Website Terms & Conditions

2017

Each of the four awards has its own set of Terms And Conditions. In the menu below, click on the relevant Award to jump to that particular section.

  

 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award

GENERAL 

The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, their immediate families or friends, or anyone connected with such persons or the competition.  If such connection is discovered, relevant entrants will automatically be disqualified. 

Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour on a female model.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy is free.

Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.

Only 1 team per salon can enter a Colour Trophy category (i.e. a salon cannot have 2 competing teams in the same Colour Trophy category).

The colourist can be part of one or more teams entering separate categories as the colour work is not carried out on the competition floor

A salon can enter a 2nd team into another Colour Trophy category as long as it is styled on the competition floor by a different team member because the competitions are run simultaneously on the same date.

The team entering the L’Oréal Colour Trophy should consist of no more than four people (including the model) and all members of the team must be UK residents and be 16 years or over on closing date of entry Tuesday 28 February 2017.

The team members (excluding the model) must remain the same throughout the competition (from Photographic Entry stage through to the Backstage Live Final stage and/or the Grand Final, as applicable). The Promoter 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.

Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Backstage Live 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 Backstage Live Final stage.

Should a team be successful at the Backstage Live Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Backstage Live Final and Grand Final stages.

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.

The entrants’ salon must be trading at the time of entry. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.

Prizes 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 prize experiences. 

The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year – from Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 3 June 2018.

Entries cannot be returned and are the property of the Promoter.

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 Backstage Live 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 2017/2018 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc).

Entries can be received or uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from Tuesday 3 January 2017

All online entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and the photograph must be in a tiff or jpeg format with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB.  The photograph can be uploaded from a smart phone or digital camera, but no scans of printed photos will be accepted. 

The photograph may be a head or full-length shot but no more than 1 year old at the date of entry. 

All entries must reach L’Oréal by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Late entries will not be permitted.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The prizes 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.

Any images supplied by L’Oréal to winning salons must always be credited to L’Oréal Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.

If the prize 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 reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these terms and conditions, or to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.

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 (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour on a female model.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants must either upload their entry photo (tiff or jpeg file with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB) and complete their entry form online via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and upload a colour 10”x8” photo of their female model fulfilling the brief above for L’Oréal Colour Trophy. 

The photograph may be a head or full-length shot.  No scans of printed photos will be accepted.  Entrants must enter a colour photo that is no more than one year old.

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 if they get through to the Backstage Live Final stage or Grand Final stage.

Entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28 February 2017.  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.

Entries will only be accepted on the official online form via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.  Incomplete, illegal, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries.

A list of the entrants successfully through to each Backstage Live Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 12pm on Wednesday 8  March 2017.

All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Backstage Live Finals by email by Friday 10 March 2017.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

All entries are allocated to one of nine (9) regions depending on the post code of the salon.  These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Midlands, South Western, Southern and London.

The judges can select a maximum of thirty five (35) entrants for each region to go through to the Backstage Live Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.

The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the 2017 brief.

The photograph submitted must showcase a beautiful hair image on a female model, ensuring the colour on the model’s hair works in harmony with the cut and/or styling.

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.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The 2017 Backstage Live Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

Scottish Backstage Live Final:  Sunday 9 April 2017

North Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 10 April 2017

North Eastern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Midlands Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Northern Irish Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 18 April 2017

Eastern Backstage Live Final: Sunday 23 April 2017

South Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 24 April 2017

Southern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 25 April 2017

London Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 26 April 2017

 

All competition teams must arrive at 4.30pm on the day of their designated Backstage Live Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 

All Regional Finalists will need to complete and sign the model release form at their Backstage Live final.

The team members (excluding the model) must be the same as at the Photographic Entry stage.  The Promoter 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’s sole discretion.

The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the photographic entry stage and the Backstage Live Final stage.

The model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.

All 4 team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to their designated Backstage Live Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.

All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Backstage Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues.

All Backstage Live finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 1st January 2017.  This will be placed on the work station to assist the judges with understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model on registration.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor to verify the answers given by the colourist by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.

Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown on registration.

By 5.45pm the stylist and model only 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 on the competition floor the stylist must not touch the  hair until the competition starts.

Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.

Neither the hair stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.

No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.

Prior to the live competition starting, hair should be damp and prepared for blow-drying.

If hair is prepped and/or set, then rollers/bendies etc. must not be removed prior to the competition starting.

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.

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.

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.

Four (4) teams will be selected from the 35 (maximum) teams at each Backstage Live Final to go through to represent that region at the Grand Final.

