Saturday 18 November 2017

Talented hairdressers battle it out on stage to be a cut above the rest

Taylor Odigie models a style from the Edge Hair Studio, Dublin, at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy final 2017 in UCD. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Taylor Odigie models a style from the Edge Hair Studio, Dublin, at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy final 2017 in UCD. Picture: Brian McEvoy

Sean O'Grady

It is the highlight of the hairdressing world, and last night the competition was fierce to see who would be deemed a cut above the rest.

The longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final, was held at the O'Reilly Hall in UCD, hosted by Vogue Williams.

The competition provides stylists and their salons with an opportunity to showcase their talents with colour, cuts and crazy styles.

Leading Irish salons were joined by the award-winning London-based Percy & Reed team to present a series of show-stopping runway displays.

Jenny Drea wore a style from D’Arcy’s Hair Studio in Co Cork
Jenny Drea wore a style from D’Arcy’s Hair Studio in Co Cork

The judging panel at all stages of the competition featured some of the biggest names in the international hairdressing industry, with the final judged by Siobhán Jones (Headmasters), Nathan Walker (Trevor Sorbie), Alan Edwards (Alan Edwards), Guy Kremer (Guy Kremer) and Chris Williams (Rush).

The overall winner will be given the chance to compete on a global scale at the L'Oréal Professionnel Business Forum in Seville, Spain. Last year's L'Oréal Colour Trophy winners Dylan Bradshaw, Aoife Bradley and Jenny Dawson took home gold in Seville.

Last night, the L’Oreal Colour Trophy was awarded to Peter Marks Dundrum Town Centre.

The 'Star Award' was picked up by The Space and 'Men's Style Image' was won by Preen Hair Beauty.

The 'Social and Personal' award was won by Melo Yelo Hair Salon.

Host Vogue Williams is due to finish filming on RTÉ's 'Getaways' in the coming weeks.

She will jump back into producing her own documentaries shortly after, the first of which will focus on sperm donors.

She said that her sister Amber may be featured in the upcoming documentary.

"My sister is a lesbian so she'll be using a sperm donor," she said. "We're investigating that whole thing.

"She might [go on camera for it]. She's been with her girlfriend for a good while and she really wants to have kids."

The Howth woman also revealed that she has always planned to have children when she feels ready to, regardless of whether or not she is with someone.

"I always said if I didn't find someone and I felt it was time to have kids, I would probably do it on my own," Vogue told the Irish Independent.

Irish Independent

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