Competition Details

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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.

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