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Fantasy Competition

We are so happy to be going to Long Beach, California! Most of our competitors are usually from the EAST Coast. This may be your chance to SHINE in new territory! Allow your imagination to run wild as you dare to inspire a new image for or Fantasy competition. This fancifully achievable competition has given vision and desire to those that have lost their creativity. Incorporating hair and artistic creativity is vital in the Beauty Industry. This Fantasy competition is open to the inspiration of the individual stylists. Let’s WOW the city with creative looks that ONLY Bronner Bros. can bring. 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! Long Beach, CA is the right place to unleash YOUR FANTASY!!


1st Place


Plus --- *A trophy from Bronner Brothers® *Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact. *Photos featured on *Admission to the next Bronner Bros. Beauty Show (3Day/night pass)

2nd Place


Plus --- *A trophy from Bronner Brothers® *Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact. *Photos featured on *Admission to the next Bronner Bros. Beauty Show(3Day/night pass)

3rd Place


Plus --- *A trophy from Bronner Brothers® *Your winning photo posted on our Bronner Bros. social media with your handle attached for contact. *Photos featured on *Admission to the next Bronner Bros. Beauty Show (3Day/night pass)


It’s our 77th Anniversary and it’s a celebration! This year’s Fantasy Competition theme is “OPEN!”

While there are many types of captivating looks and Fantasy styles, the elegance of Long Beach is riveting and exciting!

We want to see your Fantasy interpretation. You can take your inspiration from the Culture, history, music, art, and/or your personal life experiences. Your model is your canvas! Please refer to our guidelines for technical specifications. This Fantasy competition is open to the inspiration of the individual stylists. Ignite your imagination with the use of designs and materials of the past and inventions for the future.

So you are ready to show the world your version of Fantasy Hair? Netflix featured our Amazing Fantasy Competition in the “We are the Champions” Series. We are episode 3.

Netflix showed only a small amount of the creativity that has been discovered in the beauty industry.

Sign up today! This competition is limited to 25 competitors. The Fee for this competition is $200. Click on the below button to Register for the Fantasy Competition.


Place: Long Beach Convention Center
Address: 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Check-in Location: Competition Check-in Desk in the Registration Hall
Check-In Time: 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Prep Location: Competition Headquarters (DO NOT GO TO MAIN STAGE)
Prep: 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Line up: 2:20 a.m.
Start Time: 2:30 p.m. Main Stage
Stage Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Judging: 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
End Time: 4:30 p.m.

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 (wiggy looking) creations are usually highly penalized. The models face must be visible to be seen by the audience and for the safety of seeing the runway.
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.

Competition Rules: 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.


Competitors please note: The head is the canvas and the model’s 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 model’s face must be visible to see the runway.


Competition Rules: 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Inspecting your work before completion, to correct symmetry, is vital. Design Lines will have NO EFFECT if not executed well. And choosing the right model is critical to the end result. Please consider the skin of the head and face as a canvas for your artistic work.

