The Rules

Terms and Conditions 2020

 

THE BRIEF

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

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

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

 

GENERAL

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

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 4 above listed ROI categories as well as the 4 distinct UK categories.

 

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Live Final Stage.
  • The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Live 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 Final stage.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • If a colour application is carried out at any point during the competition period, the model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol. A signed client record card will be required as proof of this if the team is applying colour at the L’Oréal Academy.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • Prizes (including any certificates) are awarded to the salon rather than individuals within a team and if any members of the winning team leave their salon they forfeit their prizes. 
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from  Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 22 March 2021.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of the competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Live Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal Professionnel websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.).
  • The winning salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

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

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges can select a maximum of twenty four (24) finalists to go through to the Live Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • All L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award Entrants will be marked in the following way:
  • Judges select their top twenty four (24) entries from the dossier entry photos entered.  These will each be given a mark from 1 to 24. 
  • All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the position of the twenty four (24) marked entrants who will proceed to the Live Final stage.    

 

LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • The 2020 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Live Final will take place on Monday 23 March 2020 at the L’Oréal International Academy, Styne House, Upper Hatch Street, Dublin.
  • All competition teams must arrive at 2pm at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 2.45pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • At registration, the colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager to verify the answers given by the colourist. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Live Final stage.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown at registration.
  • All 3 (three) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to the Live Final event. These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019. This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • By 3pm, only the stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time, this could result in disqualification.
  • Neither the stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venue. Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Once the model and stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • 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, including photographs taken by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • An overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2020 will be announced later on in the evening on 23 March 2020 at The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

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

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • All L’Oréal Colour Trophy Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to 24th from the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Finalists and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 etc. to 24 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 24 their least favourite. 
  • All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another.
  • The judges will have a discussion about the top 10 placed teams, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief.  The judges will be required to discuss and select who overall should be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the finalists with the highest marks will be placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
  • The remaining entrants can find out their placing after the Live Final by emailing lctque[email protected]
  • Once the judging is complete, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.

 

THE PRIZE

 

The salon of the winning team (Live Final overall winner) will receive the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award 2020 and the winning salon team members specified below will have the opportunity to attend the prize experiences.

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

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

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

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

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

 

GENERAL

  • The competition is open to all Irish residents aged 16 and over, with the exception of (i) L’Oréal (UK) Limited employees, (ii) freelancer consultants engaged by L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s Professional Products Division, (iii) immediate family members of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel and (iv) friends of an employee or freelancer consultant engaged by L’Oréal Professionnel. If any of the abovementioned excluded connections is discovered, L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to automatically disqualify the relevant entrant. 
  • The competition opens on Thursday 2 January 2020 and closes on Monday 24 February 2020. 
  • L’Oréal reserves the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the competition in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • Late entries will not be permitted.
  • Entries must be uploaded onto www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie.
  • Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and styling products on the model and no other products.
  • Entrants must truthfully and accurately complete their application. If an entrant supplies any untruthful, inaccurate or misleading details and/or information and/or have failed to abide by these terms and conditions, the entrant may be disqualified.
  • Entry to the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award is free.
  • Entrants may not enter the same picture for more than one award category.
  • Each team that enters must create a unique username and email address upon entry.

The team entering should consist of no more than three (3) people in the compulsory roles of colourist, stylist and model. An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be Irish residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).

  • Respect for the individual is a fundamental part of L’Oréal’s guiding values and principles. L’Oréal believes in the value of difference and diversity. L’Oréal categorically rejects all forms of unlawful discrimination, both in thought and deed. No entrant shall suffer discrimination because of gender or gender reassignment, gender expression, trans-gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, or race.
  • There are 4 ROI award categories: 1) ROI - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) ROI - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award (this category), 3) ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award and 4) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • Only one team from the same salon can enter a category i.e. a salon cannot have two or more competing teams in the same category. The same salon can enter one team in each of the 3 distinct ROI categories (meaning a maximum of 3 teams can be entered by the same salon across the 3 categories).
  • Any teams entered by a salon must be comprised of a unique set of individuals. No individual can enter in more than one team, whether in the same or different role.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 4 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has been accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 4 above listed ROI categories as well as the 4 distinct UK categories.

