Goldwell KMS California Academy Introduces "Hello Creative" Styling Contest

THINK: A chance for stylists across the country to share their creativity and talent with the world — and win big — for weeks.

WHAT IT IS: “Hello Creative,” an exciting new promotion sponsored by the Goldwell KMS California Academy designed to inspire stylists to new artistic heights. It involves a series of weekly creative challenges, from now through December 4th, 2015. Please share the news with your followers and encourage them to join the promotion. We invite all licensed U.S. hairstylists to participate.

The goal? To celebrate the imagination and skill of U.S. hairstylists at a grass-roots level, helping uncover new salon trends from coast to coast as well as tomorrow’s stars.  


Enjoying this story? Subscribe to the American Salon Newsletter

Get inspirational trends, techniques, tips, education and the latest beauty news delivered right to your inbox! To read on the go, sign up today to get weekly beauty news and updates.

HOW TO ENTER: Simply create a hair look that corresponds to the “Hello Creative” theme of the week and post it on Instagram, tagging @GoldwellKMSAcademy, #Sweepstakes and that week’s designated hashtag for a chance to win. Themes will be announced each Monday at on the Goldwell KMS Academy Instagram page. At 2:00 pm on Friday, that week’s winner, selected at random from the qualifying entries corresponding to the weekly theme, will be notified.

Weekly winners will receive Goldwell and KMS California products associated with that week’s theme and will be entered into a grand prize drawing for the chance to win a $750 voucher to a class of his or her choice at one of the U.S. Goldwell KMS California Academies!

TURN YOUR FOLLOWERS ONTO THE EXCITEMENT!  Please invite your readers and fans to participate in the promotion, and share your favorite “Hello Creative” entries on your own social media channels. For images, search Instagram by our designated weekly hashtags. There’s one for each of the challenges.

THE DETAILS: By entering the promotion, users give @GoldwellKMSAcademy the right to use and repost their photos. Users can enter more than once but can only win once. Winners for the weekly prize and grand prize will be chosen at random. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

For more information about the Goldwell KMS California Academy “Hello Creative” Instagram Sweepstakes and official rules, please visit:

About: Kao USA Inc. Salon Division (“Kao Salon Division”) is a business division of Kao USA Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.  Kao Salon Division is a thought and trend leader in the professional hair care industry as well as the home of the Goldwell and KMS California brands. The mission of Kao Salon Division is to enrich the lives of stylists, salon owners and their clients through partnership, salon business growth and our salon exclusive portfolio of advanced services, innovative products and inspiring education.