Challenge 1: Show us your best glossy, glamorous styles!

Open to ALL STYLISTS. September 19 to October 11

Ramping up for the holidays yet? Upload your holiday styles with glossy, healthy hair to—the look can be glam waves, chic updos, hairpiece-adorned creations or anything you can dream up and create that is special-occasion ready!

Looking for some inspiration? Our special occasion Artist Collective and contest judges—@theconfessionsofahairstylist, @alexfaction, @taylor_lamb_hair, @antestradahair and @ay_grace—have endless inspo on their Instagram pages!

Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on October 11. MODERN SALON editors will choose the top 10 semifinalists from challenge one entries.


Challenge 2: Top 10 semifinalists

October 13 to October 20

Semifinalists will be asked to create their best style on holiday-party-prepped hair by 11:59 p.m. CST on October 20. Entries will be judged by the MODERN SALON Artist Collective.

The top 10 semifinalists will receive a gift box full of top-notch products and tools from Haute Holiday sponsors!

Challenge 3: Top 5 finalists

PUBLIC VOTING OPEN: November 7 to November 13

The five finalists will have an AMAZING challenge box shipped to them overnight with the products and tools they’ll need to complete their final challenge.

Using at least two products from the challenge box, finalists must create their New Year’s Eve, little-black-dress appropriate submission. Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 6.

On November 7, public voting opens for the final five contestants! Vote for your favorite looks by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 13. Our grand-prize winner will be announced November 14!

ONE LAST THING: Haute Holiday Giveaway

Open September 19 to November 13

Missed out on the first round of the Haute Holiday contest? Didn’t make it into our top 10? You can still win! Enter the Haute Holiday Giveaway September 19 through November 13 for the chance to win a gift box of products and tools from our sponsors.

Four lucky winners of this sweepstakes will win products ranging from hair accessories, tools, stylers or makeup, valued at a minimum of $100 per prize.



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