The Rules

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

  • Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour showcasing a female look. This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants can interpret this as they see fit but the final look must share the same values as L’Oréal Professionnel. These are:

  • Fashion: Taking inspiration from trends
  • Innovation: Classic elements, with a brand new twist
  • Pioneering: A colour that has not been done before and could be a future trend
  • The work presented must always be exceptionally executed and technically correct.
  • The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant. 
  • The competition opens on Thursday 2 January 2020 and closes on Monday 24 February 2020
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • Each team that enters must create a unique username and email address upon entry.
  • The team entering should consist of no more than four (4) people (in the following roles where the roles of colourist, stylist and model are compulsory: colourist, stylist, model and make-up artist). An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).
  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • There is no limit to the number of teams from the same salon that can enter this category (UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award). Each team must be comprised of a unique set of individuals. No individual can enter in more than one team, whether in the same or different role.
  • There are five UK award categories: 1) UK - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award (this category), 2) UK - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, 3) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award, 4) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award and 5) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 5 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team, only in 1 region within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 5 above listed UK categories as well as the 3 distinct ROI categories.

 

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final.
  • The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage, they are not required to recreate the winning look from the Photographic Entry stage; therefore the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Regional Semi-Final stage.
  • Should a team be successful at the Regional Semi-Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final stages. For the avoidance of doubt, if the models hair has been cut into a different style in between these two stages of the competition, the team will be disqualified.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • If a colour application is carried out at any point during the competition period, the model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • Prizes (including any certificates) are awarded to the salon rather than individuals within a team and if any members of the winning team leave their salon they forfeit their prizes. 
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 31 May 2021.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of the competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal Professionnel websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.).
  • The winning salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • Entries must be received on or before 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must showcase a female look interpreting the Brief. Entrants must upload their entry photo which must be:
  • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
  • in colour;
  • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
  • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photograph may be a head or full-length shot. 
  • At Photographic Entry stage, entrants are not required to submit a “before” photograph of their model prior to any colour application, but they will be required to bring along a “before” photo of their live model (taken from the front or side only) if they get through to the Regional Semi-Final stage or Grand Final stage.
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.com with the fully completed entry form.  Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid. Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.
  • A list of the entrants successfully through to each Regional Semi-Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 3pm on Friday 13 March 2020.
  • All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Regional Semi-Finals by email by Wednesday 18 March 2020.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • All entries are allocated to one of eight (8) regions depending on the post code of the salon.  These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Western, Southern and London.
  • The judges will select a maximum of thirty five (35) entrants for each region to go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The 2020 Regional Semi-Final Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

 

  • Northern Irish Region Semi-Final:  Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Scottish Region Semi-Final:  Sunday  29 March 2020
  • North Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday  30 March 2020
  • North Western Region Semi-Final:  Tuesday  31 March 2020
  • Western Region Semi-Final: Sunday  5 April 2020
  • Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday  6 April 2020
  • Southern Region Semi-Final: Tuesday  7 April 2020
  • London Region Semi-Final: Wednesday  8 April 2020

 

  • All competition teams must arrive at 4pm on the day of their designated Regional Semi-Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 5pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • At registration, the colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager to verify the answers given by the colourist. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model and excluding the makeup artist should the team have one) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The model, clothes, make-up, make-up artist and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Regional Semi-Final stage.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown at registration.
  • All 4 (four) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to their designated Regional Semi-Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All Regional Semi-Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019. This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • By 6pm, only the stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time, this could result in disqualification.
  • Neither the stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Regional Semi-Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues. Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Once the model and stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • Only the hair stylist is allowed on the floor until the last ten minutes when the make-up artist is allowed to come on and touch up the make-up.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.
  • In total, six (6) teams will be selected at each Regional Semi-Final, two (2) of which will go through to represent that region at the Grand Final and four (4) of which will be shortlisted for the Shortlisted Judging Stage to potentially go through to represent that region at the Grand Final.
  • All six (6) teams will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • All L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Semi-Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges will be required to mark each of the maximum 35 entrants per region giving a placing from 1st (being their favourite) to 35th maximum (being their least favourite).
  • All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to 35th relative to one another.
  • In respect of each region, the judges will have a combined discussion about the top 10 placed teams, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. Two (2) teams from each region will be selected to go through to the Grand Final automatically (being sixteen (16) teams in total across all regions). If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the two (2) highest marked entrants from each region will go through.
  • The judges will then have a combined discussion about the eight (8) remaining teams for each region (i.e. the teams within the top 10 excluding the two (2) teams specified in the point immediately above), discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. Four (4) teams from each region will be selected to be shortlisted for the Shortlisted Judging Stage to potentially go through to represent their region at the Grand Final (being thirty two (32) teams in total across all regions that will be shortlisted). If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the four (4) highest marked entrants from each region will be shortlisted.
  • These six (6) teams per region (being the two (2) teams through to the Grand Final automatically and the four (4) teams through to the Shortlisted Judging Stage) will be announced onstage at each Semi-Final event.
  • The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 7th to 35th (maximum) dependent on their average marks attained. The remaining entrants can find out their placing after the Regional Semi-Final by emailing [email protected]
  • Once the judging is complete, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.

 

SHORTLISTED JUDGING STAGE

 

  • All thirty two (32) shortlisted teams that were not guaranteed their place at the Grand Final from across all eight (8) regions will be judged collectively.
  • This stage will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges will judge this stage using the model photographs taken by L’Oréal Professionnel at the Regional Semi-Final stage and for the avoidance of doubt, such judging will take place remotely by the judges viewing such photographs digitally rather than at an event with the teams present.
  • The judging shall take place between Wednesday 15 April 2020 and Friday 17 April 2020.
  • Photographs will be judged based on the Brief.
  • The judges will select their 1st, 2nd, 3rd up to 32nd place with 1 being their favourite and 32 their least favourite.   
  • The judges’ marks will be added together and the top sixteen (16) placed teams will then be automatically selected to go through to compete at the Grand Final, regardless of what region they are from.
  • These sixteen (16) teams will be announced on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com at 12pm on Tuesday 21 April 2020.
  • In total there will therefore be thirty two (32) Grand Finalist teams through to the Grand Final Stage, comprising the sixteen (16) teams from the Regional Semi-Final Stage and the sixteen (16) teams from the Shortlisted Judging Stage.