Members of any team selected to go through to the Grand Final will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as a Grand Finalist.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

All L’Oréal Colour Trophy Backstage Live Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges will be required to mark 1st place - 40 points, 2nd place - 38 points, 3rd place - 36 points, 4th place - 34 points.  The rest of the competitors will be marked 30 points down to a minimum of 15 with every finalist being given a mark.

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 six (6) placed teams will then be selected and after a discussion between the judges, four (4) out of the six (6) teams will be selected to go through to the Grand Final.  If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the four (4) highest marked entrants will go through.

The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 5th to 35th (maximum) position dependent on their average marks attained.  These positions will be displayed at the venue after each event.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The four winning teams will be announced on stage at each event.

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 will take place on Monday  5 June 2017 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

The four (4) winning teams from each region must arrive at 12.30pm to register at the L’Oréal International Academy in London to be eligible to take part in the Grand Final.

All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Backstage Live 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.

All team members will be given four (4) free tickets (to include their model) to attend the awards event at the Battersea Evolution, London on the evening of Monday  5 June 2017.

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 Backstage Live Final. 

L’Oréal will verify this as follows: The models at the Backstage Live 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 Backstage Live 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 1 hour in which to replicate their winning look from the Backstage Live Final. Teams are allowed to have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final. They can also (but it is not compulsory) to colour part or all of the model’s hair during the 1 hour time slot at the Grand Final.

All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges 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 her hair dated no older than 1st January 2017.  This will be placed on the work station to assist the judges in understanding the  extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to have this this will result in disqualification.

The model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal International Academy.

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 regional winner will be selected from the four (4) teams representing each of the nine (9) regions (“Regional Winners”).

An overall Grand Final Winner (1st place) and Grand Final runners up (2nd and 3rd place) for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2017 will be selected from all 36 (maximum) Grand Finalists.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as a Regional Winner or an overall Grand Final Winner.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

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:

  1. PART 1: GRAND FINAL REGIONAL WINNERS: Each of the nine regions is judged individually to determine a Regional Winner (one per region) for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award.  Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th for each region and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2, 3 or 4 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 4 their least favourite. All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each in 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.
  2. PART 2: GRAND FINAL OVERALL WINNERS: Once PART 1 of the judging process is completed, 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:

the 9 Regional Winners and;

up to 1 Regional Winner runner up. 

The judges will indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2, 3, etc. to 10 (maximum) for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 10 (maximum) 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 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 judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

Once the judging is completed the 36 (maximum) Grand Finalist models will be taken to the 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 make-up artist and hair stylist 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.  They will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests.

The overall winner, 2nd place and 3rd place and all nine Regional Winners will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 5 June 2017 at the Battersea Evolution, London.


THE PRIZE

The salon of the winning team (Grand Final overall winner) will receive the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award 2017 and the winning salon team members comprising of the hair stylist and hair colourist will receive the prize.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 3 June 2018.

The prize will consist of the following:

A 3-day European trip from the 17 to 19 July 2017 for the winning hair stylist and hair colourist to photograph the winning look (the model will only be required for the shoot day on Tuesday 18 July 2017.  L’Oréal will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. 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.

An opportunity for the winning hair stylist and hair colourist to attend and present their model and winning look at the International L’Oréal Professionnel Business Forum in Seville, Spain from 2 to 4 October 2017 (3 nights).  The model will only be required for 2 and 3 October 2017 (2 days) L’Oréal will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip.

The above activity will be followed by a one-day photo shoot to create a double page spread featured in a consumer glossy magazine in 2018.  L’Oréal 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.

 

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.

 

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Look Award: Sponsored by Mizani

 GENERAL

The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, their immediate families or friends, or anyone connected with such persons or the competition.  If such connection is discovered, relevant entrants will be automatically disqualified.

Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and Mizani styling products on their model.

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour, showcasing a female look, on a model of African/Caribbean descent.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani is free.

Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.

Only 1 team per salon can enter a Colour Trophy category (i.e. a salon cannot have 2 competing teams in the same Colour Trophy category).

A salon can enter a 2nd (or 3rd) team into another Colour Trophy category as long as it is  a different team because they are run simultaneously on the same date.

The team entering the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani should consist of no more than four people (including the model) and all members of the team must be UK residents and be 16 years or over on closing date of entry Friday 28 February 2017

The team members (excluding the model) must remain the same throughout each competition stage (from Photographic Entry, Live Semi Final, through to the Grand Final). The Promoter 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.

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 stage.

