Terms and Conditions for the L'Oréal Professionnel x Hairdressers Journal International #iamahairartistWIN Competition


By entering the promotion, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.  Promotional materials relating to the promotion, including all information on how to enter the competition, also form part of these Terms and Conditions.  In the event of any conflict between any terms referred to in such promotion materials and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions take precedence.


General details


Promotion Name and Description: #iamahairartistWIN Competition

Promoter: L'Oréal Professionnel, a trading division of L’Oréal UK Limited, 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ.

Co-Promoter: Hairdressers Journal International, a trading division of M Squared Media, Allington House, 25 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5DX 

Entry Open Date: 08:00 UK time on 16 June 2021

Entry Closing Date: 23:59 UK time on 30 November 2021

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  • UK & Ireland residents aged 18+ only.
  • Entrants must be professional hairdressers working in or owning a salon in UK or Ireland, or working as a mobile hair professional within the UK or Ireland.
  • Entrants must have internet access and a public Instagram account.


How To Enter Requirements:

  • Enter by posting one photo or one video of no more than 3 minutes of your hairstyle work, using L'Oréal Professionnel products to create the look, on your public Instagram account using the hashtag #iamahairartistWIN, @lorealpro and @hairdressersjournal for your chance to win.
  • The photo or video entries must:
    • not include references to L'Oréal competitor products or brands; and
    • must be created in accordance with the UK government's health and safety guidelines.
  • By posting the photo or video with the hashtag #iamahairartistWIN,@lorealpro and @hairdressersjournal on your public Instagram account, you confirm that you have obtained all necessary consents and permissions from the individual appearing in the photo or video and you agree to be automatically entered into this competition and abide by these Terms and Conditions.
  • By entering into this competition you agree that the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, share your competition entry on the L'Oréal Education IG - lorealpro_education_uki Instagram page.


Prize Details:


Major monthly prize:

Prizes vary every month and will be specified for the then current month on Each winner will receive a prize bundle which will consist of L'Oréal Professionnel haircare and colour products worth at least £90 in total.


Number of major monthly prize winner(s): 5 winners will be selected each month for the duration of the Promotion.


Runner-up Prize: Not applicable.


Special Master Class winner:

Winners of the monthly competitions will be entered into an additional prize competition where their original winning entries will be judged in accordance with the same Judging Procedure to win a half day one-on-one with a L'Oréal brand hair artist. The Special Master Class  with a L'Oréal brand hair artist, is to be held in London on a date in January 2022 to be mutually agreed between the winner and L'Oreal. If the in-person Special Master Class cannot be held in person in London due to Covid related government rules and regulations existing at that time, the Special Master Class will be held virtually. We will provide you with an economy rail or flight ticket up to a maximum of £500 (the choice being at our discretion) and one night at a 3 star hotel double room with breakfast in Central London if you live more than 2 hours travel distance away from the Special Master Class location. All meals are excluded unless expressly stated.  


Competition Details


Competition Selection Date: Each month, the 5 winners for the major monthly prize will be selected in relation to the preceding month's competition entries. The entries will be assessed and the 5 winners selected on the 1st Tuesday of the 2nd week of each month for the duration of the competition.

The winner for the Special Master Class will be selected in accordance with the Judging Procedure from all selected monthly winners on  7 December 2021.


Judging Procedure

  • Valid entries will be assessed by a panel of judges including the Promoter's Head of Education, Product Marketing manager and the Social Content manager at L'Oréal Professional Products Division, the executive director of Hairdresser Journal and one independent hair artists or saloon owner.
  • The judging criteria to be used to select the 5 winners for each month of the competition will be the entries during that period which demonstrate the best quality of hair style in the image or video considering the factors of placement, technique used and finish of the hair style. 

Competition Winner Notification Date: Each month, the 5 winners for the major monthly prize will be notified on the 1st Thursday of the 2nd week of the following month.

The winner for the Special Master Class will be notified on 9 December 2021.


Notification of Winner(s):

  • The winners will be notified by the Co-Promoter via direct message or a comment under the winner's submission photo or video on their Instagram account page, requesting the winner to supply an address in the UK or Ireland via direct message to the Co-Promoter. The Co-Promoter will share the address details with the Promoter for the delivery of their prize.
  • If the winner does not respond to the Co-Promotor within 21 days of being notified of their winning entry to provide the address details and contact information requested for the prize to be dispatched, the Promotor reserves the right to withdraw the prize and select an alternative entry from all eligible entrants to the Promotion by applying the same Judging Procedure.
  • The winners will be announced every month on the Co-Promoter's Instagram page – @hairdressersjournal.




Prize Delivery: Please allow up to 30 days from the date a winner supplies the requested details for delivery of the prize.