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Live Final Stage.
  • The hair colourist and hair stylist must get the consent of the salon owner(s) to enter into this competition.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should a team be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the Live 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 Final stage.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • If a colour application is carried out at any point during the competition period, the model must have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • Prizes (including any certificates) are awarded to the salon rather than individuals within a team and if any members of the winning team leave their salon they forfeit their prize experiences.
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 22 March 2021.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of this competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Live Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal Professionnel websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020/2021 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.).
  • The winning salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

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

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges can select a maximum of twenty four (24) finalists to go through to the Live Final stage based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • All entrants will be marked in the following way:
  • Judges select their top twenty four (24) entries from the dossier entry photos entered.  These will each be given a mark from 1 to 24. 
  • All of the judges’ marks are then averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the position of the top twenty four (24) marked entrants who will proceed to the Live Final stage.    

 

 

LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • The 2020 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Live Final will take place on Monday 23 March 2020 at L’Oréal International Academy, Styne House, Upper Hatch Street, Dublin.
  • All competition teams must arrive at 9:30am at the venue to register with L’Oréal.  All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration. 
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 10.30am the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • The model, clothes, make-up and hairstyle may change between the Photographic Entry stage and the Live Final stage.
  • All 3 (three) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to attend the Live Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venue.  Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
    • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
    • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • All Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than 2 January 2019 (taken from the front or side only).  This will be shown to the judges to assist them in understanding the extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to have this will result in disqualification.
  • At registration, the colourist within the team will be required to answer some questions about the colour and technique used on the model.  The hair will then be checked on the competition floor by a L’Oréal Professionnel Education Manager to verify the answers given by the colourist. This is to confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel Products have been used on the model’s hair.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown at registration.
  • By 10:45am only the stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time, this could result in disqualification.
  • Neither the hair stylist nor the model may leave the floor during the competition.
  • Once the model and stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Teams will have 30 minutes to finish their look.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • Only the hair stylist is allowed on the floor.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked on stage to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging including photographs taken by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • Once the judging is complete, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.
  • The winner and runner up will be announced later on in the evening on the 23 March 2020 at The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

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


MARKING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • All L’Oréal Men’s Image Finalists judged on the criteria above will be marked in the following way: Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd, etc. to 24th for each Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 24 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 24 their least favourite. 
  • All of the judges’ marks are averaged for each entrant in order to calculate the positions of each from 1st to last relative to one another.
  • The judges will have a combined discussion about the top four (4) placed entrants, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. The judges will overall agree who should be placed 1st and runner up. If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges, the finalists with the highest marks will be placed 1st and runner up.
  • The remaining entrants will then be given a placing of 3rd to last position dependent on their average marks attained.
  • The remaining entrants can find out their placing after the Live Final by emailing [email protected]

 

THE PRIZE

 

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

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

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

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

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

 

GENERAL

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

The team entering should consist of no more than three (3) people in the compulsory roles of colourist, stylist and model. An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team. All members of the team must be Irish residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date (Monday 24 February 2020).

  • There are 4 ROI award categories: 1) ROI - The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, 2) ROI - L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, 3) ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award (this category) and 4) UK & ROI - L’Oréal Colour Trophy College Award.
  • Only one team from the same salon can enter a category i.e. a salon cannot have two or more competing teams in the same category. The same salon can enter one team in each of the 3 distinct ROI categories (meaning a maximum of 3 teams can be entered by the same salon across the 3 categories).
  • Any teams entered by a salon must be comprised of a unique set of individuals. No individual can enter in more than one team, whether in the same or different role.
  • An individual can only enter 1 out of the above 4 categories.
  • An individual can only enter 1 team within its 1 chosen category.
  • An individual may enter in a dual role as both a colourist and stylist within its team.
  • An individual who has been accepted to judge the competition for any category is not permitted to enter the competition in any category.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, an individual may only enter once across the 4 above listed ROI categories as well as the 4 distinct UK categories.

 

