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2018 IHF Championships Rules and Regulations

 

 

IHF Championships 2018

Sunday 11th March 2018

at Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

 

RULES IHF NATIONAL HAIRDRESSING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

  • TRAINEE LADIES FULL FASHION & CUT
  • SENIOR CLASSIC BRIDAL
  • SENIOR LADIES FULL FASHION
  • MENS FULL FASHION
  • MENS FREESTYLE
  • TRAINEE LADIES BLOW DRY
  • TRAINEE LADIES LONG HAIR UP
  • SENIOR LADIES LONG HAIR UP
  • TRAINEE FANTASY
  • SENIOR FANTASY
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC – Editorial
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC – Collection
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC Individual – Colour
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC Individual - Gentsat Croke Park Stadium, Dublin
  • PLEASE             RE A D             R UL E S                   C A R E F U L L Y 

 

  • PLEASE             RE A D            R UL E S                   C A R E F U L L Y
  • Sunday 11th March 2018

 

Trainee Ladies Full Fashion and Cut

 

    • Trainee must create a fashion style on the competition floor. All tools allowed.
    • At least 2cm must be cut off the hair on the competition floor.
    • Points will be deducted for pre-prepared hair, pre-cut base lines, not cutting enough off, or salon coaching from side-lines.
    • Should points be deducted for non-compliance – this will result in non placement in the top 5.
    • The first 15 minutes must be dedicated to cutting the hair. No driers can be used during this time. Cutting will also be allowed after blow drying to complete the finished look.
    • Models will be scrutinised prior to the competition commencing and throughout the competition. No hair extensions allowed.
    • Time allowed: 45 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 11am

  

Senior Classic Bridal

  • The competitor must create a classic bridal hairstyle. At least 80% of the hair must be dressed up.
  • Padding may be used in interior not exterior and can be made from any material or human hair.
  • No pre tonged hair, no pre crimped hair. No pre-prepared sectioning allowed.
  • The hair must go onto the competition floor straight or wavy not curly.
  • Can be preset softly but scrutineers can brush out if too curly.
  • Small ornamentation is allowed. No props allowed. E.g. brollies etc.
  • Models will be judged seated first and will stand for the last ten minutes.
  • No fantasy bride presentation allowed.
  • Time allowed: 28 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 11.20am
  • Senior Ladies Full Fashion
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  • Competitors must produce an overall look suitable for the cover of a fashion magazine.
  • The model must not be used in any other categories by you or any other competitor in this year’s IHF National Championships.
  • Time allowed: 5 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 12.35pm
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  • Men’s Full Fashion
    • Competitors should produce an overall look suitable for the cover of a fashion magazine on a Male model.
    • Competitors may present two models as two separate entries, but will only have 5 minutes work time to present both looks.
    • No cutting on the floor.
    • To be eligible to go forward for IHF Irish Barber of the Year/Irish Men’s Hairdresser of the Year you must enter categories 4 and 5.
  • Time allowed: 5 minutes.         Competition starts: 12.35pm 

 

  • Men’s Freestyle
    • Competitors must present a short style which pays attention to line-outs and tapers on a Male model.
    • All products allowed to achieve the finished look.
    • Length: The hair length at the top must be a minimum of 6 cm, except the fringe area. The perimeter (sides and back) must be a minimum of 4 cm except the side-burns, before the competition starts.
    • Cut: The competitors have the choice to taper the nape area. At finish the hair length at the perimeter (sides and back) must not be longer than 3 cm.
    • All cutting tools are allowed.
    • All styling tools are allowed.
    • All fixing products are allowed (gels, waxes, sprays).
    • Any type of colour can be used other than spray on colours or colour chalks.
    • To be eligible to go forward for IHF Irish Barber of the Year/Men’s Hairdresser of the Year you must enter categories 4 and 5.
  • Time allowed: 25 minutes.        Competition starts: 1.20pm

  