 

GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final Competition will take place on Monday 1 June 2020 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.
  • The winning teams from each region must arrive at 11.30am to register at the L’Oréal International Academy in London. If a team has not registered by 12.30pm, it will be automatically disqualified.
  • All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Regional Semi-Final must compete at the Grand Final. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Each team member (excluding the model and make-up artist, if any) will be given a free ticket (i.e. maximum 2 per team for the individual(s) in the roles of colourist and stylist) to attend the awards event at Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020. These tickets are strictly non transferrable.  The model will not require a ticket as they will remain backstage at the awards event and will only be presented onstage after dinner.  L’Oréal Professionnel will provide reasonable subsistence for the model backstage at the event. For the avoidance of doubt, the make-up artist (if any) does not receive a free ticket to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final awards evening. 
  • For all teams that qualify for the Grand Final, the model, hair colour, hair style, clothes and make-up must remain the same as presented at the Regional Semi-Final. 
  • L’Oréal Professionnel will verify this as follows: The models at the Regional Semi-Finals will be photographed both close up and full length. At the Grand Final models will be scrutinised by L’Oréal Professionnel and if the models are not exactly the same as at the Regional Semi-Finals, the team will be given the opportunity to correct the look on the spot. If the team are unable to do this, they will be instantly disqualified.
  • Teams will have 30 mins in which to replicate their winning look from the Regional Semi-Final. Teams must have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final.
  • All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used during the prep time.   
  • Entrants will be required to produce a copy of a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019 (taken from the front or side only).  This will be shown to the judges to assist them in understanding the extent of the colour work performed on the model. Failure to have this will result in disqualification.
  • Teams will be interviewed by L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their technique, application and colours used on the model to verify the sole use of L’Oréal Professionnel products.
  • Once the judging is completed the models of the thirty two (32) Grand Finalists will be taken to Battersea Evolution, London.  They will be escorted by L’Oréal Professionnel staff who will then work with the models to rehearse a catwalk that they will perform later that evening at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final event.
  • The make-up artists and hair stylists of the Grand Finalist teams will be allowed access to their model at 6pm in order to re-touch the make-up and hair prior to their catwalk in front of the assembled crowd.  The hairstylists will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests. The make-up artists are permitted to access the model at this time prior to the catwalk, but do not receive a ticket to the event and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • An overall regional winner will be selected from the maximum six (6) teams representing each of the eight (8) regions.
  • An overall Grand Final Winner (1st place) and Grand Final runners up (2nd and 3rd place) for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2020 will be selected from all thirty two (32) Grand Finalists.
  • The overall winner, 2nd place and 3rd place and all eight (8) Regional Winners will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday  1 June 2020 at Battersea Evolution, London.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

GRAND FINAL MARKING CRITERIA

 

  • The judging for the Grand Final will be split into 2 sections:

 

PART 1 - GRAND FINAL REGIONAL WINNERS:

Each of the eight (8) regions is judged individually to determine a Regional Winner (one per region). For each region, each of the judges select their 1st up to 6th (maximum dependent on the number of teams that got through to the Grand Final for each region), with 1 being their favourite and up to 6 their least favourite. All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of the entrants within each region from 1st to last relative to one another. The top two (2) placed teams in each region will then be selected and after a discussion between the judges, the top team will be selected as that region’s winner. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the highest marked entrant will go through.

 

PART 2 - GRAND FINAL OVERALL WINNERS:

 

Once PART 1 of the judging process is complete, each of the judges is required to select the overall Grand Final Winner (1st place) and Grand Final Runners Up (2nd and 3rd place) from all of the thirty two (32) finalists.

The judges will indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2, 3, etc. to 32 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 32 being their least favourite. The judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another. The top five (5) placed teams will then be selected and after a discussion between the judges, they will agree who overall should be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the highest marked entrants will be selected as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

 

THE PRIZE

 

  • The salon of the winning team (Grand Final overall winner) will receive the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award 2020 and the winning salon team members specified below will have the opportunity to attend the prize experiences.
  • The 3 part prize will consist of the following:
  • A trip abroad to New York from 6 July to 8 July 2020 for the winning hair stylist, hair colourist and model to photograph the winning look. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. The flight times and airports will be decided by L’Oréal Professionnel at its sole discretion and L’Oréal Professionnel will arrange public transport to reach the departing airport. The photographs produced will be used to promote the salon’s win in local press and hairdressing trade publications during the salon’s winning year and to promote the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition for the following year.
  • A relevant photo or video shoot opportunity to create a feature in a leading consumer print or digital title in 2021. L’Oréal Professionnel will provide reasonable transportation costs and one-night’s hotel accommodation to attend this photographic session for the hair stylist and hair colourist from the winning salon.  The model will not be required for this element of the prize.
  • The winning colourist and stylist only will each receive one (1) free ticket to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2021. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and/or subsistence costs to attend this event. This ticket is strictly non-transferrable.
  • In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited, the winning salon and team agree to grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited a transferable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in all copyright, moral and other rights created during the competition and prize year and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, any extension of any of the prize elements is a personal request for leisure time, and is thus not associated with the L’Oréal Colour Trophy prize events which are scheduled to take place on the dates set out above.  As such, any associated costs and arrangements for any additional days to stay at the location of a prize trip or a prize day (by way of example only, travel, accommodation, travel insurance) are the individual team members’ responsibility.

