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International Mastery Hair Competition

Calling all visionary hairstylists! 

Supported by Asia Pacific Hairdressers & Cosmetologists Association (APHCA) – Malaysia, we are hosting the International Mastery Hair Competition (IMHC) at beautyexpo & Cosmobeauté Malaysia 2024Step onto the grand stage to challenge yourself, unleashing your creativity and skills before an audience of enthusiasts and professionals alike.

What’s best? The top two winners of the Professional Category will represent Malaysia to compete at the 28th APHCA Cambodia – Asia Pacific Hair, Make-up and Beauty Olympics 2024!

Competition Information

Venue: Main Stage @ Hall 1, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Competition Date: 5th October 2024 (Saturday)

Registration Deadline: 30 August, 2024 at 11:59 PM Malaysian Standard Time

Things You Need to Know:

Competing Categories

Rising Star
Creative Wizards
Type of Participation Individual Participation Individual Participation
Duration 30 minutes 1 hour
Theme Cut & Colour Mystery Box (Bridal)

General Rules for All Contestants

  1. Contestants must be dressed in a presentable way.
  2. Contestants are required to bring their own tools and electrical equipment.
  3. One electrical outlet is provided for each contestant.

Judging Criteria

Rising Star

  • Colour Combination: 30%
  • Blending & Neatness: 15%
  • Styling: 15%
  • Creativity: 40%

Creative Wizards

  • Colour Combination: 20%
  • Blending & Neatness: 30%
  • Concept & Theme: 10%
  • Creativity: 40%


Before the competition starts

  • Model’s hair may be set/ blow dried/ natural and be left loose, own accessories are not allowed to use.
  • Make up must be pre-done.


  • The use of all colours is free and must be pre-done.
  • No colour sprays are permitted.

Styling Products and Tools

  • All styling products and tools are allowed.

Model Costume

  • Must be white top and black bottom, gown is not necessary


  • Contestants who do not follow the instruction and do not follow the general rules.