For the 2020 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy competition, 15 national finalists and five rising stars were named and, in 2021, these categories will decide their champions. Taking place on Monday February 22 in 2021, this renowned competition will be back to award its worthy winners. You can get your tickets and digitally register to see who will win and celebrate the industry’s creative talent on an important night and with a long-awaited festive event.

As the longest-running live hairdressing competition, the Colour Trophy format returned to Australia in 2018, awarding Wendy Gunn and Massimo Tirimacco as national winners in 2018 and 2019 respectively, after an exhaustive full-nation, multi-state search of live semi-finals. The 2020 semi-finals have already taken place, paving the way for the finale.

Despite the difficulties of 2020, L’Oreal Professionnel has vowed for a historically significant and innovative event, as the brand’s first interactive digital event, which is to be streamed live across Australia.

The major event will begin with Grand Finalists recreating their qualifying look for a panel of industry experts, with models to be judged in all finalists’ respective states on February 15 2021. Judges will be surveying the looks for their technical achievement, trending style, originality and wearability within their innate artistry. One week later on February 22 the brand will livestream the grand finale event to Australia while hosting important moments in each individual state where the finalists can celebrate with their family, friends and salons. The event also promises to create unprecedented opportunities for exposure for the artists. More details are still to come, but a celebrity host has been teased as a headline feature. Stay tuned.

Colour Trophy is recognised as one of the most prestigious and successful hairdressing events in the world, held across five continents in 37 countries and providing an inimitable platform for established and emerging hair talent. The event has grown over its 65 year history into a global phenomenon. The 2020 Australian competition will have $340,000 worth of prizes, including major international editorial exposure, up for grabs.

In case you needed a reminder, these are the talented hairdresser competing in the finale. In VIC, Anthony Nitson from Anthony Nitson Hair, Danni Solier and Jamie Furlan of Xiang Hair and Tom Donato, also of Xiang Hair are national finalists, while Brikelle Kerr of Biba is the Rising Star finalist.

QLD finalists include Brad Rixon and Elyse Sprott of Rixon Hair, Evie Golding of Rokstar Salon and Jason McAlister of Adam Eva.  Jade Kereama of Ink for Hair is the Rising Star nominee.

The Colour Trophy and Rising Star finalists decided for NSW and ACT are Julia Tsujeva of Alana Kristian Salon, Jessica Schofield of Cataldos Salon, Jordan Hone of Sloans North Sydney and Rising Star Meghan King of Sloans.

In WA, Ben Semple of Circles of Subiaco, Alexia Mirabile of Hairloom Osbourne Park and Drew Boundy and Kerina Marlow from Hemisphere Hair are national finalists, as joined by Rising Star prospect Caitlan Roze of Circles of Fitzgerald.

In SA and TAS, Joe Cotroneo of Zink Hair, last year’s skilled overall winner Massimo Tirimacco of Zohair and Fiona Fazzalari of Hair Machine Glenelg are national finalists, with Rising Star Madeleine Dicerbo of Zohair.

You can see who will be crowned the winner for yourself, so register now and be ready to celebrate the industry on February 22.

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