 

 

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

  • Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour showcasing a male look. This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants can interpret this as they see fit but the final look must share the same values as L’Oréal Professionnel. These are:

  • Fashion: Taking inspiration from trends
  • Innovation: Classic elements, with a brand new twist
  • Pioneering: A colour that has not been done before and could be a future trend
  • The work presented must always be exceptionally executed and technically correct.
  • The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant. 
  • The competition opens on Thursday 2 January 2020 and closes on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • The team entering should consist of no more than four (4) people (in the following roles where the roles of colourist, stylist and model are compulsory: colourist, stylist, model and make-up artist). An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).
  • There is no limit to the number of teams from the same salon that can enter this category (UK – Men’s Image Award). Each team must be comprised of a unique set of individuals. No individual can enter in more than one team, whether in the same or different role.
  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • There are five UK award categories: 1) UK - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) UK - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award (this category), 3) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award, 4) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award and 5) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 5 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team, only in 1 region within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 5 above listed UK categories as well as the 3 distinct ROI categories.

 

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final.
  • The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage, they are not required to recreate the winning look from the Photographic Entry stage; therefore the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Regional Semi-Final stage.
  • Should a team be successful at the Regional Semi-Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final stages. For the avoidance of doubt, if the models hair has been cut into a different style in between these two stages of the competition, the team will be disqualified.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • If a colour application is carried out at any point during the competition period, the model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry  and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • Prizes (including any certificates) are awarded to the salon rather than individuals within a team and if any members of the winning team leave their salon they forfeit their prizes. 
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 31 May 2021.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of the competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal Professionnel websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.).
  • The winning salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • Entries must be received on or before 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must showcase a male look interpreting the Brief. Entrants must upload their entry photo which must be:
  • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
  • in colour;
  • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
  • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photograph may be a head or full-length shot. 
  • At Photographic Entry stage, entrants are not required to submit a “before” photograph of their model prior to any colour application, but they will be required to bring along a “before” photo of their live model (taken from the front or side only) if they get through to the Regional Semi-Final stage or Grand Final stage.
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.com with the fully completed entry form.  Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid. Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.
  • A list of the entrants successfully through to each Regional Semi-Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from  3pm on Friday 13 March 2020.
  • All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Regional Semi-Finals by email by Wednesday 18 March 2020.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • All entries are allocated to one of eight (8) regions depending on the post code of the salon.  These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Western, Southern and London.
  • The judges will select a maximum of twenty five (25) entrants for each region to go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The 2020 Regional Semi-Final Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

 

  • Northern Irish Region Semi-Final:  Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Scottish Region Semi-Final:  Sunday  29 March 2020
  • North Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday  30 March 2020
  • North Western Region Semi-Final:  Tuesday  31 March 2020
  • Western Region Semi-Final: Sunday  5 April 2020
  • Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday  6 April 2020
  • Southern Region Semi-Final: Tuesday  7 April 2020
  • London Region Semi-Final: Wednesday  8 April 2020

 

  • All competition teams must arrive at 4pm on the day of their designated Regional Semi-Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 5pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • At registration, the colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager to verify the answers given by the colourist. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model and excluding the makeup artist should the team have one) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The model, clothes, make-up, make-up artist and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Regional Semi-Final stage.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown at registration.
  • All four (4) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to their designated Regional Semi-Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All Regional Semi-Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019. This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • By 6pm, only the stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time, this could result in disqualification.
  • Neither the stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Regional Semi-Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues. Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Once the model and stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • Only the hair stylist is allowed on the floor until the last ten minutes when the make-up artist is allowed to come on and touch up the make-up.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.
  • In total, three (3) teams will be selected at each Regional Semi-Final, one (1) of which will go through to represent that region at the Grand Final and two (2) of which will be shortlisted for the Shortlisted Judging Stage to potentially go through to represent that region at the Grand Final.
  • All three (3) teams will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • All L’Oréal Men’s Image Regional Semi-Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges will be required to mark each of the maximum 25 entrants per region giving a placing from 1st (being their favourite) to 25th maximum (being their least favourite).
  • All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to 25th relative to one another.
  • In respect of each region, the judges will have a combined discussion about the top 6 placed teams, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. One (1) team from each region will be selected to go through to the Grand Final automatically (being eight (8) teams in total across all regions). If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the one (1) highest marked entrant from each region will go through.
  • The judges will then have a combined discussion about the five (5) remaining teams for each region (i.e. the teams within the top 6 excluding the one team specified in the point immediately above), discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. Two (2) teams from each region will be selected to be shortlisted for the Shortlisted Judging Stage to potentially go through to represent their region at the Grand Final (being sixteen (16) teams in total across all regions that will be shortlisted).  If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the two (2) highest marked entrants from each region will be shortlisted.
  • These three (3) teams per region (being the one (1) team through to the Grand Final automatically and the two (2) teams through to the Shortlisted Judging Stage) will be announced onstage at each Semi-Final event.
  • The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 4th to 25th (maximum) dependent on their average marks attained. The remaining entrants can find out their placing after the Regional Semi-Final by emailing [email protected]
  • Once the judging is complete, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.

 

SHORTLISTED JUDGING STAGE

 

  • All sixteen (16) shortlisted teams that were not guaranteed their place at the Grand Final from across all eight (8) regions will be judged collectively.
  • This stage will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges will judge this stage using the model photographs taken by L’Oréal Professionnel at the Regional Semi-Final stage and for the avoidance of doubt, such judging will take place remotely by the judges viewing such photographs digitally rather than at an event with the teams present.
  • The judging shall take place between Wednesday 15 April 2020 to Friday 17 April 2020.
  • Photographs will be judged based on the Brief.
  • The judges will select their 1st, 2nd, 3rd up to 16th place with 1 being their favourite and 16 their least favourite.   
  • The judges’ marks will be added together and the top eight (8) placed teams will then be automatically selected to go through to compete at the Grand Final, regardless of what region they are from.
  • These eight (8) teams will be announced on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com at 12:00pm on  Tuesday 21 April 2020
  • In total there will therefore be sixteen (16) Grand Finalist teams through to the Grand Final Stage, comprising the eight (8) teams from the Regional Semi-Final Stage and the eight (8) teams from the Shortlisted Judging Stage.