Trainee Ladies Blow-dry

  • Trainee should complete a blow-dry style of their choice.
  • No straightening irons, crimpers, tongs, rollers etc. allowed.
  • Time allowed: 23 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 1.20pm
  • PLEASE             RE A D             R UL E S         C A R E F U L L Y

                  

Trainee Ladies Long Hair Up

    • Competitors must produce a (non-classic) Editorial image of Long Hair Up.
    • No hairpieces or hair extensions allowed. No bun rolls/padding/ornamentation allowed.
    • Hair may be blow-dried prior to competition but must be combed back flat before the competition starts.
    • Time allowed: 25 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 2.15pm
  • Senior Ladies Long Hair Up  
  • Competitors must produce a fashionable hairstyle on long hair. At least 95% of the hair should be dressed up.
  • No hair extensions or hairpieces allowed. No ornamentation. Padding/ Bun Rolls are allowed.
  • Padding may be used in interior not exterior and can be made from any material or human hair.
  • Hair must be presented straight and loose prior to competition and no pre-prepared sectioning.
  • Hair may be pre-set but must be brushed straight before going onto competition floor. Scrutineers can brush out if too curly.
  • Model’s hair will be scrutinised prior to competition.
  • Time allowed: 25 minutes.            
  • Competition starts: 2.15pm

                                     

PLEASE      RE A D               R UL E S                   C A R E F U L L Y

 

Trainee Creative Fantasy

  • Competitors should produce a ‘fantasy’ hairstyle of their choice.
  • The ‘theme’ of the style should be stated on a sign at least A4 in size.
  • All models should be presented with style completed.
  • No props allowed.
  • Time allowed: 5 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 3.25pm
  • Senior Creative Fantasy
    • Competitors should produce a ‘fantasy’ hairstyle of their choice.
    • The ‘theme’ of the style should be stated on a sign at least A4 in size.
    • All models should be presented with style completed.
    • 5 minutes to make final adjustments.
    • No Props allowed.
    • Time allowed: 5 minutes.
  • Competition starts: 3.25pm   
  •  Photographic – Editorial

   

  • Candidate may enter an individual image – one individual photo per competitor.
  • This category is compulsory for candidates wishing to go forward for IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year.
  • There is no “theme” your individual image can be any image you choose.
  • Dimensions:                 each photo must be 8”x10” and be submitted in hard copy format and in digital format.
  • Both digital and hard copies of photos must arrive at the IHF office on or before 12 noon on 2nd March 2018.
  • Please email digital images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information:
    1. Name of Salon, address and phone number.
    2. Name of Stylist.
    3. Name of Photographer
  • Please post the hard copy to: IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. Together with the following information:
    1. Entry fee €45 for first photographic entry.   Additional photographic entries from a competitor – cost €30 each.
    2. Plus points 1- 3 above
  • Payment must accompany photos. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card over the phone.
  • Application fee €45 (for first photographic entry, additional entries €30 each).
  • PLEASE             RE A D            R UL E S                   C A R E F U L L Y
  • Photographic - Collection (this can be a collection of THREE images – These images must follow the same theme. A competitor can pick their own theme.)
  • Pictures received after the closing date will not be entered into the competition.
  • A candidate may enter a collection three images.
  • There is no “theme” (set by the IHF) it’s your collection of three different images.
  • Dimensions:       each photo must be 8”x10” and be submitted in hard copy format and in digital format.
  • Both digital and hard copies of photos must arrive at the IHF office on or before 12 noon on Friday 2nd March 2018.
  • Please email digital images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information:
    1. Name of Salon, address and phone number.
    2. Name of Stylist.
    3. Name of Photographer
  • Please post the hard copy to: IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. Together with the following information:
    • Entry fee €45 for first photographic entry.   Additional photographic entries from a competitor – cost €30 each.
    • Plus points 1- 3 above
  • Payment must accompany photos. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card over the phone.
  • Application fee €45 (for first photographic entry, additional entries €30 each).
  • Pictures received after the closing date will not be entered into the competition.