Should a team be successful at the Live Semi Final and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, hair colour, hair style, clothes and make-up must remain at both the Live Semi Final and the Grand Final.

A Live Semi Final will be held in the L’Oreal Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ, on the 27th March 2017.

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.

The entrants’ salon must be trading at the time of entry. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.

Prizes 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 prize experiences. 

The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the winning year – from Monday 5 June 2017 to Monday 4 June 2018.

Entries cannot be returned and are the property of the Promoter.

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 2017/2018 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes etc).

Entries can be received or uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from Tuesday 3 January 2017

All online entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and the photographs must be in a tiff or jpeg format with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB.  Entrants must submit both a “before” and “after” photograph of their model. The photographs can be uploaded from a smart phone or digital camera, but no scans of printed photos will be accepted. The photographs may be a head or full-length shot but no more than 1 year old at the date of entry. 

All entries must reach L’Oréal by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Late entries will not be permitted.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The prizes 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.

Any images supplied by L’Oréal to winning salons must always be credited to L’Oréal Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.

If the prize 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 reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these terms and conditions, or to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.

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 (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour, showcasing a female look, on a model of African/Caribbean descent.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants must upload their entry photos (tiff or jpeg file with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB) and complete their entry form online via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and a colour 10”x8” photos of their model fulfilling the brief above to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

Entrants must submit a “before” and “after” photograph of their model, with the “before” photo showing the model prior to any colour application or styling and the “after” photograph showing the finished colour, style and total look. The photographs may be a head or full-length shot.  No scans of printed photos will be accepted.  Entrants must enter colour photos that are no more than 1 year old.

Entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28 February 2017. 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.

Entries will only be accepted on the official online form via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.  Incomplete, illegal, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries.

Fifteen (15) Finalists will be selected to compete at the Live Semi Final on Monday 27 March 2017.

A list of the entrants successfully through to the Live Semi Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from Midday  on Friday 8 March 2017.

All entrants will be notified if they have gone through to the Live Semi Final by email by 10 March 2017.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

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. The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

The top fifteen (15) entries will be selected to go through to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani Grand Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.

The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the 2017 brief.

The photograph submitted must showcase a beautiful hair image, showcasing a female look, on a model of African/Caribbean decent, ensuring the colour on the model’s hair works in harmony with the cut and/or styling.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head previously coloured using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used

No full wigs are allowed.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

LIVE SEMI FINAL STAGE

The live semi final will take place in the L’Oréal Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ on the 27th March 2017

All members of the team (including the model) must arrive at the venue at 9.30am to register at L’Oréal to be eligible to take part in the semi final.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration.

All Live Semi Finalists will need to complete and sign the model release form at the Live Semi Final.

The team members (excluding the model) must be the same as at the Photographic Entry stage.   The Promoter 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’s sole discretion.

The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Live Semi Final.

The Semi Finalists are required to include as part of their team a model of African/Caribbean descent that will best demonstrate their colour and finished look.

Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.

All Regional Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on her hair which will be placed on the work station to assist judges understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The model 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. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal International Academy.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head, previously coloured using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

At the Live Semi Final, the teams will be required to create their look (colour, blow dry and style) following the 2017 Brief. Teams will have four (4) hours in total to complete this.

The hair can be pre-cut into the desired shape prior to the Live Semi Final.  Cutting will also be allowed during the Live Semi Final.

  • During the prep time, entrants must be prepared to answer questions from the judges about their colouring technique and products used.
  • Teams will be interviewed by L’Oréal Education Managers about their technique, application and colours used on the model to verify the sole use of L’Oréal Professionnel colour and Mizani styling products.

The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.

Eight (8) teams will be selected from the 15 teams at the Live Semi Final to go through to the Grand Final.  Each team will be required to attend the Grand Final on Monday evening 5 June 2017 and present their model on stage at this event.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR LIVE SEMI FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish

The hair must be in optimal condition.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suite the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head previously coloured using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

THE MODEL

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.

Models need to be photogenic as they may feature on the front cover of the professional press.

THE CLOTHES STYLING & MAKEUP

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, the judging will be conducted as follows:

The entrants will be ranked in order to determine the eight (8) Grand Finalists who will proceed to the Grand Final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani.

the Judges select their 1st, 2nd etc to 8th for each Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 8 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 15 their least favourite.

All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each Live Semi Finalist  from 1st to last relative to one another.  The top eight (8) placed Live Semi Finalists will then be selected to go through to the Grand Final.  In the event that there is a tie for eighth place (with two or more entrants on the same number of points), those entrants will be considered, and after a discussion between the judges, the judges will unanimously agree who overall should be placed 8th.

