Legal Terms applicable globally to this contest:

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of The Wella Corporation (“Sponsor”) and judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.


The Wella Corporation, 4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302.

Sponsor:


Eligibility:

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Canada and Puerto Rico who, as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry, are eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age of majority or older in the state or territory in which they reside.  Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  See additional entry restrictions below.


Between February 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019, enter by posting a photo with the applicable category hashtag on Instagram. All eligible photos which are timely received by Sponsor will be uploaded onto a microsite for online voting. Voting can only be done once per day.  Semi-finalists (10 per category) will be announced online on or around May 24, 2019, based on a combination of online votes and a professional judging panel.

How to Enter:


Categories:

One (1) winner will be announced at the final live event in Los Angeles, CA in July 2019 from each of the following 8 categories:

  1. TrendVision Color Artist of the Year*                                                       

  2. Editorial Hair                                                                                                    

  3. Creative Hair                                                                                        

  4. Men’s Hairstylist 2019                                                              

  5. Total Transformation                                                                  

  6. Bridal Hair Artist 2019                                                              

  7. Nail Artist 2019                                                                        

  8. ICAN Newcomer 2019

* For TrendVision Color Artist of the Year category, 2 winners will be chosen - 1 US & 1 Canada.  Winners will be eligible to attend the Global Creative retreat.  . 


Photo Content Restrictions:

All photos submitted in connection with this Contest must comply with the following:

  • Your photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;

  • Your photo must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;

  • Your photo must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous or otherwise questionable.  Sponsor retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

  • Your photo must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and

  • Your photo must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state or territory where your photo is created.

Each Entrant and, to the extent applicable, photographer and person/model depicted in photo, grant to Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted Entry, in any media and with the unlimited right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license at Sponsor’s reasonable request.

Your entry can be disapproved at Coty’s discretion.


Entry Restrictions:

  • All categories are open to hairdressers/colorists ages 18 and above or the legal age of majority or older in the state or territory in which they reside. Nail category is open to licensed cosmetologists and nail professionals ages 18 above. And open to students currently enrolled in a school (in the process of obtaining a cosmetology or nail license) or apprenticeship.

  • No employee of Wella Professionals, or their families, will be allowed to enter the competition.

  • Entrants may enter as many categories as desired, but each entry must use a different image/look.

  • More than 1 image may be entered in the same category, however entrants may not enter the same image/look more than 1 time.

  • Contest open only to those with a cosmetology or nail license or currently enrolled in a school (in the process of obtaining a Cosmetology license) or apprenticeship.  Must show proof of license or proof of cosmetology school or apprenticeship.

  • Entrants do not need to be a part of a salon, as long as they can show proof of license, accredited school, or apprenticeship program.

  • Only the entrants who make it into the finals will be doing hair, not models, makeup artists or assistants. Sponsor will provide models, makeup artists, and wardrobe.

  • Only nail entrants who make it into the finals will be doing nails, not models, makeup artists or assistants. Sponsors will provide models, hairdresser, makeup artist and wardrobe.

  • Image must show a clear link to specific inspiration board.

  • All entry work must be created by entrant within the last 12 months and posted on Instagram between 5/1/2018 and 5/1/2019.

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


Restrictions Regarding Use of Products and Tools:

  • Only Coty Professional beauty brands  products may be used on the day of competition. If competitors make it into the semi-finals, they must translate formulas used in the application to Wella Professional and Kadus Color. Nail category finalists must create final looks using OPI Products only.

  • Each hairdresser/nail professional is responsible for providing his/her own personal equipment, such as scissors, brushes, combs

  • May incorporate hairpieces & padding, must not be visible. (no more than 30%)

  • No wigs.

  • Sponsor accepts no responsibility for loss of and/or damage to electrical equipment.

Any Entry not in compliance with all of the above restrictions and conditions will be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion.


1 WINNER PER CATEGORY (with the exception of the TrendVision Colorist of the Year category) WILL RECEIVE:

  1. $5,000 Visa gift card

  2. $1,000 studio voucher (flights + hotel must be booked on their own)

  3. 12 month Ongoing Digital education: Business & technical teachings

TrendVision Color Artist of the Year winners will receive:

  1. Attendance of the Wella Global Creative Retreat

  2. $5,000 visa gift card

  3. $1,000 studio voucher (flights + hotel must be booked on their own)

  4. 12 month Ongoing Digital education: Business & technical teachings

Prizes:


General:

Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions, failures in servers, hardware or software transmission, errors, omissions, interruptions, communication failures or human error that may occur in the receipt or processing of entries, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries and/or any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules.  All incomplete or non-conforming entries and their entrants will be disqualified.  Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information caused by human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries; or for any errors, misprints or typographical mistakes in any advertising of the Contest or prize notification.   


CAUTION:

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


Winners List:

For the complete Contest winners list, available after the date the winners are announced, send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the following address, within thirty (30) days following the end of the Contest: The Wella Corporation, 4500 Park Granada, Calabasas, CA 91302, USA.


Governing Law:

The Contest and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Ohio in the U.S., without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in Ohio and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state and federal courts in Ohio.