Kenra Professional Festival Braids Contest



Eligibility: Kenra Professional Festival Braids Contest (“Contest”) is open only to persons who are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States or Canada, age 18 or older at the time of entry.  Must be a licensed cosmetologist to be eligible. Void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Employees of Kenra Professional, LLC (“Sponsor”) and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, vendors, contractors and the immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of residence and any person living in such a person’s household, whether related or not) of each of the foregoing, as well as the employees of any company affiliated with the Contest (collectively with the foregoing persons or entities, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to participate.

Entry Periods:  Entries may be submitted during the period commencing at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 6, 2016 and ending at 04:00:00 PM ET on July 19, 2016 (“Term”). This Contest will consist of one (1) Contest winner (“Contest Winner”).

How To Enter:  In order to enter the Contest, create your best festival braid and hashtag it on Instagram with #KenraFestivalBraid and #TheConfessionsOfAHairstylist. You may enter the photo via your public Instagram page. (Your Instagram account must be open to the public for your entry to be seen and received.) You may enter as many braid images as you want. The braid work must have been created in 2016. Contest may only be entered by Internet during the Term.  Entries using macro, robotic, script, or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified.  Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.  Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.  Submitted images must contain no other people, logos, or products. Image cannot have been entered into any other contests. You must have rights to the images of the hair color work that you submit.

Prizes/Values/Odds:  One (1) Contest Winner will be awarded the Contest Prize, which consists of a trip to Chicago, Illinois on July 28, 2016 through July 31, 2016 to participate in a day of mentorship and festival braiding at Charles Ifergan Salon in downtown Chicago with Jenny Strebe, Shurie Saxelby, and Kenra Professional’s Cassie Siskovic. The Contest Winner will receive airfare to Chicago for one person, transportation to and from the airport in Chicago to the hotel, a three (3) nights stay, one room with single occupancy, at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel (hotel subject to change), a VIP ticket to Lollapalooza on Saturday July 30, 2016 worth $650, transportation to and from Charles Ifergan Salon for the braiding event, dinner on the night’s of July 28 and 29, and breakfast and lunch on July 29. Lollapalooza is not is not affiliated with this promotion.

Approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is up to $2,600. The Contest Winner is solely responsible for all local, state and federal taxes on his/her Prize including sales or use taxes, as well as any expenses related to participation in the Contest or acceptance of a Prize.   The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed for each Contest Winner who receives a Prize if the amount of the prize is $600 or more.  Sponsor will send each Contest Winner a W9 form, which must be completed and returned to Sponsor, for the Contest Winner to receive the Prize.  A copy of the Form 1099-MISC filed by Sponsor, will be sent to Contest Winner.  The Form 1099-MISC will be issued for the fair market value of the Prize.  Any Contest Winner who fails to provide information sufficient to complete Form 1099-MISC (including, without limitation, Contest Winner’s social security number) shall forfeit any and all rights to the applicable Prize.  There will be no substitutions or cash redemptions made for any Prize.  Sponsor will not replace any Prize that is lost, mutilated, or stolen.  Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received and the voting judgments made by the Sponsor.  The Contest Winner must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry and of the age of majority in his/her state of residence.  Prizes pictured in advertising, marketing or promotional materials are for illustrative purposes only.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between statements contained in any such materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.   The Contest Entities are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission whatsoever with respect to the Prizes.  Prizes are nontransferable.  No substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, other than as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right, as determined in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if a Prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason.

Prize-Related Travel: In the event that the Contest Winner lives in or within two hours of Chicago, Kenra Professional will not fly them into Chicago. Kenra Professional will arrange for motor transportation to and from Chicago via car rental or car service. Failure to complete the trip included in the Prize does not relieve the Grand Prize Contest Winner of his/her tax obligations associated with winning the Prize.  Specific travel arrangements and all prize details not specified herein will be made and determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  It is the Grand Prize Contest Winner’s sole responsibility to comply with all travel requirements, which may include, without limitation, presenting necessary identification (including photograph) at the time of travel.  Sponsor is not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay.  Grand Prize Contest Winner may be required to provide a credit card at time of hotel check-in to cover hotel incidentals.  All meals, gratuities, in-room charges, travel expenses, travel and other insurance, carrier fees, government charges, transfers, ground transportation, taxes (federal, state and local) and other expenses not specified in these Official Rules as being provided as part of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Contest Winner.  

