Stylist Cut and Style Battle

Sunday – September 10, 2017

THIS IS A LIVE CUT AND STYLE BATTLE. NO FANTASY STYLES PLEASE. EVERYDAY, BUSINESS, OR AFTER 5 LOOKS ONLY.  Competitors will bring models already shampooed, colored (if desired), and dressed. Clippers, shears, razors, and any styling aids or enhancements can be used. Stylists will have 5 minutes to set up, 50 minutes to cut and style, and 5 minutes to pack up. Total competition time is 60 minutes. Judging will be on technique, creativity, style, precision and total look. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded.


  • Registration deadline is September 5th or until all slots are filled
  • There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in this category. Prizes are announced at end of competition
  • Registration fee of $100 is due at time of registration or slot will not be reserved
  • Registration fee covers contestant and ONE model only
  • Contestant AND model must be at the show and checked in at least one hour prior to competition start
  • Contestant and/or model must sign a model release form
  • Runway Style Competition
  • Once you step away from the chair indicating you are done no touch-up may be performed on model


  • Models must sign a photo release for photos taken by 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)


  • Competitions will be judged by professional barbers
  • All competitions will have a uniform scoring system and totals will be announced
  • Results will be tallied and announced at the end of each competition
  • Individual scores will be made available in writing to contestants upon request. Scores will only be mailed by request with a self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Models will not be released until they have been judged

**(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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Quick Hotel FAQs

* 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