Are YOU the new Face of The Hair Group?
Who We Are
The Hair Group is the UK’s largest group of independent salons. We are responsible for generating haircut and styling promotions in top selling women’s magazines such as Marie Claire, Zest, Glamour, Elle and Company. These promotions are for haircut and style in reputable salons countrywide giving women the opportunity to experience a new salon, and even a brand new look.
The Face of the Hair Group
Every year, we search for a new fresh face to front our prestigious brand using promotions within the media world. This is a unique and exciting competition, which has worked with top industry sponsors such as Barry M, Hairflair & Beauty, and Models Plus. It’s also an incredible opportunity for aspiring models to begin a career in modelling. There is a modelling contract with Models Plus to be won and tremendous media exposure for the lucky winner. We have now started our search for Face of the Hair Group 2012. If you think you’ve got what it takes to become the brand new Face of the Hair Group and experience being launched into the world of modelling then please go to our HOW TO ENTER page and apply today. Good Luck!
The Face of the Hair Group competition is divided into 3 rounds.
Complete the online registration form and REMEMBER to attach a picture.
Representatives from The Hair Group will select the entrants for the competition and you will be notified, if successful, by telephone or email within a month of entering the competition. If successful, entrants will then be invited to visit to the Fresh Academy to have photographs taken. Your visit to the Fresh Academy for entry photographs will include a full session at the studio. You should allow 3 hours for a photo-shoot together with professional hairstyling and make-up application. This photographic session can include building a portfolio for you which is paramount in the modelling world. A portfolio is a series of photographs capturing your different looks and image. If you would like us to help you build a portfolio whilst having your entry shots taken, please make our booking agents aware so that we can discuss your needs with our photographers.
Once you have had your entry shots taken we will select the best head shot and full length photograph which will be used to enter the competition.
Judges from the Hair Group will select their winner based on the entry shots that were taken at the Fresh Academy.
Terms & Conditions
• Entrants must be aged between 14 and 30 on 1st February 2013.
• Entrants must have a minimum dress size 6
• All entrants reaching round 2 will need to visit the Fresh Academy to have their entry photographs taken
- The lucky winner of the Face of the Hair Group 2012 will receive a host of fantastic prizes to launch her modelling career:
- • An incredible modelling contract with Models Plus
• Exposure in Hair Group promotions, examples include Company magazine, Elle magazine and The Daily Mail
• Portfolio created by one of the UK’S largest fashion studios (Fresh Academy) worth £1000
Other prizes still to be confirmed.
Our Face of the Hair Group competition has 10 heats, we'll be featuring the winners of each heat here.
Heat 1 Winner
Heat 2 Winner
Heat 3 Winners
Heat 4 Winner
Heat 5 Winner
Heat 6 Winner
Heat 7 Winners
Heat 8 Winners
Heat 9 Winners
Heat 10 Winners
Our Face of the Hair Group competition has been running since 2008 and every year we get thousands of entrants.
Our 2008 final was held at Dolce in London and out of 50 finalists from 11,500 girls, our winner was 16 year old A Level student, Rebekah Soen, of Sutton Coldfield. From the competition she appeared in all the Hair Group promotions for 2008 in various top selling magazines and daily newspapers as well as enjoying modelling assignments through Models Plus.
The 2009 Face of the Hair Group final was held at Area in Watford, and after beating thousands of entrants, the winner was Savannah Ryder. Savannah still does some exciting modelling in between her studies in beauty therapy.
The 2010 final was held at Bed & Area, in Watford. There were 42 contestants competing for the prize. Parris Reid sailed through 3 tough rounds to take the title. Since scooping the fantastic first prize Parris has done various catwalk shows for The Clothes Show and Jason Liddard Hair. Parris also teaches ballroom and latin dance in her spare time as well as competing in other modelling competitions.
21 year old Charley Cockbain from Liverpool is the current ‘Face of the Hair Group’. Charley currently studies at Manchester School of acting as well as working as a full time model/actress. Last year Charley won ‘Face of JD sports’ from this she has appeared on billboards across the country. Charley says ‘I am over the moon to be the Face of the Hair Group, all the contestants were brilliant and it was a total shock to be announced as the winner. I am extremely proud of my achievement and I am looking forward to a busy year.’
