INDEPENDENT STYLIST 2019 - Most Wanted

FOR A STYLIST LOOKING AFTER CLIENTS WHILE BUSY BUILDING ‘BRAND ME’
Category sponsor BABYLISS PRO

Download Independent Stylist category criteria, rules and entry form (3-page PDF)
Download the Most Wanted 2019 full entry pack (all categories) (26-page PDF)

WHAT WE NEED – FOR THE JUDGES
A portfolio (max A3 size/ 24 pages) containing all of the following:

PERSONAL SUMMARY – max 750 words
Judges need to get a clear picture of who you are and how you work

Introduce yourself with an outline of how and where you look after clients on a regular basis (eg, at a salon, working from a home studio, in a rented space, etc) while pursuing other session-based avenues. Demonstrate how you juggle responsibilities, how you’re building your career networks and creating a name for yourself in the session world.

2x CASE STUDIES – max 500 words each
The judges want to see examples of how you’re building ‘brand me’

Describe two different projects you’ve worked on in the past 12 months that have arisen directly from your life away from seeing regular clients. In each case, show how you ‘got the job’ and back it up with imagery and an indication of its success.

IMAGE EDIT – max 24 images
Judges need to see your work!

Within your portfolio include up to 24 images that showcase your work. All work must have been produced by you during the past 12 months. Include a brief explanation for each image.

WHAT WE NEED – FOR CREATIVE HEAD USE ONLY

THE MOST WANTED ENTRY FORM – fully completed and signed by you. You can download copies at creativeheadmag.com/mostwanted. Photocopies accepted.

A CD OR USB DEVICE – containing 1 picture of you, at least 2 pictures illustrating your case studies, and up to 10 images that feature within your image edit. Images must be high resolution as we may publish them if you reach the Grand Final.


TO ENTER INDEPENDENT STYLIST YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE EMPLOYED BY A SALON, BUT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SHOW YOU REGULARLY SERVE A CLIENT BASE ALONGSIDE PURSUING SESSION-BASED AVENUES