Matrix Collective is back after a one-year hiatus, meaning hairdressers all over the country can enter and show off their skills. The brand believes in uniting and celebrating all hairdressers and the hairdressing industry at large and Matrix Collective is the ideal way to do that, providing the opportunity for any hairdresser to showcase their talents and creativity and being completely free to enter.

As true to Matrix’s ethos, Matrix Collective is open to every colourist and stylist, with a smartphone and model being the only necessities for entry. The competition is already underway, with entries kicking off on January 1 2021, and closing on April 30. One entry is allowed per person.

The competition judges include Kristina Russell (multi award-winning colour specialist and educator), Malisa Masci (2020 AHFA Artistic Art Team of the Year Winner) and Alfredo Lewis (Matrix Vice President of Global Education). This panel will select five finalists from each state, who will then compete via a virtual event, taking place on Sunday May 30. These finalists will recreate their entry look before the state winners are announced live. The event will also incorporate guest speakers, live chats and polls, products to win for virtual attendees and more.

The prize for the state winners includes a flight to Sydney for the opportunity to be mentored by Kobi Bokshish, Matrix Australia Creative Director. Kobi will guide the winners at a shoot to be featured in a 10-page spread and on the cover of INSTYLE magazine and shared across social media. These winners and state runners up will also be awarded a L’Oréal Beauty Pack valued at $400 and a trophy.

So fill out the form, snap some pictures and show off your supreme skills. You never know, you could be styling our cover star very soon.

Send in your application here.

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