24 MAY 2020




The HBIA Championships are back!

These championships provide a stage for you and your salon to showcase your skills and creativity and be recognised for your talents. This annual event aims to reward and celebrate individuals with exemplary industry knowledge. 

This is your chance to connect with the diverse network of passionate and fabulous individuals across the hairdressing, barbering and beauty industry.

Come along and be inspired by the innovative minds who make our community fun, vibrant, and full of body!



**HBIA ticket sales proceed will be going to supporting nutrition for Aussie School Kids.




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Entry Fees:


Photographic, Open, Apprentice/Student, Session Stylist Runway Award (All prices include GST)

  • Photographic Event $75 per photograph (Including Student & Apprentices)

  • Senior & Open Events $70 per model

  • Apprentice & Student Events $50 per model

  • Session Stylist Runway Award $80 per entry


NB: A 10% discount applies for competitors from a salon that is currently a financial member of the HBIA. Spectator tickets may be purchased on the day for $25 per person. Children under 12 years of age are free.


Entries close Monday 11th  May 2020. Payment Visa/Master Card/Amex.


All competitors must sign their entry form which signifies an agreement to abide by all the rules and decisions made. Competitors who withdraw from the competitions after Monday 11th May 2020 will not be eligible for a refund.


Entry forms and payments are to be completed upon submission.


The HBIA reserves the right to cancel any competition should there be less than 5 competitors.

  1. The HBIA will not be responsible or liable for any claims arising from or any damage of work performed on model’s hair.

  2. Models must not touch the hair at any time during the judging of the competition.

  3. All competitors must stop work immediately when the call to do so is given.

  4. Offensive exposure and/or nudity is not permitted.

  5. Any person disturbing the competitors or models on the stage will be removed from the premises.

  6. Competitors who disobey these rules will be disqualified.

  7. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Need help?

You can email info@hbia.com.au with any questions you may have regarding the competition criteria 2020. Alternatively please contact 1300 368 041.


Food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the day. No alcohol is permitted in the competition area, any competitor under the influence of alcohol will be disqualified immediately. Glasses and alcohol are not permitted in the competition area.



Testing and Tagging will be available on the day of competitions. All electrical appliances will need to be tagged and tested before going on stage.


Accommodation and preparation rooms at the venue

The Pullman & Mercure Albert Park offers special rates for accommodation to anyone attending or competing at the HBIA Australian Hairdressing Championships 2020. Please call (03) 8554 2528 for further inquiries or to book.


Event and Rules Frequently Asked Questions

Are you curious as to how the HBIA Championship events are judged? Have you read the Events and Rules for 2020? Need some further clarification and questions answered? Stay tuned to the HBIA website where we will answer your frequent questions about each event category. We will upload expert tips and advice regarding each of the events you are entering.