Congratulations to the newest winner of Booksy’s Get Discovered Backstage contest: award-winning barber, Hamza Zaid, better known as @doseofhamza to his thousands of Instagram followers! Earlier this year, Booksy, booking software for the beauty industry, partnered with Idle Hand Collective, a group of traveling barbers and hairstylists who provide complimentary haircuts to top performers and artists at music festivals around the world. Together, Booksy and Idle Hand Collective joined forces to give beauty pros the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to style some of the country’s most popular musicians backstage at top music festivals.

All About Hamza

Hamza Zaid

Hamza Zaid

Many incredibly talented beauty pros competed to showcase their talent at Riot Fest in Chicago from September 16-18, but Hamza’s fresh, chiseled cuts and raving five-star reviews pushed him into the winner’s circle.

Hamza Zaid is an award-winning barber based out of Chicago. From a young age, Hamza began developing his elite barbering skills by using the blade on himself and eventually his friends. After spending a short time in college studying criminal justice, he soon realized that becoming a barber was the career he wanted to pursue. Hamza is no stranger to Booksy awards, as back in 2021, he was awarded the Best of Booksy Award for the Most Buzz.

Hamza has expressed his excitement to be able to showcase his talents and work alongside Booksy Ambassadors and fellow barbers, A-ROD and Mr. Official, who will be doing content creation. In the past, Hamza has worked at Mr. Official’s shop, and now they’ll be working together again, but this time backstage on a noted celebrity musician!

“What really made me sign up for this competition is knowing and maximizing the opportunities that are always around us. We just have to have faith in ourselves! Looking forward to taking this to the next level with Booksy,” says Hamza.

Get Discovered with Booksy

Booksy’s Get Discovered Backstage contest is running through November 2022. To enter this contest, visit

Booksy providers must meet three eligibility requirements:

  1. Must have an active Booksy account
  2. Have at least 10 reviews on your profile
  3. Have cumulative profile review rating of at least a 4.8 or above

Winners will be notified of their win three weeks before the music festival they want to attend. Each winner will also be able to take advantage of an exclusive one-on-one educational opportunity by learning and asking questions about the celebrity styling industry.

The opportunity to create a look for your favorite artist or style a bonafide rockstar who’s been at the very top of your playlists doesn’t come around often, so act fast and complete the application form today! Also remember to download the Booksy Biz mobile app for free or visit to learn more.