3rd Annual Hairbrained Video Award Winners

Whether you attended the wild and raucous HVA3 party, or cheered for your favorite nominees from your hometown, the collective anticipation that surrounds this annual event has come to a crescendo – and has reached it’s final conclusion. 

Over the weekend, the Hairbrained community came together in New York City to honor the craft hairdressing movement, and the heart-filled short films, which represent the spirit of the growing HB community. Ranging in tone from informative to avant-garde, these videos are always long on creativity, and never short on inspiration. Acting as a catalyst for change within our community, these films are indicative of a new movement. A movement that resists stagnation, bucks the status quo – and refuses to take no for an answer.

This year’s winners are:


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  • Behind the Scenes: The Nomad Barber of London, UK  
  • Coaching: Adam Federico for Federico Advanced, Sacramento, CA
  • Even Further: Douglas McCoy of Spokane, Washington
  • Humorous: Howie Held of Los Angeles, CA
  • LoFi [NOFi]: Hair Fucker of Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • STEPS: DJ Muldoon of San Diego, CA

Video of the Year: Adam Federico for Federico Advanced, Sacramento, CA

You can view their videos, plus the videos of all of our other nominees at: http://www.hairbrainedvideoawards.com/hva3-nominees/

But you might be wondering, what now? Well, HB community members, now is the time to act! Whether you’re a new or returning talent, have never created a film or have created dozens, we encourage you to upload your videos to Hairbrained. Your fresh and unique perspective could help to uplift your craft-hairdressing community – and it could help you to win an HVA4!

Keep an eye out for Hairbrained’s upcoming American Salon blog post, which will feature insights from Video of the Year award winner Adam Federico, plus featured artists Ivana Spicer and Mario Mesaric, of ZGAT Academy in Zagreb, Croatia.

And for more inspiration, join the craft hairdressing movement at www.hairbrained.me       

About: Hairbrained is a community of hairdressers that share a deep passion and desire to celebrate the craft of hairdressing, online socially.The community was founded by two hairdressers, Randy Taylor, a photographer / hairdresser; and Gerard Scarpaci, a world-class educator/platform artist. Both have love for our industry; its people, and the craft of hairdressing. For more information visit www.hairbrained.me.