Posts Tagged ‘contest’

Scholarship Honoring Beauty Legend Vidal Sassoon Kicks Off

by CurlStylist on Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship Program - Basic provides 50% tuition scholarships ($10,000) to individuals aspiring to work as a hairstylist. The application simply requires a one-to-three-minute video or an online “inspiration board” that shares the applicant’s passion for the beauty industry. Ten winners will be selected by a judging panel comprised of the nation’s top hairstylists along with an online “vote” component. The competition is administered by the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, a 501(c3) initiative of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. Wella (the Salon Professional Division of P&G) funds the scholarships that celebrate the legacy of hairstylist Vidal Sassoon.

Enter and find out contest rules here.

Power Curls for Power Girls Joico Contest

by CurlStylist on Thursday, March 21st, 2013

This Contest is Now Closed

Take control of curls and waves with Joico’s ultimate texture power couple: K-PAK waves and NEW Power Series. K-PAK Waves transform the texture of every hair type without damage, while the Power Series delivers ultra firm yet flexible hold to let you recharge and restyle curls and waves for up to 3 days of gorgeous, frizz-free texture.

How to Join:

-Submit a photo of YOUR best curls (either your own curl style or a curl style you created on a client) at the NaturallyCurly Facebook page for a chance to win a Joico product package valued at $800.00!
-Sweepstakes ends: April 16, 2013 (12:00 pm PST)

The Winners

Five randomly chosen winners will receive a Joico Product Package valued at over $140.00. Three more randomly chosen winners will get the same plus their choice of one item within each of three tiers of prizes; highest possible value, approximately $800.00.

The Prizes

Five randomly chosen winners will receive a Joico Product Package valued at over $140.00.

Joico Product Package

Power Series stylers: Power Spray, Power Gel, Power Whip Humidity BlockerK-PAK RevitaLuxeSmooth Cure Leave-in Rescue TreatmentK-PAK ShampooConditioner

Tier 1 Power-Curl Girl Pack ($500.00):

24 Hour Fitness year-membership gift card, i.pad mini, Coach tote bag, Jambone Bluetooth Speaker, and a Home Juicer

Tier 2 Power-Curl Girl Pack ($100.00):

Personalized nameplate necklace, Personalized Cosmetic Travel Set, Downton Abbey DVD Set, $100.00 Burke Williams Spa Gift Certificate

Tier 3 Power-Curl Girl Pack ($25.00):

iPad case, Year O Mag. Subscription, Tina Fey book “Bossy Pants,” Sabrina Soto Home Design, Adele’s 21 CD, Giada De Laurentis’ “Weeknights with Giada”
Read the rules and guidelines here.

4 Tips For The Perfect Blow-Out

by Alicia Ward on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Lady with curly hair style

Curly hair is beautiful in its natural state. As stylists, we love to see women embrace their natural curls, coils and waves. However, we know that everyone likes options and variety. No one person can eat the same lunch everyday for their entire life just like no one curly can wear her hair the same her whole life. Blow-outs are a great way to help your clients change up their look. Here are four tips to help you give your client the perfect blow out.

1. Start Clean and Detangled!

You should always start fresh and clean for a smooth blowout. When selecting a cleanser, pick one that has smoothing properties like Matrix Total Results Sleek Shampoo. Choose a conditioner that is very moisturizing and has smoothing and de-frizzing qualities. We recommend the pair to the above shampoo, Matrix Total Results Sleek Conditioner. You will need to do a thorough job of wide-tooth comb detangling before you get started to ensure you get every curl smooth. Before you detangle be sure to apply a leave-in conditioner. Again, when selecting products for a blow out, choose products that have a smoothing properties like Matrix Total Results Moisture Cure 2-Phase Leave-In Treatment. Hair should be damp but not dripping wet when you get started. Remember to use a microfiber towel to gently dry your curls before starting, because this will help reduce frizz and friction.

2. Protect and Separate!

To ensure that your curls are protected from heat damage, apply a heat protectant and smoother. Matrix Total Results Sleek Iron Smoother works to protect and smooth curls for heat styling. To apply this heat protectant place a dime to quarter size into your hand and distribute it evenly.  Then, separate curls into sections, this will make the drying more manageable and reduce tangles.

3. Dry: Hot and Cold!

Now it’s time to start drying the hair in sections. Grab the first section and start drying it at the top, aiming the blow dryer downward and moving it from the top of the hair to the ends. Alternate between hot and cold settings on the blow dryer. It’s best to use a round brush and a dryer with a concentrator nozzle. These are must have tools for a good blow out. Using high heat and a concentrator nozzle to direct the dryer’s airflow, dry hair from root to tip for about 8 seconds, then lock out the frizz by using the cool shot button for 5 seconds. If the hair is excessively curly or coily, start by drying hair from mid-shaft to end to minimize styling time.

