Russian Barber Community and the creators of the classy and reputable fest Russian Barber Week present AceCut 2020, the annual photographic contest for barbers and hairdressers.
Winners
We took 25 works to the second stage and only 10 went to the finals. There will be only on winner. Browse the nominations to see who won.
Participation
To participate in ACECUT contest the following simple requirements shall be met:
  • 1
    Ensure that you are barber, hairdresser or stylist from any country and over 18 years old.
  • 2
    Follow accounts @russianbarbercommunity and @acecut_contest.
  • 3
    Choose category and make a work according to corresponding rules. Take work's picture.
  • 4
    Put contest logo on photo. Create description of your work and don't forget to add hashtag of the selected category.
  • 5
    Make a post in your account. Make sure that account is open.
  • 6
    Participation is free. So you can post any number of works in different categories.
Categories
To participate in ACECUT contest the following simple requirements shall be met:
Now mobile photo is main and the quickest method to show all your followers which work you managed to make. We made the special category Mobile Shot for this separate genre. You will have to create male image expressed in hair-cut and further shot on smartphone camera. Hope you have good camera.
the most important for participation
Prepare one color or black-and-white photo of a work, made on smartphone or camera phone.
One male model over 14 years old. Face shall be visible on photo.
State phone model in work description.
Allowed angles: en face, profile or 3/4.
besides
Photo can be made either inside or outside.
Background - any
State account of the contest's participant.

Remember to put contest logo on each photo and state accounts @acecut_contest, @russianbarbercommunity in the post and put hashtag #acecut2020_mobileshot.

copy hashtags
examples of works

Watch examples of works suitable for the category as well as post descriptions.

kvenzo.barber.cuts
kvenzo.barber.cuts New work in category MOBILE SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_mobileshot. Made on iPhone 11
nikolay_generalov
nikolay_generalov New work in category MOBILE SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_mobileshot. Made on iPhone 11
nikolay_generalov
nikolay_generalov New work in category MOBILE SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_mobileshot. Made on iPhone 11
beardpumper
beardpumper New work in category MOBILE SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_mobileshot. Made on iPhone 11

These photos and post description are for illustrative purpose only and are provided by one of our judges. Don't limit yourself in creative fantasy!

Please note correctness of category's hashtag and stating the needed accounts.

judging principles

For each category we created different judging rules so that no one will have questions.

judges assess in priority order
1
Form and purity of hair-cut
2
Appropriateness of hair-cut
3
Quality of hair dressing
4
Photo quality
impact of judges groups on final score for work
Click on group name to get to corresponding section of judges read the whole rules
A lot of time has been passed, a lot of awareness-raising work has been done - and there is a result: color stopped fear men. There is not only request to "dye grayness", "coolly dye into blonde". Clients are ready to experiment with different colors. We offer you to create male image expressed in hair-cut together with hair dying.
the most important for participation
Prepare one color photo.
One male model over 14 years old.
Photo can be made either inside or outside.
One angle of model setting off hair-cut and color.
besides
Team work is allowed.
Number of participants is unlimited.

Remember to put contest logo on each photo and state accounts @acecut_contest, @russianbarbercommunity in the post and put hashtag #acecut2020_cutandcolor.

copy hashtags
examples of works

Watch examples of works suitable for the category as well as post descriptions.

charlieculleneducation
charlieculleneducation New work in category CUT&COLOR
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_cutandcolor.
maria_hairfucker
maria_hairfucker New work in category CUT&COLOR
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_cutandcolor.
snegga_official
snegga_official New work in category CUT&COLOR
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_cutandcolor.
snegga_official
snegga_official New work in category CUT&COLOR
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_cutandcolor.

These photos and post description are for illustrative purpose only and are provided by one of our judges. Don't limit yourself in creative fantasy!

Please note the necessity of group photo as well as correctness of category's hashtag and stating the needed accounts..

judging principles

For each category we created different judging rules so that no one will have questions.

judges assess in priority order
1
Form and purity of hair-cut
2
Dying complexity
3
Color purity
4
Color and hair-cut combinability
5
Quality of hair dressing
6
Appropriateness of the model's image
7
Appropriateness of photo
impact of judges groups on final score for work
Click on group name to get to corresponding section of judges read the whole rules.
This category is a gift for perfectionist. You can spend dozens of hours to create ideal male image and transfer it through perfect photo.
the most important for participation
One color or black-and-white photo emphasizing both perfectness of image and photographer's mastership.
One male model over 14 years old.
State equipment used for shotting in the description.
Team work is allowed, number of the participants is not limited.
besides
Make-up for model is possible.
Full-length photo of model is not allowed.
State accounts of executors together with their roles.

