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Our UK Winners

Congratulations to Lucy Keeling and Angel-Lee Hilton! Lucy and Angel-Lee will both be entered into an International competition for the chance to win the Grand Prize.

Check out their winning entries here.

Follow us on Instagram @paulmitchellUK

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Paul Mitchell® invites you to Color Outside the Lines and show off your hair-colouring skills

FOURTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HAIR COLOUR COMPETITION

Enter to win a trip to Los Angeles where you will participate in a Paul Mitchell® photoshoot. You'll also get to tour the John Paul Mitchell Systems® HQ and proudly bring home the Color Outside The Lines Trophy! 

We also have great runner-up prizes including Colour Kits, Neuro® tools and products.

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 How to enter

1. Choose your category (see below!)

2. Create your look on a model

3. Post your look on Instagram, including your formulations and steps

4. Include the correct category hashtag as well as #PaulMitchellColor in your entry

5. Ensure you tag @PaulMitchellUK

Choose from two categories:

1. Best Creative Colour Entry

Get creative and go avant garde, the sky's the limit in this category! Use hashtag #PMCOLORCREATORUK

2. Best Colour Transformation

Create a dramatic change with a transformation in colour. Use hashtag #PMCOLORSHIFTUK

 

Please note this is an international competition and the # must contain the American spelling of color. (But don't worry, we'll still pick it up if you use the British colour!)

The Prizes

Grand Prize:

  • Participation in a Paul Mitchell®  photoshoot in Los Angeles, USA including air fare and hotel accomodation
  • Tour of the John Paul Mitchell Systems®  corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, USA
  • Color Outside The Lines trophy
  • Feature in the USA New & Now magazine
  • Feature in a USA blog post, social media and on the paulmitchellpro.com website

Runner-Up Prize:

  • Paul Mitchell® The color XG® kit
  • And the following: Neuro® Grip Dryer, Neuro® Angle Rod, Neuro® Smooth Iron, Neuro® Round Large Brush, Neuro® Round Small Brush, Neuro® Protect Iron Hairspray, Neuro® Prime Blowout Primer, Neuro® Lift Volume Foam and Neuro® Finish Style Spray

Please read these terms and conditions carefully:

1. Entrants may only use Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color and lightener products to achieve your look

2. Entries must include the specified hashtags and tags in the caption, not in a comment:

  • category hashtag - #PMColorCreatorUK or PMColorShiftUK
  • #PaulMitchellColor 
  • tag @PaulMitchellUK

3. Entrants may post on individual or salon Instagram accounts, either way please include the name of the entrant

4. Entrants must include the Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color products used, such as The Demi, the color XG® etc AND the formulations you used to create your look. These must be in the caption and not in a comment.

5. Do not tag other brands in your entry

6. All images must have been created on or after 30th April 2019 and before 11:59pm on 15th June 2019

7. Competition is open from 9:00am on Wednesday 1st May 2019 until 11:59pm on Saturday 15th June 2019 inclusive. Entries posted outside of these dates and times cannot be accepted

8. Entrants must include a before and after photo of your model

9. Each entry must consist of one hairdresser and one model. Please include your name in your entry

10. You may submit one entry per category for the duration of the competition only

11. No extensions, wigs or hair pieces permitted

12. No full-body pictures. Photo must show model from the waist up

13. All model and stylist participants must be 18 years of age or older

14. Only colour photos will be accepted, black and white or images with filters will not be accepted

15. It is the responsibility of the entrant to perform a patch test prior to a hair colour service

16. The entrant will be judged on hair colour technique, choice of colours, how the hair colour respects the cut and style, overall vision, creativity and interpretation of the category. All judging will be done blindly; the judges will not know the names or identities of the entrants during the competition. The judges’ decision is final.

17. There will be one overall UK winner of the Best Creative Colour category and one overall UK winner of the Best Colour Transformation category. Each will win a Paul Mitchell® the color XG® Kit and one each of the following; Neuro® Grip Dryer, Neuro® Angle Rod, Neuro® Smooth Iron, Neuro® Round Large Brush, Neuro® Round Small Brush, Neuro® Protect Iron Hairspray, Neuro® Prime Blowout Primer, Neuro® Lift Volume Foam and Neuro® Finish Style Spray

18. The two overall UK winners will both be entered into an International competition for the chance to win the Grand Prize. Grand Prize includes a Color Outside The Lines Trophy, participation in a Color Outside The Lines photoshoot in Los Angeles, USA including air fare and hotel accommodation, a tour of the John Paul Mitchell Systems® corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, USA and will feature in the USA New & Now magazine, plus inclusion in a USA blog post, social media and on the paulmitchellpro.com website.

19. All submitted images become the property of John Paul Mitchell Systems®

20. UK winners of each category announced by Monday 10th July 2019

21. International Grand Prize winner announced by Thursday 1st August 2019

22. International photoshoot is due to take place - details to be confirmed

23. Any failure to comply with the rules of this competition will render the entrant liable for disqualification

Preparing for the competition:

  1. Storyboard your concepts including model poses, wardrobe and make up
  2. You do not need a professional model to enter but choose a model that will help elevate your entry and complement your vision

Tips for taking your photo:

  1. Check there are no other guests or team members in the background, remove any bags on the floor, surrounding mess, competitive brands etc, so you have a clear shot that focuses on your hair creation
  2. Think about your background and how your colour creation will look against it, a white wall is ideal
  3. Think about your lighting, you need good light to show the colour and shine
  4. Remember Instagram images are square, so your shot will need to fit this shape
  5. No nudity, Instagram will not allow this
  6. Do not use any Instagram filters or effects for your entry
  7. Remember we require a before AND after shot for each entry

Keep scrolling and get inspired by lat year's finalists!