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3 Week Countdown to Enter the Kao Global Creative Awards

Just three weeks to go until entries will OPEN and you can take part in the 2021 Kao Global Creative Awards.

Here’s all the information on the photographic categories, and how to enter. Be inspired, get excited, and start planning your photo shoot. Incredible cash and publicity prizes to be won!

We invite you to share your work with us and the world. You have the talent, we have the stage for you.

Take the chance to show the world what a true creative does: Imagine, Create and Inspire.

Now is the time to start planning. Choose your category, plan your looks, and start preparing your entry ready to submit. Entries can be submitted online between Thursday 1 July and Thursday 15 July.

Amazing prizes await the winners of the Kao Global Creative Awards – you could be one of them!

Categories to Choose From: Technical Awards and Editorial Categories

Technical Awards: New Talent Colourist is the only technical award that is open this year, and will be judged on photographic submissions only, competing on national level first, then on international.

Editorial Categories (Photographic collections): You can enter one or more of the categories below.

Men‘s hairstylist of the year

Show your mastery and expertise in men’s styling, barbering and grooming by creating a collection of cutting-edge men’s looks.

Salon team of the year

Channel the creativity of your entire salon team. Create a style collection that represents your shared vision and show the power of your team.

Avant garde stylist of the year

This is pure unbridled creativity. Push the boundaries of conventional hairstyling and dare to inspire with your collection of visionary work.

Editorial colourist of the year

Express your vision in colour. Create an editorial colour collection that showcases colour creativity, precision and vision.

How to Enter

Step 1: Go to, and set your location to Africa> English (ZA).

Step 2: Download the briefing kit and technical heads that you will need for your entry. This will give you all the information on exactly what is required and be sure to read the rules and entry requirements carefully.

Step 3: Create your entry and do the photo shoot! Make sure your entry abides by all the category rules and then submit it on the website, between Thursday 1 July and Thursday 15 July.

There are fabulous cash prizes for each category winner, as well as global editorial coverage with Estetica, and a stunning trophy for each category winner.

Do you have any questions?

Rather ask and be sure! The friendly Kao education team is standing by to answer any questions you have.

Contact your area educator or call 011 312 5070.


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