Color Outside the Lines Australia 2021 is here!

Want to show off your creative colour-work and skill? This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss! Enter the Color Outside the Lines Australia 2021 competition for your chance to win the grand prize!

Color Outside the Lines Australia is a Paul Mitchell sponsored competition where hairdressers are invited to showcase their creativity to an audience of industry experts and likeminded individuals. It’s a fantastic opportunity for hairdressers to highlight their salons and demonstrate their skill and knowledge at combining creative colouring, cuts, and styling techniques.

Hairdressers are encouraged to think outside the lines and create beautiful, commercial hairstyles that reflect current Australian fashion trends. It’s a chance for hairstylists to break out of their daily routine and challenge themselves with new concepts. To enter, hairdressers must photograph their final look and upload it to Instagram following the competition guidelines. Don’t have a fancy camera setup? Don’t fret! All that’s needed is captivating colour-work, a willing model, and a digital camera.

Color Outside the Lines Australia 2020 winner, Jessica Anne
(Color Outside the Lines Australia 2020 winner - Jessica Clarke @jessicaannehair_)

How to enter Color Outside the Lines Australia

To enter, all you need to do is capture your look and upload the image to Instagram with the hashtag #cotlaus and tag us @paulmitchellaus. Scan the QR code provided to sign your release form and you’re good to go!

Only entries received between 7:00am Monday August 2nd 2021 AEST and 11:59pm Sunday October 31st 2021 AEDT will be considered.

Click HERE to see the full guidelines, rules and regulations for entry.

The competition process – when are the winners announced?

After entries are closed, judging will commence – all finalist judging will take place blindly with judges not knowing the names or identities of the entrants during the contest.

  • 70% of the marks are attributed to hair colour technique, choice of colour, and how the hair colour works with the haircut and style
  • 30% of the marks are attributed to the overall vision, creativity, and interpretation of the theme

Winners will be announced starting from Monday November 8th 2021 at 7:00pm AEDT via the Paul Mitchell Instagram page (@paulmitchellaus). The 1st place winner and two runner ups will be announced on Monday November 22nd 2021 at 7:00pm AEDT.

What are you waiting for? Get creative and show us your best work!

Need some inspiration? Check out some of last year’s winning entries below.

 For regular updates about the Color Outside the Lines Australia 2021 competition, follow us on Instagram @paulmitchellaus