 

GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The L’Oréal Men’s Image Award Grand Final Competition will take place on Monday 1 June 2020  at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.
  • The winning teams from each region must arrive at 9:00am to register at the L’Oréal International Academy in London. If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 9.30am the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Regional Semi-Final must compete at the Grand Final. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Each team member (excluding the model and make-up artist, if any) will be given a free ticket (i.e. maximum 2 per team for the individual(s) in the roles of colourist and stylist) to attend the awards event at Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020. These tickets are strictly non transferrable.  The model will not require a ticket as they will remain backstage at the awards event and will only be presented onstage after dinner.  L’Oréal Professionnel will provide reasonable subsistence for the model backstage at the event. For the avoidance of doubt, the make-up artist (if any) does not receive a free ticket to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final awards evening and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • For all teams that qualify for the Grand Final, the model, hair colour, hair style, clothes and make-up must remain the same as presented at the Regional Semi-Final. 
  • L’Oréal Professionnel will verify this as follows: The models at the Regional Semi-Finals will be photographed both close up and full length. At the Grand Final models will be scrutinised by L’Oréal Professionnel and if the models are not exactly the same as at the Regional Semi-Finals, the team will be given the opportunity to correct the look on the spot. If the team are unable to do this, they will be instantly disqualified.
  • Teams will have 30 mins in which to replicate their winning look from the Regional Semi-Final. Teams must have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final.
  • All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used during the prep time.   
  • Entrants will be required to produce a copy of a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019 (taken from the front or side only).  This will be shown to the judges to assist them in understanding the extent of the colour work performed on the model. Failure to have this will result in disqualification.
  • Teams will be interviewed by L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their technique, application and colours used on the model to verify the sole use of L’Oréal Professionnel products.
  • Once the judging is completed the models of the sixteen (16) Grand Finalists will be taken to Battersea Evolution, London.  They will be escorted by L’Oréal Professionnel staff who will then work with the models to rehearse a catwalk that they will perform later that evening at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final event.
  • The hair stylists of the Grand Finalist teams will be allowed access to their model at 6:00pm in order to re-touch the make-up and hair prior to their catwalk in front of the assembled crowd.  They will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests. The make-up artists are permitted to access the model at this time prior to the catwalk, but do not receive a ticket to the event and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • An overall Grand Final Winner (1st place) and Grand Final runner up (2nd place) for the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award 2020 will be selected from all sixteen (16) Grand Finalists.
  • The overall winner and runner up will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday  1 June 2020 at Battersea Evolution, London.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

GRAND FINAL MARKING CRITERIA

 

  • The judging for the Grand Final will be conducted as follows: each of the judges is required to select the overall Grand Final Winner (1st place) and a Grand Final Runner Up (2nd place) from all of the sixteen (16) Grand Finalists.
  • Judges will indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2, 3, etc. to 16 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 16 being their least favourite. All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another. The top four (4) placed teams will be discussed between the judges who will then agree unanimously who overall should be placed 1st and 2nd (as a runner up).
  • If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the highest marked entrants will be selected as 1st and runner up. 


THE PRIZE

 

  • The salon of the winning team (Grand Final overall winner) will receive the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award 2020 and the winning salon team members specified below will have the opportunity to attend the prize experiences.
  • The 2 part prize will consist of the following:
  • A trip abroad to New York from 6 July to 8 July 2020 for the winning hair stylist, hair colourist and model to photograph the winning look. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. The flight times and airports will be decided by L’Oréal Professionnel at its sole discretion and L’Oréal Professionnel will arrange public transport to reach the departing airport. The photographs produced will be used to promote the salon’s win in local press and hairdressing trade publications during the salon’s winning year and to promote the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition for the following year.
  • A relevant photo or video shoot opportunity to create a feature in a leading consumer print or digital title in 2021. L’Oréal Professionnel will provide reasonable transportation costs and one-night’s hotel accommodation to attend this photographic session for the hair stylist and hair colourist from the winning salon.  The model will not be required for this element of the prize.
  • The winning colourist and stylist only will each receive one (1) free ticket to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2021. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and/or subsistence costs to attend this event. This ticket is strictly non-transferrable.
  • In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited, the winning salon and team agree to grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited a transferable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in all copyright, moral and other rights created during the competition and prize year and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, any extension of any of the prize elements is a personal request for leisure time, and is thus not associated with the L’Oréal Colour Trophy prize events which are scheduled to take place on the dates set out above.  As such, any associated costs and arrangements for any additional days to stay at the location of a prize trip or a prize day (by way of example only, travel, accommodation, travel insurance) are the individual team members’ responsibility.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel is not responsible for an individual’s eligibility to enter a country for redemption of a prize trip, this is the sole responsibility of the relevant individual. However, L’Oréal Professionnel will pay the ESTA fee for individuals attending the New York trip.

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

  • Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour, showcasing a female look on a model of African/Caribbean descent.  This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.
  • Entrants can interpret this as they see fit but the final look must share the same values as L’Oréal Professionnel. These are:
    • Fashion: Taking inspiration from trends
    • Innovation: Classic elements, with a brand new twist
    • Pioneering: A colour that has not been done before and could be a future trend
  • The work presented must always be exceptionally executed and technically correct.
  • The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant. 
  • The competition opens on Thursday 2 January 2020 and closes on Monday 24 February 2020
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on their model and no other products.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • Each team that enters must create a unique username and email address upon entry.
  • The team entering should consist of no more than four (4) people (in the following roles where the roles of colourist, stylist and model are compulsory: colourist, stylist, model and make-up artist). An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).
  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • There is no limit to the number of teams from the same salon that can enter this category (UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award). Each team must be comprised of a unique set of individuals. No individual can enter in more than one team, whether in the same or different role.
  • There are five UK award categories: 1) UK - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) UK - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, 3) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award (this category), 4) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award and 5) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 5 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team, only in 1 region within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 5 above listed UK categories as well as the 3 distinct ROI categories.

