This week started with another round of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, with more finalists announced and entered into the grand finale pool. Queensland were the latest contenders to take to the stage to create their hair looks live for a runway reveal at Lightspace in Fortitude Valley, with three more Colour Trophy finalists announced, and a Rising Star finalist added to the mix.

Wendy Gunn entry

Congratulations to the latest finalists – Wendy Gunn of Ink for Hair who created a sunset pastel pink bob, Elyse Sprott and Alyse March of Rixon Hair, for a long sleek look imbued with warm copper lights, and Deeann Watt of Watt Style, for a dark blonde, rosy crop. Lucy Beven of Papas and Pace earned a Rising Star Nomination for her soft blonde look with subtle pastel pink highlights.

Elyse Sprott and Alyse March entry

With Queensland in the books, it’s just New South Wales who will compete for entry into the final round later in the month. Western Australia, South Australia/Tasmania and Victoria have already crowned their finalists. The pool so far includes Imogen Starr from Circles of Subiaco, Nick Mammoliti and Damien Kabay of Hemisphere Hair and Melissa Gesualdo of Reno’s On St Quentin from Western Australia, Courtney Treyvaud and Lyndal Salmon of Biba Academy, Danni Solier of Xiang Hair and Jaki Dimasi of Ruby Hair Design from Victoria, and Massimo Tirimacco of ZoHair, Joe Cotroneo from Zink The Element of Hair and Diana Carnevale, also of Zink the Element of Hair from SA/TAS. In the Rising Star category, Ben Semple from Circles of Subiaco, Alex Cordell of Rakis on Collins and Nathan Smith of Parlour Hair are the finalists from WA, SA/TAS and VIC, respectively.

Deeann Watt entry

New South Wales semi-finalists have almost two weeks until their round, then it’s all systems go towards the grand finale in February.

Lucy Beven entry

With such enormous talent on the board, L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2018 is turning out to be a true heavyweight battle – we can’t wait to see who goes home with the gold.

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