Plug in your curlers, sharpen up your scissors, and dust off your makeup brushes — we’re running the Hair and Makeup Contest! From simple hairdo and makeup tutorials to more involved coiffure or cosmetic-related projects, we want to see it all.

If manly beauty or nail art is your jam, make sure you enter: we have special judges’ prizes for those categories.

We're giving away Birchbox subscriptions, Sephora gift packs, Chanel nail polish, and more!

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The Hair and Makeup Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

21 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Manly Beauty (1)

One Judges' Prize for manly beauty will receive:

Judges' Prize: Nails (1)

One Judges' Prize winner for the best nail instructable 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:
  • an Emergency Kit (men's or women's)
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
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 Jun 22, 2015 and Aug 10, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Hair and Makeup Contest. 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.