2024 Hair Braiding Registration Competition



We are looking for a new generation of raw, naturally talented hair braiders Coast-To- Coast.

So You Think You Can Braid preliminary entry is virtual, and the semifinalist competition will be held in Chicago IL, at the Illinois Beauty & Barber Coalition IBBC.

Rules & Regulations

No License Required

If you are an innovative hair braider, age 15-17 an adult must register you, 18 years of age or older, you are the ideal candidate eligible for SYTYCB Competition.

*Recommended braiding experience*

  • ENTRY FEE $100 USD per model (2models max) The entry fee can be paid by Zelle, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. (Entry Fee Is Nonrefundable)
  • Upload before and after photos of you and your model. Basic Braid style – front, side and back.
  • Cell phone photos are acceptable
  • No pinup braid hairstyles for preliminary entry, you can utilize cornrows, single braids or both.
  • Hair adornments should not overpower/take away from the braid style.
  • Hair braid style time frame: Between 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • Point System: 3 lowest- 30 highest
  • Categories:  Creativity 10 points,  Simplicity-Neatness 10 points,   Execution 10 points
  • Two minutes or less video introduction (Upload video to Youtube or Vimeo); your name, email address, contact number, city & state, and why you entered this competition.


Please fill out the form below to register. After submission, you will be directed to the payment form to pay fee. Check email for acceptance letter Beginning October 19, 2024.