Matrix Australia’s new competition, Matrix Collective, is accessible, inclusive and ready for your entries. Basically, you have no excuse not to throw your hat in the ring.

Welcome Matrix Collective, a new competition built to celebrate the hair industry, with a focus on colour and style. The competition welcomes entries submitted online and hosts an illustrious judging panel to survey the talent. The national competition partners with INSTYLE to crown the ultimate winners from each state in March 2019, treating these winners to a VIP experience and bringing the industry together in creativity, support and intrigue with this all-new contest.

The competition provides an important opportunity for those who wish to enter, embracing styling and creativity in a contest that promises to be full of surprises. Entries can be submitted via your smartphone at and entrants can be individual or in a team of up to three people.

All finalists will go into the automatic draw for the title of People’s Choice in both individual and team categories. This award will be voted for online with winners to be announced in May 2019.

Decided by the star studded judging panel, state finalists will be notified at the end of February 2019, and there will be a myriad of live state finals starting in March. Adelaide will kick it off on March 24, Perth will follow up on March 25, Brisbane will be next on March 31, Sydney will then take place on April 1 and Melbourne will be last on April 2.

In each state, all finalists will experience being mentored by an Australian Matrix artist to recreate their editorial submissions for the live show for final judging, with state winners in both individual and team categories to be crowned on the night at a VIP event. All finalists will also share the stage with national Matrix artists, who will enthral audiences with impressive shows of their own.

The state finals vow to be nothing short of an incredible industry party, fusing inspiration with a bona fide industry event.

As part of being crowned a state winner, participants will take part in an editorial photoshoot for INSTYLE, be featured online with Matrix and INSTYLE and receive PR, social media and marketing support for their creative work.

Your smartphone may already be in your hand – use this tool to submit your best work and allow Matrix to let you feel like a VIP.

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