ICA Nouveau 2018 Creative Cut, Color, and Texture Contest

WHAT IS IT?

An award to showcase new talent and give them experience in their profession on a national and international level.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entry is limited to licensed Cosmetologists who are employees of an Intercoiffure America/Canada “A” Member & Class “A” Partners and have been licensed five (5) years or less or are 27 years and under.

ENTRY DEADLINE

Entries must be received by Friday, February 9, 2018 or be postmarked on or before Friday, February 9, 2018. 

THE PRIZE:

3rd Place will receive:
  • (2) Admissions to the 2018 Fall Atelier
2nd Place:
  • (2) Admissions to the 2018 Fall Atelier and
  • (2) Tickets to the Press Luncheon featuring ICA Artistic Director Van Council at the 2018 Fall Atelier
1st Place:
  • (2) Admissions to the Fall Atelier,
  • (2) Tickets to the Press Luncheon featuring ICA Artistic Director Van Council at the 2018 Fall Atelier and
  • (2) Tickets to the Sunday Night Gala at the 2018 Fall Atelier

WHAT ARE THE CONTEST RULES?

  • Submit an Innovative Dynamic Current Haircut displaying Versatility and Creativity.  Enclosed are related website links to Memphis inspiration-styles, design and textures. Have fun researching Memphis!
  • Please refrain from (1) using any type of salon logo in your photos; and (2) posting your photos on social media before Nouveau Top “10” Finalists are announced on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Please understand that if you do so, you will be disqualified.
  • Hair Color should be Distinct and Vivid as a component to the Haircut.
  • Submit a short essay describing why you chose the trend and how you interpreted the look.
  • Makeup should complement the haircut and color to create harmonious contrast.
  • Top “10” Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
  • Top “10” Finalists must be available to travel to Memphis to participate in the 2018 Spring Atelier Nouveau Stage presentation in Tennessee or forfeit.
  • Intercoiffure is not responsible for airfare or hotel accommodations.
  • All work submitted should be the sole work of the entrants.
  • All work is accepted in good faith. Instant disqualification will apply to any person abusing this rule.
  • Photographic material and entries submitted for this award cannot be returned.
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • Intercoiffure reserves the right to use the winner’s name and photographic images for publicity purposes as seen fit.
  • Awards are non-transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash.

HOW ARE THE WINNERS SELECTED?

  • Judging consist of two rounds.
  • The first round involves online voting from Intercoiffure’s “A” members.  Online voting opens Tuesday, February 20, 2018 and closes Monday, March 5, 2018. This round narrows the entries to Top “10” Finalists.
  • Top “10” Finalists will be announced Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
  • Top “10” Finalists must be available to travel to Memphis to participate in the 2018 Spring Atelier Nouveau Stage presentation in Tennessee or forfeit.
  • The second round will take place after the Top “10” Finalists are selected.  Round two will be judged by Van Council, Intercoiffure America Canada Artistic Director, and magazine editors from; Estetica USA, Modern Salon, American Salon, Launchpad and Sophisticates.  Top “3” Winners will be announced on stage during the 2018 Spring Atelier Nouveau Stage presentation in Tennessee.
  • Entries close Friday, February 9, 2018.

HOW TO ENTER?

TAKE PICTURES

Image Specifications: All digital images must be submitted on CD or DVD.  All image files must be in JPEG (.jpg) format.  Files must be RGB, at a minimum of 300 DPI and no smaller than 8” x 10”.  Photographs and slides will NOT be accepted.  The CD or DVD should contain the model’s hair “before” and the model’s finished look.  Submit only 1 image of each. Professional photography for model’s finished look is encouraged.

FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM

Include signed photographer release and model release forms.

MAIL TO:

Perry Monge, Chairperson
Intercoiffure Nouveau
c/o Perry Monge SalonSpa
3 South 2nd Street, Suite 212
Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
email: permonsaln@aol.com

INSPIRATION WALL

Submit an Innovative Dynamic Current Haircut displaying Versatility and Creativity Enclosed are related website links to Memphis inspiration-styles, design and textures.

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Submit completed ENTRY FORM, MODEL RELEASE AND PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASE along with CD of contestant images to:

Perry Monge, Chairperson, Intercoiffure Nouveau
c/o Perry Monge SalonSpa
3 South 2nd Street, Suite 212
Phoenix AZ 85004, USA

Phone: (602) 253-8885
Email: permonsaln@aol.com