ANDIS Creative Student Rising Star Competition

What you will win

Welcome back to the Ernest Morial Convention Center! These Student are not ordinary students and this competition has uniquely been branded the best of it’s kind! Stylists will have 30 minutes to execute any style haircut and design of their choice. No existing designs or pre-haircuts are permitted. Stylists work must display a complete transformation from beginning to the end of the competition. Our student cosmetologists are changing the industry, one cut at a time! Students, you can sign up with valid/current School issued ID. We are excited to see what our up and coming professionals have to offer!

(Split Stage)

Saturday, April 3, 2023 
Place: Ernest Morial Convention Center
Address: 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Check-in Location: Competition Check-in Desk in the Registration Hall
Check-In Time: 10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Prep Location: Competition Headquarters (DO NOT GO TO MAIN STAGE)
Prep: 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Line up: 11:20 a.m.
Start Time: 11:30 a.m. Main Stage
Stage Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(30 minutes for cut, curl and style)
Judging: 12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
End Time: 1:00 p.m.

Competition Fee: $70
Includes complimentary entry for your model for the day of the competition only.


Come and see the inspiration in the 

Creative Student Rising Star Competition


You are to create a total look for the salon consumer using fashion trends in color, cut, make-up and clothing fashion (Daytime Professional to Night life look). Bronner Brothers promotes styling that yields healthy hair and scalp techniques. Give your model the perfect look to leave the office and have a night on the town with friends and remain the a visual representation of professionalism in the workplace.

On stage Competition Agenda

Hair Cut - 10 Minutes

Curling - 10 Minutes

Finish Style - 10 Minutes

Note: Students please keep in mind that sometimes less is more when installing hair weave. Even though extensions are allowed, the hair should look like it naturally grows from the scalp.  Please maintain the integrity of your hair creations and make sure that your finished product is photo ready!



Within the competition arena there are rules that must be in place to separate the average from the superior. Being good at your craft doesn’t make you GREAT and/or outstanding. 
*Being late is not being the best… Even if you cannot help the circumstances that made you late…
*Not maintaining the proper professional attitude is not being the best. You have to be able to read the situation and change your attitude to play fair and be a good competitor.
*Not being prepared with the proper equipment is not being the best… You need to think through your planning and execute properly so you will be on time and have EVERYTHING YOU NEED. it is not the responsibility of Bronner Bros. to help you have what you need, only to provide what is stated in the rules and regulations.
*If the competition is below your expectations —that is where your creativity and ingenuity should step in to make your creation outstanding no matter what you are given.  We cannot control each competitors expectations. This is our “Competition Mindset.” 
The Competition promise:
Not reading rules and regulations, arriving late, arguing with the staff, disrespecting fellow competitors, using your phone when told not to, not being present (competitor and model),  not having your head in the game (physically and mentally), and coming unprepared will lead you to point deduction and you will not have enough points to place or qualify as a winner. Don’t start out in the negative with point deductions… Be positive that you are prepared.


Early Bird Special Now through March 1, 2023.


  • MODELS: You MUST provide two forms of ID to registration for this competition to show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card with your name on it). Because age can be deceiving, your model must prove their age. Proof that the model is at least 18 years of age. Without it, the model cannot be used.
  • STUDENT COMPETITOR: Must upload active proof of student status from your school. Please contact the Director of Competitions at the email listed below at the bottom of the rules if you have issues with providing student status from your school.


This competition will take place simultaneously with the Student Barbering Competition. Half of the stage will be Barbering and the
other half will be Cosmetology.