 

 

  • Photographic – Individual Colour
  • A candidate may enter an individual colour image. One individual photo per competitor.
  • All hard copy entries will be displayed at the championships on Sunday 11th March 2018.
  • There is no “theme” your individual image can be any image you choose.
  • Dimensions:       each photo must be 8”x10” and be submitted in hard copy format and in digital format.
  • Both digital and hard copy of photo must arrive at the IHF office on or before 12 noon on Friday 2nd March 2018.
  • Please email digital images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information:
  1. Name of Salon, address and phone number.
  2. Name of Stylist.
  3. Name of Photographer
  • Please post the hard copy to: IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. Together with the following information:
    • Entry fee €45 for first photographic entry.   Additional photographic entries from a competitor – cost €30 each.
    • Plus points 1- 3 above
  • Payment must accompany photos. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card over the phone.
  • Application fee €45 (for first photographic entry, additional entries €30 each).
  • Pictures received after the closing date will not be entered into the competition.
  • All hard copy entries will be displayed at the championships on Sunday 11th March 2018.

 

Photographic – Individual Gents

  • A candidate may enter an individual gent’s image. One individual photo pre competitor
  • There is no “theme” your individual image can be any image you choose.
  • Dimensions:       each photo must be 8”x10” and be submitted in hard copy format and in digital format.
  • Both digital and hard copies of photos must arrive at the IHF office on or before 12 noon on Friday 2nd March 2018.
  • Please email digital images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with the following information:
    1. Name of Salon, address and phone number.
    2. Name of Stylist.
    3. Name of Photographer
  • Please post the hard copy to: IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. Together with the following information:
    1. Entry fee €45 for first photographic entry.   Additional photographic entries from a competitor – cost €30 each.
    2. Plus points 1- 3 above
  • Payment must accompany photos. Payment can be made by cheque or credit card over the phone.
  • Application fee €45 (for first photographic entry, additional entries €30 each).All hard copy entries will be displayed at the championships on Sunday 11th March 2018.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR ALL OTHER ENTRIES – 6th March 2018
  • Check in Details
  • CLOSING DATE Photographic entries – 2nd March 2018
  • Pictures received after the closing date will not be entered into the competition.
  • Saturday 10th March 2018 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the Croke Park Hotel, Dublin.

 

    • OR
    • Sunday 11th March 2018 at the Croke Park Stadium from 9.00am – 1.00pm
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    • General Rules
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    • Please check in early! All competition start times are approximate. You are strongly advised to check with the organisers on the day.
  • NO ENTRY WITHOUT A VALID TICKET OR SECURITY WRISTBAND – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • NOTE: The competition floor area will be open to the public from 11am – 4pm on Sunday 11th March.

 

    • The venue will be open to spectators all day. The awards will start at 6pm approximately. Spectator tickets €25.
  • ALL MODELS ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN FULL PRESENTED LOOK FOR DURATION OF DAY AS THEY WILL BE REQUIRED ON STAGE FOR MODEL PRESENTATION IN THE EVENING.

 

