EXTENSION:

Nominating deadline is February 15th, 2021 & must include the following when submitting:

Nominating categories are by nominations only. Individuals can nominate themselves.

All nominated experts must have at least 7 years’ experience in their practice.

Artists must receive a minimum of 5 nominations to be eligible to submit work. All nominated artists will be contacted by via email by Dec 2020. Nominators must provide the VZN Awards with the nominees first and last names, email address and InstaGram handle.

Nominees must then submit three images displaying their best work. Before and after images are only required for the following categories:

Nail Tech of the year

Make up artist of the year

Extensions Specialist of the year

Colorist of the year of the year

Dancers must provide one, one-minute video (online)

DJ’s must provide one, 60 second mix (online)

Lifetime Awards

Joan Harrison Award (nomination):

This honour is given to an industry leader (GM, Director, Sales) who has a positive voice, gives equal opportunity, who has created change and has VZN and insight to the future success of our industry.

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Sabino Di Tacchio Award (nomination):

This honour is given to an award-winning stylist who creates without limitation. An individual who continues to break boundaries, challenge themselves, and push the industry to see past current trends. An artistic leader who understands the movement and structure of all hair types. This individual must be a creative thinker, trend setter and innovator. All nominated individuals must be previously award-winning stylists. .

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All Other Nominations

Barber of the Year (nomination):

A barber that excels within the barbering community, while doing their part to educate and uplift the current and future generation of barbers. This individual has mastered the art of barbering with both scissor and clipper cutting. A trend setter and industry game changer; A barber who understands both the business and creative sides of our business.

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Stylist of the Year (nomination):

An artistic leader who understands the movement and structure of all hair types. This individual believes with education all things are possible. An individual with an exceptional understanding of beauty industry concepts and how trends develop. A master of their tools, displaying excellent cutting and styling techniques.

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Colourist of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to a stylist who blends, mixes and paints. An individual who continues to break boundaries within the colour world, challenge themselves, and push the industry to see past the current colour trends. An artistic leader who understands the colour laws and how to break it. One who understands colour on all hair types, who mentors and teaches above and beyond expectations.

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Multicultural Artist of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to an individual who has infinite knowledge on all hair types. An artist who can change an manipulate all hair displaying the many characteristic and beauty of all hair types have. An artist who can cut, color and style according to hair needs. An artist who can truly showcase the beauty in differences.

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Extensions Specialist of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to an individual who continues to break boundaries within the extension world. This individual knows the meaning of a true transformation. An artistic leader who understands how to extend the beauty within hair. An innovator to the craft, making small changes and creating a big difference.

(Before and after shoots required)

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MUA of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to a Make-Up Artist who has incredible vision, and sees the beauty within. An artistic leader who understands the complexity and composition of all skin tones. A mentor who creates creative spaces for new talent, educates and raises awareness on all beauty.

(Before and after required)

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Nail Tech of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to a Nail technician who delivers incredible results without question. An artistic leader who understands exactly how to nail it. A nail design innovator who sees the nail world for what it can be, rather than what it is.

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Designer of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to a stylist who dominates the runway with exceptional looks. An artistic leader who understands fabric, their blends and how to mix textures. This designer goes above and beyond design standards. They mentor and elevate up and coming designers, while living for trends and paving the way. (Hair and make-up will be part judging process)

Nominating designers to submit three looks of choice. Fashion of all genres. Hair and make-up will be a part of the judging components.

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Dancers of the Year (nomination): Online Component

This honour is given to a dancer who moves without limitation. An individual who understands what it takes to lead the next generation of dancers while fostering the industry needs. An individual who moves above and beyond dancers’ standards and teaches from the heart to feel the moves before they happen.

This is an online competition. Dancers are to submit via email a 59 sec max video that will be posted on our Instragram page. Efe Magazine followers will choose the winner. Top three performances will be judged by professional dancers and the winner of the contest will secure the job for opening the VZN awards show.

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Photographers of the Year (nomination):

This honour is given to a visual artist who has a great eye for detail and a commitment to ensuring that all photo elements work harmoniously together to convey the right vision or message. to convey the right VZN. An individual who continues to break boundaries and see past the norm. An artistic leader and positive contributor to the photography world.

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DJ of the Year (nomination): Online Component

This honour is given to a DJ who mixes for the people. An individual who continues to break boundaries within the music world. An artistic leader who understands all genres, plays music for the crowd, and knows the importance of feeling the music in a room. This individual drives the energy, regardless of the venue. A DJ who continues to set high standards for the DJ life.

DJ freestyle -Online Component

This is an online competition. DJ’s are to submit via email a 59 sec max video/audio that will be posted on our Instagram page. Efe Magazine followers will choose the winner. Top three mixes will be judged by professional DJ’s and the winner of the contest will secure the job of Disc Jockey for the VZN awards show.

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Single Categories: Artist favourites, MUST PROVIDE PRODUCTS FULL NAME AND MANUFACTURER:

  • Educator of the Year (nomination)
  • Best Colour Line (nomination)
  • Best Hair Spray (nomination)
  • Best Deep Conditioner (nomination)
  • Best Men’s Styling (nomination)
  • Best Styling products (nomination)
  • Best Dry Shampoo (nomination)
  • Best Oil (nomination)
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