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Last updated: December 27, 2022

Color Outside The Lines: Paul Mitchell®’s Hair Color Contest Is Back

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Paul Mitchell®’s Hair Color Contest Returns With All-New Categories

Looking for an exciting way to kickstart your color creativity in the New Year? Consider this an invitation to enter the John Paul Mitchell Systems® Color Outside The Lines 2023 hair color contest—now with new categories!


Enter Color Outside The Lines for a chance to win cash prizes and more.

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What are the categories?

Whether you prefer painting silver foxes or bright neons as a student, educator or seasoned stylist, there’s a place in this contest for you. Check out the categories:


  • Best in Blonding (#BESTPMBLONDE)
  • Best Graceful Gray (#BESTPMGRAY) 
  • Best Color of the Year (#BESTPMCOLOR) 
  • Best Educator (#BESTPMEDUCATOR)
  • Best Student (#BESTPMNEXTGEN)


The best part: Colorists can enter as many times as they want in as many categories as they want for a chance to win.


How can artists enter?

Feeling inspired? Beginning on January 3, 2023, professional colorists can enter their best work either on Instagram or via ViralSweep for a chance to win prices valued at over $2,500 USD—including $1,200 USD cash and a framed NFT. All artists have to do is simply post their work with the hashtag #PAULMITCHELLCOLOR and the category-specific hashtag in the caption.


The contest officially closes February 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Grand prize winners will be announced live on Instagram March 6, 2023.


Who chooses the winners?

Entering Color Outside The Lines doesn’t just offer artists a chance to win some serious prizes. Contestants will also have their work judged by some of the industry’s finest talents. This year’s roster of judges includes Paul Mitchell® Co-Owner Angus Mitchell and various members of the JPMS™ Artistic Director Team:


  • Stephen Moody
  • Colin Caruso
  • Noogie Thai
  • Paula Peralta
  • Robert Cromeans
  • John Mosely


Where can you get started?

While a purchase isn’t necessary to enter or win, Paul Mitchell® has wrapped the brand’s best-selling color lines and highly coveted shades into three limited-edition kits that create the results colorists are looking for:


  • The Best of Paul Mitchell® The Color
  • The Best of XG Color
  • The Best In Blonde + Tone
  • Click here to get them all!


For official 2023 Color Outside The Lines rules, visit starting January 3, 2023. 

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