The eight (8) Grand Finalists will be announced on the day at the live semi final.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

GRAND FINAL STAGE 

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani Grand Final will take place on Monday 5 June 2017 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

All members of the team (including the model) must arrive at 8.45am to register at L’Oréal to be eligible to take part in the Grand Final.

The team members (excluding the model) must be the same as at the Photographic Entry stage.   The Promoter 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’s sole discretion.

The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Grand Final stage, but must remain the same between the Live Semi Final stage and the Grand Final stage.

Entrants will need to complete and sign the model release form at check-in for the Grand Final on Monday 5 June 2017.

The Grand Finalists are required to have as part of their team a model of African/Caribbean descent that will best demonstrate their colour and finished look.

Models do not have to be professional but they have to be confident, self-assured, ‘own’ their look and walk convincingly down the catwalk.

All four (4) team members will be given four (4) free tickets to attend the awards event at Battersea Evolution on the evening of Monday 5 June 2017. These tickets are strictly non-transferrable

Entrants will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work or styling performed on the model’s hair which will be placed on the work station to assist judges understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The model 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. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal International Academy.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head previously coloured using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

At the Grand Final, the teams will be required to create their look (colour and blow dry) following the 2017 Brief.

Teams will have one (1) hour to complete their look.

The hair can be pre-cut into the desired shape prior to the Grand Final.  Cutting will be allowed during the Grand Final.

Teams are allowed to have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final. They can also (but it is not compulsory) to colour part or all of the model’s hair during the one (1) hour time slot at the Grand Final.

The entry photograph submitted at the photographic entry stage will not form part of the Grand Final judging process.

During the prep time, entrants must be prepared to answer questions from the judges about their colouring technique and products used.

Teams will be interviewed by L’Oréal Education Managers about their technique, application and colours used on the model to verify the sole use of L’Oréal Professionnel colour and Mizani styling products.

Once the judging is completed the 8 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani Grand Finalist 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 make-up artist and hair stylist 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. They will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests.

The competitor model catwalk will happen before dinner after which models will sit with their teams until the winners are announced.

The overall winner will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 5 June 2017 at Battersea Evolution, LondonThe judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

GRAND FINAL JUDGING CRITERIA

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as a Grand Final winner.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suite the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head previously coloured using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

THE MODEL

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.

Models need to be photogenic as they may feature on the front cover of the professional press.

THE CLOTHES STYLING & MAKEUP

The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

GRAND FINAL MARKING CRITERIA

During the Grand Final, the judging will be conducted as follows:

Each of the judges is required to select an overall 1st place from the eight (8) Grand Finalists of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani

Judges select their 1st, 2nd etc to 8th for each Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 8 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 8 their least favourite.

The marks from all the judges are then averaged to calculate the positions of each Grand Finalist from 1st to last relative to one another.

The top 3 (three) Grand Finalists will then be required to be discussed between the judges who must then agree unanimously who overall should be placed 1st.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

THE PRIZE

The salon of the winning team will receive the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani 2017 and the winning salon team members comprising of the hair stylist and hair colourist will receive the prize.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 5 June 2017 to Monday 4 June 2018.

The prize will consist of the following:

An exclusive 3-day European trip as from 17 July to 19 July 2017  for the winning hair stylist and hair colourist to photograph the winning look (the model will only be required for the shoot day on 18 July 2017). L’Oréal will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. 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 opportunity for the hair colourist and hair stylist to attend a mentorship day at the L’Oréal Academy (255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ) with one of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award: Sponsored by Mizani judges.  L’Oréal will confirm the agenda, and provide lunch and reasonable transportation costs to attend this trip.

The opportunity to attend complimentary bespoke in-salon education with a Mizani Technician on selected date(s) to be advised by L’Oréal (up to 4 sessions) at the L’Oréal Academy (255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ), or other location as advised by L’Oréal, which must be taken before 15 December 2017.

A complimentary space to attend up to a maximum of 7 Mizani specialist courses to be held on selected dates to be advised by L’Oréal at the L’Oréal Academy (255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ), which must be taken before 15 December 2017. 

In consideration for the opportunities, exposure and experience granted by L’Oréal (UK) Limited in the prizes, 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 the prize experiences and agree to sign a release and consent form to be provided by L’Oréal

 

L’Oréal Men’s Image Award

 GENERAL

The competition is open to all UK residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, their immediate families or friends, or anyone connected with such persons or the competition.  If such connection is discovered, relevant entrants will automatically be disqualified.

Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, complimentary colour on a male model.   The model must have a well finished style and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entry to the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award is free.

Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.

Only 1 team per salon can enter a Colour Trophy category (i.e. a salon cannot have 2 competing teams in the same Colour Trophy category).

The colourist can be part of one or more teams entering separate categories as the colour work is not carried out on the competition floor

A salon can enter a 2nd  team into another Colour Trophy category as long as it is styled on the competition floor by a different team member because the competitions are run simultaneously on the same date.

The team entering the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award should consist of no more than three people (including the model) and all members of the team must be UK residents and be 16 years or over on closing date of entry Tuesday 28  February 2017.

The team members (excluding the model) must remain the same throughout the competition (from Photographic Entry stage through to the Backstage Live Final stage and/or the Grand Final, as applicable). The Promoter 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.

Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Backstage Live 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 Backstage Live Final stage.

Should a team be successful at the Backstage Live Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Backstage Live Final and Grand Final stages.

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.

The entrants’ salon must be trading at the time of entry.  If the salon is trading with L’Oréal, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.

Prizes 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 prize experiences. 

The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year – from Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 3 June 2018.

Entries cannot be returned and are the property of the Promoter.

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 Backstage Live 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 Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2017/2018 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes etc).

Entries can be received or uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from Tuesday 3  January 2017.

All online entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and the photograph must be in a tiff or jpeg format with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB.  The photograph can be uploaded from a smart phone or digital camera, but no scans of printed photos will be accepted.

The photograph may be a head or full-length shot but no more than 1 year old at the date of entry.

All entries must reach L’Oréal by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Late entries will not be permitted.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The prizes 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.

Any images supplied by L’Oréal to winning salons must always be credited to L’Oréal Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.

If the prize 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 reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these terms and conditions, or to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.

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 (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, complimentary colour on a male model.   The model must have a well finished style and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants must upload their entry photo (tiff or jpeg file with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB) and complete their entry form online via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and colour a 10”x8” photo of their male model fulfilling the brief above to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

The photograph may be a head or full-length shot.  No scans of printed photos will be accepted.  Entrants must enter a colour photo that is no more than one year old.

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 if they get through to the Backstage Live Final stage or Grand Final stage.

Entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28 February 2017.  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.

Entries will only be accepted on the official online form or entry form that can be downloaded from www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.   

Incomplete, illegal, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery. Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries.

A list of the entrants successfully through to each Backstage Live Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 12pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Backstage Live Finals by email by Friday 10 March 2017.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

All entries are allocated to one of nine (9) regions depending on the post code of the salon. These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Midlands, South Western, Southern and London.

The judges will need to select a maximum of twenty five (25) entrants for each region to go through to the Backstage Live Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.

The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the 2017 brief.

The photograph submitted must showcase a beautiful hair image on a male model, ensuring the colour on the model’s hair works in harmony with the cut and/or styling.

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.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The 2017 Backstage Live Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

Scottish Backstage Live Final:  Sunday 9 April 2017

North Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 10 April 2017

North Eastern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Midlands Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Northern Irish Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 18 April 2017

Eastern Backstage Live Final: Sunday 23 April 2017

South Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 24 April 2017

Southern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 25 April 2017

London Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 26 April 2017

 

All competition teams must arrive at 4.30pm on the day of their designated Backstage Live Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration.

All Regional Finalists will need to complete and sign the model release form at their Backstage Live Final.

The team members (excluding the model) must be the same as at the Photographic Entry stage.  The Promoter 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’s sole discretion.

The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Backstage Live Final stage.

The model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.

All 3 team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to their designated Backstage Live Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.

All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Backstage Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues.

All Regional Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on his hair dated no older than 1 January 2017. This will be placed on the work station to assist the judges with understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model. Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model on registration. The hair will then be checked on the competition floor to verify the answers given by the colourist by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.

Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown on registration.

By 5.45pm the stylist and model only 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 on the competition floor the stylist must not touch the hair until the competition starts.

Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.

Neither the hair stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.

No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.

Prior to the live competition starting, hair should be damp and prepared for blow-drying.

If hair is prepped, set - rollers/bendies etc these must not be removed prior to competition starting.

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.

Only the hair stylist is allowed on the floor until the last 10 minutes when the make-up artist is allowed to come on and touch up the make-up.

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 on stage to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.

The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.

Two (2) teams will be selected from the 25 (maximum) teams at each Backstage Live Final to go through to represent that region at the Grand Final.

