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Indie Pro Awards Ceremony

Indie Pro Awards

Celebrating Independent Beauty and Barbering Professionals

Celebrating the work of independent beauty and barbering professionals across hair, nails, and barbering, the Indie Pro Awards were given out during a special in-person ceremony at the Drover Hotel in Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, the evening before the 3rd installment of MODERN SALON’s Independent Boot Camp. The Indie Pro Awards will also be combined with the first-ever in-person celebration of the Class of 2022 MODERN SALON 100where we honor our list of “ones-to-watch,” which is comprised of a variety of beauty pros, including salon success coaches and nail artists whose work that we feel ties in with our mission at MODERN, which is to uplift the industry, inspire future professionals, and illustrate what we believe at our core; that beauty makers are genuine, real-life gamechangers.

In order for independent beauty and barbering professionals to enter the first-ever Indie Pro Award competition, entrants must:

  1. Hashtag their best work on Instagram (that must not have been posted before August 1, 2021) using the hashtags indicated here, as they relate to the subcategories that entrants wish to compete in
  2. Post their hashtags by 11:59 PM PST on September 4th, 2022

Finalists from each category will be chosen by our panel of judges and announced on September 16, 2022.  Finalists will then be sent a link to provide additional information about their submission that MUST be completed for further consideration. Winners will then be announced in-person, during our honoree cocktail reception on Sunday, October 23rd.