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.


  • Color

  • Cut

  • Men’s

  • Style

  • Transformation

  • Creative

Hairbrained celebrates the creation of unique works of personal expression that capture the hearts and minds of fellow hairdressers. Enter as many videos as you'd like (fill out a form for each entry).

Content Creators, start your engines! Enter Now