The search is on to find the nation’s top upcoming hair and beauty stylists as “Create the Look” returns for 2017.

If you are a budding hair stylist, make-up artist, beautician or nail technician, take the opportunity to submit images or video clips of your most inspired creations for a chance to be crowned the UK’s best.

This event, organised by SME Insurance Services Ltd (SMEi), providers of specialist business insurance to hairdressers and salons, is now in its second year, and aims to provide a platform for young and future talent to showcase their work. Salon owners, hair and beauty professionals and colleges may also nominate their top trainees.

Entries may incorporate singular or multiple elements of styling; including hair, make-up, beauty treatments and nail art. Simply submit a photo or video of the nominee’s work on the web page with a short description on how they produced the look and their tips for recreating it.

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In addition to being crowned the UK’s best up-and-coming stylist in this competition, the overall winner will receive a professional photo shoot experience for their winning “look”, a 2017 winner’s plaque, as well as a selection of hair and beauty kit from worth up to £200. Two runners-up will also each receive a runner-up plaque, plus some luxury hair and beauty products, and equipment from

Entries must be received before 12pm Monday 6 March, with shortlisting based on the stylist’s creativity. Finalists will then be put to a public vote – giving people the chance to choose their favourite look, and our three expert judges, comprising; Jodie Withers, Editor of Good Salon Guide, Emily Hunter, Editor of Beauty Magazine, and Katherine Priest, Makeup Artist and blogger at


For more information and to upload your nomination, go to:



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