Student Competitions

If you would like to take part in our competitions you can download the full competition rules and entry forms below:  The rules include the details of your regional area competitions and the competition director's contact details


To support colleges and training providers during the pandemic we have decided that all our area competitions will be by photographic entry for 2021.

We have also reduced the entry fee for 2021. All the competitions are open to students enrolled on core programmes for Hairdressing, Barbering, Beauty Therapy or Media Hair & Make-up, Nail services at an accredited centre.

We have taken the decision to allow unlimited entries for each competition category. 

Entries will be accepted from 12th April to 3rd June, there are no limits to the number of entries for each competition.

All entries will be judged by a panel of experts week beginning 7th June 2021 .

Area & National Final Competition Rules

The regional area heat and national competitions use the same set of rules and timings for these competition categories.


Read these carefully for the details in each competition.

NB - you are required to have current memberships to enter competitions

Direct Entry Competition Rules

Check out the Direct Entry competition categories, there are a variety and some new and exciting categories each year.


Direct Entry competition categories are only hosted at the National Final Event: details on the full compeition rules.

Direct Entry 



For competitors who wish to prepare or enter the UK Skills Competitions:

See details on individual rules