Student Graphic Competition


Sunday – September 10, 2017



  • Registration deadline is September 5th or until all 10 spots are filled
  • The haircut may include lines, patterns, colors and or curves. Graphics may cover all or part of the head. Hair may be high or low but it must be a completed haircut.
  • There is a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy in this category
  • Winners are announced at end of competition
  • Registration fee of $50 is due at time of submission or spot will not be reserved
  • Registration fee covers contestant and one model only
  • WNCC will provide power strip for 6 clippers
  • Cutting cape will be provided
  • Contestant is allotted 5 minutes setup/5 minutes cleanup and 45 minutes cut time for competition
  • All contestants AND model must be at the show and checked in at least one hour before the competition starts. Contestants and models not checked in prior to competition will be disqualified
  • Once you have completed the cut and step away from the chair you will not be allowed to do any touch-up


  • Models must sign a photo release form for all photos taken by WAHL NCC and I. Adams Posters
  • Photos are the exclusive property of WAHL NCC and I. Adams Posters
  • Models must be at the show and checked in at least one hour before competition or contestant will be disqualified
  • Models must pre-qualify (see individual competitions for exceptions)
  • Models will not be released until after they have been judged


  • Competitions will be judged by professional barbers in each category
  • All competitions have a uniform scoring system and total will be made public
  • Results will be posted at the end of each competition
  • Individual scores will be made available in writing to contestants only upon request

**(WAHL National Cutting Competition (WNCC) prefers contestants use WAHL clippers although it is not a requirement)


DoubleTree Hotel
5000 West 127th Street
Alsip, IL


The 2017 WAHL National Cutting Competiton and hotel accomodations will be conveniently located at the AAA-Four Diamond rated Doubletree Chicago, 5000 West 127th – Alsip, IL. Attendees receive a special rate of $108 per night (single or double occupancy). Call 800-222-TREE (5505) to make reservations for this fabulous event.

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* Complimentary O’Hare Shuttle Service
* All Major Credit Cards Accepted
* High Speed Wireless Internet Access (Public Space)
* FREE Self Parking
* Complimentary Printing Service
* Fitness Center
* Wheel-Chair Access
* Heated Indoor Pool & Whirlpool