 

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Grand Final competition stage. 
  • The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Live Semi-Final stage, they are not required to recreate the winning look from the Photographic Entry stage; therefore the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the photographic entry stage and the Live Semi-Final.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • If colour application is carried out at any point during the competition period, the model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • Prizes (including any certificates) are awarded to the salon rather than individuals within a team and if any members of the winning team leave their salon they forfeit their prizes. 
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the winning year from Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 31 May 2021.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of this competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Grand Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes etc.).
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • The winning salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition. No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images.  Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • Entries must be received on or before 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must showcase a female look on a model of African/Caribbean descent interpreting the Brief.  Entrants must upload their entry photo which must be:
    • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
    • in colour;
    • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
    • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photograph may be a head or full length shot.
  • At Photographic Entry stage, entrants are not required to submit a “before” photograph of their model prior to any colour application, but they will be required to bring along a “before” photo of their live model (taken from the front or side only) if they get through to the Grand Final stage.
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.com with the fully completed entry form. Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid.
  • Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.
  • A list of the entrants successfully through to the Live Semi-Final stage can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 3pm on Friday 13 March 2020. All entrants will be notified if they have gone through to the Live Semi-Final stage by email by Wednesday 18 March 2020.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges can select a maximum of eight (8) entrants to go through to the Live Semi-Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

LIVE SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • Entrants must create a female look on a model of African/Caribbean descent following the Brief.
  • The Live Semi-Final stage will take place in London on 8 April 2020 at The QE11 Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. This will be at the UK L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional event.
  • All competition teams must arrive at 4pm on the day of the Live-Semi Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 5pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • At registration, the colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager to verify the answers given by the colourist. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model and excluding the makeup artist should the team have one) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Semi-Final stage.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown at registration.
  • All 4 (four) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to their designated Semi-Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All Semi-Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019. This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • By 6:00pm, only the stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time, this could result in disqualification.
  • Neither the stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Semi-Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues. Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Once the model and stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • Only the hair stylist is allowed on the floor until the last ten minutes when the make-up artist is allowed to come on and touch up the make-up.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR LIVE SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Models must be of African/Caribbean descent with Afro or curly textured hair.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR LIVE SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • During the Live Semi-Final, six (6) Grand Finalists will be selected by the judges from the maximum eight (8) Semi-Finalists. The Semi-Finalists shall be marked in the following way, judged on the judging criteria above:
    • The judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to maximum 8th  for each Semi-Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to maximum 8 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 8 (maximum) their least favourite.
    • All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each team from 1st to last relative to one another. 
    • The top placed six (6) teams will then be selected to be the Grand Finalists and will be invited to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final awards event at Battersea Evolution. 
  • The six (6) Grand Finalists will be announced and will each receive a certificate.
  • During the Live Semi-Final, the overall 1st placed winner will also be selected by the judges from the six (6) Grand Finalists (although the overall 1st placed winner won’t be announced until the day of the Grand Final event). The Grand Finalists shall be marked in the following way, judged on the judging criteria above:
    • The Judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to 6th for each Grand Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 6 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 6 their least favourite.
    • All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each team from 1st to last relative to one another. 
    • The top three (3) Grand Finalists will then be required to be discussed between the judges who must then agree unanimously who overall should be placed 1st as the winner. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached then the top placed entrant will be the winner.
  • The entrant placed as overall 1st as the winner will be announced on the day of the Grand Final event.

 

 

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY GRAND FINAL AWARDS EVENT

 

  • The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final awards event will take place at Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020.
  • Each team member (excluding the make-up artist, if any) will be given a free ticket (maximum 3 per team for the individual(s) in the roles of colourist, stylist and model only) to attend the awards event at Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020. These tickets are strictly non transferrable. For the avoidance of doubt, the make-up artist does not receive a free ticket to the awards evening and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model and excluding the makeup artist should the team have one) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • All six (6) models must arrive already dressed and styled for rehearsals at 2pm at Battersea Evolution along with the hair stylist in the team.
  • The model, clothes, make-up, hair colour and hairstyle must be the same as what was presented at the Live Semi-Final stage.  L’Oréal will verify this as follows: The models at the Semi-Final stage will be photographed both close up and full length. At rehearsals, the models will be scrutinised by L’Oréal Professionnel and if the models are not exactly the same as at the Semi-Final stage the team will be given the opportunity to correct the look on the spot.  If the team are unable to do this, they will be instantly disqualified.
  • The models will be escorted by L’Oréal Staff who will then work with the models to rehearse a catwalk that they will perform later that evening at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final event.
  • The colourist must arrive at 5pm at Battersea Evolution for a briefing with L’Oréal Profesionnel as they will be presented on stage with their model during the model catwalk.
  • The make-up artists and hair stylists of the Grand Finalist teams will be allowed access to their model at 6:00pm in order to re-touch the make-up and hair prior to their catwalk in front of the assembled crowd.  The hairstylists will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests. The make-up artists are permitted to access the model at this time prior to the catwalk, but do not receive a ticket to the event and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • The six (6) Grand Finalists will be presented on the day of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020 at Battersea Evolution, London.
  • The entrant placed as overall 1st as the winner will be announced on the day of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020 at Battersea Evolution, London.