Judging and Notifications: Between July 19, 2016 at 4:00:01 PM ET and July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 AM ET (the “Voting Period”), Jenny Strebe (@TheConfessionsOfAHairstylist on Instagram) and Kenra Professional’s Educator Cassie Siskovic will choose one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The judges will judge using a 1-10 scoring system in the following categories: Overall Style Execution (55%), Creativity/Originality (40%), and Production Quality (5%). In the event of a tie, the Contest Winner shall be the entry that receives the highest score on the Overall Style Execution first, then Creativity/Originality. The one (1) entrant chosen will be deemed the Contest Winner, absent any disqualification or ineligibility as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and in accordance with these Official Rules. The Contest Winner will be contacted via Instagram on or around July 20, 2016. Contest Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release and return these documents within five (5) business days or Prize will be forfeited and awarded to another entrant should time permit.  In the event any Contest Winner chooses not to accept his/her Prize, is not in compliance with these Official Rules, is unable to be notified, or if any email or any other notice or a Prize is undeliverable, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all of the remaining qualified entrants if time permits.  All entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: Entrant information collected in connection with this Contest may be used to execute the Contest.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of Entry, information provided by you for this Contest may be used by Sponsor in sending future promotional communications and is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy.  For a copy of Sponsor’s privacy policy, please contact Sponsor at (800) 428-8073 or visit

General: Entrants indemnify and hold harmless Kenra Professional® and Jenny Strebe from any claims, suits, losses, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that arise from any breach of the following conditions. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to by bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, as determined in its sole discretion, on all matters relating to the Contest, which are final and binding. By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates and/or subsidiaries, and their respective employees, directors, officers, and agents, Jenny Strebe, from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with: (i) the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize by Grand Prize Contest Winner; (ii) entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or any Contest related activity, including, without limitation, claims for breach of contract, infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false light, common law or statutory misappropriation, invasion or other violations of any actual or purported right of privacy and/or publicity, and claims under equivalent federal or state laws arising from entrant’s entry and any exploitation of any or all of the rights granted to Sponsor, including, without limitation, the rights to entrant’s entry.  Entries must not include any provocative, crude or foul or otherwise offensive gestures, graphics or content and any submission that contains any of the aforementioned will be subject to immediate disqualification, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entrant agrees not to delete any entry.  By entering, entrant hereby agrees to, and does grant to Sponsor a worldwide, paid-up, irrevocable and unlimited license to use, copy, distribute, perform, display, publish and prepare derivative works from entrant’s entry in perpetuity (or for the longest period of time otherwise permitted by law).  Entrant agrees to promptly execute any document deemed reasonably necessary by Sponsor to affect the license of the entry to Sponsor.  Entrant agrees, without limiting the license granted by Entrant above, that entrant’s entry may be published, without further compensation, on Sponsor’s website pages, Kenra Professional Facebook fan page, and/or marketing materials, whether selected for a Prize or not.  By entering, entrant represent that: (i) entrant’s entry is its own original work; (ii) entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right to convey the license above in any material submitted as part of entrant’s entry; (iii) all information provided is complete, true and correct; (iv) entrant has the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every participant in the photos submitted as contemplated by these Official Rules; and (v) entrant’s entry does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party.  Modifying, enhancing or altering one’s own, or a third party’s, preexisting work does not qualify as entrant’s original creation.  Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the offer or administration of this Contest, or in the announcement of Contest Winners and Prizes.  In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest as planned is undermined by any event including but not limited to any error, virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, and any fire, flood, weather event, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest and award the Prizes from among all eligible entries received up to that date.  All disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, “Claim”) arising out of or relating to this Contest, the meaning or interpretation of the rules or any Prize awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of Indiana, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state.  All Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and all Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys' fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and, by entering, entrant waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  ENTRANTS, BY ENTERING, SPECIFICALLY AND KNOWINGLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND A TRIAL BY JURY IS HEREBY WAIVED BY BOTH SPONSOR AND ENTRANTS. 

Sponsor:  Kenra Professional, LLC, 22 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, whose decisions, as determined in its sole discretion, are final and binding as to all aspects of this Contest.

Winner’s List:  For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope on or before August 31, 2016, to Sponsor.

Mailing List:  In the course of entering the Contest, you may consent to Sponsor’s use of your email address for Sponsor’s mailing list.  To update us with your information use preferences, you may contact sponsor via phone (at 800-428-8073) or by mail. You may also click the designated link at the bottom of all Sponsor e-mail advertisements to be removed from future e-mail updates.