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Choose from a number of categories below

*There is no limit, you may enter as many categories as you like

Recognition, inspiration, and glamour, what better way to celebrate success?

Judged by a panel of top industry experts, a Salon International Africa Award looks great on your CV and the trophy will look great in the salon, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional there will be great prizes up for grabs!

All finalists automatically get 5 Free tickets to the Awards Gala Dinner. 

Even if you don't reach the finals, each entrant receives 2 free tickets. 

Everyone is a winner!

All winners will be announced at a celebratory gala dinner to be held on the 30th August 2020 at The Venue, Melrose Arch

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*Please click on your chosen category below to be taken to the online form. Please take note of entry process below

  • ENTER Afro Hairdresser of the Year

The hairstyles created must be on ethnic/natural hair

  • ENTER Fantasy Hairdresser of the Year

​Hairstyles should demonstrate progressive styling with the emphasis on trendsetting and innovation

  • ENTER Cut & Colour Hairdresser of the Year

On point with the latest and greatest trends in the industry today. Showcasing technique and attention to detail.

  • ENTER Apprentice of the Year

Presented to an individual who is undertaking an apprenticeship and has been outstanding in all aspects of their training. A chance to have fun, show off your skill and make a name for yourself in the industry. 

  • ENTER Up & Coming Hairdresser of the Year

Entrants must be qualified hairdressers who are SA based. Must be qualified for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years.

  • ENTER Overall Hairdresser of the Year, sponsored by Schwarzkopf Professional

The best stylist in the business, this category is defined by someone who has entered at least two of the other categories.


*Please click on your chosen category below to be taken to the online form. Please take note of entry process below

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  • ENTER Salon Design of the Year

​For a new or redesigned salon that has been trading for a minimum of six months by the end of February 2020

  • ENTER Marketing Campaign of the Year

For the best communicators in the business – this award is open to any salon or group.

  • ENTER Salon Owner/Manager of the Year

​For those that manage, inspire and motivate a salon or individual. 

NB: Please note that Salon International Africa has the right to alter categories or remove them due to circumstances out of their control



All entries close on the 28th February 2020.


The following MUST be sent to our offices: 

  • 1 x Printed A4 colour photo of your chosen masterpiece.

  • HI-Res Digital photo entry (CD/USB etc).

  • A sticker on the back of the photo, stating your name, surname, contact details and category.


The above needs to be sent to 



All entries close on the 28th February 2020.

All BUSINESS ENTRIES need to be completed ONLINE. Please upload hi-resolution images.

Entries will be judged and the winners will be announced and presented their prizes on stage at Salon International Gala Dinner on the 30th August 2020 at The Venue, Melrose Arch. 


  • Entering more than one category is allowed and encouraged, time to show off! Photos entered into more than one category automatically get entered into the Overall Hairdresser of the Year category. 

  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on Monday 30th August 2020 at The Venue, Melrose Arch.  

  • Award winners may state in advertising, promotional activity or on their stationery that they are the winner but this must include the category and the year in which the award was won.

  • By registering your details you indicate your consent for us to email you information about selected products, events, and services.         

  • By entering this competition, you automatically grant Salon International permission to use the images in promotional material for Salon International. 

  • Hairdressers do not need to stock Schwarzkopf.

Thank you to our proud Sponsors

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