Drumroll please… after an exhaustive and dynamic national tour, the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy semi-finals have come to an end for 2020, finishing with the final round in Melbourne this week. Deciding the Victorian finalists at the city’s Art Centre, a packed out crowd watched an impressive runway show of Colour Trophy and Rising Star finalists before the final entrants in this September’s grand finale were named.
Congratulations to Emily Tong and Samantha McGillivray Smith from Anthony Nitson Hair, who were named as a finalist for an eye-catching red hair look, as well as Danni Solier and Jamie Furlan of Xiang Hair, whose multi-dimensional pixie cut wowed judges, and Tom Donato, also of Xiang Hair, whose pink short hair look was named as the third Colour Trophy finalist. The Rising Star was announced as Brikelle Kerr of Biba for a dark bob with bright pink and red accents.
These talented hairdressers joined QLD finalists, including Brad Rixon and Elyse Sprott of Rixon Hair, who won for an auburn long hair, Eveie Golding of Rokstar Salon, who is through for a retro style blonde look and Jason McAlister of Adam Eva, winning acclaim for a warm brunette look. Those are the Colour Trophy finalists, while Jade Kereama of Ink for Hair, whose trending, rich bob caught the eye of the judges, is the Rising Star nominee.
Moreover, the Colour Trophy and Rising Star finalist decided for NSW and ACT were Julia Tsujeva of Alana Kristian Salon for an alluring pink hair look, Jessica Schofield of Cataldos Salon for an auburn pixie cut, Jordan Hone of Sloans North Sydney for a tousled brunette short hair look and rising star Meghan King of Sloans for a multi-tonal pink hair look with dark roots.
In Perth, Ben Semple of Circles of Subiaco was named a Colour Trophy finalist for a multi-tonal brunette afro look, while Alexia Mirabile of Hairloom Osbourne Park joined him with a curly short bob look in delicate brunette and auburn, and Drew Boundy and Kerina Marlow rounded out the group from Hemisphere Hair, winning for their trending peach waves. Caitlan Roze of Circles of Fitzgerald was the Rising Star nominee for her orange haired look.
In South Australia and Tasmania, Joe Cotroneo of Zink Hair was awarded for a multi-dimensional pink bob, Massimo Tirimacco of Zohair – also last year’s esteemed winner – won for a textured golden blonde bob that’s both editorial and wearable and Fiona Fazzalari of Hair Machine Glenelg, became a finalist for a voluminous bob with hiding strands of bright colour. Madeleine Dicerbo of Zohair is the rising star national finalist, awarded for her fiery red long hair look.
Those are all names for 2020! Now they’ll battle for ultimate hair supremacy on September 14 2020 in Melbourne at the grand finale, for the total glory, prestige and opportunities Colour Trophy brings.
Good luck to the finalists!
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Emily Tong and Samantha McGillivray Smith
Danni Solier and Jamie Furlan of Xiang Hair