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:: Spotlight :: 2010 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

L’Oréal Professionnel is proud to present the return of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy in 2010. The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy has proven to be the most prestigious and successful hairdressing event in the world. Held in five continents and 37 countries, it is a stage by which undeniable talent has emerged time after time.

South Australian and Northern Territory hairdressers will attend the State Final on Wednesday, April 7, where five finalists will be announced to go on and compete for the National Title to be held in Melbourne on July 4, 2010. National Finalists will be vying for the chance to win up to $120,000 of prizes, education, publicity and national endorsements across three award categories including:

THE L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD
•Winning look on the front cover of Estetica magazine.
•Guest contributor on a 4-page hair colour & style story in an edition of marie claire, with behind the scenes images featured on their website!
•A trip to London for 2 to attend a hair seminar, with twin share accommodation for 5 nights + $1,000 spending money.
•Total prize pool: at $120,000.

PROFESSIONNEL MEN’S COLOUR AWARD
•Winning look on the front cover of INSTYLE industry magazine.
•Hair stylist on a style story in an edition of Men’s Health Magazine with contributor credits.
•A trip to London for 1 to attend a hair seminar, with accommodation for 5 nights + $500 spending money.
•Total prize pool: at $80,000.

THE L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL NEXT GENERATION AWARD
•A photo-shoot spread featured in an edition of Culture magazine.
•Guest contributor for a hair feature in an edition of marie claire.
•A trip to London for 1 to attend a hair seminar, with accommodation for 5 nights + $500 spending money.
•Total prize pool: at $50,000.

The South Australia State Final – L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy will be held on Wednesday, April 7 2010 at the Hotel Tivoli, 265 Pirie Street, Adelaide from 7.00pm – 10.00pm (winner announcement at 7.45pm).

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**South Australian and Northern Territory Final**

Adelaide hosted the South Australia and the Northern Territory Final on Wednesday, April 7, where five local hair colourists and stylists were announced to go in the running for the Next Generation, Men’s Colour Award and coveted Colour Trophy in Melbourne on July 4, 2010.

Exhibiting their interpretation of a magazine cover look, the following hairdressers are a step closer to winning up to $120,000 of prizes, education and national endorsements and a trip to London for an industry hair seminar.

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL
Damien Rinaldo - Hair Machine, Norwood
Nicole Abela - Hair Machine, Glenside
Suzi Cotroneo - ZINK the Element of Hair, Unley

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL NEXT GENERATION AWARD
Alex Totani - Hair Machine, Glenelg

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL MEN’S COLOUR AWARD
Tony Scarfo - ZINK the Element of Hair, Plympton

Highly Commended Awards were presented to several other hairdressers.

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**Western Australia Final**


Perth hosted the West Australian L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy State Final on Tuesday, April 13, where five local hair colourists and stylists were announced to go in the running for the L’Oréal Professionnel Next Generation Award, Men’s Colour Award and the coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, at the National Final held in Melbourne on July 4, 2010.

Exhibiting their interpretation of a magazine cover look, the winners are now one step closer for the chance to win up to $120,000 of prizes, education and national endorsements as well as a trip to London to attend an industry hair seminar.

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD – STATE FINALISTS
Rose Cain, Head Studio, Rockingham
Mark Cain, Head Studio, Success
Tod Le Mar, Head Studio, Perth

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL MEN’S COLOUR AWARD – STATE FINALIST
Nick Mammoliti, Hemisphere 4 Hair, Mount Lawley

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL NEXT GENERATION AWARD – STATE FINALIST
Mikelah Riley, Head Studio, Rockingham

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**Queensland Final**

Queensland hopefuls will attend the State Final on Tuesday, April 27, where five finalists will be announced to go on and compete for the National Title to be held in Melbourne, July, 2010.

National Finalists will be vying for the chance to win up to $120,000 of prizes, education, publicity and national endorsements across three award categories including:

A trip to London for 1 to attend a hair seminar, with accommodation for 5 nights + $500 spending money.

