ASK YOURSELF WHICH PROBLEMS YOU CAN HELP SOLVE and consider how you approach the entire guest service experience, from consultation, to cutting, styling, coloring and retexturizing. What would be a new and exciting addition to professional products and services?
CONSIDER ALL THE AREAS OF THE SALON OR BARBERSHOP including the Reservation Desk, Stylist Station, Wash House℠, Color Bar℠, Tool Bar℠ and Take Home℠ areas. What innovative Take Home products or tools do you wish you had on your shelves?
WHAT WOULD YOU INVENT TO IMPROVE ANY ASPECT OF HAIRDRESSING OR BARBERING and make it unique, faster, better and more effective?
WHAT IS A UNIQUE, PROBLEM-SOLVING PRODUCT that would be of value to Paul Mitchell Schools, salons, barbershop and their guests?
*Official contest rules (legal documents) can also be viewed here.
Tell us why your product concept is innovative and superior, and why you should win this contest.
Describe your product idea and explain how it works.
Describe the application of your product and why your product benefits the salon, stylist, barber or consumer.
Video General Presentation Tips
Stay professional | Have an outline | Rehearse
Film in a quiet space with a neutral background (like a blank wall).
Keep it simple. Concentrate on your message and information. (We aren’t expecting a big-budget production).
Feel free to edit your video as needed.
Keep your video under two minutes.
Can I have music? Sure. Just be sure it doesn't overpower the information.
Do I need a patent? No.
Should I be on camera? Up to you! You can convey your idea any way you want, as long as it's effective.
Can I enter with a partner? The entry must belong to one person, but you can collaborate with whomever you want (as long as you have their permission).
Can I ENTER MORE THAN ONE BIG IDEA? Sure. Each idea must have its own entry form and video.
Should I make the video really creative or fancy? Creativity of the presentation is not a factor in judging. We're looking for innovative ideas, communicated clearly.
How do I upload a video to YouTube using the “unlisted” privacy setting? Click here to view step-by-step instructions.
When will the winners be announced? The three finalists and 10 runners-up, as well as all Paul Mitchell School owners and directors, will be contacted on or before March 30, 2020.
CAN MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS ENTER? No. This contest has been created exclusively for currently enrolled Paul Mitchell School Future Professionals and team members.
Good Luck — Have Fun!
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES (LEGAL DOCUMENTS) CAN BE VIEWED here.