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L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Returns to Australia for 2018

The world’s longest-running live hairdressing competition, otherwise titled the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, is back in Australia for 2018, and talented Australians are already on their way to being selected to represent the nation. The competition is held across five continents in 37 countries, acting as a platform for emerging hairdressers and heralding creativity and technical excellence above all else.

In 2018 in particular Colour Trophy will celebrate the art of hair colouring and era defining style, with many prizes on offer for the Australian victor. The national winner will receive the opportunity to participate in the international event, as well exposure in marie claire Australia.

The competition is delineated into three main titles – the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Award, Rising Star Award and marie claire Reader’s Choice Award. The first and primary prize will go to the hairdresser who creates the most innovative, fashion-forward and inspired look, with editorial coverage, a marie claire subscription and a complimentary trip to the L’Oréal Professionnel Business Forum as the prize. Next the Rising Star winner will achieve assisting roles for editorial opportunities and a subscription to marie claire, while the marie claire Reader’s Choice Award will receive an editorial feature in the magazine.

Entries are in after a stringent online submission process and the first round of submissions are currently being judged by a stellar panel, including Ken Picton, Paul Dennison, Jack Howard, Matthew Collins, Shelley Gregory, Jamie Brooks and Sally Brooks, all of whom are from international industries such as the UK, the US and Canada. The semi-finalists will then create their looks for a panel of national judges, including Justin Pace, Frank Apostolopoulos, Matt Clements, Benni Tognini, Damien Rinaldo, Pavlos Divitaris, Freda Rossidis and Jackie Frank, with the semi-finals to take place in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney through October and November.

The grand finale will take place in Melbourne next year on February 4, where grand finalists will recreate their looks in front of brand representatives over a gruelling period of four hours, with the work to be judged by both the international and national panel of judges.

It sounds like something of a hair marathon and it’s a competitive road ahead for all entrants in this illustrious competition. Good luck!

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