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Who has got what it takes to win the ABA Hair Challenge? This is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for junior stylists from across Canada to showcase their talent to a national audience and to the top hairstyling talent!

Finalists will be selected from their submission videos and will be invited to showcase their talent in the following 4 hair challenges:

  • Blow Dry & Style
  • Dimensional Colour
  • Creative Cut
  • Texture Cut or Style

“We’re thrilled to launch this program for the industry. We hope that in this difficult time for the industry, we will create a fun atmosphere of learning and positivity” says Sandra Fiore, Chairperson of the ABA Canada Board. “We hope to push the finalists beyond the limits of conventional hair styling to their true ‘superstar’ potential” she added. 

Each challenge provides an opportunity for creativity, imagination and execution. Finalists will transform COVID friendly mannequins into a showcase of avant-garde fashion. They will video their creations and submit them online for all the world to see!  

The winner will receive mentoring from one of the 5 judges and over $15,000 in education and prizes from our five sponsors.

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Rules & Regulations

Meet the Contestants

Photo of Alexandria Markovinovich

Supernova Salon
North Vancouver, BC

Photo of Hannah Deans

Bellissima the Salon
Oshawa, ON

Photo of Ivana Burdi

Studio Salon E
Vaughan, ON

Photo of Serayla Raine Wilson-Warner

Eau Salon
Regina, SK

Photo of Valentina Youkhanna

Hair Lab & Co
Life Hair Studio

Brampton, ON

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Meet the Mentors

The ABA Hair Challenge is proudly sponsored by Salon Magazine!