We’ve Teamed Up With UNITE to Give One Lucky Stylist the Chance to Work Backstage at NYFW in February 2024—Here’s How to Enter


Listen up hair pros! Have you ever dreamed of working backstage at New York Fashion Week? Well, here’s your chance!

We have teamed up with our friends over at UNITE to give one lucky hairstylist (that could be you!) the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to join UNITE’s Runway Team at NYFW which takes place in February 2024. 

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Not only will you get a guaranteed spot working backstage as part of UNITE’s Runway Team and get to experience the thrill of styling hair for the runway, but you’ll also win a ticket to UNITE’s 2-day Runway Ready Program. On top of this, you’ll also be gifted a NYFW Stylist Kit courtesy of UNITE and receive a dedicated editorial and social feature with yours truly, The Tease, documenting your incredible adventures at NYFW.

Get Ready for the Runway

While attending fashion week is certainly a dream in and of itself, so too is having the chance to attend UNITE’s Runway Ready Program. For those unfamiliar, UNITE’s Runway Ready Program is a one-of-a-kind bootcamp that provides firsthand experience and insight into the cutting-edge trends in runway styling as well as the specialized techniques stylists need to work backstage at fashion week. As an attendee, you’ll have the pleasure of being instructed by Creative Director Gary Baker, who will perform a thorough assessment of your strengths and areas of development to ensure you are strategically positioned for success at NYFW. 

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Along with learning how to style all hair types efficiently, in even the most high-pressure of situations, you’ll also be fully immersed in all the dazzling hairstyles that the UNITE hair team will be crafting at NYFW—from rope braids and wet hair looks to intricate updos and beautifully enhanced natural textures. It goes without saying that an exclusive experience like this could be an absolute game-changer for your career. Not only will you have the opportunity to network with designers, stylists, and models, but you also could potentially get work featured in some of the biggest fashion magazines in the world.

If you are ready to make your NYFW hair dreams come true, keep scrolling for all the details on how to enter as well as a closer look at the incredible prize that’s up for grabs. Good luck and we hope to see you in NYC!

How to Enter

For your chance to win this incredible NYFW prize package, you’ll want to make sure to follow these entry rules:

  1. Like and save the giveaway post. 
  2. You must be following @unite_hair, @unite_hairtv, and @readthetease on Instagram.
  3. You must tag a friend in the comments section and share with us why you want to win this giveaway.
  4. Bonus Entry: post a photo or reel of your favorite styling work using the hashtag #unitextheteaseNYFW and let us know why you want to win in the caption. Don’t forget to tag @unite_hair and @readthetease so we can see your post!

***Important to note: This competition starts on Monday, November 6 at TBD and will run until Sunday, November 12 at 11:59 PST. One (1) winner will be selected and DMed by the official brand accounts, and announced on Instagram Stories on Monday, November 13. The winner is responsible for all travel and accommodations. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Please do not give any personal information to spam/fake accounts.

The Prize

  • (1) ticket to UNITE’s 2-day Runway Ready Program (value: $1,200). The winner must be available to attend one of the following bootcamps: 1/21–1/22 (in Carlsbad, CA at UNITE HQ) or 2/6 – 2/7 (in New York, NY).
  • Guaranteed spot backstage at NYFW to work with the UNITE Runway Team (2/8–-2/14)
  • UNITE NYFW Stylist Kit (value: $350)
  • Dedicated editorial feature on The Tease and social post on @readthetease highlighting your experience at NYFW and showcasing the styles you created.

And as if this giveaway wasn’t exciting enough, beginning today, our friends at UNITE are also kicking off an exclusive PRO-only promotion on their Fashion Week Must-Haves Kit (value: $141.25). And in case you’re wondering, this exact kit is a part of our amazing NYFW giveaway prize package. 

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For the special price of $81, you can get your hands on this all-inclusive set featuring six must-have products—GO365 Hairspray, U:DRY Fresh Dry Conditioner, TEXTURIZA Spray, SMOOTH&SHINE, SECOND Day, and RE:UNITE SILKY:SMOOTH HEAT ACTIVATOR— that are suitable for prepping, protecting, and setting any hair type with incredible texture and shine. The best part? All of these styling essentials come with an ultra-stylish UNITE branded backpack that’s perfect for any stylist who is constantly on the go. To shop the kit, be sure to head over to unitehairpro.com.

What are you waiting for? Enter now!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.

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