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Georgia 2023 Braid Master Competition - [Guideline]

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

The BeautyMaster Braid Master competition, hosted by BeautyMaster and Sensationnel, is an exciting opportunity for hairstylists to showcase their creative and innovative braiding skills. The judges, comprising Beauty Master owners and top management members, are looking for a unique, practical, and beautiful style that breaks away from traditional norms.



Update Timeline & Guideline

The event duration has been extended by 1 hour due to an increase in the number of participants. Please refer to the updated timeline for specific details. The schedule might extend slightly from the announced time, following the progress of the competition.


  • Early Access Pick Up: We are providing Ruwa pre-stretched 24" braids 6-pack for the competition. As there might be limited color availability on the competition day, we want to offer you the opportunity to reserve your preferred colors in advance. On the day before the competition, August 4th, you can visit the store and reserve 6 packs of Ruwa, ensuring you get the colors you desire.

  • Braiding Preparation: Models should be ready for braiding, and any additional attachments or gimmicks applied to the model's hair before the start will be considered as factors for point deduction.

  • Team Setup: The setup will include one braider and one model per team, with no other assistants allowed. No help can be received from friends, helpers, or partners.

  • Presentation: Each model will be given 2 minutes. During this time, the models and stylists will be on the stage to introduce the work. A photographer at the competition will take pictures of each model during this time. The presentation will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Runway: All models will have time to walk the runway on the stage. Please note that all models are okay with walking.

  • Interview: All participants will have a short interview with the announcer during the competition.


Where, what, and when is the competition?
  • Date : August 5th, 2023

  • Location : Beauty Master, 1400 Mount Zion Rd. Morrow, GA 30260

  • Arrival Time : Participants must arrive before 12 PM, and lunch will not be provided. Participants should arrive after their meal. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from participating in the braid master event.

  • Competition Time : The competition starts promptly at 1 PM and will end at 4:30 PM.

  • Winners : The directors of Beauty Master & Sensationnel will choose the winners, and they will be primarily contacted by these industry leaders for future events.

  • Outfit Guidelines:

    • Stylist: All participants are recommended to wear black clothes to maintain a cohesive look. We will provide an apron.

    • Model: We recommend that the clothes and accessories worn by the models are within the limits of what is legal in a public place. Nudity, genital exposure, and excessive exposure are prohibited. To prevent accidents, any excessively large accessories, very high heels, or overly large outfits will be checked by staff before the start of the presentation.

  • Model : Participants must bring their own model with no age limits.

  • Hair : All competitors are required to use Ruwa braids and Sensationnel hair extensions exclusively. All contestants will get a maximum of six packs of 3X Ruwa Pre-stretched Braid 24” per contestant for the competition. Participants should bring their own hair kits, such as braid lace, accessories, or any other tools they may need to create their braided hairstyle. Sensationnel's hair products are available for purchase at Beauty Master.

  • To make the most of your time during the competition, it's crucial to complete all necessary preparations beforehand. Every minute counts, so make sure everything is ready in advance. Preparing in advance allows you to save time during the competition for styling hair. However, please note that any additional artificial hair or human hair attached to the model's head on top of the prepping may result in disqualification, so please exercise caution beforehand.


How to increase your chances of winning?

  1. Research and gather inspiration : Start by exploring various braiding techniques and styles from different cultures and eras. Look for unique and innovative ideas in magazines, blogs, social media, and hairstyling books.

  2. Develop your concept : Once you've gathered inspiration, brainstorm and develop a unique concept for your braided hairstyle. Consider how you can incorporate elements of practicality and beauty, while also pushing the boundaries of conventional braiding.

  3. Choose the right hair extensions and accessories : If you decide to use hair extensions or accessories, make sure they complement your braided hairstyle. Choose high-quality materials that match the hair color and texture, and select accessories that enhance the overall look without overpowering it.

  4. Create a visually appealing presentation : In addition to executing a beautiful and creative hairstyle, consider how you will present your work to the judges. Think about the overall look, including makeup, wardrobe, and any props or backdrops that can help to tell the story of your hairstyle.

  5. Practice time management : During the competition, you will need to complete your hairstyle within a specified time frame. Be sure to practice working under similar constraints to ensure you can deliver your best work within the allotted time.

  6. Stay updated on competition guidelines : Keep an eye on any updates or changes to the competition rules and guidelines, so you can be fully prepared and compliant when the event takes place.

  7. By focusing on these tips and making the most of Ruwa braids and Sensationnel hair extensions, you can create a stunning, innovative, and practical braided hairstyle that will impress the judges and showcase your exceptional talent in the BeautyMaster Braid Master competition.

  8. This is of utmost importance. This competition values your creative license highly. You must complete all design aspects on your own. Once your model is prepared, you are responsible for finalizing and completing everything by yourself. Any interference or participation from assistants or partners could lead to disqualification from the competition.