Remember to put contest logo on each photo and state accounts @acecut_contest, @russianbarbercommunity in the post and put hashtag #acecut2020_perfectshot.

copy hashtags
examples of works

Watch examples of works suitable for the category as well as post descriptions.

pimenthebarber
pimenthebarber New work in category PERFECT SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut2020_perfectshot.
moskalevamarina
moskalevamarina New work in category PERFECT SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut2020_perfectshot.
yasnikovayulia
yasnikovayulia New work in category PERFECT SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut2020_perfectshot.
pavelokhapkin
pavelokhapkin New work in category PERFECT SHOT
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut2020_perfectshot.

These photos and post description are for illustrative purpose only and are provided by one of our judges. Don't limit yourself in creative fantasy!

Please note the necessity of group photo as well as correctness of category's hashtag and stating the needed accounts..

judging principles

For each category we created different judging rules so that no one will have questions.

judges assess in priority order
1
Form and purity of hair-cut
2
Quality of hair dressing
3
Appropriateness of the model's image
4
Photo quality
impact of judges groups on final score for work
Click on group name to get to corresponding section of judges read the whole rules.
Ace collection

acecut2020_acecollection

To participate in this category you will have to create collection, on which you will express male style using suitable idea, creative concept. You can make photos of images both separately and in group composition.
the most important for participation
Prepare three to nine photos for collection.
One photo of each model and one common photo shall reflect collection's idea.
Photos can be both colored and black-and-white.
One model - one photo (except common photos).
besides
Models can be both male and female.
Number of women shall not exceed 30% of total number of collection models
Make-up for model is possible
Photos can be full-length
Use of animals is prohibited
Team work is allowed. Number of participants is unlimited.

Remember to put contest logo on each photo and state accounts @acecut_contest, @russianbarbercommunity in the post and put hashtag #acecut2020_acecollection.

copy hashtags
examples of works

Watch examples of works suitable for the category as well as post descriptions.

baratovsasha
baratovsasha Present new work in category ACE COLLECTION
@acecut_contest
@russianbarbercommunity
#acecut_acecollection

Please note the necessity of group photo as well as correctness of category's hashtag and stating the needed accounts.

Please note correctness of category's hashtag and stating the needed accounts.

judging principles

For each category we created different judging rules so that no one will have questions.

judges assess in priority order
1
Form and purity of hair-cut
2
Quality of hair dressing
3
Common collection idea
4
Appropriateness of each model's image
5
Photo quality
6
Clothing style
impact of judges groups on final score for work
Click on group name to get to corresponding section of judges read the whole rules
Stages
You should have enough time to publish your work and even not one. And then to party with us during awarding ceremony.
  • 1 stage

  • July 1 » September 30

    reception of participants' works

  • October 1 » 10

    works selection for the second
stage

  • 2 stage

  • October 11 » 22

    assessment of the selected
works by judges

  • October 23

    announcement of finalists

  • final

  • October 24 » 31

    filling of the participation forms and getting invitations for official ceremony

  • November 5

    ceremony of winners announcing and awarding


    The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography. Moscow, Bolotnaya embankment, 3, building 1

Download logo
The photo will be considered as accepted for participation in the contest, if it will have properly placed AceCut logo.
PNG logo on transparent background is suitable for editing on both smartphones and professional graphic editors.
How to put logo correctly?

You're sure in your sense of beauty, but there are several technical moments, which shall be clarified once again.

1
It is better to put logo in one of image angles on maximum indiscrete, not harlequin background.
2
Choose white or black pattern version depending on saturation of the background. Logo shall not be colored in any other colors.
3
Do not make logo too small or too large. Optimal size is 15% of image size.
4
Do not use special effects on logo: shadow, inking, glow, etc.

For smartphone users we have prepared small video instructions how to put logo on photo of your work in Over app.

Judges
We have invited independent experts from five professional spheres so that works assessment was maximum competent and unbiased.
BARBERS

12 judges

BARBERS

12 judges

BARBERS

12 judges

Nikolay Generalov
Russia
Rebel Ambassador,
Trainer of the year 2018 according to top-barbershop.ru
Vitaly Pimenov
Russia
International Winner of the American Crew All Star Challenge 2018. Creative partner of Matrix and Babyliss
Robert-Jan Rietveld
the Netherlands
Father of the brand Reuzel and the barbershop Schorem
Leen
the Netherlands
Father of the brand Reuzel and the barbershop Schorem
Josh Lamonaca
England
Founder of Menspire Salon, Menspire Academy Educator of the year 2017 in US NYC & 2018 in Rome
Bogdan Chasnik
Ukraine
Rival Barbershop Ambassador. International Educator from Ukraine
James Beaumont
England
Keune Ambassador Wahl British Barber 2018
Robert Braid
England
AWARD WINNING BARBER. Creative director BRAID BARBERS
SharpFade
USA
Founder of public @Sharpfade
Global Creative Consultant Wahl
Alexander Kabanov
Russia
Trainer of Frant Academy, Ambassador of American Crew, Contest Moderator
Moderator
Alexander Baratov
Russia
Trainer of Simushka Academy, ambassador of Lock Stock&Barrel, Contest Moderator
Moderator
Vladimir Amosov
Russia
Art Director of Romb, Contest Moderator
Moderator