4. Stop the Frizz!

When you are done drying, to continue to lock out the frizz, dab a pea-sized amount of smoothing oil onto your hands and smooth it into the ends of the hair to define and separate your tresses. Matrix Total Results Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil will smooth frizz and flyaways. Finish the look by applying Matrix Total Results Amplify Volume Flexible Hold Hairspray, a light hold flexible hairspray that will really lock out the frizz.

Help your clients get your their curls back after their blow out. Deep condition with Matrix Total Results Color Care Intensive Mask to get your client’s moisture and definition back.


Win Big!

Matrix is offering you the opportunity to show off you best blow out!

Matrix Curly Girl is challenging six salons to throw down their best blow-out techniques to see whose smooth style reigns supreme. Vote by June 30th, for the salon you think will give our Curly Girl the best & longest lasting blow-out. If your salon wins you will be entered to win one of 50 gift baskets filled with the products the winning salon used on our Curly Girl (a $100 value)! Stylists can involved and enter here.

Win Big with Matrix Curly Girl Blow-Out Challenge

by Alicia Ward on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Lady with curly hair style

Matrix Curly Girl is challenging six salons to throw down their best blow-out techniques to see whose smooth style reigns supreme. Cast your vote by June 30th for the salon you think will give our Curly Girl the best & longest lasting blow-out. If your salon wins, you will be entered to win one of 50 gift baskets filled with the products the winning salon used on our Curly Girl (a $100 value)!

Enter on Facebook.

Check out the full details:

Our Matrix Curly Girl is challenging six area salons to throw down their best blow-out techniques and see whose smooth styling reigns supreme! Six salons, six weeks, ONE WINNER!

What do you win?

Bragging rights as the MATRIX CURLY GIRL BLOW-OUT CHALLENGE WINNER! (plus some great online advertising and exposure)

A trip for your WHOLE SALON to New York City for dinner and drinks with your Matrix Family!

What do you have to do?

Our Curly Girl will book an appointment at your salon for a wash and blow-out.

During the appointment we will be taking video:

You must tell us a little bit about your salon and why you love Matrix.

During the blow-out, share your secret style technique that will make YOUR blow-out the best.

You must tell us what Matrix products you used to wash & style PLUS what special instructions and products our Curly Girl must use to keep up her new smooth style (must include NEW Design Pulse Clean Remix Dry Shampoo).

Then what happens?

Our Curly Girl MUST follow your post-style instructions TO THE LETTER and try to last as long as she can without washing her hair!

Your Matrix Family will be watching closely to make sure she follows ALL the rules and will take a photo each day after to see how she’s doing!

After all six appointments, a winner will be chosen based on whose blow-out lasted the LONGEST and still looked good!

How will I know if my salon won?

In early June, we will launch the Blow-Out Challenge on Facebook!

All six salon videos will be posted online and we will ask our fans to vote for the salon THEY think should win the contest. We will advertise on consumer websites PLUS you will get free goodies to pass out to your clients to encourage them to vote for you online!

After the votes are in, we’ll upload the “after” photos one day at a time and then announce the winning salon. The fans who voted for the winning salon will get free samples of the products the salon used to give our Curly Girl the Best Blow-out!


The curly girl:

MUST follow the salon’s instructions exactly to make her style last as long as possible!

Can NOT seek professional help in maintaining her style.

MUST wear a full-coverage plastic shower cap when bathing during the life of the style.

MUST wear a plastic rain hoodie in the event of weather.

The Salon:

Can only use Matrix products in the care, style and follow-up regimen! Each salon MUST share the style secret that sets their blow-out apart.

The best blow-out can only be achieved through traditional tools and styling products — no Keratin or chemical straightening allowed!

Each salon must be have a Matrix Facebook tab and be in our salon locator. Each salon must sign the contest waiver.

Ready To Take The Blow-Out Challenge? Enter now!

Win Big With Pravana Hair Color Contest

by CurlStylist on Monday, May 16th, 2011

brig van osten

Brig van Osten

You’re a cutting-edge stylist whose coloring skills are as varied as the hues in a rainbow—literally! From red to violet, you can creatively customize a seriously colorful semi-permanent coloring job. If Pravana hair color products are the secret weapon supporting your talent, then “Show Us Your Vivids” is the contest for you. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity combines Pravana’s Naturceuticals Vivids with “Shear Genius” winner Brig Van Osten’s top talent.

To prove you’ve got prowess, all you have to do is upload three images, one of a ho-hum “before” model and two of your model “after” exposure to your very own unique methodology of applying Pravana’s Vivids color. Your fate then rests in Brig’s hands—the seasoned stylist and owner of P!ay Hair Lounge in California will select three licensed professionals as the most creative color-ers.

The first-prize winner will receive a paid trip to an editorial photo shoot with Brig herself. Those pictures will then wind up in a major salon industry publication! Second place will receive $1,000 worth of Pravana hair care, styling and coloring products, while the third runner up will be gifted with $500 worth of products.