(Q&A) The frequently asked questions from contestants

Update Q: Can I provide additional instruments or music during my presentation?

A: Providing additional instruments or music during the presentation time is not allowed. This is to ensure that all participants are judged fairly in the same amount of time and given the same conditions. The presentation will take place on stage. However, I will suggest this matter to the organizing side for next year's competition.

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Update Q: How long will each braider have to complete their look?

A: Each braider will have 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete their look.

Update Q: How long will we have to present?

A: Each participant will be given 2 minutes to present their work on stage with their models.


Update Q: Is a shirtless man with African body art appropriate?

A: Body art on the model is not an issue. However, please ensure it is not overly suggestive.


Update Q: I saw in the guidelines that no extra props are allowed, or you will be disqualified. I wanted to attach my model's hair to mine. Would I be disqualified for that?

A: All participants are allowed to use props. However, only the hair that we provide can be used for hair extensions. Other props are permissible, but anything similar to artificial hair or shaped like hair that could lead to misunderstandings may result in intervention by the competition officials during the competition, and this could lead to disqualification. I hope this clarifies things.


Update Q: Will there be accessories available for us to use, such as butterfly clips, flowers, and tinsel? Or can we bring our own?

A: Participants are allowed to use accessories that are not too flashy. However, you are responsible for bringing your own accessories.


Update Q: What is the dress code for the model?

A: The dress code for the model is flexible and up to your discretion. However, the outfit should complement and enhance your work without overwhelming it.


Update Q: Are the models going to walk? Or are the judges going to walk by and do the judging?

A: Yes, all models will walk on the runway to showcase their hair. After the model's presentation and runway walk, participants and judges will have the opportunity to vote and evaluate the work.


Update Q: Can I team up with a partner for the competition?

A: No, this competition is designed to showcase your unique creativity and individual prowess. It is mandatory that all design aspects are handled solely by you. After your model is set up, it is your responsibility to independently bring your design to completion. Please be aware that any input or assistance from a third party - such as partners or helpers - will be grounds for immediate disqualification.


Q: Can we bring family members to support us during the competition?

A: Absolutely! You are welcome to bring your supporters to cheer you on during the competition.


Q : What will the workspace look like? Will I need to bring my own table for supplies?

A: Each participant will be provided with a styling chair and a table space. However, you are required to bring your own hair kit, including braid lace, accessories, and any other necessary tools for creating your braided hairstyle.


Q: Does the entire style have to be created while at the event? I wanted to add braid work to the outfit my model wears and wanted to see if that was permitted to be prepared prior to the event.

A : In hair competitions, it is typically required that the models' hair either starts with a wig cap or is in a basic, natural, and normal condition. This is to ensure that all the participants are working with a similar starting point and have an equal opportunity to showcase their creativity and skill in styling the hair. Starting with a wig cap or natural hair also allows the judges to evaluate the hairstyles based on their technical execution and design, rather than on the quality or condition of the model's hair before the competition. However, model outfit coordination can involve selecting accessories to complement your work, which can be done in advance of the event. The outfit should enhance your work without overwhelming it.


Q : Will the hair be provided for us on the day of the event or do we need to purchase it ourselves?

A : Each participant will receive a maximum of six-packs of 3X Ruwa Pre-stretched Braid 24" for use during the competition. If you require additional braids, they will be available for purchase at the store. We are also offering a special deal on August 5th from 9 AM to 5 PM, where you can enjoy a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion on Sensationnel Ruwa braids (while supplies last).


Q: What colors will be available?

A : We will have a variety of colors available for the hair, including 1, 1B, 2, 27, 30, 33, 350, 39J, 4, 613, BG, BLUE, LILAC, M44, M51, MATTEGRAY, NBLUE, NGREEN, NORANGE, NPINK, NPURPLE, PERIWINKLE, PURPLE, RED, SM1B/27, SM1B/27/613, SM1B/30, SM1B/30/27, SM1B/33, SM1B/350, SM1B/BG, SM1B/DBL/YEL, SM1B/DB/LBL, SM1B/MT/LMT, SM1B/PUR/PK, SM1B/RD/FRD, SM27/613, SM30/27, SM4/613, SMGR/NLIME, SMORG/NLIME. However, depending on the circumstances on the day of the competition, some colors may not be available for use.


Q: Will we be styling in front of the other contestants?

A : Yes, a total of 30 contestants will be styling at the same place and time.


Q: Will there be an audience or just the contestants, judges, stylists, and models?

A : The competition will be held in the store, and customers can be the audience. So, there will be an audience in addition to the contestants, judges, stylists, and models.


Please note that additional questions and answers regarding the hair competition may be updated periodically. We recommend checking the competition's official website link for the most up-to-date information. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not addressed on the website, please do not hesitate to contact to 'hello@beautymaster.com' directly.


We look forward to seeing all the participants showcase their skills and creativity in the competition!




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