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PICS: L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards witness top hairdressing talent

The awards were hosted by Irish TV presenter Ruth O’Neill

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While our World Cup dreams may have been dashed by the Danes, Irish fans still had a reason to sing Ombre, Ombre, Ombre as salons from all over the country went head to head at this year’s 52nd L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final in Dublin.

Hosted by Irish TV Presenter Ruth O’Neill in the 4-star Clayton Hotel,

Guests enjoyed the ultimate in black-tie glamour with a champagne reception, elegant gala dinner and spectacular live show.

Ruth O Neill Pic Brian McEvoy

Held across 5 continents in 37 countries around the globe, The L’Oréal Colour Trophy is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, with finalists challenged to create “Hair Inspired by Fashion.”

Sian Scott Pic Brian McEvoy

The categories included L’OréalMen’s Image Award, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award and the highly coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award.

The overall champions will enjoy a three-day European trip on a professional shoot to capture their winning look in style!

The winning look from Brown Sugar, South William Street, Dublin 2. Pictures Andres Poveda

Celebrating the fusion of trendsetting colour, high-end fashion and global pop-culture, this year’s event also featured show-stopping performances by the award-winning Alan Edwards as well as leading Irish talent from Sugar Culture at Brown Sugar.

Patrick Murphy and Edward Tellas Pic Brian McEvoy

The competition was judged by international experts Paul Dennison (Ken Picton), Andrew Mulvenna (Andrew Mulvenna Hair), Siobhan Jones (Headmasters), Adam Reed (Percy & Reed) and Tina Farey (Rush).

Laura Mullett Pic Brian McEvoy

Lauding industry icons and next-generation leaders, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy provides Irish stylists and salons across the country with an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their incredible talents amongst the most illustrious names in the business.

Aoife Brady and James Coleman Pic Brian McEvoy

The L’Oréal Men’s Image Award was won by Joanna Fogarty and Graham Molloy from Brown Sugar Blackrock Co. Dublin.

Nadine Reid Pic Brian McEvoy

Callum O’Donovan from The Edge Hair Design, Co. Cork won the L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award.

Danniella Lyons, Lisa Roe and Erica Kidd Pic Brian McEvoy

The highly coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award went to James Coleman and Laura Reid from Brown Sugar, South William Street, Dublin 2.

L’OrÈal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2018 Winners Picture Andres Poveda Photography

L’OrÈal Colour Trophy winners Laura Reid (colourist), model Mona Viana, Deabhla Kennan (makeup artist) and James Coleman (stylist), were all smiles as Beatrice Dautzenber, Managing Director of the L’OrÈal Professional Products Division UK and Ireland, presented them the award.

Triona McCarthy and Will White Pic Brian McEvoy