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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 August 15, 2017 and September 15, 2017 are eligible to enter the PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS POP XG prize contest (the "Contest"). On September 18, 2017, PMTS will select one winner from all entrants who “follow” @PaulMitchellEdu on Instagram and use the hashtag #PMTSCreate for a chance to win a Neuro® Unclipped 3-In-1 styling tool with an approximate retail value of $119.99 (U.S. dollars).  A total of one (1) prize winner will be randomly selected from the hashtag (#PMTSCreate) posted. Winners will be contacted by direct message and they will be required to reply to Paul Mitchell Edu (“PMTS”) with their contact information to claim their prize. Contestants ages 13-18 may be required to have their parent or guardian's permission to enter as described below. Employees, agents or officers of John Paul Mitchell Systems (“JPMS”) 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 August 15, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM PST on September 15, 2017 (the “Entry Period”).

  1. How to Enter:

Entries may be received during the Entry Period only. Only Paul Mitchell School Future Professionals and Alumni are eligible to participate. To enter the Promotion:

(i) Follow Paul Mitchell Schools on Instagram:

(ii) Post before and after images of hair color recreation. Tag @paulmitchelledu in the photo, as well use the hashtag #PMTSCreate.

(iii) Share your POP XG formula in the caption. POP XG must be used.

(iv) Winners will be contacted by direct message and will be required to send Paul Mitchell Edu a response with their contact information to claim their prize.


Entries must be received between August 15, 2017 and by 11:59 PM PST on September 15, 2017. 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. JPMS, and those working for or on behalf of JPMS, 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 JPMS deems it to be patently offensive or with profanity, violence or nudity, or which, in the judgment of its attorneys, might subject JPMS or its licensees to unfavorable regulatory action, violate any law, infringe the rights of any Person, or subject JPMS 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 JPMS and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry: You irrevocably assign to PMTS and JPMS 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 JPMS 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 JPMS 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 JPMS 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. JPMS is under no obligation to use the winning Entries for any purpose.



  1. Selection of Winners:

On or around September 18, 2017, PMTS will select one (1) winner from all of the eligible entries received during the contest period by a team of judges at Paul Mitchell Schools. Judging will be based on creativity and quality of the entrants’ posts. For each prize, odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received through Paul Mitchell Edu’s Instagram. 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, and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release and Copyright Ownership Agreement, within five (5) days of notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to return the completed and executed documents required above, 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) prize will be awarded in this Contest. Each prize consists of one (1) Neuro® Unclipped 3-In-1 Styling Tool with an approximate retail value of $119.99.

(a) By accepting the prize, each winner releases and discharges PMTS and JPMS, 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 and JPMS reserve 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 and JPMS 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 and JPMS 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 JPMS 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 in the event that any portion of any web site used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.


  1. How to Get More Information:

(a) To obtain a list of prize winners, go to Paul Mitchell Edu’s Instagram page the day after the winners are selected under the PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS POP XG RECREATION CONTEST graphic.  Winners will be notified via direct message and required to reply to claim their prize. The sponsor of this Contest is John Paul Mitchell Systems. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by mail to The PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS POPXG RECREATION SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST c/o John Paul Mitchell Systems, 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 John Paul Mitchell Systems, 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 August 30, 2017. 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 John Paul Mitchell Systems and not to Instagram.


  1. This contest is void after September 15, 2017, even if still appearing on any website.


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