Members of any team selected to go through to the Grand Final will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as a Grand Finalist.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created.

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

All L’Oréal Men’s Image Award Regional Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges will be required to mark 1st place - 40 points, 2nd place - 38 points, 3rd place - 36 points, 4th place - 34 points. The rest of the competitors will be marked 30 points down to a minimum of 15 with every finalist being given a mark.

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 four (4) placed teams will then be selected and after a discussion between the judges, two (2) out of the four (4) teams will be selected to go through to the Grand Final. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the two (2) highest marked entrants will go through.

The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 3rd to 25th (maximum) position dependent on their average marks attained. These positions will be displayed at the venue after each event.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The two winning teams will be announced on stage at each event.

Once the judging is completed, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor and room.

 

GRAND FINAL STAGE

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final will take place on Monday 5th June 2017 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

The two (2) winning teams from each region must arrive by 8:45am to register at L’Oréal to be eligible to take part in the Grand Final.

All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Backstage Live 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.

All team members will be given three (3) free tickets to attend the awards event at the  Battersea Evolution on the evening of Monday 5th June 2017.

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 Backstage Live Final.

L’Oréal will verify this as follows:  The models at the Backstage Live Final will be photographed both close up and full length. At the Grand Final, models will be scrutinised by L’Oréal and if models are not exactly the same as at Backstage Live 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 45 minutes to replicate their winning look from the Backstage Live Final.  Teams are allowed to have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final.  They can also (but it is not compulsory) colour part or all of the model’s hair during the 45 minute time slot at the Grand Final.

All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges 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 his hair dated no older than 1 January 2017.  This will be placed on the work station to assist the judges in understanding the extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal International Academy.

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 1st place and runner up for the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award 2017 will be selected from all 18 (maximum) Grand Finalists.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

Once the judging is completed the 18 (maximum) Grand Finalist 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 make-up artist and hair stylist 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. They will be given wristbands in order to gain entry to the venue prior to the rest of the guests.

The competitor model catwalk will happen before dinner after which models will sit with their teams until the winners are announced.

The overall winner and runner up will be announced at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final on the evening of Monday 5 June 2017 at Battersea Evolution, London.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as a Grand Final Winner.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created. 

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

The judging for the Grand Final will be conducted as follows: Each of the judges is required to select from all the 18 (maximum) Grand Finalists an overall 1st place and runner up.  Judges select their 1st, 2nd etc to 18th for each Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 18 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 18 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 six (6) Grand Finalists will be discussed between the judges who will then agree unanimously who overall should be placed 1st and runner up out of the top six (6).

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

THE PRIZE

The salon of the winning team will receive the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award 2016 and the winning salon team members comprising of the hair stylist and hair colourist will receive the prize.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 3 June 2018.

The prize will consist of the following:

An exclusive 3-day European trip from the 17 to 19 July 2017 for the winning hair stylist and hair colourist to photograph the winning look (the model will only be required for the shoot day on Tuesday 18 July 2017).  L’Oréal will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. 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 above activity will be followed by a one-day photo shoot to create a double page spread featured in a consumer glossy magazine in 2018.  L’Oréal 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 wining salon.  The model will not be required for this element of the prize.

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.

 

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award

GENERAL

The competition is open to all UK residents aged between 16 and 25 on closing date of entry Tuesday 28 February 2017, with the exception of L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, their immediate families or friends, or anyone connected with such persons or the competition.  If such connection is discovered, relevant entrants will automatically be disqualified. 

Proof of age, such as a photocopy of passport, will be checked upon entry.  Failure to produce age ID will result in disqualification.

Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour on a female model.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entry to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award is free.

Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.

Only 1 team per salon can enter a Colour Trophy category (i.e. a salon cannot have 2 competing teams in the same Colour Trophy category).

The colourist can be part of one or more teams entering separate categories as the colour work is not carried out on the competition floor.

A salon can enter a 2nd team into another Colour Trophy category as long as it is styled on the competition floor by a different team member because they are run simultaneously on the same date.

This is a competition for individuals only and the prize 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.  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 Colourist may bring along a hairstylist from the salon to assist in the styling of the model as a third team member, but this is not mandatory, therefore the team entering the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award should consist of no more than three people (including the model).  All members of the team must be UK residents and be 16 years or over on closing date of entry Tuesday 28 February 2017.

The Colourist must remain the same throughout the competition (from Photographic Entry stage through to the Backstage Live Final stage and/or the Grand Final, as applicable). The model can change from the Photographic Entry stage to the Backstage Live Final, but must remain the same for the Backstage Live Final stage and the Grand Final stage, as applicable.  The Promoter 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.

