The Hairbrained Video Awards recognize outstanding and inspired work in digital video by hairdressers, salons,  and academies. The Awards span 6 diverse categories and over the last four years, the HVA’s have nominated work from over 120 creators and awarded $40,000 in cash to winners.

Hairbrained is a platform where hairdressers contribute, share and are recognized. Video has proven to be an incredibly powerful medium for the community and we reward and encourage those creating videos that capture the essence of the craft

Entering the HVA’s is free and easy.   All entrees are considered for nomination into the final judging of our 6 categories. Once nominations close, our panel of expert judges will then choose a winner in each category, as well as the overall Grand Prize Winner for Video of the Year.

HVA winners receive funding to aid in the production of future projects - - cash prizes of $500 for each category winner plus a grand prize of $5,000 for the HVA Video of The Year. 

HVA Trophy Winners will be honored and prizes awarded in New York at an evening event Sunday March 10th at Rumi Event Space.


  • Stories Video of The Year - The human side the craft, telling a story through video.
  • Even Further Video of the Year - Creative, Avant Garde, mind bending without limits.
  • Behind The Scenes Video of the Year Captures the magic behind the scenes at hair, fashion shows, events and photo-shoots.
  • Steps Video of the Year - Technical education; step by step cut, color, or styling.
  • Humorous Video of the Year - Oh no you didn't.
  • Instagram Video of The Year - Made for Instagram, 30 seconds or longer.

This year we have created a new and simple way to submit your videos, with a dedicated information form and video uploader. Enter as many videos as you'd like , filling out an entry form for each.

Hairbrained celebrates the creation of unique works of personal expression that capture the hearts and minds of fellow hairdressers. 

Content Creators, start your engines! Enter Now