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TIGI ‘Backstage Heroes’ Hairdressing Challenge Invites Entries for Season 3

TIGI ‘Backstage Heroes’ Hairdressing Challenge Invites Entries for Season 3

TIGI Backstage Heroes – a platform for Indian hairdressers to showcase their artistry and talent – returns for a third season. Created ‘By the Hairdresser, For the Hairdresser’, the competition aims to recognise, refine, and reward talent in the hairstyling industry.

The previous edition is said to have had 3000 hairstylists battle it out for the winner’s title. This season is expected to be bigger with new categories and better rewards. This season’s competition will showcase six categories to judge the best in hairdressing talent. Additionally, the shortlisted semi-finalists get an opportunity to interact with TIGI founder and iconic hairstylist, Anthony Mascolo. 

The jury for this season includes Indian Hairdressing icon Aalim Hakim, celebrity hairstylist Savio John Pereira, and TIGI USA Creative Director Philip Downing. With the restrictions that come with the new-normal post COVID19, the entire contest is going completely digital in the first phase. Right from the call for entry, to shortlisting and even training will be hosted online. The semi-finalists will then get exclusive, in-depth sessions on cut, style and trends from the TIGI Global Creative team, virtually.

The grand finalists stand a chance of winning a cash prize worth INR 1 lakh, along with the trophy and other exciting prizes. The runners-up get cash prizes worth INR 50,000 and INR 25,000.

The six categories of the competition are:

Street Style  street-inspired hair styling. The hair can be of any length, colour and texture.

Masterpiece — avant-garde styles that challenge and inspire. Play with hair of any length, texture and colour.

Queen for a Day — showcases glamour of the long hair cut and style. The hair can be of any colour and texture.

Manipulator — a unisex category to test short haircut and styling

Power Play — focus on haircut and styling for men.

Inspirational Youth – exclusively for students who are currently studying the craft. No prior experience is necessary. This is an open category where they can showcase their skills.

Professionals can submit their entry through Instagram or Facebook, tagging TIGI India page. Entries can also be uploaded on

Participants must be aged 18+ years.

Registration ends on 30th August 2020.

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