Your entry in this category will be judged first by how many views you have on Instagram. Then in the second round by a panel of industry experts judging a hair picture you submit.

    This will be awarded for the most bold, striking or adventurous colour look on a live model.

    Awarded to the most accomplished colour correction work on a live model submitted by a colourist of 3+ years experience.

    Awarded to the colourist who has their finger on the trend-pulse and delivers a fabulous commercial colour look on a live model.

    Awarded to the colourist who most impresses with their inspiring use of colour on a live model of any gender – either a commercial or avant garde look. But make it innovative!

    Awarded to the colourist who most impresses with colour work on a male model.

    Awarded to the colourist who submits the best short film explaining why they are a colour genius fit for 2023. Show us your passion – make a film that sums up how you live and breathe colour. At home, at work, at play... everywhere!

    Awarded to the colourist who persuades us they are the best at sharing their colour know-how, ideas and passion with the industry and beyond.

    Awarded to the colourist who demonstrates professional skills with their work on Afro hair in particular. Show us how you have an eye for enhancing shape, texture and line with a head-turning look. Consumer or avant-garde – it’s up to you

    We invite colourists based outside the UK into the Colour Genius Awards. We see brilliant work on socials, so come on and send us your best looks to compete for the title International Colour Genius 2023!











    Entrants must upload their entry photos which must be minimum 1mb and maximum 7mb in size
    - in colour
    - in jpeg format only
    - when uploading multiple photos, please ensure to select them all together from the pop-up window. Photos cannot be submitted one at a time
    - a photograph taken since 12th April 2022, i.e. no more than 1 year old on 11th April 2023






    - Entrants must upload their entry film which must be no more than 30mb in size
    - Film must be taken since 12th April 2022, i.e. no more than 1 year old on 11th April 2023







    Entrants must upload their entry Reel which must be no more than 30mb in size
    - limited to 1 Reel entry maximum per person
    - in colour
    - must include before & after images as well as show the process
    - Reel must be filmed since 12th April 2022, i.e. no more than 1 year old on 11th April 2023

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