Today is the day: To push boundaries. To create the unimaginable. To become What’s Next in the world of hairstyling.


Each year, Sebastian releases a hair collection to inspire contestants. This year, that collection is ECLECTIC. Winners earn a prestigious role in the Sebastian family and and sought-after opportunities to advance their careers to the next level.

National Competition

Entries for the 2017 What’s Next National Awards will open August 15. Reveal your best Eclectic Collection inspired work for submission.

Regional Competitions

We’re bringing the What’s Next Awards to you. Apply today for a pre-competition in Los Angeles or Orlando. Regional winners will be automatic semi-finalists for the national competition.

Get your entry noticed

Stylists, you’re the experts. Tell us which entries move you and share your inspiration on Facebook & Instagram to show the industry what you’re made of.

Celebrating 5 years of eclectic inspiration