Fantasy Competition

Dare to Inspire:
Fantasy Competition 2019

What you win:

Winner: Ashley Payne – Winston Salem, NC
@ashley payne or @beautyispayne_stylingsalon

  • $750
  • Sponsored prizes
  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®
  • Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact (hashtag).
  • Photos featured on
  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2019(VIP pass)
  • Photos featured in the Bronner Brothers Show Guide August 2019


Nikita Kimmons – Moscow, TN
@Kita Kimmons

  • $450
  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®
  • Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact (hashtag).
  • Photos featured on
  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2019 (3-day pass)

Lavita Griffin – Talladega, AL
@Lavita Lynstrong Griffin

  • $250
  • A trophy from Bronner Brothers®
  • Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact (hashtag).
  • Photos featured on
  • Admission to Bronner Bros. Beauty Show August 2019 (3-day pass)

NO Onsite Registration! 
Competition Deadline is 
March 29, 2019 -11:59pm

Competition Fee: $100


You can click the above image to register.

Fantasy Competition

Welcome to New Orleans! Allow your imagination to run wild as you dare to inspire a new image for Fantasy Mardi Gras. This fancifully achievable competition has given vision and desire to those that have lost their creativity. This Fantasy competition is inspired by the vast creativity of our multicultural stylists in New Orleans, LA. This competition is designed for the imagination to venture into new avenues of visual stimulation and beauty. Register and show the Beauty industry the next level of  ingenuity and creativity! Take your imagination Up Up Up and awaaaay!!


The Fee for this competition is $100 (You still must pay for admission to the show separately).

Click Here to Purchase your Beauty Show Pass

Click Here to Register for the Fantasy Competition  

THE COMPETITOR’S MODEL will be given complimentary entrance to the Bronner Bros. Exhibit Hall Floor on the day of their competition ONLY!

Please be ON TIME!!!
Limited to 35 Competitors


For questions, please contact us at . We will contact you within 48 hours.


Date: SUNDAY, March 31, 2019
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Check-in Location: Competition Desk in Registration Hall
Prep Location: Competition Headquarters 
Check In time: 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Prep Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Main Stage Start Time: 3:00 pm
Stage Time: 1.0 hours
Judging time: 3:45pm –  4:00 pm
End Time: 4:00 pm



Competitors please note: The head is the canvas and the models natural hair has to be incorporated into the headpiece. The headpiece MUST be built into the foundation of the hair. The appearance of wig creations are usually highly penalized. The models face must be visible to see the runway.

Competitors are to create your own New Orleans MARDI GRAS personality.  Be sure to dress your model to radiate the look you have chosen. This competition will be judged by the complete look from head to fingertips to toes.

At the Present time: Only Female Mardi Gras looks are requested.

Competition Rules:

