Throughout history, many cultures have believed that hair imbues its owner with strength and energy. Today, hair has the power to help you win the Instructables Hair Contest! Think braids, hair styles, hair cuts, hair dying, and any project related to hair.

We’re giving away some fabulous prizes: a ghd Smooth & Finish Kit, subscriptions to Birchbox, and Instructables prize packs! The entry you submit is up to you, but keep in mind that it will be judged on clarity, ingenuity, creativity, quality of presentation, and execution of the instructable. Good luck!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the Instructables Braids Class!

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The Hair Contest 2016 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten Runner Up prize winners will receive:
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Aug 29, 2016 and Oct 10, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hair Contest 2016. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.