On Monday 28th The L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Grand Final transformed the Grosvenor House Ballroom into an exclusive space with over 52 meters of futuristic runway immersed in dazzling lighting. Throughout the evening over 1000 of the industry's most successful and Artistic figures were steered wittily through the evenings show and awards by the ultra cool presenter George Lamb whose humor and charm ensured a non stop high energy and upbeat atmosphere.
Abacus from Bewdley won the hairdressing industry's most fashion forward and acclaimed award, the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy. The stunning model look that captured the judges was inspired by Christopher Kane Aut /Win 2010-2011 and merged an iconic Purdy shape with rich warm, glossy browns. Second place was handed to the Cutting Crew team in Willesden Green and John Gillespie in Perth was awarded third place.
The closely watched L'Oréal Professionnel Men's Image Award unveiled a downpour of exciting Men's hairdressers throughout the regional tour and came to a high with first place being awarded to TONI&GUY in Guildford. Their
fashion conscious model look encapsulated the modern yet debonair gentleman with soft blonde tones worked into a heavy swept fringe combined with a razor sharp cut. Closely behind the winners were runners-up Trevor Sorbie in Covent Garden.
The always inspiring L'Oréal Professionnel Young Colourist Award was won by the super talented and fresh thinking Ayesha Caton from Mack in Chelmsford. Her model look was bold yet stylishly simple, a softly sculptured haircut with a strong solid edge and softened with gentle colour placement. This beautiful blend of wearable colour and couture inspired styling was a strong winner amongst an amazingly talented group of finalists.
The Mizani Afro Catwalk Award was handed to Elements in Teddington the winning look was a fierce modern take on the iconic Grace Jones cut with delicately placed colour for a softer finish. The model team merged pristine white, military styling and vivid make-up for an overall look that created runway drama.
The evening began with fashion explosion as the TONI&GUY Art team engulfed the stage in true couture culture with 19 models draped in pieces by designers including William Tempest and Giles Deacon. The show was brought to a mesmerizing finale with dancers incased in robotic shells that gradually came to life on-stage each following stunning models with hair molded and weaved into intricate Avant-Guard creations.
The room then came alive as the Grand Final. Mizani and Young Colourist judges were welcomed on stage - Ruth Hunsley, Alan Edwards, Nathan Walker, Trevor Sorbie MBE, Junior Green, Kim Johnson, Michelle Thompson,
Terry Calvert, Jason Miller, Charlie Miller, Jo Hansford, Dylan Bradshaw, Gary Hooker, Michael Young, Hooker
Errol Douglas MBE, Andrew Barton, Richard Ward, Guy Kremer.
Throughout dinner hairdressing pioneer Daniel Galvin created beautiful hair for six 'Britain's Next Top Model' finalists and was accompanied by the wonderfully talented Misty Miller on-stage.
Following dinner the room was submerged into a magical journey by BROOKS+BROOKS who created a storm on stage with 3D stage effects and hypnotizing light merging together amongst bizarre yet beautiful artistry titled Metamorphosis.
The party carried on into the night with the super chic after-event immaculately lead by one of the most accomplished music magnets - DJ Nikki 'Beatnik', hailed as 'the best female DJ in London' by Time Out magaz