Win A Day Assisting a Celebrity Hairstylist with The Cut Above!

Ready for another round of friendly beauty-inspired competition? End the summer with a star-studded bang and enter the Summer 2016 The Cut Above contest to win a trip to Los Angeles to assist celebrity hairstylist, César Deleön Ramirêz for a day.



A friend of the TONI&GUY family, César will spend a day with The Cut Above contest winner in Los Angeles. Throughout the day, he will be giving our contest winner an in-depth look at what a day in the life of a leading celebrity hairstylist is like.


César is a highly acclaimed celebrity hairstylist who has worked with the likes of Ciara, Rita Ora, Shay Mitchell and Beyoncé. His impressive work has graced the pages of many major fashion magazines including W, Elle, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Vanity Fair, just to name a few.



Haven’t heard of The Cut Above until now? Allow us to introduce you! The Cut Above is a quarterly, nationwide competition that gives our salon academy students a once in a lifetime experience beyond the classroom to open their eyes to the countless possibilities of a career in the beauty industry. This competition challenges our students’ creativity and technical skills they have learned during their education at the TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy.


Each individual competition takes a fresh approach to hairdressing by incorporating the students’ newly acquired skills and puts their vision to the test. It’s a truly unique experience that is meant to inspire, educate and prepare our students for their future careers as innovative hairdressers.


Past winners of The Cut Above contest have received backstage access to NYFW, hands-on experience during a Marchesa photoshoot, an opportunity to assist with a TONI&GUY Collection shoot, and features in STRUT–our very own magazine!



Intriguing, isn’t it? Ready to enter? It only takes three simple steps!:


  1. Choose your favorite hairstyle from a music video

  2. Create a style out, photographing the step-by-step process

  3. Send a photo of your final look, a photo of your inspiration style and step-by-step images with instructions to from September 1-30


This competition is open to all current TONI&GUY academy students. 


Once the submission gate closes, the winner will be selected by César and the TONI&GUY National Art Team based on finished look, step-by-step images and explanation and overall presentation. The winner will be announced October 5.


Airfare to Los Angeles, lodging and transport will be provided for the winner.


Now that you have all of the details, go get inspired! We can’t wait to see what you create!