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Colorist of the Year

Artistry that showcases transformational texture mastery in color formulation and application on hair texture types 3-8.

Snap Shot Colorist Charmayne Brian Before .jpeg
Snap Shot Colorist Charmayne Brian After.jpeg

Guidelines & Regulations

For T.H.E. Snapshot Colorist of the Year, we are looking for stylists to show mastery, elevation, and artistry in hair color that is transformational. Hair color should demonstrate a skillful understanding of texture. We encourage you to challenge yourself and step out of the box with your color formulations!

Entry Open: March 31, 2023

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023

Finalist Announced: August 1, 2023 

Winners Announced: Oct. 8, 2023, at THE Summit

Submission Conditions

  • Each entrant may submit entries for both THE Collection and THE Snapshot without conflict.

  • Each entrant may submit the same final image across a maximum of two THE Snapshot categories. Please be sure to check that your final image meets the rules and requirements for both categories.

  • There are no limits to category submissions per entrant.

  • Each entrant must complete and submit an Artist Release Form per entry.

  • A Model Release Form must be submitted per model and include color formulation(s) for all color entries.

  • Each submission must meet the rules and regulations specific to their category in order to qualify.

Final Image Submission Requirements

  • 1 final image showcasing 1 unique color look* on model**. Can be front-facing, ¾ angle, or profile. No more than ¾ of the body in the photo–the hair should be the focus. The final image and before image(s) must be at the same angle. Photos must be with the same lighting and plain, unobstructed background.

  • 1 unedited photo of the final image 

  • 1 before photo of the model is required, or 1 before photo of the model with unstyled wigs/extensions is required if utilizing wigs/extensions.

  • Please note if the model has extensions.

  • *Hair can be styled thermally or styled naturally.

  • **Models must have natural texture type 3-8. Please review the official rules & judging criteria for detailed information.

  • ***Wigs must have a natural texture type 3-8. Please review the official rules & judging criteria for detailed information.

  • ****Submission must include 1 final image, 1 unedited final image, 1 before photo of the model (Note wig/extension specifications if utilizing).

Headpieces & Hair Ornaments

  • Headpieces and hair ornaments are NOT allowed.

Creative Photo Effects/Retouching

  • Photo retouching of the hair color or shape is NOT permitted and will be subject to disqualification.

  • Creative photo effects (i.e., filters, overlays, etc.) are NOT allowed as they may take away from the visual judging of the hair color.

  • Moderate retouching of skin is permitted.

Image Quality

  • All images must be in portrait format

  • All images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format

  • All images must have a resolution of 300DPI (CMPI not accepted)

Coloring Tips

  • Be creative while maintaining the integrity of the texture you are working on

Entries Open Jan. 16, 2023

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