Sebastian Professional What's Next Awards 2018

The 2018 Sebastian Professional What’s Next Awards will begin accepting entries August 1st, 2017

Sebastian was born from a vision of beauty without boundaries. We think outside the lines of our craft, and follow our artistic ambition to the edge, creating new possibilities for self-expression through competition. The Annual What’s Next Awards is your chance to shape the next evolution of creative vision within and beyond our industry.

Sebastian Professional’s WHAT’S NEXT AWARDS (WNA) is the premiere hair styling competition for Student and Professional talent who dare to take their creativity to the next level. The What’s Next Awards competition allows those working in the salon industry to express their talent through a one-of-a-kind hairstyling competition. Each year, Sebastian releases a hair collection to inspire entries. This year, that collection is Twisted. From August 1st – December 15th 2017 Sebastian invites stylists to upload a picture of their most “Twisted” inspired look, into one of three categories; Student, Professional or Affiliated Artist and become WHAT’S NEXT.


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Professional Category

  • $2,000 cash prize
  • Editorial Photo shoot
  • Assist backstage @ NYFW

Affiliated Artist Category

  • $1,500 cash prize
  • Editorial Photo shoot
  • Day of mentorship with a Sebastian Professional Top Artist

Student Category

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Assist at Photo shoot
  • Starter Kit valued at $1,000

For more information on this year’s collection and how to enter visit SEBASTIANWNA.COM