It’s that time again—the moment when we announce the next theme in our “So You Think You Can Style?” contest series and we watch excitedly for all the creative entries to come rolling in.
This round we’ve got spring vibes on the mind as we have (finally!) officially rang in the warmer season (though Mother Nature has been a little slow to get the memo). So, without further ado, drumroll please as we officially announce the next “So You Think You Can Style?” theme: Cut It Short!
Perfectly on-trend and teeming with sexy attitude, short cuts are here to stay this spring and summer. Go textured or bold, romantic or sharp, we want to see how creative you can get. And while we love seeing captures from your stunning hair collections, remember that this contest doesn’t have to break the bank. In-chair shots or snaps in front of your salon’s gallery wall (or if you happen to have a designated in-salon Instagram area, use it too!) will do just fine. At its roots, this photo contest is all about what you craft with your tools and imagination, so don’t let dollar signs discourage you!
Now for some of the more nitty-gritty details for 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 Monday, April 17th. 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, in which our finalists are determined by popular vote. You encourage your friends, family, colleagues and those strangers who follow you on social media to vote for your image. At the end of the voting period, the top 50% of entries that receive the most votes become our finalists. Our finalists move on to the second round of judging, in which a panel of judges at our offices vote independently to determine the first-, second- and third-place winners. The first-place winner will receive an online article, social media shoutouts, a spot in our weekly newsletter and their winning work published in the next issue of Salon Magazine. Basically, our community will know your name—that is if they don’t already!
Voting runs from April 19th to May 10th, 2017. Finalists will be announced Thursday, May 11th and the winner will be announced the following Thursday, May 18th.
So now that we have that all covered, get cutting it short and click here to enter. Looking for a little inspiration? Check out our vast catalogue of award-winning, world class hair collections.
Image credits: Hair: Rae Palmer; Makeup: Sarah Jagger; Wardrobe: Bernard Connolly; Photos: Richard Miles