Where do I put my entry hashtags?

Official contest hashtags must be in the caption, not in the comments section.

 
 

How many times can I enter?

You may enter as many times as you like, as long as the images are all different.

For example, You cannot enter the same image in Bridal Hair that you entered in editorial hair. 

 
 

How many times can I enter per category?

You can enter as many times as you want, but the entries must be different images and they must show a clear difference in color/style.

For Example, you Cannot submit a profile image and then submit a frontal image.

AlSo, all entry work must be created by YOU within the last 12 months and posted on Instagram between 5/1/2018 and 5/1/2019.

 
 

Can I post videos or collages?

All posts must be a single photo to be considered - no instagram albums or videos.

side-by-side before and after images are accepted for the Total Transformation category, and collages are accepted for the salon team category.

 
 

Can competitors be finalists in more than one category?

No, you will only be eligible to be a finalist in one category.

 
 

Can multiple stylists/nail artists create an entry?

We encourage ONE stylist/nail artist per entry because only one competitor will be eligible to be a finalist.

 
 

Can I use an Assistant?

During the finals, the only person that will be working on your model will be you. We will provide a makeup artist and a wardrobe stylist; you will be able to direct them on your vision.

 
 

If selected as a finalist, what will be included in my travel?

Transfers, food, travel, flights and hotels for the duration of the competition will be included.

 
 

CAN ANYONE ENTER THIS COMPETITION?

Yes, AS LONG AS YOU:

  1. ARE NOT A COTY EMPLOYEE

  2. HAVE A COSMETOLOGY LICENSE, MANICURING LICENSE, NAIL TECHNICIAN LICENSE, OR ENROLLED IN BEAUTY SCHOOL

  3. are a citizen of the u.s. or canada

  4. are eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age of majority or older in the state or territory in which you reside.

 
 

Can students can enter ALL CATEGORIES?

Yes.

 
 

Who can enter the Future star category?

ONLY COSMETOLOGY STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED A COSMETOLOGY LICENSE YET ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE FUTURE STAR CATEGORY. IF YOU HAVE A COSMETOLOGY LICENSE, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS CATEGORY.

IF A COMPETITOR IS IN COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL WHEN THEY ENTER, BUT WILL RECEIVE A COSMETOLOGY LICENSE AFTER ENTERING THE COMPETITION, THEY ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE FUTURE STAR CATEGORY.

 
 

For CANADIAN competitors can apprentices enter?

Yes they can. They must be within 2 years of graduating cosmetology school.

 
 

Can apprentices use the same image for the future star category as well as the other categories?

NO, but they are able to enter into all the categories. however, each entry in each category must be a different photo.

 
 

Can students win both the Future star CATEGORY & other categories?

No, you can only be a finalist in one category, therefore you can only win one category.

 
 

If chosen to enter the ELITE CATEGORY, can you also enter other categories?

Yes, But you will only be considered for semi-finalist and finalist status in one category.

 
 

For the MEN'S CATEGORY, can i do a men's cut on a woman?

A men’s cut may be done on a woman, so long as there is clearly a masculine aesthetic and an obvious barbering technique.

 
 

Does beard design count towards scoring in the MEN’S CATEGORY?

You can incorporate men's facial grooming to be part of a total look.

 
 

For the NAIL CATEGORY, can I use artificial nails?

All types of enhancements are welcome but full tips are not permitted. During the competition you are only permitted to use OPI products.

 
 

For the SALON TEAM category, how many people can participate?

As many people as you’d like. however, only 4 people will be invited to attend the show as VIPs.

 
 

Can I use any hair product/color to enter?

Yes. However, you must translate all color to either Kadus or Wella Color if you make it to the semi-finals. At the Finale, you can only use Coty’s portfolio of products.