Top tips for entering the Beauty, Hair & Spa Awards!

The Professional Beauty/Hairdressers Journal Ireland Awards are now open for entries, with the ceremony taking place in Dublin on the evening of 6 November 2022, as part of our annual show weekend.

Entering is your first opportunity to promote yourself, your team and your business and we have some advice to help you navigate the process, and give you the best chance of becoming a finalist.

Choose your category: there are 16 in total, so make sure that you're entering the right category for you by reading the full list and entry criteria for each one here.

Understand your responsibilities: make sure you are aware of what you need to submit when you enter, and what is required of you if you are shortlisted. For example, if you are shortlisted for Artistic Team of the Year, Colour Technician of the Year or Irish Hairdresser of the Year, you will be required to send in hard copies of your images. Finalists in the Junior/Assistant of the Year, Therapist of the Year and Business Director of the Year categories will be required to attend a virtual interview in September.

Make a note of important dates: make sure you're aware of the deadline date of 5pm on Friday, 29 July 2022. Entries cannot be accepted once the date has passed, so add this to your diary now.

Don't leave entering to the last minute:  failing to submit your entry in time will mean we cannot put your entry into the judging process so please submit your entry well before the deadline.

Make sure your contact details are correct: all entries must be submitted in English and must have a valid phone number and email address that the team can contact you on. If your details do change at all throughout the awards timeline, please let us know immediately.

Include supporting documents: if you have won any previous awards, please upload a certificate/photo. If you have been featured or mentioned in press, scan the article to provide this as part of your entry. These supporting documents give you the perfect opportunity to grab our judges' attention.

Final check: before submitting your entry, check and check again! This is your chance to impress our judges, so make the best impression possible by ensuring that you have answered every question, and that your passion in your chosen category shines through.

So, now that you have all the top tips, it's time to take that first step. Visit our website to get started!