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Four unique ways to reveal your creative talents to the nation

If you’re still asking yourself whether you should enter L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2017, we’re here to tell you it’s a resounding YES. As well as being the world’s longest running live hairdressing competition, the annual contest is inspiration incarnate, with four separate ways for you to showcase your creativity. All you need to do is decide which one is the right fit for you…

L’Oréal Colour Trophy

WHAT: An open and inclusive women’s hair colouring and styling competition – with both photographic and live elements – that’s now in its 62nd year.
WHO: Any creative colourist or colour team of up to four people can enter – there’s no need to be part of a L’Oréal salon. However, all members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date of entry (Tuesday 28 February).
HOW: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, and modern colour on a female model. This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and overall look that takes inspiration from upcoming trends. A photo of the chosen look (no more than one year old) has to be submitted upon entry, to be recreated live during later stages of the competition.
PRIZE:
An exclusive three day European trip for the winning hair stylist and colourist to photograph their winning look. Plus, a one day photoshoot to create a double page spread that will be featured in a consumer glossy magazine in 2018.
WHERE: Live regional finals across the country throughout April, before a grand final in London on June 5 (July 3 for ROI).

Enter L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2017 here

Men’s Image Award

WHAT: A brilliant illustration of modern men’s colouring and barbering, which combines competitive photographic and live elements.
WHO: Any creative men’s colourist or colour team of up to four people can enter – there’s no need to be part of a L’Oréal salon or barbershop. However, all members of the team must be UK residents and be aged 16 or over on the closing date of entry (Tuesday 28 February).
HOW: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, and modern colour on a male model. This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish, and total look that takes inspiration from upcoming trends. A photo of the chosen look (no more than one year old) has to be submitted upon entry, to be recreated live during later stages of the competition.
PRIZE:
An exclusive three day European trip for the winning hair stylist and colourist to photograph the winning look. Plus, a one day photoshoot to create a double page spread that will be featured in a consumer glossy magazine in 2018.
WHERE: Live regional finals across the country throughout April, before a grand final in London on June 5 (July 3 for ROI).

Enter the Men’s Image Award 2017 here

Afro Look Award (sponsored by Mizani)

WHAT: A celebration and demonstration of the very best colour talent when it comes to textured hair, encompassing a photographic submission and live competition elements.
WHO: Any creative women’s colourist or colour team of up to four people who work with afro textured hair can enter – there’s no need to be part of a L’Oréal or Mizani salon. However, entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel colour and Mizani styling products on their model and no full wigs are allowed.
HOW: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, and modern colour on a female model of African/Caribbean descent. This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look that takes inspiration from upcoming trends. A photo of the chosen look (no more than one year old) has to be submitted upon entry, to be recreated live during later stages of the competition.
PRIZE:
An exclusive three day European trip for the winning hair stylist and colourist to shoot the winning look. Plus, a mentorship day with one of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Look Award: Sponsored by Mizani judges. Winners will also have the opportunity to attend complimentary, bespoke in-salon education with a Mizani Technician (up to four sessions) and will enjoy a complimentary space on up to seven Mizani specialist courses at the L’Oréal Academies.
WHERE: Live semi-final at the L’Oréal Academy, Hammersmith on March 27, before a grand final in London on June 5 (July 3 for ROI).

Enter the Afro Look Award 2017 here

STAR Award

WHAT: A chance for the next generation of colourists to shine in a contest that combines competitive photographic and live elements.
WHO: Talented young colourists aged between 16 and 25 on the closing date of entry (Tuesday 28 February), who want to take their career onto the world stage.
HOW: Entrants must create a well-executed, inspirational, and modern colour on a female model. This must be complimented by a beautiful style, finish and total look that takes inspiration from upcoming trends.
PRIZE:
Each STAR regional winner will become part of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy 2017/2018 – a one year development programme where the winners will be inspired and educated by the most enthusiastic and award-winning colourists from across the UK. They will be mentored through a bespoke development programme to gain a deeper technical understanding of colour, while being given ideas and techniques to build their creativity.
WHERE: Live regional finals across the country throughout April, before a grand final in London on June 5 (July 3 for ROI).

Enter the Star Award 2017 here


Remember, the closing date for ALL entry submissions is TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 2017. Good luck!

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