The Northern Irish L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2017 Backstage Live winners are named…

The second week of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2017 Backstage Live events kicked off in Belfast last night (April 18), with the selection of the Northern Irish Grand Finalists.

Competitors gathered in the city’s Europa Hotel, where they styled and preened their hearts out with the hopes of making it through to the next stage of the contest.

Judges including Most Wanted 2016 ‘Exceptional Stylist’ champion Dylan Bradshaw oversaw the live styling, and named the following salons as the winners on the night:

L’Oréal Colour Trophy – Women’s Image Award
Petras House of Colour, Armagh
Andrew Mulvenna Hair, Belfast
McGills, Ballycastle
Surgery Hairdressing, Moy

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award
Atchison Hair, Magherafelt
Andrew Mulvenna Hair, Belfast

L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award
(for an individual colourist aged between 18 – 24)

Rachel Walshe, Bobs

The next stop on the Backstage Live Tour is Duxford’s Imperial War Museum, where salons will compete in the Eastern leg of the competition on Sunday (April 23). Good luck to all those taking part, and we’ll bring you news of the next batch of salons who’ll be joining us in London in June next week!

Check out the winning looks from all the heats so far at and keep up with the competition action throughout the regional tour by following @lorealprouk and the hashtag #LCT17 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.