The total prize pool: at $50,000.

The Queensland State Final – L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy occurs at Cloudland, 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland from 7.00pm – 10.00pm (winner announcement at 7.45pm)

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**Queensland winners**

Brisbane hosted the Queensland L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy State Final at Cloudland on Tuesday, April 27, where six local hair colourists and stylists were formally announced live on stage to an audience of local beauty professionals and media.

These six artists filled five titles and who were acknowledged nationally for their creative talents as a colourist, will now go into the running for the L’Oréal Professionnel Next Generation Award, Men’s Colour Award and the coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, at the National Final held in Melbourne on July 4, 2010.

Exhibiting their interpretation of a magazine cover look, the winners are now one step closer for the chance to win up to $120,000 of prizes, education and national endorsements as well as a trip to London to attend an industry hair seminar.

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD – STATE FINALISTS

Kate Clark, Finch by Sparrow, New Farm QLD
Bradley Rixon, Rixon Hair, Brisbane QLD
Sarah Hester, Rixon Hair, Brisbane QLD
Heather McMurtie, Ink for Hair, New Market QLD

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL MEN’S COLOUR AWARD – STATE FINALIST
Wendy Gunn, Ink for Hair, New Market QLD

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL NEXT GENERATION AWARD – STATE FINALIST
Sarah Clark, Ink for Hair, New Market QLD

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**National Final - Winners**

Hosted by TV presenter Wil Anderson, the much anticipated National Final of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards took place on Sunday, July 4 at the Melbourne Convention Centre, where three hair colourists and stylists were announced as the winners of the world’s most prestigious colour competition.

The 2010 major winners were selected by a judging panel of industry icons, both from Australia and overseas including; the Director of L’Oréal International Professional Development, Michel Claire (France), Editor of Marie Claire Australia Jackie Frank, International Brand Ambassador, celebrity and designer runway stylist Laurent Decreton (France), L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador and leading celebrity colourist Jo Hansford (UK), L’Oréal Paris Make Up Director Rae Morris, one of Sydney’s most highly accredited fashion and beauty photographers Jason Capobianco and fashion and beauty commentator Dhav Naidu.

Entries to the 2010 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy were narrowed down to a selection of 25 finalists from around the country who exhibited their interpretation of a magazine cover look, over a two day live judging process on the weekend. They were all flown to Melbourne to recreate their entry live to the panel of experts who then carefully scrutinized, interviewed and assessed participants and their work.

“Making our final decision was incredibly difficult,” commented Jo Hanford, also known by American Vogue as the best tinter on the planet. “The Australian talent was of an extremely high standard and we were all genuinely impressed with the passion, focus and confidence that each of them exhibited in such a high pressure situation” said Jo.

The winners now share in over $250,000 of prizes, education and national endorsements including trips to London to attend an industry hair seminar.

Over 550 local and international beauty professionals and VIP guests were delighted in performances by the Potbelleez, neon dance performance group Vospertron, as well as the highlight International showcase by Parisian hairdressing personality Laurent Decreton, who has worked on the haute couture shows for Chanel, Yves Saint-Laurent, Jean-Paul Gaultier. Laurent’s show was a truly spectacular show of fashion and couture hair, a sneak preview from his spring summer 2010 Travel Journal Collection.

Now in its 14th year in Australia and held in five continents and 37 countries around the globe, the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy has proven to be the most prestigious and successful hairdressing event in the world. It is a stage by which undeniable talent has emerged time after time and this year has been no exception.

The 2010 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Winners

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD:
Mariam Enegd & Frank Apostoplopoulos, BIBA, Fitzroy VIC

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL MEN’S COLOUR AWARD:
Frank Apostoplopoulos, BIBA, Fitzroy VIC

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL NEXT GENERATION AWARD:
Avril Stevens, Cataldo's Salon, Woden ACT