The Third Annual Hairbrained Video Music Awards Will Be Held in NYC on March 6th

The third annual Hairbrained Video Awards will be held March 6th in New York City. Get in on the action.

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.  


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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, Coaching, Humorous, Lo-fi, 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 third annual blowout event, in association with IBS New York, set to take place at New York City’s Arena Event Space on March 6, 2016. 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 we want to show the world what our member’s our capable of. So keep imagining, content creators. Your visions inspire us all. And you never know, your next video could earn you a HVA.

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. For more information, visit