You know what time it is….  Grab a model and your cell phone and potentially win a MasterClass at Sassoon Academy with Mark Hayes and tons of other goodies!!

The Cell Phone Shoot-Out is a beautiful marriage of our love for Competitions, Hairbrained and Sassoon.  With a combo like that how can you go wrong?!  The beauty of this contest is it is truly about the work not fancy cameras, lighting or expensive wardrobe.    They have leveled the playing field and really stripped it down to the beauty of our craft.


When I think of Sassoon I think of Architecture and it is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. I think for hair it should be broken down to art-cut-texture so with this model you have all 3 representing a precise foundation in the cut with combo of reds and curls into a tornado to represent the windy city. -Sal Misseri, 1st Annual Hairbrained l Sassoon Academy Cellphone Shoot Out winner


How to Enter:

1. Create a look – cut and color

2. Shoot a picture with your phone’s camera. Only camera phone entries will be accepted!

3. Submit your photo by sending it to your unique mobile upload email address found at the bottom of your profile settings page CLICK HERE FOR EXACT PHOTO UPLOAD INSTRUCTIONS .  Be sure to include “SASSOON ACADEMY CELL PHONE SHOOT-OUT” in the subject line.

One entry per member – the pressure is on!


Voting will start on Thursday, October 10th and last 48 hours. One vote per stylist. Hairbrained members will be notified via email & Facebook when voting is open… so keep a look out! Winner will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 12th!



Grand Prize: Most Hb Member & Facebook Likes Combined

  • Admission to the renowned Sassoon Academy Masterclass with International Creative Director, Mark Hayes ($250 value!) in Santa Monica on November 10th. Winner will be one of the first in the US to see the brand NEW Autumn Winter 2013 Academy Collection, The Dandies*
  • $600 travel voucher to apply towards a flight and/or hotel in Santa Monica
  • Behind the scenes access to the Masterclass prep day – winner will get to shadow Mark Hayes, North American Creative Director, Traci Sakosits, North American Color Director, Richie Rivera and the rest of the Sassoon Academy team.

Members’ Choice Prize: Most Hb Member Likes

  • The world-renowned abc | Cutting Hair the Sassoon Way DVD (value $289) that explains the touchstone techniques used by Sassoon trained stylists in step-by-step detail.

Sassoon North American Creative Director, Traci Sakosits’ Pick:

  • The brand NEW Autumn Winter 2013 Collection DVD, The Dandies (value $95) Developed by the International Creative Team in London, this DVD contains excerpts from the ten cutting and coloring techniques that comprise The Dandies.


Need Inspiration?

Check out last year’s winners..


Hair by Sanja Karasman

Hair by Susan Ford