Terms & Conditions


No purchase or payment is necessary to enter in the competition. "Making the Cut"  is presented by Scott Fontana and its sponsors. Purchases of any kind from any of the sponsors are not required and will not improve chance of winning. 

1. Eligibility

The Making The Cut hair show competition to name "Southern California's Top Stylist 2015" is open to Licensed professional hairstylists ages 18+ in Southern California, including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. Promotion Period

Submissions for entering "Making The Cut" are valid until 11:59 p.m. on September 7, 2015. Top 10 finalists will be notified via email by September 8, 2015. Top 10 finalists are to submit videos (please have fun with this) by September 21, 2015, to makingthecut@boltpr.com. The videos should show who you are, where you are from, a little funny thing about you and your work. The top six finalists will be announced via email, website and social media pages on September 22, 2015. A live competition show featuring the six finalists will take place on October 5, 2015, at 7:30pm at The Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. Dates are subject to change. Limit one entry per stylist.

3. How to Enter

Applicants are to submit their information via the Making the Cut website (makingthecuthairshow.com) by 11:59 p.m. on September 7, 2015. Entries that are not filled out completely will not be considered. Semi-finalists and finalists, once selected, will receive further submission instructions. By submitting an entry, applicant agrees to be present at the live hair show competition on October 5, 2015, if selected.

4. Finalist & Winner Selection/Notification

No substitution or transfer of prize by Finalists & Winner permitted. By accepting prize, Finalists & Winner agrees to hold Making The Cut, Scott Fontana, Sponsors and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Finalists & Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to Making The Cut and Scott Fontana and its agencies to use Finalists' & Winner's name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Making The Cut, Scott Fontana, Sponsors  and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless from and against any and all liability and damages. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules. All material submitted becomes the sole property of Making The Cut and Scott Fontana. Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its agencies are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the competition or prize, administration of the competition or prize, or in the announcement of the competition or prize. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. The Finalists & Winner of “Southern California's Top Stylist 2015” will receive prizes that may include free product, trophy or plaque, local and trade press, and other prizes and giveaways, as determined by Making The Cut and Scott Fontana, as well as the designation as “Southern California's Top Stylist 2015.” 

5. Entry Conditions and Release

By entering, each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Making The Cut and Scott Fontana, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; and (b) indemnify, defend, release and hold harmless the  Making The Cut, Scott Fontana, Sponsors and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to an entrant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of a prize and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry.

Finalists and Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize.  

6. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes each participant’s consent to allow Making The Cut and Scott Fontana, and its agents’ use of participant’s name, salon affiliation, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further payment or consideration, notification or permission. Participants agree to work with Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives to provide all requested information and materials, within reasonable privacy standards, to execute the aforementioned publicity.

7. General Conditions

Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives in their sole discretion. If terminated, Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives may award the prize(s) at random from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action. Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and its representatives reserve the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Making The Cut's, Scott Fontana's and its representative's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

8. General Participation Conditions

All finalists are responsible to supply their own Models, assistants, makeup artists, hair and makeup tools, drying and styling devices, irons and wardrobe. Hair styling products to be used on stage will be provided by Making The Cut, Scott Fontana and Sponsors.

In order to participate, all finalists must have 4 models total, 3 pre-done collection models, and 1 live on-stage hair cut model. The live on stage hair cut model has to look different than before you started her. No pre-done hair cuts on the live stage hair cut model. The model has to have a completely different look and hair cut style. 

The judges will judge and critique all finalists live on stage hair cuts and your 3 pre-done collection models after each showcase of models before making their final decisions. 

All finalists have the opportunity the day of live show to arrive at the show location at 2pm for prep work.

All finalists are allowed a working team of people who are there to help and assist the finalists. The teams may consist of hair, makeup, wardrobe and photography (no boom mics or tripods).

All finalists are encourage to invite as many friends, family and clients of all ages the night of the live show. Ticket purchases will apply.

All finalists are to meet with Scott Fontana prior to the show, on Monday, September 28 from 3pm to approximately 6pm. You will be given instructions for the night of event including set up area, stage entrance & exit, etc.

9. Last But Not Least

Make it a great night and HAVE FUN!! 

By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules. All material submitted and showcased at the event becomes the sole property of Making The Cut and Scott Fontana.