Our Genius Awards 2020 are now open!

Colour Genius Awards WinnerLaunched in 2019, with more than 450 entries in the first-ever run of the competition, the Colour World Genius Awards already rank high in the hairdressing industry. In all, the Awards feature seven brilliantly-named trophies; meaningful titles to win that your boss, your team and your clients will applaud. After all, in the current fashion- forward, colour-focussed market, to be awarded as a ‘Colour Genius’ truly is exciting. Importantly, the Colour World Colour Genius Awards are run independent of any colour house. Sponsors help to promote and support the contest, but contestants are free to use any colour products they choose in creating their looks. And judging is conducted with strict anonymity for the contestants to avoid favouritism. Winning a Colour Genius trophy awarded by our illustrious judges – themselves expert colourists and influencers – means a lot!

An independent competition

Jack Howard won Commercial Colour in 2019

The inaugural winners ceremony was held last May during the Colour World gathering in  London. It had the industry buzzing. Some 300 specially-invited industry guests, finalists, and brand models gathered to enjoy the vibe. In 2020, the awards event will be bigger, with the addition of an after-party held in the Colour World venue.

A parade of models from the Genius Awards’ sponsors provides an opportunity to applaud and admire some of the spectacular colour work demoed during the Colour World day. Tickets go on sale in March 2020.



For 2020, the categories announced ready to enter are:

People’s Choice Genius – for colourists with 6+ years experience

Creative Colour Genius – for colourists with 6+ years experience

Colour Correction Genius – for colourists with 3+ years experience

Commercial Colour Genius – for colourists with 3+ years experience

Innovative Colour Genius – for colourists with 3+ years experience

Men’s Colour Genius – for colourists with 3+ years experience

#Colourtastic Genius – for colourists with 6+ years experience

Colour Communicator – for colourists with 6+ years experience


There’s something there for all ages and stages. Watch our social media for progress reports on who is in the running. For rules and criteria, visit www.colourworlduk.com Entries are open now and will close at midnight on 31st March 2020

Good luck!

Notes to editors

2019 Colour Genius Trophy winners:

People’s Choice Genius Power Colour Genius Colour Correction Genius Men’s Colour Genius: Commercial Colour Genius Innovative Colour Genius: #Colourtastic Genius:

For more information, please contact the office on 0208 241 1058 or email


@colourworlduk #CWUK20


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