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AVANT GARDE

AVANT GARDE

(From left to right: 2017 Winner Chelsea James, 2017 Finalist David Barron, 2017 Finalist Erika Fung, 2016 Finalist Dilek Onur Taylor)

Category Description

By definition, "Avant Garde" means "new and unusual or experimental ideas." Submit your work demonstrating novel, innovative, unique or experimental concepts in hair. Entries should still reflect good taste and aesthetically pleasing images. This is NOT a fantasy category, rather a display of fashion forward, progressive, imaginative, and edgy styles.

"Fantasy" is defined as extravagant and unrestrained imagination, wondrous or strange. "Avant Garde" represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm and refers to works that are experimental or progressive.

Requirements


  • Three Final Images (no larger than 8MBs each)
  • Three Unedited Images (no larger than 8MBs each)
  • All images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format
  • Images must be 8x10 inches with a resolution of 300DPI (CMPI not accepted)
  • Wigs, extensions and other hairpieces ARE acceptable to use
  • Signed NAHA Avant Garde Release Form
  • Up to Three Models (if using less than three models, images must showcase three unique hairstyles).

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Additional Category Tips


  • This category is designed for more innovative, creative and artful entries.
  • Hair should showcase new and experimental concepts or techniques in styling, finishing, textures, etc.
  • Think of unusual textures or fabrics not normally associated with hair for inspiration.
  • Overuse of props and accessories take focus away from the hair.
  • This category is the ultimate forum for creative expression.