 

THE PRIZE

 

  • The salon of the winning team will receive the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award 2020 and the winning salon team members specified below will have the opportunity to attend the prize experience:
    • A trip abroad to New York from 6 July to 8 July 2020 for the winning hair stylist, hair colourist and model to photograph the winning look. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. The flight times and airports will be decided by L’Oréal Professionnel at its sole discretion and L’Oréal Professionnel will arrange public transport to reach the departing airport.
    • The photographs produced will be used to promote the salon’s win in local press and hairdressing trade publications during the salon’s winning year and to promote the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition for the following year.
  • The winning colourist and stylist only will each receive one (1) free ticket to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2021. L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and/or subsistence costs to attend this event. This ticket is strictly non-transferrable.
  • In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited, the winning salon and team agree to grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited a transferable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in all copyright, moral and other rights created during the competition and prize year and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, any extension of the prize trip is a personal request for leisure time, and is thus not associated with the L’Oréal Colour Trophy prize event which is scheduled to take place on the dates set out above.  As such, any associated costs and arrangements for any additional days to stay at the location of the prize trip (by way of example only, travel, accommodation, travel insurance) are the individual team members’ responsibility.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel is not responsible for an individual’s eligibility to enter a country for redemption of a prize trip, this is the sole responsibility of the relevant individual. However, L’Oréal Professionnel will pay the ESTA fee for individuals attending the New York trip.

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

  • Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour showcasing a female look. This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants can interpret this as they see fit but the final look must share the same values as L’Oréal Professionnel.  These are:

  • Fashion: Taking inspiration from trends
  • Innovation: Classic elements, with a brand new twist
  • Pioneering: A colour that has not been done before and could be a future trend
  • The work presented must always be exceptionally executed and technically correct.
  • The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all UK residents (who are colourists) aged between 16 and 25 on the closing date of entry, which is Monday 24 February 2020.
  • The following category of persons are excluded from entering this competition: (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant.   
  • Proof of age, such as a photocopy of passport, will be checked at L’Oréal Professionnel’s discretion upon entry.  Failure to produce age ID will result in disqualification.
  • The competition opens on Thursday  2 January 2020 and closes on Monday  24 February 2020
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • Each team that enters must create a unique username and email address upon entry.
  • Only 1 team per salon can enter this category (the UK L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award).
  • This is a competition for individuals only and the prize (including any certificates) will be awarded to the salon of the individual colourist in conjunction with the individual colourist.  If the individual colourist leaves their salon they forfeit their prize experience (and any certificates). The individual entrant (and any hairstylist invited to join the entrant’s team) must get their salon owner(s) consent to enter into this competition.
  • The team entering should consist of no more than four (4) people (in the following roles where the roles of colourist, stylist and model are compulsory: colourist, stylist, model and make-up artist). An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).
  • There are five UK award categories: 1) UK - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) UK - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, 3) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award, 4) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award (this category) and 5) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 5 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team, only in 1 region within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 5 above listed UK categories as well as the 3 distinct ROI categories.

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final. 
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should the entrant salon be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage, they are not required to recreate the winning look from the photographic entry stage; therefore the model, clothes, make-up, make-up artist and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Regional Semi-Final stage.
  • Should the entrant salon be successful at the Regional Semi-Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final stage. For the avoidance of doubt, if the models hair has been cut into a different style in between these two stages of the competition, the team will be disqualified.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over and have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 1 June 2020 to Monday 31 May 2021.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of this competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Regional Semi-Final and Grand Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and  2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.)
  • To enter the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award, the entrant must submit 2 photos - a “before” photo of the model (taken from the front or side only) prior to any colour application, and an “after” photo of the model once the hair has been coloured.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • The winning individual, and their affiliated salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • Entries must be received on or before 5pm Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.
  • Entrants must showcase a female look interpreting the Brief. Entrants must upload their entry photo which must be:
  • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
  • in colour;
  • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
  • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photograph may be a head or full-length shot. 
  • At Photographic Entry stage, entrants are required to submit a “before” photograph of their model prior to any colour application (taken from the front or side only).
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.com with the fully completed entry form.  Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid. Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.
  • A list of the entrants successfully through to each Regional Semi-Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 3pm  on Friday 13 March 2020
  • All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Regional Semi-Finals by email by Wednesday 18 March 2020.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • All entries are allocated to one of eight (8) regions depending on the post code of the salon.  These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Western, Southern and London.
  • The judges can select a maximum of five (5) entrants for each region to go through to the Regional Semi-Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The ‘after’ photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The 2020 Regional Semi-Final Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

 

  • Northern Irish Region Semi-Final: Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Scottish Region Semi-Final:  Sunday   29 March 2020
  • North Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday  30 March 2020
  • North Western Region Semi-Final:  Tuesday  31 March 2021
  • Western Region Semi-Final: Sunday  5 April 2020
  • Eastern Region Semi-Final: Monday   6 April 2020
  • Southern Region Semi-Final: Tuesday  7 April 2020
  • London Region Semi-Final: Wednesday   8 April 2020

 

  • All competition teams must arrive at 3.30pm on the day of their designated Regional Semi-Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration.
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 4.30pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model and excluding the makeup artist should the team have one) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • All Regional Semi-Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than the 2 January 2019.  This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • All Regional Semi-Finalists will also be required to bring along a mood-board to best demonstrate their inspirations behind their finished look.  This will be shown to the judges.
  • The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle cannot change between the Regional Semi-Final stage and Grand Final stage.
  • All 4 (four) or less team members (including the make-up artist if any) will be given free tickets to attend their designated Regional Semi-Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Regional Semi-Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues.  Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • When the Star Colourist arrives, they will have up to 5 minutes with the judges, and will be required to bring their model into the judge’s room to present their model and mood board to the judges who will:
    • Fully examine and look through the model’s hair to understand and technically examine the colour technique and application, and confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel products have been used on the model’s hair.  The ‘before’ photo of the model must also be presented at this stage.
    • Interview the Star Colourist to understand their inspiration, techniques and the colours they have used on the model;
    • Interview the Star Colourist on their aspirations and career as colourists.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown on registration.
  • By 6pm, only the Star Colourist or nominated stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time it could result in disqualification.
  • Once the model and colourist/stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the colourist/stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Once the live competition starts, the colourist/stylist will have 30 minutes to style and dress the hair as desired following the Brief. 
  • Only the colourist/stylist is allowed on the floor until the last ten minutes when the make-up artist (if any) is allowed to come on and touch up the make-up.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • None of the team members involved may leave the floor during the competition.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.
  • An overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winner will be selected from the 5 (maximum) Star entrants at each Regional Semi-Final and they will go through to recreate their winning look at the Grand Final.
  • The overall eight (8) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners will win a place on the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2020/2021.
  • The winning team will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • During the interview process, the finalists will be assessed on the following:
  • Placement of colour on the live model
  • Mood board
  • Result of application on the live model
  • Overall total look assessed on the competition floor
  • Their confidence, presentation skills and passion when they are interviewed on their ambitions as colourists
  • Judges will be supplied with tail combs in order to finally check the result of the application of the colour by the finalists.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL STAGE