  1. You can click HERE to view the General Rules and Regulations that govern ALL competitions.
  2. Students MUST bring STUDENT IDs to the registration hall on the day of the competition. (IF THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH YOUR STUDENT ID, PLEASE EMAIL US BEFORE AUGUST 20, 2022.)
  3. You MUST bring two forms of ID to registration that day to show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card with your name on it).  And PROOF that the model is at least 18 years of age. Without it the model cannot be used.
    1. Your student ID may be required at check in or proof on line of your active student status. Also, students with a student ID from 6 months prior may enter. (Out of school for 6 months only).
    2. The QR codes sent to you via email or Text with your proof of purchases for:
      1. Admissions (1 day pass, 3 day/2 night pass, or VIP pass)
      2. Competition fee payment of $70.
  4. By paying the entry fee, you are agreeing to all the General Rules and Regulations and the individual rules of this competition. THE COMPETITOR MUST PURCHASE ADMISSIONS IN ADDITION TO THE COMPETITION FEE.
  5. Competitor/Student must provide the model for the competition.
  6. BE ON TIME: You Must be at the Check-In desk in the CHQ at the appointed time or risk point deduction and/or disqualification. Please be aware that parking will not be easy. Also, Hotel accommodations are going fast as this is a VERY busy weekend. Traveling by Car is going to be hectic. PLEASE make time allowances to be on time because we DO NOT allow late participants nor do we give refunds for late arrivals or for any reason other than competition cancellation by Bronner Bros. Late arrivals will not be allowed to enter the competition or be allowed to go on stage after the competition has started. You have been informed.
  7. This competition is open to all cosmetology students and apprentices (with proof).
  8. Competitors may enter one model per entry fee.
  9. Be on Time!! There may be extensive detours and traffic delays near the Miami Beach Convention Center. Please use your time wisely and plan your route to the facility ahead of time. Scout the area before coming (in person or internet) to locate the best parking for you.
  10. ONLY students with a current student ID or a student ID from 6 months prior may enter. (Out of school for 6 months only)
  11. Competitor agrees to appear on site at the required CHECK-IN time or risk point deduction and/or Possible disqualification for non adherence to the time requirements. Our competitions are viewed on Main stage and have extensive Run of Show obligations. Tardies are heavily penalized. There will be NO REFUNDS issued for disqualifications due to tardies or absences. 
  12. By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to the General Rules and Regulations for Bronner Brothers Competitions. Click HERE to view.
  13. What to Bring to Registration for Model and Stylist: 
  14. You MUST bring two forms of ID to registration that day to show proof of your age and a photograph (for example, a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card with your name on it). Proof that the model is at least 18 years of age. Without it the model cannot be used.
  15. If you desire to compete and you are a high school student, please contact the Competition Director (Email address at bottom of page) before registering for proper administration knowledge.  After your school has been approved and you are a student competing with a participating High School, you will be required to bring proof of your school status on school letterhead and have a parent or guardian present to complete proper paperwork if under the age of 18. ONLY your model will receive complimentary entrance for the day of the competition.
  16. No Children under 12 are allowed on the Exhibit floor, back stage or in the area for this competition. Click HERE for our onsite DAYCARE options.
  17. Competitors reporting with models should have, chemical and color work completed, along with nails and makeup done. No Dressing room will be provided.
  18. Model’s hair is to be DRY and combed straight down ready to be cut and styled.
  19. Stylist will remove at least ½ inch of hair from circumference of the models head during actual competition. All cut hair must be left on the floor.
  20. Competitor and models must remain until the judges’ decisions are announced.
  21. Quick weaves are NOT allowed! No Adhesive tape or Bonding Glue is allowed! No Exceptions!
  22. Full and partial Wigs are prohibited (not allowed).
  23. If the competition is sponsored, All competitors may receive a gift from the sponsoring company as a part of their competition kit. The tools are yours to keep following the competition. Competitors can only use flat irons that are not ANDIS brand. If you use other electronic products (not provided on the stage) that are sold by ANDIS, you may get points deducted. When provided, you must use the equipment provided on stage by ANDIS. We will have an electronics check before the competition to ensure that you are aware of your equipment. They will not provide blow dryers in the sponsorship package. (It must be ANDIS brand). Use Code SAVE10 at checkout before March 1, 2023 to get the Early Bird Special.
  24. The Judges reserve the right to manipulate the interior of the hair for weft positioning. The original look will not be disturbed.
  25. There will be 10 minutes allowed for hair cutting.  If not executed in allotted time, competitor may be penalized.
  26. There will be 20 minutes allowed for curl and finish. If not executed in allotted time, competitor may be penalized.
  27. Extensions, partial hair weave and full hair weaves are allowed but must be pre-installed prior to competition. (No Hair pinned in with bobby pins will be allowed)
  28. Creative colored hair is allowed.
  29. Partial head or full sew in weaves and other hair extension methods are allowed. NO GLUE IN WEAVES or QUICK WEAVES and NO WIGS!
  30. No ornaments allowed! (Examples of ornamentation are: hats, buns, bows, birds, feathers, etc).
  31. Coaching by other competitors and/or audience participants will result in point deductions or disqualification.
  32. Only one 1500 watt outlet per person allowed. NO Ceramic ovens, or Marcel irons are allowed.
  33. Models may assist stylist by holding tools, but models must not touch their hair at any time.
  34. Competitors may bring their own products. Products other than Bronner Brother or Sponsored products must be in Unmarked containers or covered with masking tape, Duct Tape or white paper wrapped on container.
  35. All clothing and makeup must be worn and applied before checking in. No dressing rooms will available. There are bathrooms on the level of the Competition Headquarters.
  36. It is the responsibility of the the competitor to make sure that the model has had food and ample hydration (water) before and during the competition.
  37. ALL COMPETITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS!!!! Bronner Brothers will not be held responsible for lost or stolen items!! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  38. Absolutely no persons are allowed in the competition prep room but contestant and model. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Otherwise points will be deducted.
  39. The SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT to cancel or limit the number of competitors. There must be a minimum of 10 contestants for each contest by the start of competition. If there are NOT 10 contestants at the start of the competition, prizes/prize money will be negotiated. There will be No Refunds or exchanges for any competition.
  40. If a competitor has won first place in this  (Student Rising Star) Bronner Bros. Competition, he or she may NOT win more than twice. If a second win is accomplished, He/She may, enter any of the other Bronner Bros. Competitions of which they have not received a 1st place award in the past 2 years (4 consecutive shows). If no longer a student, you will need appropriate licensure to compete.