Student Contest

Enter to Win the Intercoiffure America Canada Student Contest:
Win a Trip to New York City, September 29 & 30

Beauty School Students –
The theme for this year’s Intercoiffure America Canada (ICA) Student Contest is sustainability! We’ll be working with the Green Beauty Community, and we want to see your creativity and passion for eco-friendly hairstyling.


Modeled on the well-known Intercoiffure America Canada (ICA) Nouveau program—which recognizes outstanding looks created by stylists in the first five years of their career—the ICA Student program recognizes outstanding beauty school students and their instructors.

All finalists’ entries will be shared onscreen at the ICA Fall Atelier and featured on the ICA and Pivot Point websites, and the top student honoree and their instructor will both be brought to New York City (all expenses paid) and honored onstage at the ICA Fall Atelier (September 29-30)!

What can you win?

  • All our finalists and their instructors will have their work showcased online and at the ICA Fall Atelier!
  • Our top student honoree and their instructor will win a fabulous, all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to attend and be recognized onstage at the ICA Fall Atelier on September 29th and 30th!

How do you enter? (It’s free!)

Submit your entry video. Students create a short video (under 30 seconds) on their phones explaining what sustainability means to them as hairstylists. There are no wrong answers.

Submit your video by July 26: 

What are the rules?

  • Your 30 second video has to be submitted by July 26.
  • Intercoiffure Student Contest finalists will be chosen based on their submitted videos.
  • Each finalist will choose a beauty school instructor to work with.
  • We’ll provide each finalist with a Pivot Point eco-friendly Cap Series mannequin, detailed contest guidelines, and directions how to submit their sustainability-inspired look.
  • You must be a student at an accredited beauty school when you enter. Students may have graduated by the ICA Fall Atelier date.
  • All work submitted must be the sole work of the student, with instructor supervision. The finalist entry must include both the student and the instructor name.
  • Looks can be created using any combination of cut, color (including spray colors), and styling.
  • Mannequin makeup is optional.
  • Hair fillers are not allowed.


  • Intercoiffure Student Contest Judges:
    • Perry Monge – Chairperson, Intercoiffure Nouveau
    • Anna Pacitto – Artistic Director, Intercoiffure
    • Jason Russell – Product Experience Senior Manager, Pivot Point
    • Hannah Craik – Co-founder, Green Beauty Community
  •  Mannequin entries will be judged on both skills and creativity. 
  •  All judge’s decisions are final

Finalist Guidelines

  • Students will be required to submit six photos of their design:
    • Four different mannequin shots (one front, one back, one left side, one right side)
    • Two different group shots including the student, their instructor, and their finished mannequin (the first showing the intact mannequin, the second showing the mannequin with the cap removed from the headform)
  • By submitting their entry, the student and their instructor attest that the student was the only person to work on this mannequin and that all work was done at the school under the instructor’s supervision
  • All work is accepted in good faith. Disqualification will apply to any person(s) abusing contest rules
  • Submitted videos and images become the property of ICA and their contest partners. ICA and their contest partners reserve the right to use the entrants’ names and images for publicity purposes as seen fit
  • All dates are subject to change

Students, ready to show off your sustainable style? Enter today!

*None of these photos are of actual hair or models, AI generated them all in less than a minute! What will your imagination create?