Should the Colourist be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Backstage Live Final stage, they are not required to recreate the winning look from the photographic entry stage; therefore the model, hairstylist, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the photographic entry stage and the Backstage Live Final stage.

Should the Colourist be successful at the Backstage Live Final stage and go through to the Grand Final stage, the model, hairstylist, clothes, make-up and hairstyle must remain the same at both Backstage Live Final and Grand Final stages.

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.

The entrant’s salon must be trading at the time of entry. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.

All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year – from Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 3 June 2018.

Entries cannot be returned and are the property of the Promoter.

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 Backstage Live 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 2017/2018 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 prior to any colour application, and an “after” photo of the model once the hair has been coloured.

All online entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and the photographs must be in a tiff or jpeg format with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB.  The photographs can be uploaded from a smart phone or digital camera, but no scans of printed photos will be accepted.

The photographs may be a head or full-length shot but no more than 1 year old at the date of entry. 

All entries must reach L’Oréal by Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Late entries will not be permitted.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

The prizes 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.

Any images supplied by L’Oréal to winning salons must always be credited to L’Oréal Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.

If the prize 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 reserves the right in its absolute discretion to add to or waive any of these terms and conditions, or to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.

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 (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The 2017 Brief: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour on a female model.  This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Entrants must upload their ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos (tiff or jpeg file with a minimum size of 3MB and a maximum size of 7MB) and complete their entry form online via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com and a colour 10”x8” photos of their female model fulfilling the brief above to the L’Oréal Colour Trophy. 

Entries will only be accepted on the official online form via www.lorealcolourtrophy.com.  Incomplete, illegal, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of delivery.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries.

The photographs may be a head or full-length shot.  No scans of printed photos will be accepted.  Entrants must enter colour photos that are no more than one year old.

Entrants will be required to bring along a printed colour “before” photo of their live model if they get through to the Backstage Live Final stage or Grand Final stage.

Entries must be received on or before Tuesday 28 February 2017.  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 it reasonable control.

A list of the entrants successfully through to each Backstage Live Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.com from 12pm on Wednesday 8 March 2017.

All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Backstage Live Finals by email by Friday 10 March 2017.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of four (4) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

All entries are allocated to one of nine (9) regions depending on the post code of the salon.  These regions are Northern Irish, Scottish, North Western, North Eastern, Eastern, Midlands, South Western, Southern and London.

The judges can select a maximum of five (5) entrants for each region to go through to the Backstage Live Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.

The ‘after’ photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the 2017 brief.

The ‘after’ photograph submitted must showcase a beautiful hair image on a female model, ensuring the colour on the model’s hair works in harmony with the cut and/or styling.

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.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The 2017 Backstage Live Tour dates are confirmed as follows:

Scottish Backstage Live Final:  Sunday 9 April 2017

North Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 10 April 2017

North Eastern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Midlands Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 12 April 2017

Northern Irish Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 18 April 2017

Eastern Backstage Live Final: Sunday 23 April 2017

South Western Backstage Live Final:  Monday 24 April 2017

Southern Backstage Live Final: Tuesday 25 April 2017

London Backstage Live Final: Wednesday 26 April 2017

 

All competition teams must arrive at 4.00pm on the day of their designated Backstage Live Final at the venue to register with L’Oréal.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 

All Regional Finalists will need to complete and sign the model release form at their Backstage Live final.

The Star Colourist must be the same as at the Photographic Entry stage.  The Promoter 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’s sole discretion.

The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the photographic entry stage and the Backstage Live Final stage.

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 Star Colourist and model will be given 1 free ticket each to their designated Backstage Live Final.  If the Star Colourist has a hairstylist assisting them, then this person will also receive 1 free ticket to their designated Backstage Live Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.

All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Backstage Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venues.

When the Star Colourist arrives, they will have up to 15 minutes with the judges, and will be required to bring their model into the judge’s room to present their model 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.  A ‘before’ photo of the model must also be presented at this stage to assist the judges understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification;

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 5.45pm the Star Colourist/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 on the competition floor the Star Colourist/ nominated stylist must not touch the models hair until the competition starts.

Once the live competition starts, the Star Colourist/nominated hairstylist will have 30 minutes to style and dress the hair as desired following the 2017 brief.

The Colourist may style the model’s hair or they may use a hairstylist from the salon to assist with this if they work solely as a colourist.

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) teams at each regional Backstage Live Final and they will go through to recreate their winning look at the Grand Final.