  1. By paying the entry fee, you are agreeing to all the General Rules and Regulations and the individual rules of this competition. Click HERE to view General Rules and Regulations.
  2. The use of Cell phones should be kept to an emergency only minimum. Photos are allowed but with HIGH CAUTION as you may capture someone and something that wishes not to be photographed and posted on social media.
  3. The competition is open to any licensed Professional Cosmetologist.
  4. 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.
  5. There is extensive construction next to the Georgia World Congress Center. The Georgia Dome as been removed and construction is underway for more hotel space and parking. There may be detours and traffic delays. Please use your time wisely and plan your route to the facility ahead of time.
  6. This competition is limited to legally Female models ages 18 and older.
  7. It is the responsibility of the competitor to read and understand the General Rules and Regulations.
  8. By participating in this Contest, all entrants and models irrevocably and forever agree to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bronner Bros. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, liability, injury, damage, death, loss, expense, or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt, travel related to, inability to use, or use of any prize.  Entry and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes permission for the Sponsor and their agencies to use the participating entrants’ and models’ name, address (city and state) and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation or authorization, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation Internet, unless prohibited by law.
  9. Current Bronner Brothers employees, platform artists, and educators cannot compete in this competition. A minimum of 1 year of non association is required to qualify.
  10. 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.
  11. Competitors may enter two models. However, the competition fee must be paid for both models. Only Female Mardi Gras looks are requested (Models may be of any race, color, nationality or creed.) 
  12. The model(s) will receive complimentary passes for the day of the competition ONLY. NO additional time will be given for additional models in the prep room. All creations must be completed for both models in the time allotted. NO ADDITIONAL TIME WILL BE GIVEN IN PREP ROOM OR ON STAGE.
  13. Report to the competition area with your model’s hair rolled and/or molded and dried. Arrive with makeup completed and attire already on. There is only 1 hour allowed for prep time.
  14. All hairpieces and postiches can be totally completed. They are to be positioned and attached on the models head in the prep room during the prep time.
  15. Competitor will provide all materials, attire, hair, tools, and equipment needed for the completion of this finished look.
  16. Hairpieces and postiches can be pre-done and brought on site for attachment during prep time.
  17. NO wigs are allowed.  
  18. We will not have access to hooded hair dryers. Hand held blow dryers will be allowed during prep time.
  19. Make-up and clothes must compliment the hairstyle. Judging will include the total look from head to toe (fingernails included). Please be complete in every area.
  20. Contestant and models must remain until the judges’ decisions are announced.
  21. Only the Competitor and Model are allowed in the Competition Room during Prep time.
  22. Competitor and model may do the make-up. The model is not allowed to assist with any portion of hair completion. Only holding the hairpiece for pinning is allowed.
  23. No other people are allowed in prep room to assist; i.e. make-up artist, wardrobe specialist, etc.  No one else is allowed in the preparation room but contestant and model or points will be deducted. The viewing show attendees will be allowed to see all creations on main stage.
  24. Any method of setting, gels, fixatives and coloring agents may be used to achieve the finished hairstyle.  Hairpieces and postiche must be completed prior to coming on site to be attached during the prep time. All ornamentation and head pieces must be attached to the hairstyle during the designated time visibly before the committee.
  25. Judging will be done on a visual basis only. Your creation will not be disassembled.
  27. This is a Fantasy competition.  Judging will include hair, headdress, clothing, make-up, nails, and accessories.  Entries will be judged on the total appearance of Total Fantasy Look- Mardi Gras. Please make sure that you are complete in every area.
  28. No live animals, reptiles, or fish are allowed as props.
  29. The Hairpiece(s) cannot cover more than 1/3 of the models head. (Points will be deducted). You can click HERE to review 1/3 of head preparation video.
    1. For clarity: 2/3 of the models hair and head must be visible and uncovered.
    2. Hair and jewelry are both included in the total size of the foundation attached to the models head.
    3. When beads, rhinestones, and other ornaments are attached to the headpiece,and touching the models head, they add in to the total headpiece foundation.
  30. Hair ornaments must be made of 85% hair.  The entire design must be made of 85% hair. (Human or synthetic hair of any color). 
  31. The finished style must be part of the model’s total look. The hairstyle and attire must compliment each other.  The attire must tie-in with the hairstyle and Mardi Gras theme.  
  32. 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.
  33. The artist/competitor must sign and submit the official entry application agreeing with the Rules and Regulations and the required fee(s). Also competitor and model must sign a liability waiver. In doing so, the competitor agrees to abide by the decision of the judges.
  34. The SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT to require a minimum number of competitors.  There must be a minimum of 10 contestants by the start of the competition.  If there are NOT 10 contestants at the start of the competition, prizes/prize money will be negotiated.
  35. PROHIBITED looks: No grotesque – No Horror – No Cult – No Monsters or you will be disqualified. ALL finished looks must be based in BEAUTY. Dark painted and fierce faces may be considered Horror from past TV shows and Super Hero looks. If your child will run from the look, it will not be suitable for our stage.
  36. ALL COMPETITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS!!! Bronner Brothers will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. NO Exceptions!
  37. NOTICE: If a competitor has won 1st place in this Bronner Bros Competition in the past, he/she may not enter this competition again for 2 years after the winning year or 4 consecutive beauty shows. However, he/she may enter any of the other Bronner Brothers competitions at any time.


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In past Beauty Shows, competitors that chose to disregard any rule had significant point reduction and severely decreased their opportunity to win the competition.