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 summer vibes and festival season on the mind, so we’re looking for your recreation of summer’s hottest hair colour trend: Mermaid hair!
Making the rounds on social media for some time and continuing to gain steam hashtag after hashtag, mermaid locks (or unicorn hair, if you prefer) offer countless possibilities for clients and your creativity alike. From soft, luminescent pastels to vibrant rainbow palettes, candy-coloured hair is hitting it big this simmer and we want to see your take!
Remember that while we love seeing captures from your stunning hair collections, this contest doesn’t have to break the bank. In-chair shots, in-action festival captures and 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 Friday, June 16th. 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 then 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 June 20th to July 11th, 2017. Finalists will be announced Wednesday, July 12th and the winner will be announced the following Wednesday, July 19th.
So now that we have that all covered, get colourful and click here to enter.
Looking for a little direction? Get expert tips on colour melting techniques, colour choice and more here.
Photo credits: Hair: Michelle Thompson, Francesco Group; Makeup: Becky Hunting; Photography: Richard Miles