4th Annual Hairbrained Video Awards Nominees

Through film, we can share triumphs, challenges, and ultimate joy; movies have the power to hook you in, make your heart skip a beat and can help you to solve the insolvable. At Hairbrained, we know that these captured bits of footage, cleverly woven together, tell valuable stories about our craft – and they serve to make education and inspiration widely accessible to hairdressers in the far corners of the world.

The Hairbrained Video Awards (HVA’s) were created to honor this unique form of expression. Representing a true grass roots movement, the HVA’s eschew traditional contest guidelines – and set an unprecedented standard for excellence among the hairdressing community. We love the pioneer spirit – and we appreciate that anyone can create great films regardless of their background or budget. Whether you’re independent, sponsored by a manufacturer, from a big city or live in a remote location, you can capture your best work and share it with your community. And this is important, because simply put, encapsulating your work in action is paramount to capturing the essence of the craft. 

Unlike many other awards, you don’t have to submit an entry form: you just have to upload your videos to Hairbrained throughout the year, and you’re automatically entered to win. The categories are as follows: Even Further, Behind the Scenes, Instagram, Humorous, Stories, Steps and HVA Video of the Year. A select panel of judges will choose from category nominees, deciding on a winner from each of the six categories, and picking an overall Grand Prize Winner.

Winners will receive accolades at the HVA’s much-anticipated fourth annual blowout event, in association with IBS New York, set to take place at New York City’s Arena Night Club on March 12, 2017. The event features a jumbo video screen and a killer sound system, perfect for enjoying the nominees ART, as attendees party and celebrate. Category winners receive $500 each, plus a fabulous, bronzed videocassette trophy.  The grand prizewinner will take home $5,000 to help fund future projects.

At Hairbrained, we believe in our community and want to show the world what you are capable of. So, creators keep imagining, your visions inspire us all; and you never know, your next video could earn you an HVA.

And The HVA4 Nominees are...

Stories Video of The Year

The Human Side

Chelsea James - Pixie Transformation

Dedication Salon - Built to last

Douglas McCoy - Tom by House of POp

Cutler Salon - I am Bryan

James Mould & Ben Crase - Untitled


Even Further Video of The Year

Creative, Avant Garde, pushing limits of the hair film.


James Mould & Ben Crase - Brorillas 2

X-presion Creative Education - Pollution

HeaD AreA - Metropolis

Beau Bollinger - Nouveau Départ

HairFucker Studio - 100's of hairstyles in one minute

Behind The Scenes Video of The Year

Captures the magic behind the scenes at hair, fashion shows, events and photo-shoots.


X-presion Creative Education - Show Positivo 2016

Adam Federico - ZGAT academy at FEDERICO advanced

James Mould - BTS Hairbrained Live #37 w/ Masa Honda in Tokyo

HeaD AreA - Hairbrained Live #11 HeaD AreA

Ammon Carver Studio - BTS- Ammon Carver Studio: Tribal Braid Story


Steps Video of The Year

Technical education, step by step cut color or styling.


The Kingly Hair Group - DIY Collection B-Side Punx 1

Daniel Paseur - Squarangular

Luca Quarta - Line

Sevilla, Da Silva, Buttz, Norris, Marshall - Post Office

Douglas McCoy - Curls

Instagram Video of The Year

Made for Instagram and tagged #HVA4


@monabaltazar - The Mona Cut

@edweird - New Year | New Beginning

@theaaronjohnson - ElectroKraft

@deanholcombe - Nico Panda

@brianhickman1 - Local Honey

Humorous Video of The Year

Oh no you didn't.


Eric Fisher Salon - Hairfalutin

Alex Hurtado - Untitled

John McCormick - 7 Steps to an Award Winning Hair Video!

Ro Style - Imagine the hairstyles

Michael Gaglioti and Ben Camagna - Ghost Cutters

HVA4 Video Of The Year

The best of the best selected from the winners of all categories.