  1. The use of Cell phones is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Any infraction will cause significant point deduction.
  2. Please arrive on time! Once doors are closed, no competitors or models will be allowed to enter. Security will be present. There will be no refunds given for late arrivals. No entry will be allowed past security after 12:30 pm.
  3. This competition is open to all licensed Professional Cosmetologists and Barbers Only.
  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. Tardiness is heavily penalized. There will be NO REFUNDS issued for disqualifications due to tardiness or absences.
  5.  There can be extensive traffic delays and detours near or around the Convention Center.  Please use your time wisely and plan your route to the facility ahead of time.
  6. This competition is limited to Females models, ages 18 and older of any race, creed, or nationality.
  7. What to Bring to Registration for Model and Stylist:
    1. MODELS: You MUST bring two forms of ID to registration the day of the 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). Proof that the model is at least 18 years of age. Without it, the model cannot be used.
    2. COMPETITORS: Your License or proof online of your active status. (It may be requested.)
    3. 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).
      2. Competition fee payment of $200. (Your name should appear on the list from your prior online registration.)
  8. By participating in this Contest, all entrants and model’s 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. The time allotted for this competition is split into sections. The competitor will have prep time in the Competition Headquarters (CHQ) or behind the stage and also positioning/presentation time on stage. The times are subject to change.
  11. Children under 12 are NOT allowed on the exhibit floor, back stage or in the area for this competition. Click here for our onsite DAYCARE options.
  12. Competitors may enter two models. However, the competition fee must be paid for both models.
  13. NO additional time will be given for additional models on main stage. All creations must be completed for both models in the time allotted. NO ADDITIONAL TIME WILL BE GIVEN ON MAIN STAGE.
  14. The model(s) will receive complimentary passes for the day of the competition ONLY.
  15. When you enter the registration area, your model needs to be with you. Please check in together. You will have 1 hour and 45 minutes of prep to begin your creation in the CHQ and 90 minutes to finish the look on main stage in front of the audience.
  16. You can report to the competition area with your model partially completed or bare and undone. Please check the schedule above for your time allotments.
  17. All hairpieces and postiches can be totally pre-done and brought onsite. We recommend that Make up and nails are totally completed before arrival.
  18. Competitor will provide all materials, attire, hair, tools, and equipment needed for the completion of this finished look.
  19. Wigs are NOT allowed.
  20. The texture disposition of the model’s hair does not matter. (Permed, locs, natural)
  21. We will not have access to hooded hair dryers. Hand held blow dryers will be allowed during the competition.
  22. Contestants and models must remain until the judges’ decisions are announced.
  23. Only the Competitor and Model are allowed in the Competition Room during Prep time. Your guests and all show attendees will be allowed to see all creations and attachments on main stage during the competition. They will need to purchase a pass to see you on stage.
  24. Competitor and model may only do “touching up” to the models make-up. Time will not allow for a full face of makeup.
  25. When the model  and the competitor are not the same person, the model is not allowed to assist with any portion of hair completion. Only holding the hairpiece for pinning is allowed.
  26. No other people are allowed on Main stage or in the Competition Headquarters to assist; i.e. make-up artist, wardrobe specialist, etc. Also no one else is allowed in the preparation room but contestant and model or points will be deducted. If you are the model and the competitor, you can only accept help with accessing supplies but not with styling or  positioning.
  27. Any method of setting, gels, fixatives and coloring agents may be used to achieve the finished hairstyle.
  28.  It is recommended that Hairpieces and postiche be completed prior to coming on site to be attached during the competition on Main Stage. All ornamentation and head pieces must be attached to the hairstyle during the designated time visibly before the live audience.
  29. Judging will be done on a visual basis only. Your creation will not be disassembled. Use code SAVE10 at check out Now through May 31, 2023 to participate in the Early Bird Special.
  31. 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. Please make sure that you are complete in every area.
  32. No live animals, reptiles, or fish are allowed as props. 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.
  33. For clarity: 2/3 of the models hair and head must be visible and uncovered.
  34. Hair and jewelry are both included in the total size of the foundation attached to the models head.
  35. Please note: When beads, rhinestones, and other ornaments are attached to the headpiece, and touching the models head, they add in to the total headpiece foundation.
  36. Hair ornaments must be made of 85% hair.  The entire design must be made of 85% hair. (Human or synthetic hair of any color).
  37. 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 theme.
  38. 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.
  39. 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 or risk disqualification. In doing so, the competitor agrees to abide by the decision of the judges.
  40. The Bronner Bros and 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.
  41. 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.
  42. ALL COMPETITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS!!! Bronner Brothers will not be responsible for lost or stolen items. NO Exceptions!
  43. 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.
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.

FYI: Chairman of Judges, Dave Ray, has a collection of videos to help you better understand parts of the competition? View them here:

Color Contrasting

Learn What’s Trending

One-Third of the Head (1/3)

How to choose a Model

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