 

  • Judging marks are split as follows: 40% – colour result, 40% - performance during the interview and 20% - the overall total look created after the live competition.
  • Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to 5th for each Finalist for each region and indicate on their marking sheet 1 to 5 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 5 their least favourite.  The marks from all the judges are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another.  The top two (2) placed finalists will be selected and the judges will then discuss and agree who overall should be placed 1st.  If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the entrant who is first placed based on the judges’ placing will be placed 1st. 
  • The overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winner for each region will be announced on stage later on in the evening and that individual will win a place on the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy  2020/2021.
  • The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 2nd to 5th (maximum) position dependent on their average marks attained. 
  • The remaining entrants can find out their placing after the Regional Semi-Final by emailing [email protected]
  • Once the judging is completed, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.

 

 

GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final Competition will take place on Monday  1 June 2020 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.
  • The eight (8) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Winners (one from each region) must arrive at 11.30am to register at the L’Oréal International Academy in London. If a team has not registered by 12.30pm, it will be automatically disqualified.
  • All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Regional Semi-Final must compete at the Grand Final. The Promoter will only deviate from this in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The colourist and model will be given 1 free ticket each to the Grand Final awards event at Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020.  If the colourist has a hairstylist assisting them, then this person will also receive 1 free ticket to the Grand Final awards event.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable. For the avoidance of doubt, the make-up artist (if any) does not receive a free ticket to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final awards evening. 
  • For all L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners who qualify for the Grand Final, the model, hair colour, hairstyle, clothes and make-up must remain the same as presented at the Regional Semi-Final. 
  • L’Oréal will verify this as follows: The models at the Regional Semi-Finals will be photographed both close up and full length.  At the Grand Final models will be scrutinised by L’Oréal and if the models are not exactly the same as at the Regional Semi-Finals the team will be given the opportunity to correct the look on the spot.  If the team are unable to do this, they will be instantly disqualified.
  • Teams will have 30 mins in which to replicate their winning look from the Regional Semi- Final. Teams must have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final.
  • All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used during the prep time.   
  • Entrants will be required to produce a colour copy of a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair (taken from the front or side only).  This will be shown to the judges to assist them in understanding the extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to have this will result in disqualification.
  • Teams will be interviewed by L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their technique, application and colours used on the model to verify the sole use of L’Oréal Professionnel Products.
  • An overall Judges’ Favourite will be selected from the eight (8) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Winners.
  • Once the judging is completed the eight (8) models will be taken to Battersea Evolution, London.  They will be escorted by L’Oréal staff who will then work with the models to rehearse a catwalk that they will perform later that evening at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final event.
  • The Colourist must arrive at 5pm at Battersea Evolution for a briefing with L’Oréal Professionnel as they will be presented on stage with their model during the model catwalk.  The make-up artists and hair stylists of the Grand Finalist teams will be allowed access to their model at 6pm in order to re-touch the make-up and hair prior to their catwalk in front of the assembled crowd.  The hairstylists will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests. The make-up artists are permitted to access the model at this time prior to the catwalk, but do not receive a ticket to the event and must purchase this themselves if they wish to attend the event.
  • The overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Judges’ Favourite will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 1 June 2020 at Battersea Evolution, London.

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

 

  • The competition will be judged by a minimum of five (5) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the Brief.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.
  • The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

GRAND FINAL MARKING CRITERIA

 

  • The judging for the Grand Final will be conducted as follows: Each of the judges is required to select from the eight (8) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners an overall Judges’ Favourite.  Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to 8th from the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 8 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 8 their least favourite. All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another.  The top three (3) will be discussed between the judges who will then agree unanimously who overall should be placed as the 2020 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Judges’ Favourite.  If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the entrant who is first placed based on the judges’ placing will be the Judges’ Favourite. 

 

THE PRIZE

 

  • Each L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winner from each of the eight (8) regions will become part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2020/2021 , which is a one year development programme where the winners will be inspired and educated by colourists from the UK. They will be mentored through a bespoke development programme to gain a deeper technical understanding of colour while being given ideas and techniques to build their creativity.
  • The overall eight (8) winners who become part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy look forward to a full year of activities which could include:
  • Working with top industry colourists to evolve their creativity on dates throughout the winning year. The dates will be confirmed by L’Oréal Professionnel but the sessions will take place in or around September 2020, February 2021 and May 2021. L’Oréal will provide reasonable transportation costs (and one night’s hotel accommodation where necessary) to attend these sessions.
  • Alongside the above activity, each L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winner will work with a L'Oréal Professionnel Education Consultant to develop a deeper understanding of L’Oréal Professionnel colour products and services.
  • One (1) free ticket each to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2021 L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and/or subsistence costs to attend this event. This ticket is strictly non-transferrable
  • In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited in the winning year, the winning salon and team agree to grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited a transferable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in all copyright, moral and other rights created during the competition and prize year and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal.

