Starting September 25th, we want to see what looks you come up with using Elumen! Whether it’s a solid colour, two-toned look or rainbow hair, the colour possibilities are endless with Elumen.
Please note: All entrants are required to use Elumen hair colour to create their look and must submit the colour formulas with their entries. Permanent Elumen colour, semi-permanent Elumen Play colour, or any combination of the two colour lines is permitted.
Not only will the winning photo be published in an upcoming issue of Salon, the winner will also receive:
– $1,000 education voucher towards a class in the Kao Salon Toronto Academy
– Three-night hotel accommodations in standard room at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto
– Air Canada voucher of $1,000 to accommodate the flight to Toronto
A prize valued at up to $3,000!
(We would like to advise against re-entering photos that have previously been submitted for the Contessa Awards.)
Now for some of the more technical details for those of you who may be first-time entrants…
You can read all of the official rules here but just so you’re familiar with the overall structure of the contest, there are two rounds of judging. We’ll be accepting entries starting today until October 23rd, 2019. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any issues submitting your form or photo.
Once entries close, we move onto the first round of judging. Finalists are determined by popular vote. (You may use this opportunity to encourage family, friends, colleagues and those on social media to vote for your entry!) At the end of the voting period, the top 50% of entries that have received the majority of votes become our finalists, which move onto the second round of judging. This round includes a panel of judges at our offices that vote independently to therefore determine the first-, second- and third-place winners. The first-place winner will receive an online article, shout-outs on social media, a spot in our weekly newsletter and their winning work published in the next issue of Salon. In a nutshell, if our community doesn’t already know your name—they will after this!
Voting runs from October 25th to November 8th. Finalists will be announced November 12th and the winner will be announced on November 19th.
So now that we have that all covered, time to get up and create! Click here to enter.
In the meantime, are you looking for a little direction? Get some inspiration from our library of hair collections.
Photo credits: Goldwell