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Mobile Shot
Cut&Color
Perfect Shot
Ace Collection
COLORISTS

5 judges

COLORISTS

5 judges

COLORISTS

5 judges

Maria Klass
Russia
Founder of HAIRFUCKER
Snezha Vinny
Russia
Blogger-colorist
Aliya Askarova
Russia
Founder of Color Porn, Pulp Riot representative
Kirill Sarychev
Russia
Founder of HAIRFUCKER
Vladimir Sarbashev
Russia
"International Trainer. Author of Airtouch method. Founder of SUBROSA Beauty Studio"

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Cut&Color
STYLISTS

4 judges

STYLISTS

4 judges

STYLISTS

4 judges

Ilya Shiyan
Russia
Creator of the brand ILYA SHIYAN
Denis Chechkov
Russia
Fashion Stylist. Collaborates with Avon, Oriflame, Lexus, Yandex, Fila
Natasha Gorkaya
Russia
Fashion Stylist
Jane Sytenko
Russia
Creator of the stylists school Eat My Style. Art Director of CROP projects.

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Perfect Shot
Ace Collection
HAIRDRESSERS

8 judges

HAIRDRESSERS

8 judges

HAIRDRESSERS

8 judges

Charlie Cullen
England
Awards Finalist Mens Specialist 19 BHA Mens Hairdresser of the Year Finalist 2018-19
Julia Yashikova
Russia
Awardee of professional contests in nomination of Men's Haircuts, Champion of Russia, Takara Belmont Ambassador
Marina Moskaleva
Russia
Trainer of Hairdressing Academy CROP, Top Stylist of LONDA Professional
Alexey Osipchuk
Russia
Director of Londa Proffesional, Champion of Russia, two-time Champion of Europe, Silver Champion of the World
Sergey Shapochka
Ukraine
Co-owner and Art Director of beauty salons network Forma Beauty Space, Winner of the American Crew All Star Challenge 2014-2015, Ambassador of Redken Ukraine
Pavel Okhapkin
Russia
3-times Hairdresser of the year (RHDA), Champion of the World (OMC), founder of Pavel Okhapkin Fashion Hair School &Studio
Paul Stafford
England
Denman Global Creative Director. Ambassador Alfaparf Milano Global
Tatiana Shuvalova
Russia
Stylist of Wella Professionals, Champion of the World. Champion of Europe, Champion of Russia, Winner of Trend Vision Award, OMC Global Stylist

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Mobile Shot
Cut&Color
Perfect Shot
Ace Collection
PHOTOGRAPHERS

5 judges

PHOTOGRAPHERS

5 judges

PHOTOGRAPHERS

5 judges

Pasha Pavlov
Russia
Photographer and Creative Director, 45-times winner of hairstyle contests
Alexander Multikov
Russia
Photographer
Evgeny Ternovetsky
Russia
Celebrity photographer
Vladimir Vokhmyanin
Russia
Beauty photographer. Retouch artist
Alexander Novikov
Russia
Photographer

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Mobile Shot
Cut&Color
Perfect Shot
Ace Collection
MAKE-UP STYLIST

3 judges

MAKE-UP STYLISTS

3 judges

MAKE-UP STYLISTS

3 judges

Yana Novikova
Russia
Make-up artist for glosse magazines
Karina Griroriants
Russia
Make-up artist
Artem Tkachev
Russia
Make-up artist

According to the principles of judging, the votes of barber-judges, in comparison with other groups of judges, affect the final evaluation of the work in a strictly set proportion for the following nominations:

Ace Collection
Rules
In previous sections we partially told about AceCut participation rules applicably to each section. But to avoid misunderstanding we recommend to get familiar with complete rules in comprehensive statement from our lawyers.

Full rules of AceCut contest in PDF format.

Prizes
One of the most pleasant sections. Most likely you will definitely like something from the below stated prizes.
AceCut 2020 winner cup

Is awarded to winners of each category as well as partner's prize

Apple iPhone 12

to category's winner

Mobile Shot

Amazing shots and new inspiration for works

Prize is provided by Moser

Trip into Finland

to category's winner

Cut&Color

For all team members (except model) including visiting Sim Sensitive factory and excursion and entertainment program.

Prize is provided by sensiDO

Digital photo camera

to category's winner

Perfect Shot

New creativity and full control in new reflex camera.

Prize is provided by Lock Stock & Barrel

Photo shooting of the collection

to category's winner

Ace Collection

Professional shooting from Pasha Pavlov producing agency

Prize is provided by Pasha Pavlov producing agency

Partners
Without our friends and partners we would do nothing.
Annual international photo contests for barbers and hair-dressers AceCut 2020
Russian Barber Community