Innovative salon The Space in Drumcondra, Dublin swept the boards winning three awards at this year’s L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2019 Grand Final, which took place in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel.
Presenter Ruth O’Neill hosted the black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony, which is now in its 53rd year in Ireland and 64th internationally.
The event celebrates professional hair, colour and fashion – showcasing the brightest hairdressing talents around the country, and involving the biggest icons in the industry.
Stylists from top salons all over the country went head to head displaying their creative talents in the three competitive categories including the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award, and the highly coveted L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award.
Entrants had to create a well-executed, inspirational, modern colour. This was complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.
The judging panel at all stages of the competition featured some of the highest profile names in the international hairdressing industry.
The final was judged by Claire Chell (Creative Colour Director, Francesco Group), Mark Woolley (Founder and Global Creative Director, Electric Hairdressing), Nathan Walker (International Technical Director, Trevor Sorbie), Siobhan Jones (Creative Director and Co Founder, Rose & Wild Hair Concept), Alan Edwards (Art Director and Co Founder, Alan Edwards Salons) and Adam Reed (Editorial Director for L’Oréal Professionnel and Co-Founder of Percy & Reed).
The overall L’Oreal Colour Trophy Award was presented to Ericka Kidd and Dannielle Lynch of The Space Hair Soul Beauty, while young rising star Karl Dawson won the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Star Award.
Meanwhile, Melissa Dunne and Freda Henderson from The Space Academy were awarded 2nd place in the Colour Trophy Award category, and Brown Sugar Ranelagh’s team were awarded 3rd place.
Academy Barber in Kildare had double reason to celebrate, as Jonathan Keegan and Fergal Brennan representing Academy Barber Celebridge won the L’Oreal Men’s Image Award, while Luke Barry and Emma Clancy were the runners up, representing the Maynooth door.