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:: Spotlight :: 2005 L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards

By: Carmine Pascuzzi / photos by Matt Deller

The L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards for 2005 were held at Melbourne's Hamer Hall on Monday, July 18. It was a spectacular night, full of theatre, atmosphere, style, and colour. Being the tenth anniversary of the Australian event, the performances and sheer magnitude of the occasion emphasised how this “Night of Nights” for the hairdressing fraternity has grown. It is a prestigious thing for hairdressing businesses to try and achieve recognition for the work of their talented colourists and we saw the very best from all over Australia assemble in Melbourne.

The event was hosted by Richard Wilkins and the special guest was Guy Kremer, the acclaimed international hairdresser, who was extremely happy to return to Australia after previously Melbourne a few years ago for the Victorian/Tasmanian Finals at South Wharf. Guy and his team gave the guests a real treat with a stylish hair design demonstration under the event's “Masquerade” theme for the evening.

Several dancers, comedians Lano & Woodley, and singer Jon Stevens played their part in the entertainment and there was an interesting retrospective of marie claire magazine, which also celebrates its 10th anniversary next month.

Several hairdressers featured in the awards, judged by Australian and International experts, and the differeing views by them showed the difficult task in selecting a national winner. In the end, after the points were tallied from all the votes received, it was Canberra's Shona Cataldo (from Cataldo's Salon) who won the L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy for this year.

HERE IS A SPECIAL SNAPSHOT OF THE NIGHT FROM TOP MELBOURNE PHOTOGRAPHER MATT DELLER

Special guest was UK's Guy Kremer - here with Shona Cataldo, this year's Colour Trophy winner
Guy put on his own masterful hairdresser demonstration at the awards ceremony
some of the guests
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Rhonda Burchmore and Jules Lund Jules with Tottie Goldsmith (middle) and Krista Vendy
singer Jon Stevens is not a flame thrower - great pic though
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Jon Stevens in singing action