The overall 9 (nine) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners will win a place on the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2017/2018.

The Star Colourist and model will be invited onstage for the presentation and photographs.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision. 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four (4) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

During the interview process, the finalists will be assessed on the following:

Placement of colour on the live model

Result of application on the live model

Overall total look assessed on the competition floor

Their confidence, presentation skills and passion when they interview 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.

During the Live competition, the finalists will be assessed on the following:

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the model’s hair is in bad condition the entrant will not be considered as an overall regional winner.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

The clothes, makeup and accessories should enhance and complement the overall look that the colourist and hair stylist have created.   

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR BACKSTAGE LIVE FINAL STAGE

Judging marks are split as follows: 40% – colour result, 20% - performance during the interview and 40% - 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 2017/2018.

The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 2nd to 5th (maximum) position dependent on their average marks attained.  These positions will be displayed at the venue after each event.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

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 will take place on Monday 5 June 2017 at the L’Oréal International Academy, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

The nine (9) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Winners (one from each region) must arrive at 12.30pm to register at the L’Oréal International Academy in London to be eligible to take part in the Grand Final.

All team members (including the model) that made up the team which won at the Backstage Live 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.

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 5 June 2017.  If the Star 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 all L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners who qualify for the Grand Final, the model, hair colour, hair style, clothes and make-up must remain the same as presented at the Backstage Live Final. 

L’Oréal will verify this as follows: The models at the Backstage Live 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 Backstage Live 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 1 hour in which to replicate their winning look from the Backstage Live Final. Teams are allowed to have coloured the model’s hair prior to arriving at the Grand Final. They can also (but it is not compulsory) to colour part or all of the model’s hair during the 1 hour time slot at the Grand Final.

All teams must be prepared to answer questions from a selection of the judges about their colouring technique and products used during the prep time.   

Entrants will be required to produce a printed colour copy of a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on her hair dated no older than 1 January 2017. This will be placed on the work station to assist the judges in understanding the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.

The model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal International Academy.

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 nine (9) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Winners.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR GRAND FINAL STAGE

The competition will be judged by a minimum of four (4) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal.

The competitors must demonstrate they are able to follow the 2017 Brief as outlined above.

THE HAIR

The colour work performed on the model should be technically well-executed and be a modern and beautiful interpretation of upcoming trends showcasing the expertise and ability of the colourist to create a unique look. 

The hair can be any length, texture or colour but has to be inspirational and show skill in the colour, style/cut and finish.

The hair must be in optimal condition – if the hair is in bad condition the model will not be considered as the Judges’ Favourite.

A cut, if featured, must show exceptional technical skill.

The finish on the hair must be accomplished with an appropriate amount of product, and the correct choice of product.

The hair must suit the model’s face and bone structure.

Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.

No full wigs are allowed.

The hair colour will be the overriding factor in any decision making process.

THE MODEL

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 STYLING & MAKEUP

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 9 (maximum) L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners an overall Judges’ Favourite.  Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd etc to 9th from the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winners and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 9 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 9 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 3 (three) will be discussed between the judges who will then agree unanimously who overall should be placed as the 2017 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 judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this decision.

Once the judging is completed the 9 (maximum) models and Star Award Winners will be taken to Battersea Evolution, London.  They will be escorted by L’Oréal staff who will then work with the models and the Star Award Winners to rehearse a catwalk that they will perform later that evening at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final event.

The Star Colourist and/or hair stylist will be allowed access to their model at 6pm in order to re-touch the 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 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 5 June 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel at O2, London.

 

THE PRIZE

Each L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award winner from each  of the nine (9) regions will become part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2017/2018, which is a one year development programme where the winners will be inspired and educated by the most enthusiastic and award-winning 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 nine (9) winners who become part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy look forward to a full year of activities which could include:

Working with four top industry colourists to evolve their creativity on 2 dates throughout the winning year. 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. 

The overall L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award Judges’ Favourite will also get the opportunity to attend an exclusive 3-day European trip from 17 July to 19 July 2017 along with their model (and hairstylist if they have used a hairstylist throughout the Backstage Live Final and the Grand Final stages) to photograph the winning look (the model will only be required for the shoot day on Tuesday 18 July 2017.  L’Oréal will confirm the venue and agenda, and provide reasonable transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this trip. 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 9 Star Award winners will be given a free ticket to attend the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2018. L’Oréal will confirm the date, venue and agenda, but will not provide transportation, hotel accommodation and subsistence costs to attend this event. 

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.

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