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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal U.S. residents, who reside in and who are physically located in the United States (excluding its territories and possessions) between July 23, 2018 and July 27, 2018 are eligible to enter the PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS BACK TO SCHOOL contest (the "Contest"). On August 1, 2018, Ideas Collide will select and announce (on @paulmitchelledu stories) one winner from all entrants who submitted. Entry requires the following: participant “follows” @paulmitchelledu on Instagram and tags one friend in the post comments section for a chance to win a styling session with one friend and a Magic Tides prize pack. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the comments section on the designated post. Winner will be contacted by direct message and they will be required to reply to @paulmitchelledu within 48 hours with their contact information and address to claim their prize. Employees, agents or officers of Paul Mitchell Schools (“PMTS”) or any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Contest, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Contest (hereinafter the "Contest Entities") or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest. All entries will be given equal dignity. Void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules, the Terms of Use of Instagram, Paul Mitchell Schools (herein after the “Sponsor”) and Administrator’s decision, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Your chance of winning depends on the number of entries received during the contest time period. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.


  1. Entry Period:

The Promotion begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on July 23, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on July 27, 2018 (the “Entry Period”).


  1. How to Enter:

Entries may be received during the Entry Period only. To enter the Promotion:

(i) Follow @paulmitchelledu on Instagram

(ii) Tag one friend in the comments section of the designated post (7/23)

(iv) Winner will be contacted by direct message and will be required to send @paulmitchelledu a response within 48 hours with their contact information and address to claim their prize


Entries must be received between July 23, 2018 and by 11:59 PM PST on July 27, 2018. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and these Official Rules, the Official Terms of Use of Instagram and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. PMTS, and those working for or on behalf of PMTS, will not be responsible for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules or Terms of Use of Instagram are also void. Entries will be void if PMTS deems it to be patently offensive or with profanity, violence or nudity, or which, in the judgment of its attorneys, might subject PMTS or its licensees to unfavorable regulatory action, violate any law, infringe the rights of any Person, or subject PMTS or its Licensees to liability for any reason. No person under the age of 13 years may enter this Contest.


You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the Instagram website and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of Instagram’s Terms.


  1. Our Right to Use Your Work and Information About You:

(a) Entries and other submitted material become the property of PMTS and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry: You irrevocably assign to PMTS all right, title, and interest in your Entry (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade.

(b) By submitting an Entry, you grant to PMTS and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, address (city and state), e-mail address contained in the Submission/Entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing PMTS and its products or services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to PMTS and its affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including those entrants who are selected as Winners and those entrants who are not selected as Winners. PMTS is under no obligation to use the winning Entries for any purpose.



  1. Selection of Winners:

On or around August 1, 2018, Ideas Collide will select one (1) winner from all of the eligible entries received during the contest period. All Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest period. The winners will be initially contacted by direct message. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, if a prize is returned as undeliverable or if a potential winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such potential winner will forfeit the prize. If a prize is unclaimed or forfeited, an alternate potential winner will be selected from all remaining entries. For each prize, up to 3 alternate potential winners will be selected, after which the prize will remain unawarded.


  1. Prizes:

One (1) styling session and (1) Magic Tides prize pack will be awarded to one (1) selected winner and his/her friend. The styling session includes a haircut and hair styling appointment at the winner’s local Paul Mitchell School. The Magic Tides Prize pack includes (1) Magic Tides tote, (1) 413 sculpting brush, (1) 427 paddle brush, (1) LE Express Ion Smooth + Heat-safe clutch, (1) Express Curl Heat-safe clutch, (1) Enchanted Blonde set (Forever Blonde products), (1) Fairytale Blonde set (Invisiblewear products), (1) Fairytale Brunette set (Invisiblewear products) and (1) Straight spell set (Paul Mitchell products). Total prize value is $350. Transportation is not included in the prize category.

(a) By accepting the prize, each winner releases and discharges PMTS, affiliated companies and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or substitutable for any other item by winners. PMTS reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay winners a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by PMTS in its sole discretion), for any reason.

(c) If, for reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of winners. For prizes with an approximate retail value in excess of $600.00, an IRS Form 1099-MISC will be issued to the winner for the value of the prize.  Prize winners (and parent(s) or guardian(s) of prize winners 18 and under 1) may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Copyright Ownership Agreement, and/or a Publicity Release (the "Affidavit/Release") which must be returned to and received by Sponsor within five (5) days from winner’s receipt of the Affidavit/Release. Non-compliance with any of these requirements may result in disqualification, in which case an alternate winner may be chosen. Return of prize, prize notification, Affidavit/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s) and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

  1. Issues of Law.


  1. Your Release of PMTS From Any and All Liability.

Entrants agree that Contest Entities shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an Entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and the Terms of Use of Instagram. Each Entrant releases PMTS and its employees from any liability in connection with Entrant’s preparation or use of the picture posted. Entrants also agree that the Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant's or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Contest, the Entries and/or its prizes. The Contest Entities are not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest if any portion of any web site used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.


  1. How to Get More Information:

(a) Winners will be notified via direct message and required to reply to claim their prize. The sponsor of this Contest is Paul Mitchell Schools. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by mail to The PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST c/o Paul Mitchell Schools / Annie Agopian, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

(b) Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Contest c/o Paul Mitchell Schools, 1888 Century Park East, Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90067 (WA and VT residents may omit return postage.) Requests for Official Rules must be received by March 15, 2018. All times and dates in these Official Rules are Pacific Standard Time.


  1. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or in association with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Paul Mitchell Schools and not to Instagram.


  1. This contest is void after July 27, 2018, even if still appearing on any website.
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