Showcase your talent, skill and colour mastery with Paul Mitchell’s 2020 Colour Outside the Lines competition.

Do you have what it takes to be this year’s Colour Outside the Lines winner? Good news hair lovers; entry into the annual instagram competition has been extended until Monday, 31st August 2020.

Now in its fifth year, Colour Outside the Lines shines a light on hairdressing talent, inviting stylists to showcase their photographic interpretations of this season’s creative and commercial hair trends.

A chance to demonstrate your skills across colour, cut and styling, the Paul Mitchell sponsored competition also grants winners international exposure, with all assets shared across the brand’s socials and beyond.

Also up for grabs in 2020?

An incredible prize pool including a $1500 USD cash prize, $1500 USD in Paul Mitchell products, an editorial feature with Hairbrained and their work featured in Paul Mitchell’s professional marketing collateral.

The winner will also receive a Colour Outside the Lines trophy to commemorate their win, while three runners-up will receive a Colour Outside the Lines 2020 Certificate and a $500 Paul Mitchell gift set.

Salons may submit multiple individual entries via Instagram, following a set of simple posting guidelines. Each entry will be judged individually, before which five national finalists are selected.

Finalists will be announced at 7.00pm Monday 7th September 2020 AEDT via @paulmitchellaus, with the first prize winner and runners-up announced 7.00pm Monday 14th September 2020 AEDT.

Entrants must use Paul Mitchell Professional hair colour and styling products to create their submissions, with no professional photography team required (just beautiful hair… and a smart phone!).

Entries close 11.59pm, Monday 31st August 2020 AEDT.

For a full list of entry guidelines, rules and regulations visit

Happy colouring!