2018 Sebastian What’s Next Awards

Entries open August 1, 2017

Sebastian was born from a vision of beauty without boundaries. We think outside the lines of our craft, and follow our artistic ambition to the edge, creating new possibilities for self-expression. The Annual What’s Next Awards is your chance to shape the next evolution of creative vision within and beyond our industry. Enter the 2018 National or Regional competitions for a chance to compete on stage with the fiercest talent in the styling industry, including top Sebastian Artists. Careers have been made here. Art has been defined here. It’s time to make your mark and show us what’s next.

Competition Dates & Prizes

The time to disrupt the industry is now. Be one of the 39 standout creatives at next year’s National and Regional What’s Next Awards to be recognized as a finalist in your category.

Key Dates for national competition

  • August 1, 2016 – Entries Open
  • December 15, 2017 – Entries Close

regional prizes

Regional winners will be entered as Semi-Finalists into the National Competition. They will also win a trip to the National event in Dallas! 

*Winners receive trip to event even if they are not chosen as National finalists. 

National Prizes


  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Photoshoot with top trade magazine
  • Stylist started kit valued at over $1000


  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Photoshoot with top trade magazine
  • All-inclusive trip to NYC to assist backstage at NY Fashion Week

 Affiliated Artists

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Photoshoot with top trade magazine
  • All-inclusive creative day of mentorship with top Sebastian artist in Los Angeles