Paul Mitchell Announces Color Outside the Lines 2018 Contest Winners

For the third annual Color Outside the Lines competition, Paul Mitchell invited participants to show off their haircoloring skills for a chance to snag prizes, including a trip to Las Vegas to attend Gathering 2018—JPMS' industry extravaganza for salon professionals. 

Beginning January 1, 2018, participants submitted photos for two different categories: Natural Makeover, a salon-friendly look using natural tones; and Creative Makeover, an avant-garde look using fashion tones. 

After the contest submissions were closed, judges blindly chose their winners for Best National Entry, Best Student Entry and Best International Entry based on 70 percent hair color technique, choice of colors and how the color respects the style; and 30 percent overall vision, creativity and interpretation of the trend. 

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Paul Mitchell recently announced this year's winners. Grand prize winners will receive airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Paul Mitchell Gathering, where they will be recognized during an on-state presentation. They will also have the opportunity to be part of a Paul Mitchell collection shoot. 

National Winners

Best National Entry—Creative Makeover:
Tristan Elan Sutrisno @tristanelan, San Diego, CA (Educator at Paul Mitchell The School San Diego)

Formula:

  • Starting Level: 3 on regrowth, 7/8 on canvas
  • Lightened with Paul Mitchell Blonde SynchroLift + Paul Mitchell 20 Volume Developer
  • Overlaid with (all POP XG color):
  • Burnt Orange: created with (1 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Orange + 1/2-inch ribbon of Paul Mitchell POP XG Blue
  • Sunset Orange: created with (1 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Yellow + (1/4 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Pink
  • Antique Teal: created with (1 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Diluter + (1/2 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Teal + 1/2-inch ribbon of Paul Mitchell POP XG Orange
  • Rosé: created with (1 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Diluter + (1/4 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Bordeaux + (1/4 part) Paul Mitchell POP XG Pink

Best National Entry—Natural Makeover:

Regan Freeman, @_hairegan_, Yakima, WA (Belu Salon)

Formula:

  • Starting level: Natural level 6/7
  • Formula 1: Paul Mitchell Blonde SynchroLift + Paul Mitchell 10 Volume Developer
  • Formula 2: Paul Mitchell Blonde SynchroLift + Paul Mitchell 15 Volume Developer
  • Formula 3: Paul Mitchell Blonde SynchroLift + Paul Mitchell 20 Volume Developer
  • Formula 4: 1.5 oz. Paul Mitchell the color UTP + 1.5 oz. Paul Mitchell 5 Volume Developer + 9 Violet Paul Mitchell Colorshots
  • Formula 5: 2 oz. Color Craft Custom Color Treatment + 20 pumps Misty Violet Color Craft Liquid Color Concentrate + 20 pumps Ash Walnut Color Craft Liquid Color Concentrate
  • Formula 6: 3 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Opalescent + pea size dot Paul Mitchell POP XG Royal Purple

Best Student Entry—Creative Makeover:

Paige Anderson, Pewaukee, WI (Paul Mitchell The School Milwaukee)

Formula:

  • Starting level: 3,6
  • Pre-lighten: Paul Mitchell Blonde Dual-Purpose Lightener + Paul Mitchell 40 Volume Developer
  • Shades Used (all POP XG):
  • 0.25 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Midnight + 1 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Purple Quartz
  • 2 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Purple Quartz
  • 1 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Tropical Blue + 1 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Opalescent
  • 2 oz. Paul Mitchell POP XG Pink Flamingo


Best Student Entry—Natural Makeover:

Evangeline Maliones, @art.of.eva, Schiller Park, IL (Paul Mitchell The School Lombard)

Formula:

  • Starting level: 3 on virgin hair
  • Balayage side panels with equal amounts of Paul Mitchell the color XG 5VR and Paul Mitchell the color XG 6RV, with Paul Mitchell 20 Volume Developer
  • Gloss top panels with equal amounts of Paul Mitchell PM SHINES 3N Espresso Shot and Paul Mitchell PM SHINES 3RB Chocolate Cherry
  • Applied 2 oz. Paul Mitchell PM SHINES 3V + 4 oz. Paul Mitchell Processing Liquid on nape and occipital area

International Winners:

Creative Makeover—International Winner:

Mahmutllari S. Saimir, Greece (Miro Miro Hair Salon)

Formula:

  • Starting level: 4, canvas level: 10
  • Prep: Paul Mitchell Blonde SynchroLift plus Paul Mitchell 20 Volume Cream Developer (Platinum Card)
  • Toner: 20 ml. Paul Mitchell THE DEMI 9A + 2 ml. Paul Mitchell THE DEMI 3A + 22 ml. Paul Mitchell Processing Liquid
  • Color Formula (all POP XG):
  • 20 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Peachy Keen + 5 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Diluter
  • 20 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Purple Quartz + 20 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Diluter
  • 40 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Purple Quartz + 40 ml. Paul Mitchell the color XG Midnight

Natural Makeover—International Winner:

Ruslan KhanMagomedov, @khan.ruslan, Russia (Paul Mitchell Salon St. Petersburg)