Competition to find upcoming beauty industry talent returns

A national competition has launched to give aspiring make-up artists, therapists, nail techs and hair stylists a chance to get noticed.

The Create the Look competition is in its second year and is open to all apprentice and trainee industry employees. Entrants can also be nominated by their college or employers.

The overall winner will receive a prize package including a professional photo shoot for their winning look, and £200-worth of products for their kit from online beauty retailer Lookfantastic. Two runners-up will also each receive plaques and some luxury hair and beauty products and and equipment.

The competition is organised by SME Insurance Services, and entrants have to submit a photo or video of their work with a short description of how they created it.

“There is a wealth of creativity that comes from those just starting out in the hair and beauty industry, and 'Create the Look' aims to nurture and celebrate this emerging talent," said Jonathan Webber, commercial director of SME Insurance. 

“It provides up-and-coming hair-stylists, make-up artists and beauticians with the perfect platform to demonstrate their passion and skills to a wider audience, as well as fantastic opportunity for salon owners, hair and beauty professionals, and colleges to hold a mirror up to the great work they are doing to nurture new talent.”

Entries close on March 6 and finalists will then be put to a public vote, open from March 7-21.

For more information on the competition and to enter, click here

Image: ©Create the Look/last year's winner