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Competition Overview

What is the L'Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Contest?

It is a total look team and photo competition that includes color, cut, style, wardrobe and makeup.

When does the L'Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Contest take place?

PHOTO ENTRY PHASE: AUGUST 15 - OCTOBER 15, 2020
USA GRAND FINAL: FEBRUARY 7 2021

What is official timeline of events?

PHOTO ENTRY PHASE; AUG 15 - OCT 15, 2020
PHOTO JUDGING PHASE: OCT 19 – OCT 23, 2020
GRAND FINALISTS REVEALED: NOV 2, 2020
PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING PHASE: NOV 9 – JAN 31, 2021
USA GRAND FINAL: FEB 7 2021

How to Enter

What are the different submission categories?

5 AWARD CATEGORIES, 7 CHANCES TO WIN!
1. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, EDITORIAL
2. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, NEW TALENT
3. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, CUTTING
4. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, FUTURE TREND
5. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, TEXTURE
6. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY, PEOPLE’S CHOICE WILL BE CHOSEN FROM ALL 25 GRAND FINALISTS
7. COLOR & STYLE TROPHY OVERALL WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN FROM THE 5 CATEGORY WINNERS

What does each team need to submit to qualify for the competition?

COMPETITORS MUST CREATE A WELL-EXECUTED, INSPIRATIONAL AND MODERN TOTAL FEMALE LOOK ON A MODEL- COLOR, CUT AND FINISH WILL BE EVALUATED IN EACH AWARD CATEGORY.

Is there a theme or creative guideline that should be incorporated into the submission?

There are no restrictions or themes to follow.

Where do I go to submit an entry to the competition?

During the Photo Entry Phase one representative from the Salon (who has permission from the Salon to enter) must visit www.colorstyletrophy.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including information about your Salon, and the names and email addresses, and functional role (Colorist, Hairstylist, Haircutter, Make-up Artist, Wardrobe Stylist) of each Team member. ALL INDEPENDENT HAIRDRESSERS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE, SIMPLY FILL OUT THE FORM ON THE SITE WITH YOUR SPECIFIC DETAILS.

Is there an entry fee to submit?

There is no entry fee for Color & Style Trophy. It is free to enter any competition category

Is the use of the same model required for the Digital and Live competition?

No, you do not have to use the same model. As finalists, competitor teams are required to recreate the exact digital look for the grand finals.

What format do I use for the images I submit?

All image files must be in .jpg or .png format

Will you notify me when you get my entry?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your entry has been successfully submitted.

Judging & Awards

How are finalists determined by the Judges?

A PANEL OF JUDGES DETERMINED BY L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL WILL SELECT UP TO FIVE FINALISTS FOR EACH COMPETITION CATEGORY. EACH FINALIST TEAM WILL BE INVITED TO COMPETE IN THE GRAND FINAL.

How are the finalists determined for the People's Choice Award?

People’s Choice Award nominees are the color & style award finalists.
After the finalists are selected, submissions of all selected Finalists will be posted on a gallery for public voting at www.colorstyletrophy.com. Any individual will be invited to vote for the Submission they believe has the most public appeal. Each person may vote one time during the Voting Phase.

How are the category submissions being assessed by the Judges?

ALL CATEGORIES
TECHNICAL EXECUTION AND RESULT OF THE COLOR, INCLUDING ASSESSMENT OF COLOR PLACEMENT, TECHNIQUE USED, OVERALL EFFECT ACHIEVED, AND FORMULA USED (60%); AND
TECHNICAL EXECUTION OF THE HAIRCUT AND HAIRSTYLE REPRESENTS IN LINE WITH THE SELECTED CATEGORY AND COMPLETE LOOK (INCLUDING MAKE-UP AND WARDROBE) (40%)

What are the 1st place prizes for winning the L'Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Contest?

  • L’OREAL PROFESSIONNEL WILL SEND THE TEAM OF UP TO 2 MEMBERS TO A GLOBAL EXPERIENCE IN 2021 ($7,500 VALUE PER PERSON)
    • TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES ROUND TRIP, COACH-CLASS AIR TRANSPORTATION FOR UP TO 2 PEOPLE FROM A MAJOR AIRPORT NEAR PERSON’S HOME TO GLOBAL FINAL DESTINATION;FIVE NIGHTS' ACCOMMODATIONS AT A HOTEL; AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM DESTINATION AIRPORT AND HOTEL.
  • L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL GIFT BASKET ($500 VALUE)
  • WINNING LOOK FEATURED ON COLOR & STYLE TROPHY WEBSITE
  • FEATURE ON THE L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL WEBSITE

Can wigs, wefts and extensions be used to create the total look?

REAL HAIR (NON-SYNTHETIC) WEFTS AND EXTENSIONS ARE ALLOWED, up to a maximum of 20%. FULL WIGS ARE NOT ALLOWED

What are the 1st place prizes for the other award categories (not the Color & Style Trophy Award)?

  • $500 GIFT CARD TOWARD L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL ACADEMY CLASSES ($500 VALUE PER PERSON)
  • WINNING LOOK FEATURED ON COLOR & STYLE TROPHY WEBSITE
  • FEATURE ON THE L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL WEBSITE

Live Finale Event

Where and when is the award ceremony?

FEBRUARY 7TH 2021, EXACT LOCATION AND FORMAT STILL TBD.

What is appropriate attire to wear as a guest?

A detailed itinerary will be provided to each attendee prior to the event

Miscellaneous

What are the official rules of 2020 Color & Style Trophy?

The official rules can be found here.

How old do I have to be to compete in the L'Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Contest?

At least 18 years old.

Do I need to be a resident of the United States to complete in the L'Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Contest?

YES, YOU MUST BE A WORKING PROFESSIONAL HAIRDRESSER IN THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYED BY A SALON OR WORKING AS AN INDEPENDENT HAIRDRESSER. IF EMPLOYED BY SALON, MUST HAVE OWNER PERMISSION TO REPRESENT THE SALON.

How many people are required to be on each team?

HAIR TEAMS CAN INCLUDE FROM 1 TO 2 MEMBERS. EITHER 1 PERSON WHO EXECUTES THE COLOR, CUT AND STYLE OR A TEAM CAN BE 2 MEMBERS, ONE WHO COLORS AND ONE OF CUTS/STYLES.

Can one salon have multiple teams?

YES, BUT AN INDIVIDUAL CAN ONLY ENTER ONCE, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR ROLL.

Are independent contractor make-up artists eligible to compete in teams?

Yes, if not affiliated with any commission salon, booth renter and or salon suites.

Who is not eligible to complete in Color & Style Trophy, in affiliation with L’Oreal Professionnel?

Employees of L’Oreal Professionnel, USA Headquarters.
Employees of L’Oreal Professionnel USA Field Team – Division Brand Managers, and Education Development.
Co-opt employees of L’Oreal Professionnel and Salon Centric – Prestige Educators.

Can teams be created with members who work in different locations (place of business) or different states?

Commission salons, booth renter and salon suites, (referred to as a "Salon" within Official rules) may create one or multiple "Teams" within the same address of employment.