If you have what it takes to color the world your way, visit from July 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011 to get more information and to enter the first ever Show Us Your Vivids contest. Then, anxiously await September 5, 2011 when Brig will bestow her three favorite colorists with premium prizes. Happy coloring!

Style With Rodney Cutler at New York Fashion Week 2012!

by Megan Dorcey on Friday, May 13th, 2011

Rodney Cutler

Rodney Cutler

One lucky hair professional, guilty of being criminally brilliant at their trade, will be conspiring with session supremo and celebrity stylist Rodney Cutler next year to create beautiful runway hair during New York Fashion Week next fall.

Determined to uncover the best business minds in the industry, Shortcuts Software launched a competition with Cutler on May 1st offering a reward of a trip for two to New York City, with the actual winner assisting Cutler backstage at the New York Fashion Week 2012 next February.

Over the past few months, Shortcuts has been building a library of videos on its Most Wanted website featuring top salon owners revealing what they believe has contributed to their success. Now it wants everyone to get posting their home-grown versions.

“We want salon owners and managers to submit homemade videos revealing what they are ‘guilty of’ that makes them successful,” said Paul Tate, CEO of Shortcuts Software. “It doesn’t have to be a sleek and glossy production. In fact, it must be done using a personal video camera. We just want them to have fun making it and for there to be a serious message that can help others build their businesses.”

Aspiring Fashion Week session stylists must make a film to enter the competition, post it on YouTube, and then fill out an entry on the Shortcuts Most Wanted website. Shortcuts will be posting tips on the Most Wanted site about how to make a fun film, and hosting webinars later in the year to make it even easier.

All entries will be embedded on the site for everyone to watch, rate, and comment on until the closing date on July 31st. Cutler and his creative team will then narrow the selection down to 10 finalists, whose films will be posted on the Most Wanted site for voting in September 2011. The winner will be voted by viewers and then whisked off to New York for the trip of a lifetime during Fashion Week of 2012.

Are You a Curl Expert? Have Your Clients Tell Us About You, and You Could Win!

by CurlStylist on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010


Ready to capitalize on all of those reviews you’ve been begging for from your loyal curly clients?  NaturallyCurly is launching a Salute To Stylists program to begin on December 15 and run until February 15, and one lucky stylist will win the Grand Prize trip to New York for a 3-Day Deva Curlaboration—a prestigious training course from the famed DevaConcepts salon in Manhattan and will be declared the 2011 NaturallyCurly National Curl Expert. In addition, the grand prize winner will also receive one year of free advertising on NaturallyCurly and a one year subscription to Modern Salon.

It’s easy; curly clients will have two months to add rave reviews, which will then be totaled.  In addition to the grand prize winner, a stylist from each of seven U.S. (And one from Ontario, Canada) geographical areas will be declared a 2011 NaturallyCurly Regional Curl Expert and will receive three months of free advertising on NaturallyCurly, a one year subscription to Modern Salon, as well as collateral materials to proclaim themselves a Curl Expert—a definite way to get more curly business! Also, one of the clients who entered a review will win a cut and style from the winning regional stylist, courtesy of NaturallyCurly.

Spread the word now—you have limited time to rack up those reviews!  Need help?  Email us for “Review Me” cards!

Also check our assets download page to get goodies to help you get more reviews!

Our Seven Regions

One stylist from each of these U.S. regions will be declared a NaturallyCurly Regional Curl Expert.

Salute to Stylists

Dare to Transform with Sam Villa and Redken

by CurlStylist on Monday, June 14th, 2010

This June, stylists who spend $200 on will receive a FREE Style Connection Kit—a collection of surface-shifting stylers from Redken designed to complement professional cuts through pioneering textures and high-fashion finishes. Each kit includes 1 Matte Sponge 05, 1 Velvet Gelatin 07, 1 Wool Shake and 1 Style Connection Tech Guide. Stylists can also sign up to win a Sam Villa Dream Collection—a collection of choice of Wet Cut Shear, 7” Dry Cutting Shear, Reversible Blending Shear, Sleekr flat iron, Textur texturizing iron, Aspire Tour 3 DVD set, Artificial Texture DVD, 6 piece brush set, 6 piece comb set and 6 packs of Sam Villa Clips.

Enter the Ultimate Student Hair Styling Contest

by Staff on Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Think your students have what it takes?

Are you an existing cosmetology student looking for that opportunity to elevate yourself to the next level?

Are you in the industry and know of a student that could benefit from a boost before they even begin their career?

The Junior Style Stars Contest is a national hair competition for cosmetology students only. ANY student is eligible to enter. Students, come show off your skills by creating the winning bridal look and win the opportunity of a lifetime…as well as up to $50,000 in cash and prizes!

Click here for more information.

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