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The Australian L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Competition Is Back!

L'Oréal Colour Trophy is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. It showcases some of the brightest hairdressing talents across the country, driving stylists' creativity further with the theme 'Hair inspired by Fashion'.

The competition began 63 years ago, growing from only 300 attendees in 1954 to now showcasing thousands more of the industry's greatest talents. L'Oréal Colour Trophy also continues to inspire the industry both nationally and internationally, giving local salons the chance to unleash their fresh talent on the rest of the world.

The 2018 finale event involved a night of unparalleled glamour held at Crown Casino in Melbourne. The industry's elite came together for an memorable evening to announce the winners and celebrate some of the best hair colourists and stylists in Australia.

 

With a special guest appearance by the 2018 L'Oréal Professionnel ambassador, Dannii Minogue and hosted by Joel Creasey, the night featured exhilarating performances, an all-star runway show and a live avant-garde collection from acclaimed international artist Guylaine Martel. It was certainly a night to remember.

It was Wendy Gunn from Queensland's Ink for Hair that earned the coveted trophy in the end. She created a timeless bob featuring melting tones of sunset coral and pinks together, and creating a bold fashion statement in itself!

Read more about the night , our winner, and some of our favourite looks thanks to Marie Claire's coverage of the award.

So are you ready to enter one of the most prestigious hair colour and styling competitions around? Get some dates and details below.

 

COMPETITION RULES

  • Create something worthy of the cover of a consumer fashion magazine
  • Colour is Key
  • The hair colour must be beautifully executed, technically brilliant and above all, creative!
  • The cut and style must complement the colour
  • The total look must be original, innovative and fashion forward, reflecting the season's new trends, while still being wearable.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open 1st June 2018

Entries Close 31st August 2018 (at 5pm EST)

 

State Finals

South Australia & Tasmania: 14th October 2018

Western Australia & Northern Territory: 16th October 2018

Queensland: 21st October 2018

New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory: 23rd October 2018

Victoria: 29th October 2018

 

Grand Finale

Monday 25th February 2019, in Melbourne


AWARD CATEGORIES

2019 L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

1st, 2nd & 3rd places

 

2019 L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL RISING STAR AWARD

1 winner

 

Plus all Grand Finalists are automatically eligible to win the

2019 L'ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL READERS CHOICE AWARD WITH A LUXURY FASHION CONSUMER MAGAZINE

1 winner

 

For more information head to https://lorealcolourtrophy.com.au

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