Creative Release &
Every year, TONI&GUY stylists, students, and alumni come together to celebrate TONI&GUY’s annual collection. The celebration continues with the highly-coveted evening awards show to highlight TONI&GUY’s top talent! Being a student at a TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy not only teaches you the tools to become a skilled hairdresser but also gives you the opportunity to attend exciting industry events such as the Creative Release and Photographic Awards!
Every year, Creative Director, Zak Mascolo and the TONI&GUY Artistic Team work together to create a new collection of cuts and colours based on an inspirational theme. The Creative Release is a big show where the new collection is debuted to an audience of TONI&GUY students, alumni, and stylists from all over North America. The show consists of a runway show of the new collection, a live demonstration of all the new looks and much more!
Every year TONI&GUY stylists and student stylists have a chance to show their best work in our creative competition, the Photographic Awards. This company-wide competition is a huge part of our culture that emphasizes continuing education and leading with innovation. We have aimed to recognize the best cosmetology work within the TONI&GUY community every year since 1996.
To enter as a TONI&GUY student or alumni, you must submit a photo months before the Photographic Awards. Finalists are then chosen and announced prior to the show. The winners are honored at the Photographic Awards show in over 20 categories.
As a TONI&GUY student and alumni, this opportunity will strengthen your technical skills as well as business skills. Your entry is so much more than just a photo, as it’s all about the details. The focus is always the work as a whole and will be judged on composition, hair, wardrobe, makeup and lighting.