As you probably know, we’ve been rushed off our feet lately searching for the winner of Face of the Hair Group 2011. The last few weeks has seen a flurry of activity at the Fresh Academy preparing for the grand finale, getting the entire judging panel together and organising the 22 chosen beauties to come in with everything they need for the big day.
Our search began late August last Summer when we started publicising through social media channels such as Facebook, & Twitter. Those who wanted to enter uploaded their photograph and filled out the entry form on this site which then appeared on our computer screens at Fresh Academy and so started the grand competition! The Hair Group representatives selected the entrants for the competition from the thousands of forms and everyone was notified. Following this, each entrant to get through this first round was invited to the Fresh Academy’s (www.freshacademy.com) state of the art 8000 square foot studio to have their entry shots taken by the professionals, and the Hair Group team then painstakingly went through all of these photographs to select the final 22. That was hard work, believe us we had some superb entries.
In 2011, Parris Reid was crowned with the 2010 title and has enjoyed a year long reign fronting the Hair Group’s national promotions in well-known newspapers and magazines. As well as this, she won a modelling contract with Models Plus and has started her modelling career which no doubt will be very successful. As well as the aforementioned, Parris also received a host of goodies from Make-Up Guru’s Barry M AND a promotional campaign with them as well – the prize list was extremely well received for the 2011 competition too!
With thousands of entrants whittled down to the final 22, the date for the final was set for Friday 8th June 2012. The final was held at Fresh Academy in Watford. We met plenty of interesting personalities and there really was a buzzing electric atmosphere.
The judges on the day were Stevie Walters, the MD of Models Plus, Charlie Kaufman, the CEO of the Hair Group and Fresh Academy, stunning Parris Reid, last year’s terrific winner, and TV presenter Anna Watts (you may remember Anna was the previous Miss London and a Face of the Hair Group top 10 contestant, plus a star of Shipwrecked on Channel 4…quite a list!)
So, how did the day work? The finalists arrived at the Fresh Academy to register and begin their rehearsals with Lisa Powell, a well-respected choreographer. All the girls had done their own hair and make-up (we have to say we were impressed with how great they looked!) The Studio was packed, and we mean PACKED with 22 beautiful girls. Then, from the middle of the afternoon, the finalists’ guests arrived, mainly mums and dads and the competition started hotting up! The day was split into three rounds, a jeans and black vest round, the bikini round and then a top ten announced. The top ten girls paraded in cocktail gowns before the winners were announced. The judges huddled together to deliberate and made their final decisions. It’s a tough job as they say, but someone’s got to do it and it really was a tough job this year.
Drum roll please! The winners in reverse order…
In 3rd place, Mia Champion
In 2nd place, Joanna Cox
Finally, the winner of the Face of the Hair group competition 2011 was crowned…Charlie Cockbain from Liverpool – we know we’ll be seeing a lot more of Charlie throughout the next year and wish her many congratulations.
For any enquiries regarding Face of the Hair Group 2012 please email firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to our ‘How to enter’ page and enter NOW!
Portfolio Of Promotions
See what our incredible winners get up to promoting our brand during their time as the Face of the Hair Group. Click on the photographs below to see the type of promotions that we run and our stunning winners fronting the brand.
Sponsors & Links
You can keep up with all of our news on Facebook and Twitter, and of course, our blog which will keep you up to date with all the latest gossip from the competition. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and be the first to know about what’s going on in The Face of the Hair Group competition. We’re also always delighted to hear your comments and feedback. Here are some direct links to our sponsors and other websites associated with our group.
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How To Enter
Face of the Hair Group 2012/13 is now closed for entries and we will be selecting our winner very soon!
Our new competition ‘Face of Fresh 2013/14’ will be launched soon, so why not enter now if you think you have what it takes! Face of Fresh will be open for two age categories 13-17 and 18-30 with some amazing prizes – a spa day, designer dresses and the chance to represent Fresh Academy for a year. Please fill in the form and click on submit entry and leave the rest up to us!