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    Fantastic hair fashions at the 2014 OMC Hairworld World Cup

    The world's top hairstylists, salon owners, and beauty schools have gathered together to compete in an event of hair-raising proportions. Here are 15 of the most extravagant looks from the May 4 competition.

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    A hairdresser styles her model at the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on May 4, 2014. More than 1,000 participants from 50 countries are competing in the event, which will run parallel to the Hair and Beauty show until May 5, 2014. Hairworld is so competitive, entrant applications must be submitted four years prior to the event.
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    Seeing double -

    Two models walk down the catwalk at the OMC Hairworld World Cup's "Full Fashion Look" competition. This particular event is the first of two in the Progressive Fashion category, in which stylists have 10 minutes to create two head-to-toe fashion looks.
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    Triangular texture -

    A model shows off her vibrant plumage as she waits for the rating of the jury during the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on May 4, 2014.
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    LA grunge -

    A model with neon hair and oversized accessories flashes a smile on stage during the OMC Hairworld World Cup.
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    Phoenix rising -

    A hairdresser meticulously styles a doll during a contest at the World Cup. Competitors in the seniors divisions are allowed to style live models or mannequin heads, but must commit to their decision throughout the competition. All mannequin heads must be approved by the OMC or will be disqualified.
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    Going for gold -

    In a sea of golden hair, a model waits the jury's decision during the "Day Style" contest of the OMC Hairworld World Cup. To qualify as "Day Style," hair must be shoulder length or longer and be styled loose or down. Use of colors is free.
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    Take me to your leader -

    Models wearing head-to-toe spikes pose on the catwalk at the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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    Say it don't spray it -

    A hairdresser styles her model with a cascade of hairspray.
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    Looking sharp -

    Hair wasn't the only feature with flair at the OMC Hairworld World Cup. Models show off wild nail styles during the Fashion Nails "Haute Couture" contest at the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on May 4, 2014. Full body painting was another category at the event.
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    Business in the back, party in the front -

    A model stands at the ready during the OMC Hairworld World Cup in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on May 4, 2014.
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    Eyes on the prize -

    A model peers through a curtain of hair as she waits for the judging at the OMC Hairworld World Cup.
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    Pink punk -

    A model with spiky pink hair waits for the judges to announce the ratings.
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    Models prepare to strut down the OMC Hairworld World Cup catwalk.
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    Grooming on the catwalk -

    Hairdressers apply last-minute touches to their models during the "Full Fashion Look" contest at the OMC Hairworld World Cup.
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    Bejeweled -

    A model wears long fake eyelashes and colorful hair during the Hairworld World Cup competition.
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