L’Oréal Professionnel’s tour of Australia in the form of semi-final competitions for Colour trophy 2019 came to a close last night, as the brand announced the Victorian finalists at an event in Melbourne. Overlooking the lake at Albert Park quite perfectly at Sunset, an array of inspiring hair looks paraded the runway before the finalists were revealed.
After creating their looks in terms of colour, cut, style, beauty and fashion during the day, the finalists debuted their looks to a judging panel consisting of Justin Pace of Papas & Pace, Marie Uva from UVA Salon, Frank Apostolopoulos of BIBA Salons, Brodie-Lee Tsiknaris of Rokstar, Matt Clements of The Assembly Hair, Freda Rossidis of Mr Smith, Damien Rinaldo of Boris the Cuttery, Sheree Knoble of Bixie Colour and the marie claire team.
Congratulations to the state Colour Trophy finalists, Lyndal Salmon of BIBA Salons, Jamie Furlan and Frankie Guascoine of Xiang Hair and Ben Reali and Angela Mascia of Ziyad Salon. Well done as well to Rising Star nominee Bridget Beaton of BIBA Salons.
These talented finalists join the group already decided from SA/TAS and WA/NT, which is comprised of Massimo Tirimacco of Zo Hair Salon, Fiona Fazzalari of Hair Machine and Vanessa Rositano from Zink Hair, as well as Zoe Vanstone of Mahiki Hair who took out the title of Rising Star for the state of SA/TAS.
For WA/NT the names are Ben Semple of Circles of Subiaco, Damien Kabay & Kerina Marlow of Hemisphere Hair and Terrina Brown and Kristy McLennan of Zedz, as well as Rising Star nominee Emma Pisani also of Circles of Subiaco.
In NSW, the finalists were named as Scott Sloan of Sloans, Claudia Cataldo of Cataldo’s Salon and Shaleena Winter of Suki, as well as Rising Star Nominee Ruby Smillie of Sloans of Lane Cove. For QLD, last year’s winner Wendy Gunn of Ink for Hair, Hayley Jay Cook of Adam and Eva and Keira Salton are Colour Trophy finalists for the state. Lucy Bevan of Papas and Pace is the Rising Star finalist.
With all state semi-finals in the books and every finalist named and celebrated, the last event to come will be the live Grand Finale to take place on February 25 2019, with the overall winner earning the chance to compete in the international competition.
Championing this esteemed, global and long-running competition, L’Oréal Professionnel have brought their party around the country in celebration of Australia’s impressive colour talent, but the biggest party is yet to come. If the state semi-finals are anything to go by, we’re in for a treat come February.
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