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The main stage is where the action takes place and there’s a lot to see relating to hair, beauty, fashion, lifestyle and education.

There are two fashion shows each day from established and upcoming designers. If you like what you see or want to get your hands on an exclusive piece, the designers showcasing will have a stall in the dedicated fashion area.

Also taking place on stage are discussions and presentations from leading hair and beauty professionals to help you make the most of your hair and beauty regime. There’s also an opportunity to put questions forwards in the popular Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE Panel Stage Debate.

Battle of the Barbers, sponsored by Luster Products, is the stand out competition on stage. Be dazzled by the creativity of the barbers as they battle for the top accolade.

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE Instagram Hairstylist Competition


Stage 1 Instagram Entries

Start of Competition 3rd May 2019
Competition Closes 17th May 2019

Stage 2 Public Vote & Finalists Announced

Start of Competition 18th April 2019
Competition Closes 27th April 2019

Stage 3 Stage Competition Judges Vote

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE Sunday 26th May 2019


Stage 1

  1. To enter, simply post your most avant-garde and creative headshot to your Instagram profile
  2. *All entries must be headshots ONLY*
  3. Tag @afrohairandbeautylive
  4. Use our Hashtag #AHBLBESTSHOT2019 and #AHBL2019
  5. Official contest hashtags MUST be in the CAPTION, not the comment (entries without, run risk of not being noticed).
  6. Entries must be within Europe only, as the final 5 finalists are required to attend the live Round at the Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE exhibition on Sunday 26th May 2019. Entrants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation to the event. You must bring your own model to demonstrate your work to be judged.

Stage 2

  1. Up to 10 hairstylists will be selected based on the highest number of likes
  2. The top 10 hairstylists images will be displayed on the @afrohairandbeautylive Instagram page, where you can encourage your followers to vote on your #AHBLBESTSHOT2019
  3. The top 5 finalists with the highest number of likes will go through to the final Live Round at Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE

Stage 3

The finalists will be required to attend Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2019 where they will showcase their model in front of a judging panel of top hairdressers, including Black Beauty & Hair editor-in-chief Irene Shelley.
The winner and runners up will be announced at the Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE exhibition on 26th May 2019


The winner will receive a trophy and the title for #AHBLBESTSHOT Instagram winner 2019, hairstyling products and a year’s subscription to Black Beauty & Hair magazine and other hair brands (TBC).

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