  • Tickets and security wristbands are non-transferable and anybody found to breach this rule will be ejected from the venue.
  • Competitors and models will receive security bands upon registration for the competitions (either Sat 10th or Sun 11th March). Make-up artists and spectators must each have an entry ticket.
  • Prepaid entries only. No entries accepted on the day.
  • Some categories fill up very quickly – categories will close as soon as they are full.
  • The IHF committee reserves the right to alter or amend the rules and to refuse entry or admission.
  • The term ‘Trainee’ applies to any hairdresser employed as a trainee or with four or less years of service completed.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The IHF accept NO responsibility for goods left on the premises.
  • Cheques should be crossed and made payable to the ‘Irish Hairdressers Federation’. No cash in the post please.
  • Competition entry fees and spectator tickets fees are non-refundable.
  • Competitors who do not observe the rules will be penalised.
  • One model per competitor in each of the ladies categories.
  • Arrive not later than 1 hour before scheduled start time of competition.
  • By virtue of participating in the IHF Championships you are granting permission for your image and your submission to be photographed and videotaped for promotional purposes by the IHF
  • Mirrored styling units will be provided on the competition floor.
  • No shampooing facilities at venue.
  • 13 amp three-pin plugs are to be used for all electrical appliances.
  • Judging will commence immediately after the floor is cleared of competitors and equipment. Models must remain on the competition floor.
  • Closing date for entries is TUESDAY 6th March 2018 (except the photographic category –which is FRIDAY 2nd March 2018).
  • RE – the Photographic categories – All aspects relating to the Hair must be created by participating salon.
  • Judges are required to state any potential conflict of interest that may arise with any competitor on the floor
  • No coaching competitors from the side line and disqualification will result if anyone caught doing so.
  • To be eligible to go forward for IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year, IHF Barber/Men’s Hairdresser of the Year/IHF Trainee Hairdresser of the Year/IHF Junior Team Ireland member, your salon must be a current member of the IHF.
    • Your salon does not have to be a member of the IHF to enter the IHF Championships 2018.
    • Return entries to the IHF secretary Pauline O’Carroll at the IHF Office, The Kiln, Seskin South, Ballyraggett, Co. Kilkenny.
    • NO CASH PLEASE!
    • No competitor will be allowed to enter the competition floor if their competition fee has not been paid .... No exceptions....
    • Scrutineers will be on the competition floor throughout the day.
    • All entries must be paid for by cheque, postal order or credit card at the IHF office. Entry is not confirmed until payment has been received.
    • Terms and conditions apply.
  • ALL MODELS ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN IN FULL PRESENTED LOOK FOR DURATION OF DAY AS THEY WILL BE REQUIRED ON STAGE FOR MODEL PRESENTATION IN THE EVENING.

 

PLEASE             RE A D            R UL E S                   C A R E F U L L Y

 

AWARDS AND TITLES AT THE IHF Irish Hairdressing Championship 2018

 

The IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year Title and Trophy will be awarded to the IHF competitor who gains the highest combined marks from the three compulsory categories and one other category of their choice from the list of eligible categories. A competitor must enter a minimum of 4 senior ladies categories of which 3 must be Senior Ladies Full Fashion and Senior Creative Fantasy and Photographic Editorial. These are the three compulsory categories. Choose one other category of your choice from Senior Ladies Long Hair Up, or Classic Bridal Hair. The same model cannot be used in any other category on the day as each model will form part of the model presentation that evening. The trophy presented for IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year is the property of the salon owner for the 12 month (approximately) period up to the date of the next IHF Championships. The title of Irish Hairdresser of the Year remains with the stylist. At next year’s championships the outgoing IHF Irish Hairdresser of the Year will receive a replacement trophy.

 

The IHF Irish Barber/Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Title and Plaque will be awarded to the IHF competitor who gains the highest combined marks from both the Men’s Freestyle and Men’s Full Fashion categories. If a competitor presents more than one model in the Men’s Full Fashion category, the highest points gained in each category are combined.

 

 

The IHF Trainee Hairstylist of the Year Title and Trophy will be awarded to the competitor who gains the highest combined marks in the Trainee Ladies Full Fashion and Cut, the Trainee Ladies Long Hair Up and Trainee Creative Fantasy categories.

 

Junior Team Ireland Member 2018

This position will be awarded to the trainee who gains the highest combined marks in the Trainee Ladies Full Fashion and Cut and the Trainee Ladies Long Hair Up categories.

 

Munster, Ulster, Leinster and Connacht Award

A provincial winner will be selected from each of the Senior Categories.

 

For further details please contact:

Irish Hairdressers Federation,   Tel: 056-8833808/mobile: 0866995003

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ www.irishhairfed.com

 

ENTRY FORMS:

Please return your completed entry form together with relevant entry fee to:

IHF, Seskin South, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny.

OR   Email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can pay by cheque or call the office and pay by credit card over the phone.

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