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

Enter to snag  incredible prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas to attend Gathering 2018 — our industry extravaganza for salon professionals around the world.

Please visit Color Outside The Lines for further details. 

  • Entries accepted starting January 1, 2018
  • Entries must be submitted to TLN by Thursday, March 15, 2018.
  • Grand Prize winner announced May 16, 2018
  • Grand Prize winner presentations at Gathering in July 2018

We’re looking for colorists with top talent:

Best International Entry



• Natural Makeover—a salon-friendly look using natural tones

• Creative Makeover—an avant-garde look using fashion tones



1) Choose a category for inspiration.

2) Create your entry look and secure all releases.

3) Submit your entry and complete a submission form by soft copy to                         

4) Entries must include a before and after picture of your model.

5) The photograph must be in full colour and a maximum of 3mb in size.


The contestant will be judged for individual vision. All judging is  done blindly; the judges will not know the names or identities of  the entrants during the contest.

  • 70% Hair color technique, choice of colors, and how the hair color respects the cut and style
  • 30% Overall vision, creativity and interpretation of trend


  • May only use Paul Mitchell® Professional Hair Color and lightener products to achieve your final look.
  • Must include a before and after picture of your model. If the model has been retouched, please include the unretouched photo  with your submission.
  • Each entry must consist of one hairdresser and one model. Only the hairdresser whose name is on the entry form can cut the hair, style the hair and receive the award.
  • No extensions, wigs or hair pieces permitted.
  • No full-body pictures. Must show from the waist up only.
  • All model and stylist participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Color photos only; black-and-white images will not be considered.
  • No Polaroids.
  • Entry photos that have been previously published cannot be considered.
  • Photo rights during the competition are reserved for Paul Mitchell®. Upon completion of the competition, all photographs may be used by both Paul Mitchell® the entrant.
  • Deadline for submission to TLN Pte Ltd is Thursday, March 15, 2018. Entries received after this date will not be accepted.
  • Any failure to comply with the rules of this competition will render a competitor liable for disqualification.
  • It is the contestant’s responsibility to perform a patch test prior to a hair color service.
  • Please visit Color Outside The Lines for further details.

Prizes for Winners

PRIZES for Singapore Group

First Place

  • S$1000 Cash
  • Certificate of Recognition

Second Place

  • S$500 Cash
  • Certificate of Recognition

Third Place

  • S$300 Cash
  • Certificate of Recognition

 * All the contestants will receive a Certificate of Participation


PRIZES for International Group


  • Grand prize “Color Outside the Lines” trophy
  • Airfare and hotel accommodations to attend Gathering for an on-stage trophy presentation (Las Vegas, July 2018)
  • Participation in a Paul Mitchell® collection shoot—includes airfare and hotel accommodations
  • Feature in New and Now
  • Blog post, social media coverage and a feature on
  • Paul Mitchell® 20th Anniversary collection of limited edition color items


Introducing POP XG

Experience the power of paint with Paul Mitchell’s newest semi-permanent line of cream hair color shades created for color professionals.



                            – 18 shades with pastels offer long-lasting, durable color

                            – Conditioning formula is ideal for clean application and leaves hair soft                                  with even results

                            – Does not require mixing with developer






Introducing The Color XG

Developed in Italy by Europe’s top color experts, the color XG offers the perfect fusion of performance and reliability. This easy-to-use permanent hair color provides brilliant results with unsurpassed performance. Whether you desire for vibrant reds, exceptional highlights or natural tones, the color XG can help you create the right shade of gorgeous for your guests.

the color XG offers:

  • 90 brilliant shades, with 79 blended shades and 6 vibrant intensifiers
  • 1 Clear Booster for 1 level of additional lift and unlimited formulation possibilities

Check out the complete shade offering and download the shade chart here.

Ready to get your hands on it? the color XG products are now available for your salon, complete with new color XG education support. Book a class in your salon and experience the color XG through cut, color and product knowledge. Learn any one of the new looks to inspire a color change for your guests and increase color business in the salon. This collection features:

  • 5 new color techniques: a beautiful blonde, a vibrant red, 2 gorgeous caramel shades and a grey coverage technique.
  • 2 haircuts: focused on long or short dimensional layers to create movement
  • Product knowledge: Understand the features and benefits of the color XG with a focus on formulating

For more information, please call +65 6354 1011

About TLN

Established in 1986, The Lau Network Pte Ltd (TLN) is one of Singapore’s leading distributors for professional salon hair care products. With a distribution network spanning numerous Asia-Pacific countries, the company’s brand portfolio includes Paul Mitchell, L’ANZA, and its own proprietary brand, Declana. For more information, please contact us at +65 6354 1011.