Now in it’s 64th and the L’Oréal Colour Trophy has still got the wow factor! Less formulaic than previous years, we loved that the the night was presented in the round. What’s more, there was a distinct individuality between each of the models, which was so refreshing to see and utterly reflective.
Honestly, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final in the UK is one of our favourite colour-focussed nights of the year. The brand lays on a brilliant evening of entertainment that includes the exciting final of the annual UK L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition (including finalists from regional heats as well as several specialist categories), and a series of shows from the most gifted hairdressers and colourists in the UK. Taking place this week at the Battersea Evolution Centre, central London, the 64th edition of the #LCT19 was no exception. We loved it.
Take a bow
With three fantastic headline names in the colour world, we were thrilled by the evening’s live shows of colour models brought together in theme ‘Kaleidoscopic Colour’. First up, Tim Hartley delivered a high-octane, rock n’roll vision of ‘multi-coloured’ infinity with a blatant nod to the dance scene – the energy and vibrancy of his colour models was unabashed and celebratory. Bravo to the master showman. For Saks, Luke Pluckrose deconstructed the kaleidoscope to bring geometric patterns, silhouettes and plays on light that were mesmerising! We likey liked indeed. Then to spiral our imaginations further, Johanna Cree Brown at Trevor Sorbie focussed on ‘Prisms of Light’. Joyful, clever, and pretty… here was the wonder of colour and light on a fabulous stage and we appreciated it 100%.
And the winners are…
And so to the real purpose of the night. Sinead Kelly, London took the top prize with a stunning mustard shade on a totally ‘now’ model that is commercial in appearance yet technically challenging. Linton & Mac, Aberdeen were a close second in our view, with The Colour Room, Stockport taking a valuable third place. All great choices.
The Men’s Image Award was taken by Trevor Sorbie, London. The STAR Award given to Christopher Main at Andrew Mulvenna Hair, Belfast. and the Afro Look Award taken by our favourite (truly, we are so inspired by it) Errol Douglas Salon, London.
For a full collection of images of the winners, head over to our sister site Colour World HERE.
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