Competition Information

At Matrix we believe in uniting and celebrating all hairdressers no matter your experience level. In 2018, we are very excited to announce the Matrix Collective competition to provide the opportunity for ALL to showcase their unique colour and styling talents. Open to all hairdressers, it is free to enter and only requires a smartphone photo of your model showcasing your unique look.​

Entries open in November and it’s as simple of snapping a photo and uploading your favourite colour and styling look. Our state finals will take place in March/April 2019, with finalists parading their work on the evening for a chance to win flights and accommodation to Melbourne for a photoshoot and editorial feature in ‘INSTYLE’ hairdressing magazine!

PLUS! There is also our ‘People’s Choice Award’, giving state finalists and 5 lucky voters the opportunity to each WIN a Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer!

Strict eligibility applies for hairdressers and team entries, see T&Cs for details. Entry open: 12/11/18 9am AEDT - 28/02/19 11:59pm AEDT.   

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Watch as our Matrix Collective finalists show off their unique colour and styling talents onstage to be crowned as the state champions for 2019!​
The events will be a night full of creativity and fun, taking place around the country from March 24th – April 2nd.​

Adelaide, SA – Sunday 24th March
National Wine Centre of Australia​
Hackney Rd & Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000 ​

Perth, WA – Monday 25th March
Friday’s Studio​
13 Old Aberdeen Pl, West Perth WA 6005

• Brisbane, QLD – Sunday 31st March​ Moda Events
39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007

• Sydney, NSW – Monday 1st April
​ Commune
901 Bourke St, Waterloo NSW 2017

• Melbourne, VIC – Tuesday 2nd April​
The Park Melbourne​
36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park, VIC, 3206​


Step 1: Choose your entry method (team/individual) and make sure you read the Terms & Conditions closely.​

Step 2: Find your model and make sure they available for your state final. Please note, they will need to be confident to strut their stuff on the catwalk.​

Step 3: The fun part - Get to work on creating your most inspired look using all Matrix colour and styling product. ​

Step 4: Take a photo of your final look on a smartphone. You can only upload one photo so ensure it captures your look perfectly. ​

Step 5: Submit it online via the Matrix Collective competition page below. Be sure to fill out details carefully to ensure your entry is eligible. ​

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Entries Close – February 28th 2019. The deadline for entry is final. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.​

State Finalists Announced – For each state, 5 individual and 3 team finalists will be notified via email by the 8th of March 2019.​

Live State Events and Recreate – Will take place from March 24rd – April 2nd 2019. After the recreate, the winners will be announced at the Matrix Collective event held later that night. ​

People’s Choice Award Voting Period – The general public will be able to vote for their top individual and group entry from April 8th – April 26th 2019. 5 lucky winners will be contacted by email and phone by May 1st 2019.

People’s Choice Award Winner Announced – One winner from each category will be announced on TBC via email and notified by phone‘.



Finalists will receive a L’Oreal goodie bag to the value of $400 and 2 complimentary tickets (one for entrant and one for their guest) to attend the Matrix Collective State Finals in their relevant state. ​

State Winners will receive flights and accommodation to Melbourne for a photoshoot and editorial feature in ‘InStyle’ magazine as well as a marketing and PR package.​

People’s Choice Award Winners will each receive a Dyson Supersonic with 5 lucky voters also receiving a Dyson Supersonic.​

All finalists will be recognised on and​

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