  • During the competition, the team member in the role of colourist cannot change and the team member in the role of stylist cannot change.
  • The colourist and stylist full names must be confirmed in the entry form and must remain the same throughout the competition. Proof of ID, such as passport or driver’s license will be checked by L’Oréal Professionnel to verify the team names at the Live Final Stage.
  • If the stylist is unable to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), the colourist can continue on their own and cannot include a new stylist in the team. If the colourist cannot continue to be a part of the competing team (whether they leave the salon or for any other reason), then the team will be disqualified. If an individual enters in a dual role as both stylist and colourist and is unable to be a part of the competing team, then the team will be disqualified. L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as death, disability or serious illness) to be determined at L’Oréal’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • Should the entrant salon be successful after the Photographic Entry stage and go through to the 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 Live Final stage.
  • The models used at all stages of the competition must be 16 or over and have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the colour application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol.
  • All entrants must ensure that their chosen model has completed and signed a model release form in respect of all parts of the competition.
  • The entrant salon must be trading at the time of entry and all stages of the competition. If the salon is trading with L’Oréal (UK) Limited, it must be fully compliant with L’Oréal (UK) Limited’s conditions of sale and credit terms at all stages of the competition.
  • At any point in the competition, teams must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and L’Oréal Professionnel Education Managers about their colouring technique and products used. 
  • In respect of any timings and deadlines of the competition, it is the responsibility of the entrant team members to allow sufficient time to meet such times and deadlines, including, by way of examples only: to factor in ample time in-case of traffic or public transport issues and to factor in any waiting time where there is a high volume of entrants.
  • Entrants and any individuals in their party must adhere to the safety announcements and other rules and regulations of any venue.
  • The Promoter and any venue accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft of personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant team members to ensure their availability for all stages/dates of the competition.
  • All prizes awarded to the salon must be claimed during the salon’s winning year from Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 22 March 2021.
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding any decisions.
  • The prizes (including any certificates) are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes.
  • Strictly no under 16’s will be allowed admission to any stages of this competition.
  • Entrants grant L’Oréal (UK) Limited with a transferrable, exclusive, worldwide, royalty free and perpetual license in all copyright, moral or other rights under the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to use the photos and any materials, videos and images generated during the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (whether they proceed to the Live Final or not) for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation, use on L’Oréal websites, Facebook pages and blogs, promotion of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy event, PR content print and online, editorial, advertising and advertorial content, trade press and 2020 competition promotion print and online and educational or internal purposes, etc.)
  • To enter the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award, the entrant must submit 2 photos - a “before” photo of the model (taken from the front or side only) prior to any colour application, and an “after” photo of the model once the hair has been coloured.
  • The winning individual, and their affiliated salon and team members must be prepared to take part in publicity accompanying or resulting from the competition.  No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.
  • At its sole discretion, L’Oréal Professionnel may decide to allow salons to use its images. Any images supplied by L’Oréal Professionnel to any salon must always be credited to L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy when being used for any purpose whatsoever.
  • If the prize (including any certificates) is declined or if the winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the judges may at their absolute discretion select an alternative winner.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to, acting in the interests of fairness, add to or waive any of these terms and conditions. L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances arising beyond its reasonable control.
  • L’Oréal Professionnel reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who conducts themselves in any manner that may bring L’Oréal (UK) Limited, its affiliates or its products into disrepute. This includes, but is not limited to, bullying or aggressive behaviour towards others (for example only, threats or violence towards members of staff, crew, other entrants and/or venue staff), racism, homophobia, misogyny, religious intolerance.
  • By entering this competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions.
  • English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this competition.
  • Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • Entrants must complete their entry form online on www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie.
  • Entrants must showcase a female look interpreting the Brief. Entrants must upload their entry photos which must be:
  • an aspect ratio of 1:1.41 and a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels in height;
  • in colour;
  • in one of the following file types only: png, .jpg, .jpeg, .gif; and
  • no more than 1 year old at the date of entry
  • The photographs may be head or full-length shots. 
  • Entries will only be accepted if they are uploaded onto the official website www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie with the fully completed entry form. Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid. Proof of complying with these requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.  Responsibility cannot be accepted for lost, damaged or delayed entries due to technical or connectivity problems or otherwise.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • The photographic entries will be judged by a minimum of ten (10) hairdressing industry leaders selected by L’Oréal Professionnel.
  • The judges can select a maximum of fifteen (15) entrants to go through to the Live Final based on the photographic entry criteria outlined below.
  • The ‘after’ photograph submitted must showcase the entrant’s interpretation of the Brief.
  • The photograph will be judged on the colour that’s been created on the model’s hair and the overall finished cut and/or styling.
  • Wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel Colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY STAGE

 

  • All 2020 L’Oréal Colour Trophy Star Award entries judged on the criteria outlined above will be marked in the following way:
    • Each of the judges will be required to score each photographic entry from 1 to 15, 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 position of the top fifteen (15) marked entrants who will proceed to the Live Final stage.    
  • A list of the maximum fifteen (15) entrants successfully through to the Live Final can be obtained by looking on www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie from 3pm on Friday 13 March 2020.
  • All entrants will be notified whether they have gone through to the Live Final by email by Wednesday 18 March 2020.