General Terms and Conditions


Entry and eligibility

  1. Entries must be received between the Entry Open Date and the Entry Closing Date.
  2. The competition is free to enter and no purchase is necessary.
  3. The Promoters' employees, their immediate family or any third party directly associated with the promotion are not eligible to enter.
  4. Incomplete, illegal, misdirected or late entries will not be valid.Proof of complying with the How to Enter Requirements will not be accepted as proof of receipt or entry.Promoters are not responsible for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to technical or connectivity or other problems.
  5. Multiple entries per person each month permitted. Bulk entries from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be valid.
  6. Any entries which do not comply with the How to Enter Requirements, or which contain any third party intellectual property without prior informed consent from the rights holder, or which contain any abusive, inappropriate, offensive or obscene language or imagery will be disqualified.Examples of language/images considered to be inappropriate, offensive or obscene, include (but are not limited to): any message/image which contains (a) swearing; (b) comments or actions which appear to be discriminatory of any person, company or group of individuals, for example comments of a racist, sexist or homophobic nature; (c) sexual innuendo, sexual language or sexual acts, actions or gestures; (d) promoting any illegal unlawful activity such as drug use; (e) any message that appears to be an advertisement or solicitation to buy; and (f) any materials (whether written or visual) that directly or indirectly relate to Promoters' competitor brands or that show any intention of promoting any brand other than Promoters brand's.

Prize fulfilment and disqualification

  1. Prizes are as stated, they are not transferable and there are no alternative prizes or cash substitutes.Promoters reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the selected prize is unavailable for any reason whatsoever.
  2. A winner forfeits their prize and the Promoters reserve the right to select an alternative winner in accordance with the Judging Procedure if:
    1. within 3 weeks of being notified by Promoter, a winner does not respond or does not provide their full name and relevant details (if applicable, details for the prize to be despatched to in the eligible country of residence); or
    2. if a prize is rejected or returned undeliverable; or
    3. if an entry is invalid or an entrant is disqualified or in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  3. The Promoters reserve the right to disqualify an entrant or winner that, in its absolute discretion, could bring the Promoters into disrepute.
  4. Promoters shall disqualify any entries that have failed to abide by and/or are in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  5. The name of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope, within 4 weeks of the winner of the competition being announced, to the Promoter at 255 Hammersmith Road, London, W6 8AZ, referencing the Promotion Name.

Personal Information

  1. All personal details and/or information given in the application either in the entry process or otherwise must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. Promoters reserve the right to disqualify entrants if they have supplied untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
  2. Any personal information that entrants share with the Promotors (including name, address, email, social media profile, or other data) will be kept secure and only used in line with each Promoter’s Privacy Policies and these Terms. By entering the competition, entrants acknowledge that their information may be used by the Promotor and its suppliers to administer the promotion. The Promotor may contact entrants by email, post, phone, SMS or other means in relation to the promotion, but will not send entrants any marketing communication unless entrants have also agreed to this.
  3. The delivery details of the winner will be collected and processed by the Promoter so that the Promoter can provide the winner with the prize.

Use of Entry Content

  1. Promoters shall own all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the entries and any other materials (whether visual, oral or written) generated during the various stages of this promotion, in perpetuity and on a worldwide basis for use at Promoters' sole discretion including, without limitation, use in advertising, other media, press releases, editorial and promotional activity, point of sale material, Promoters' websites, third party websites (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube), newsletters, e-newsletters or as a product label. However, the Promoters shall be under no obligation to use any entry, including the winning entry, in any manner, including on any product for any particular duration.
  2. Accordingly entrants assign to Promoter any copyright and other intellectual property rights which exist in their participation in this competition and irrevocably waive any moral rights that could vest in them (which shall include their name, location and age) under the Copyrights, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or otherwise, and undertake to do all things necessary immediately on Promoter’s request to effect or confirm any assignment in this paragraph.

Limitation of Liability

  1. Neither Promoter nor agencies nor suppliers involved in this promotion may be liable to the winners, whether arising from tort including negligence, breach of contract or otherwise or for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered whatsoever as a result of or relating to participation in this competition or the prizes to the extent permissible by law.No compensation for loss of earnings will be paid by Promoter for participation in any aspect of this competition.

Social Media Platform Specific Terms

  1. By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these Terms and Conditions and Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Facebook Community Standards and Instagram TermsInstagram Privacy Policy and Instagram API Terms. Promoters reserves the right to disqualify any entries that have failed to abide by and/or are in breach of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
  2. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. You are providing your information to the Promoters and not to Facebook or Instagram. The information you provide will only be used as stated in these Terms and Conditions. By entering the competition, entrants will be deemed to have released Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability arising from their participation in the competition or out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the competition.

General Terms

  1. Promoters' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  2. Promoters reserves the right in its absolute discretion to amend or waive any of these Terms and Conditions, or suspend or cancel the competition at any stage, in the event of circumstances that are unforeseen or beyond its reasonable control (including suspected or actual fraudulent or misleading practices or other breaches of these Terms and Conditions).
  3. English law applies and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any proceedings in connection with this promotion.