST check in at the registration area between 8am and 11am. Any competitors checking in after 11am will forfeit their place and paid entry fee.
  6. All participants (competitors and models) will be required to sign a release form. In doing so, the participants agree to abide by the final decision of the judges, as well as use of images for promotional purposes.
Qualifications:
  • Student: To qualify as a student, the competitor must be currently enrolled in a cosmetology school on the day of the competition and show proof of enrollments. The competitor may NOT be currently licensed in any state or country.
  • Licensed Professional: To qualify as a licensed professional, the competitor must be currently licensed and show proof of licensure.

All competitors receive a 3-day show badge. Models will receive access to the show floor the day of the competition only.

Major League Barber
NAILPRO GLOBAL
NAIL COMPETITION
CATEGORIES
Acrylic Paint Hand Painted Flat Nail Art

A turn-in competition in which Nailpro-designated thematic nail art design has been applied to a set of 10 tips using hand painting; (Acrylic paint only) the work is completed in advance. The theme is National Treasures.

$85 Novice (30 spots) / $100 Veteran (30 spots)

Gel Paint Hand Painted Flat Nail Art

A turn-in competition in which Nailpro-designated thematic nail art design has been applied to a set of 10 tips using hand painting; (Gel paint only) the work is completed in advance. The theme is Decades of Fashion.

$85 Novice (30 spots) / $100 Veteran (30 spots)

Soak off Gel – The Other Side

Competitors will have 30 minutes to complete a Soak-Off Gel application using a different color than red. Color will be announced at the beginning of the competition season. Work must be applied to natural nails only.

$50 Non-Divisional (75 spots)

3 In One

A 2.5 hour competition using one model that rolls 3 competitions into one. The three competitions include Sculptured Nail, Tip & Overlay and then both judged together as Perfect match.

$255 Novice (25 spots) / $300 Veteran (25 spots)

It's All About The Bling!

A 45-minute (unless otherwise noted) competition to complete one hand ONLY with Swarovski stones you are given prior to the start of the competition.

$75 Non-Divisional (40 spots)

Chrome / Stamping

A 45-minute competition (unless otherwise noted), in which you complete 1 hand of Chrome/Stamping. This will consist of a base of chrome and then artistically decorated with a stamping technique.

$75 Non-Divisional (50 spots)

On My Own

Competitors will have 1.5 hours to complete one set of salon-style nail extensions on yourself, on one hand. You may not have a model or any assistance from anyone.

$85 Novice (25 spots) / $100 Veteran (25 spot)

Salon Success

Competitors will have 1.5 hours to complete a set of salon-style nail enhancements using either forms or tips.

$85 Novice (50 spots) / $100 Veteran (50 spots)

Fantasy Nail Art

A competition in which a live model wears a Nailpro-designated thematic nail art design, including a costume; the work is completed in advance. The theme is Voodoo Dolls.

$85 Novice (25 spots) / $100 Veteran (25 spots)

SCHEDULE / LOCATION

Saturday, January 26, 2019

3:00pm – 6:00pm

Turn in Entries & Early Check-In

Acrylic Paint Hand Painted Nail Art: National Treasures Theme

Gel Paint Hand Painted Nail Art: Decades of Fashion Theme

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6:00am – 7:00am

Competitors Report

7:30am – 8:00am

Soak Off Gel | The Other Side

9:00am – 9:45am

It’s All About the Bling | Stones provided by Swarvoski

10:45am – 1:15am

3 In One

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Chrome / Stamping

4:00pm – 5:30pm

On My Own Hand

Monday, January 28, 2019

6:00am – 6:30am

Competitors Report

7:00am – 8:30am

Salon Success

11:00am

Fantasy Nail Art | Voodoo Dolls Theme

4:00pm

Awards Ceremony

Location: Pacific Show Floor

GENERAL RULES  
QUALIFICATIONS:

NAILPRO nail competitions are open to all beauty professionals licensed or qualified to perform nail services. Current students and beauty professionals from states or countries in which licensing is not required are also eligible to compete. Proof of license or qualification (such as school enrollment certificate or letter confirming salon employment) may be required.

Novice: A competitor who has never won first place in any nail competition at a beauty show

Veteran: A competitor who has won first place in any nail competition at a beauty show

Non-Divisional:Mixture of both veteran and novice

FULL RULES