 

LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • The Live Final will take place on Monday 23 March 2020 at L’Oréal International Academy, Styne House, Upper Hatch Street, Dublin.
  • All competition teams must arrive at 11:30am at the venue to register with L’Oréal Professionnel. All members of the competition team (including the model) must be present at registration.
  • If the team has not registered with L’Oréal Professionnel by 12:30pm the team will be automatically disqualified.
  • The colourist and stylist names (excluding the model) must correspond to the names that were submitted on the entry form at the Photographic Entry stage.  L’Oréal Professionnel will only deviate from this rule in the case of exceptional circumstances (such as serious illness, disability or death) to be determined at L’Oréal Professionnel’s sole discretion. If applied by L’Oréal Professionnel, any such discretion may be subject to a request for evidence.
  • All Finalists will be required to produce a photograph of the model prior to any colour work performed on the hair dated no older than the 2 January 2019.  This photo must be a front or side view of the model and will be shown to the judges so they can understand the expertise and extent of the colour work performed on the model.  Failure to do this will result in disqualification.
  • All Finalists will also be required to bring along a mood-board to best demonstrate their inspirations behind their finished look.  This will be shown to the judges.
  • All 3 (three) or less team members (including the model) will be given free tickets to attend the Live Final.  These tickets are strictly non-transferrable.
  • All hair colour application and rinsing off must be completed prior to arriving at the Live Final venue. There is no provision for entrants to colour hair at the venue.  Prior to the live competition starting, the model’s hair can be only in one of these 4 states: 
  • Damp, pre-damp ready to be dried/styled;
  • Dry ready to be damped down and dried/styled;
  • Dry, ready to be styled; or
  • En-pli/prepped and/or set with rollers/bendies still in - these cannot be removed prior to the start of the competition.
  • When the Star Colourist arrives, they  have 5 minutes with the judges, and will be required to bring their model into the judge’s room to present their model and mood board to the judges who will:
  • Fully examine and look through the model’s hair to understand and technically examine the colour technique and application, and confirm that only L’Oréal Professionnel products have been used on the model’s hair.  The ‘before’ photo of the model must also be presented at this stage.
  • Interview the Star Colourist to understand their inspiration, techniques and the colours they have used on the model;
  • Interview the Star Colourist on their aspirations and career as colourists.
  • Models should be dressed prior to the competition start. They will be provided with a L’Oréal Professionnel gown on registration.
  • By 1:20pm, only the Star Colourist or nominated stylist and model must be at their tables on the competition floor. If they are not at the table at this time it could result in disqualification.
  • Once the model and colourist/stylist have entered the competition floor, the model’s state of hair cannot change and the colourist/stylist cannot touch the hair until the competition starts.
  • Once the live competition starts, the colourist/stylist will have 30 minutes to style and dress the hair as desired following the Brief. 
  • Only the colourist/stylist is allowed on the floor.  This will be strictly enforced by the L’Oréal Professionnel staff during the competition time and any other team members present at the workstation will be asked to leave immediately.
  • None of the team members involved may leave the floor during the competition.
  • No smoking or drinking is allowed on the competition floor.
  • Previously coloured wefts, weaves and extensions covering a maximum of 20% of the head using L’Oréal Professionnel colour can be used.
  • No full wigs are allowed.
  • Cutting will be allowed on the competition floor.
  • The model may sit or stand during the judging. The judges are allowed to move the model in order to judge different angles and the models will be catwalked to assess their animation. The judging will take up to 45 minutes.
  • The model will be photographed and videoed during the judging.
  • The winner will be announced later on in the evening on the 23 March 2020 at The Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin 2.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

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

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR LIVE FINAL STAGE

 

  • Judging marks are split as follows: 40% – colour result, 40% - performance during the interview and 20% - the overall total look created after the live competition.
  • Each of the judges select their 1st, 2nd etc. to 15th for each Finalist and indicate on their marking sheet 1, 2 to 15 for their placing with 1 being their favourite and 15 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 judges will have a combined discussion about the top three (3) placed entrants, discussing them together as a group in the context of the Brief. The judges will overall agree who should be placed the winner.
  • If a unanimous decision cannot be reached by the judges the entrant calculated to be in the first position will be placed as the winner.
  • Once the judging is completed, all competition teams will need to leave the competition floor.

 

THE PRIZE

 

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

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions 2020

THE BRIEF

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

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

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

 

GENERAL

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

 

These courses are referred to as “Eligible Courses”.

 

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

 

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

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

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

 

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

 

JUDGING CRITERIA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

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

 

MARKING CRITERIA FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ENTRY

 

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

 

THE PRIZE

 

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

 

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