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Regional Finalists



Regional Events

Limpopo Regional Final Polokwane Seshego Circle Mall 6 May 2017
North West Regional Final Rustenburg Waterfall Mall 27 May 2017
Free State Regional Final Bloemfontein Bloem Plaza 03 June 2017
Western Cape Regional Final Cape Town Liberty Promenade 24 June 2017
Eastern Cape Regional Final East London TBC 01 July 2017
Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Final Durban The Workshop 29 July 2017
Gauteng Regional Final Pretoria Sammy Marks Square 05 August 2017
Gauteng Regional Final East Rand Golden Walk 26 August 2017
Gauteng Regional Final South Rand Maponya Mall 02 September 2017

Judges

  • Job Title: Unit Manager - DARK and Lovely Academy
  • About Me: I have the natural ability to impart knowledge to anyone who has a flair for cosmetology. Many people are unaware that my weekend job is compering at events. Humility, strong spirituality and hard work equates to my achievements this far.
  • Hometown: KZN
  • How many years have you worked in the Hair Industry: 25 years
  • Describe your current role in Hair Care: Imparting haircare. Skills towards trade accreditation. Feeding SETA with professional hairdressing needs. Specialised hairdressing upgrading. Teaching competition skills and culture. Preparing towards launching and heading up the D&L academy
  • What you are looking for when judging for Golden Scissors: Technical expertise, conversion or interpretation of daily hairdressing to competition standards, in vogue and relevant lines.
  • Favourite Quote: There are two ways of exerting ones strength: Pushing down, the other is pulling up
  • Job Title: National Field & Education Manager
  • About Me: I consider myself as easy going, what you see is what you get. I work very hard and play the hardest as well.
  • Hometown: Soweto
  • How many years have you worked in the Hair Industry: 26 years
  • Describe your current role in Hair Care: Leading and mentoring a team of Professional Technical Educators for L’Oreal South Africa nationally.
  • What you are looking for when judging for Golden Scissors: An individual who will allow his/herself imagination drive them and dare to inspire a look & creation worthy of winning the Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Award.
  • Favourite Quote: "when you pray for rain, you got to be ready to deal with the mud too"
  • Job Title: Vice President of EOHCB
  • Hometown: Vosloorus in Boksburg
  • How many years have you worked in the Hair Industry: 33 years
  • Describe your current role in Hair Care: Lobbyist/Competition Jury
  • What you are looking for when judging for Golden Scissors: Professionally Execution and Cleanliness
  • Favourite Quote: Are you a Hunter or Hunted

FAQ's


The Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Competition is open to all South African residents aged 18 and over who are in possession of a valid identity document or valid relevant permit, with the Exception of L’Oréal South Africa employees, agents or consultants or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the promoter or marketing service providers in respect of the competition, or the spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members. If such connection is discovered, relevant entrants will automatically be disqualified.
Judging criteria for entering is to colour or/and cut then style hair. Stylists can either choose to colour or cut but has to style the hair with current hairstyle of their choice. The Theme is Urban Chic, and interpretation of the theme will be assessed.

All images/pictures must be in a TIFF or JPEG format with a minimum size of 2MB and a maximum size of 5MB. The photograph can be uploaded from a smart phone or digital camera, but no scans of printed photos will be accepted. These photographs do not have to be taken by a professional photographer however they do need to be clear and showcasing your work adequately.

No scans of printed photos will be accepted. Entrants must submit a photograph of the front, side and back of their look for judging purposes but front visual is a must.

Entries must be received on or before midnight 25th April 2017. Late entries will not be accepted.

The entrant must remain the same throughout the competition (from Photographic Entry stage through to the Grand Final per region).

Styles submitted photographically must have been completed in entirety by the entrant themselves.
Yes, you may enter. A professional hairdresser is an individual who has studied, trained and passed a SETA accredited trade test. Hairdressers currently practising and who have not done the above are allowed to enter this competition.
You may bring your own models but the following conditions apply;
The models used at all stages of the competition must be 18 or over and have had an allergy alert test 48 hours before the product application or have completed the L’Oréal ‘Professional Safety’ protocol. This is to ensure that the models do not have an allergic reaction to the hair colour. The models will be required to sign a waiver form warranting that they conducted the patch test and had no allergic reaction thereto. Entrant must also ensure their model has signed the waiver form. You will be able to download this from www.goldenscissors.co.za

This waiver must be signed and a hard copy form must be handed to the Golden Scissors Facilitator on the day of the regional event should you be chosen as a semi-finalist.

The individual entering the Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Competition may have a team that consists of the model and make-up artist only. All members of the team must be SA residents and be 18 years or over on closing date of entry midnight Thursday 25th April 2017.
There is no limit to the products that you use but the relaxer, hair care and colour products need to be Dark and Lovely. Dark and Lovely has a wide range of products visit our website for more information www.darkandlovely.co.za
Entrants can be from any part of South Africa, the entrant must ensure that they enter the correct area based on allocated regions for the Semi Finals. All entries will be allocated to one of the six (6) regions which are Gauteng, Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Free State, and Limpopo. Entrants will need to specify the region from which they are entering.

Entrants need to ensure that when choosing region they will be available on the below dates in the below areas as this is where the semi-finals will take place. Please note that the Promoter will not be paying for transportation to and from the areas, each entrant who makes it through to the Semi Finals will be notified by telephone.

The 2017 Regional Final dates are confirmed as follows:
Limpopo Regional Final: Polokwane 06 May 2017
North West Regional Final: Rustenburg 27 May 2017
Free State Regional Final: Bloemfontein 03 June 2017
Western Cape Regional Final: Cape Town 24 June 2017
Eastern Cape Regional Final: East London 01 July 2017
Kwa-Zulu Natal Regional Final: Durban 29 July 2017
Gauteng Regional final: Pretoria 06 August 2017
Gauteng Regional final: East Rand 26 August 2017
Gauteng Regional final: South Rand 02 September 2017
You may enter the Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Competition as many times as you wish. Each entry must qualify as a valid entry according to our Terms and Conditions.
The prizes are as stated and there are no alternatives or cash substitutes. The Dark and Lovely Golden Scissors Competition winner will receive prizes up to the value of R200,000 which consist of the following:

A cash prize;
A Course at the Dark & Lovely The Academy;
A year’s supply of Dark and Lovely products; and
An upgrade of the winner’s hair salon.

There will be Second Place Award , Consumer Award and Technical Excellence Award, to be awarded on the night.