Hair design contest for next leading creators in the beauty industry

JAPAN PHOTO CREATION is an event which started in 2014. From this year this photo contest is reborn as a WORLD PHOTO CONTEST, expanding its participants worldwide.

This contest is all about finding new talents who will lead the beauty industry and giving them a chance to express and grow their creative side by competing against same-minded hairdressers and barbers all over the world.
Last year, number of entries has significantly increased as well as quality of the entries has improved. We have chosen 1 Grand Prix winner and 1 runner up.
This year, entry cost will be FREE and you can post your works through your “INSTAGRAM” account. We are hoping this contest to spread worldwide and to be the place where as many new talents around the world can challenge and brush up their creative skills. We hope to see more new talented works.

Entry Dates

April 1, 2019(Mon)
May 31, 2019(Fri)

How to Enter

All entry must be posted through INSTAGRAM; any uploaded entries using other Social Media account (SNS) will be invalid.

How to Enter

※ If the above five items are insufficient, it will not be subject to the examination.


All entry in every category is FREE


Theme of each category

Art Category
You can create and name your own theme in this category.
Salon Style Category
“Trending style of 2019 Spring/Summer”
Men’s Category(Free Style)

Rules and Regulations


May 31, 2019(Fri)

All photos must be submitted (uploaded) on your own Instagram account, with all the required information and hashtags. Submissions entered past the deadline will not be eligible to win.


Judges will be assigned from few beauty journals’ editors.

Judging process and announcement

Judging process: June 03 2019 (Mon) - June 14 2019 (Fri)
Winner announcement: End of July 2019 (TBA)
The winners will be announced on our website.


  • Their photo work will be published and appear in a beauty industry magazine.※ for Grand Prix winner and runners-up to 10th place.
  • Judge’s choice prize
  • Judge’s choice prize by beauty journals’ editors

There will be a special prize from each judge, chosen from each category.

If you require any further information, please email us on. ※We do not have phone support line, so please email us on above address, and we will get back to you.