 

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

  • Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour showcasing a female look. This must be complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants can interpret this as they see fit but the final look must share the same values as L’Oréal Professionnel.  These are:

  • Fashion: Taking inspiration from trends
  • Innovation: Classic elements, with a brand new twist
  • Pioneering: A colour that has not been done before and could be a future trend
  • The work presented must always be exceptionally executed and technically correct.
  • The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all UK and ROI residents who are students aged 16 or over on the closing date of entry, which is Monday 24 February 2020, with the exception of (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant. 
  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • Entrants must not be working in a salon (in any capacity or role whatsoever, whether full-time or part-time, in the course of unpaid work experience, an apprentice role or otherwise).
  • Entrants must be enrolled on and must be attending (at a college or private training provider located in the UK or ROI) one of the courses from the list below, awarded by a formally recognised awarding body:
    • VCTC -Vocational Training Charitable Trust -  VCTC Level 2 Hairdressing Diploma – UK and ROI
    • VCTC - Vocational Training Charitable Trust -  VCTC Level 3 Hairdressing Diploma - UK and ROI
    • City and Guild Diploma - NVQ Level 2 Hairdressing - UK and ROI
    • City and Guild Diploma -  NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing - UK and ROI
    • ITEC Awarding Body - Level 2 Hairdressing - UK and ROI
    • ITEC Awarding Body - Level 3 Hairdressing - UK and ROI
    • City and Guilds SNVQ Level 2 Hairdressing - Scotland
    • City and Guilds SNVQ Level 3 Hairdressing - Scotland
    • SQA Scottish Qualification Authority - SCQF Level 5 Hairdressing - Scotland
    • SQA Scottish Qualification Authority - SCQF Level 6 Hairdressing - Scotland

 

These courses are referred to as “Eligible Courses”.

 

  • Entrants must be enrolled on and must be attending an Eligible Course as a full-time or part-time student.
  • If an entrant believes that they are enrolled at and attending an alternative Hairdressing course equivalent to one of the Eligible Courses, then L’Oréal Professionnel may determine the eligibility of such student at its sole discretion.
  • Proof of age, such as a photocopy of passport, may be requested to be checked at L’Oréal Professionnel’s discretion upon entry. Failure to produce age ID may result in disqualification.
  • The competition opens on Thursday 2 January 2020 and closes on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these Terms and Conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Entries must be completed as original work by only the one individual named on the entry form, and the individual entrant must not have had the assistance of any other person. If L’Oréal Professionnel discovers that an entry has been used by the entrant elsewhere, then it reserves the right to disqualify such entrant. 
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com (for entries from UK residents) or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ire (for entries from ROI residents).
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • Each team that enters must create a unique username and email address upon entry.
  • This is a competition for individuals only and the prize will be awarded to the individual who enters. 
  • Entrants must notify L’Oréal Professionnel immediately if they discontinue or pause their enrolment and/or attendance at their college at any stage of the competition. In such case, L’Oréal Professionnel may at its sole discretion decide to disqualify such entrant.
  • There are eight award categories: 1) UK - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) UK - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, 3) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award, 4) UK - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award, 5) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Colleges Award (this category), (6) ROI - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, (7) ROI - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award and (8) ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award.
    • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 8 categories.
    • An individual who has accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

  • The model used for entry to the competition must be 16 or over and have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • Entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, entrants must be prepared to answer questions from the Promoter about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • All prizes awarded to the entrant must be claimed during the entrant’s winning year from Friday 13 March 2020 to Friday 12 March 2021.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of this competition (including in the case of attendance at a L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Final 2020 in the course of a winner redeeming their prize).
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed as a winner or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and  2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.)
  • To enter the L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award, the entrant must submit 2 photos - a “before” photo of the model (taken from the front or side only) prior to any colour application, and an “after” photo of the model once the hair has been coloured.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • The winner(s) must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow an entrant to use their images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any entrant must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if a winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

  • Entries must be received on or before 17.00pm Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com (for entries from UK residents) or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ire (for entries from ROI residents).
  • Entrants must showcase a female look interpreting the Brief.
  • To enter the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Colleges Award, the entrant must:
    • submit 2 photos - a “before” photo of the model prior to any colour application, and an “after” photo of the model once the hair has been coloured; and
    • provide a letter from the college or private training provider where they are enrolled and attending as a full-time or  part-time student studying one of the Eligible Courses to verify their student status. This letter must be in the form provided by L’Oréal Professionnel on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ire (as applicable) and must be signed by an authorised person on behalf of the relevant education institute.

 

  • Entrants must upload their entry photos which must be:
  • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
  • in colour;
  • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
  • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photograph may be a head or full-length shot. 
  • Entrants are required to submit a “before” photograph of their model prior to any colour application dated no older than 1 January 2019.  This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.com (for entries from UK residents) or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ire (for entries from ROI residents) with the fully completed entry form.  Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid. Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.
  • Up to five (5) winners of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award will be announced on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ire (as applicable) at 15.00pm on Friday 13 March 2020.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The ‘after’ photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

  • All entrants judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way:
    • each of the judges will be required to mark each of the entrants giving a placing from 1st (being their favourite) to last (being their least favourite).
    • All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another.
    • The judges will then have a combined discussion about the ten (10) (maximum) highest marked entrants, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. The judges will then unanimously decide up to five (5) winners. 
    • If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, five (5) (maximum) highest marked entrants will be the winners.

 

THE PRIZE

 

  • The five (5) (maximum) winners will:
  • Have the opportunity to attend a one day mentorship in September 2020 or October 2020 at the L’Oréal Academy located at 255 Hammersmith Road, London W6 8AZ. The exact date will be confirmed by L’Oréal Professionnel. L’Oréal Professionnel will provide reasonable transportation costs and one night’s hotel accommodation for those winner(s) that reside outside of London (based on the residential address provided at the time of entry).
  • Receive four (4) free tickets to attend one of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Final 2020 events in March 2020 or April 2020. This will be for the Regional event closest to the winner(s’) residential address (as provided at the time of entry). L’Oréal Professionnel will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and/or subsistence costs to attend this event. This ticket is strictly non-transferrable and no under 16’s are permitted entry to the event.
  • In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited in the winning year, the winner(s) agrees to grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited a transferable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free licence in all copyright, moral and other rights created during the competition and prize year and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal.

 

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