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L’Oréal Professionnel Name QLD and NSW Colour Trophy Finalists

The talented semi-finalists in the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy competition from Queensland and New South Wales paraded their looks on stage in this big week of competitions, ultimately crowning six more Colour Trophy finalists and two new Rising Star nominees.


At both the Joinery in Brisbane on October 21 and Ovolo in Wooloomooloo, Sydney on October 23, dozens of talented hairdressers competed to reach the next stage of this iconic competition.

Image by Claudia Cataldo

The talented finalists created their editorial look in front of an impressive judging panel, before revealing them in a runway show to awaiting audiences.

Image by Shaleena Winter

This panel consists of  Justin Pace and Papas & Pace, Marie Uva from UVA Salon, Frank Apostolopoulos of BIBA Salons, Brodie Lee Tsiknaris, 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.

Image by Lucy Bevan

In Queensland, a big congratulations to last year’s winner Wendy Gunn of Ink for Hair, Hayley Jay Cook of Adam and Eva and Keira Salton, who are Colour Trophy finalists for the state. Lucy Bevan of Papas and Pace is the Rising Star finalist.

Image by Wendy Gunn

In New South Wales, Scott Sloan of Sloans, Claudia Cataldo of Cataldo’s Salon and Shaleena Winter of Suki are the Colour Trophy finalists. Ruby Smillie of Sloans of Lane Cove is the Rising Star nominee – well done to these finalists!

Image by Scott Sloan

“The atmosphere at these events was electric,” enthused L’Oréal Professionnel Australia General Manager, Olga Zanetti about the earlier semi-finalist events. “We witnessed some exceptional technical skills and the creation of beautifully unique looks. Congratulations to the finalists for their engaging and fashion forward colour work, and thank you to all participants for making it such a dynamic event experience.”

Image by Ruby Smillie

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.

Image by Hayley Jay Cook

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.

Image by Keira Salton

There is only one more semi-final event happening nationally – the VIC runway taking place in Melbourne on October 29.The grand finale has been diarised for February 25 2019, showcasing the peak of colour innovation, creativity and talent at the moment. Through the semi-final events, the journey has proved as exhilarating as the destination.


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