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L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2022 – Calling all Hair Creatives!

by charlottegw / last updated January 28, 2022

L'Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2021 - Hair by RUSH @officialrushhairbeauty

Competition now open* – Closing date 10pm 18 February 2022!

The 2022 L’Oréal Colour Trophy marks not only 66 years of this iconic event but also an exciting evolution in the journey of the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. The competition welcomes all hairdressers, champions professional excellence and truly celebrates hair artistry.

This year there are some great opportunities to win, exciting prize packages for the overall winners plus a BRAND NEW Colour Specialist category for the UK. 2022 will welcome in a new era for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy competition with a new Semi-Final format and Grand Finals in both the UK and Ireland.

Entries are open now*!

TONI&GUY L'oreal colour trophy


L’Oréal Colour Trophy is Ever Evolving and Growing

Since its inception in 1954, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy has continued to spotlight the talent of our industry. Ever evolving and growing, the competition now welcomes thousands of competitors and guests from across the UK and Ireland every year.

In 2022, the competition’s mission is simple, to embark on a quest to uncover talent from all corners of the UK and Ireland. This year the competition invites entrants across ALL categories to create a colour look on any model, of any gender or any gender identity. With 5 categories to choose from in the UK and 3 categories to choose from in Ireland, there are unique opportunities to shine this year.

✓ L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award: A total look award that requires entrants to create a colour look on any model of any gender or gender identity of any hair type.
✓ L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award: For 16-25 year olds, a before and after photo is required to enter and STAR entrants will be interviewed on their work by the judges should they be successful in reaching the Semi Final stage.
✓ L’Oréal Colour Trophy Afro Award (UK only): A total look award that requires entrants to create a colour look on any model of any gender or gender identity of a hair type texture between 3C and 4C.
✓ L’Oréal Colour Specialist Award (UK only): For those hair colour aficionados who have passed the 15-day L’Oréal Professionnel Paris Colour Specialist Diploma. Entrants will be put through their technical paces should they reach the national Semi-Final in May.
✓ L’Oréal Colour Trophy Future Talent Award: For college students, part or full time, who are studying on one of the listed eligible courses across the UK & Ireland.

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2022 is now open* for entries!

The closing date is 10pm on Friday 18 February 2022. Visit the L’Oréal Colour Trophy website to enter and to read the full Terms & Conditions.
UK website: www.lorealcolourtrophy.com
Ireland website: www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie

Want some inspiration to enter? Meet the 2021 winners – and find out a little bit more about them here!

Image credits: L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2021 Grand Final
Hair by: RUSH Hair @officialrushhairbeauty
TONI&GUY International Artistic Team @toniandguyworld @toniandguydigitalacademy


*Entries closing date: 22:00 on 18/02/22. UK & ROI residents 16+ (and up to aged 25 for STAR award category) as of closing date. Upload entry to www.lorealcolourtrophy.com (UK) or www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie (ROI). Applicable to UK: Colour Specialist entrants must be a Colour Specialist (passed 15-day Diploma course & final exam). Must be in a salon team except Future Talent. Salon must be trading. One entry per individual across all categories. Applicable to ROI: only one team per salon per category. Team members cannot change/swap once submitted. Entrants must only use L’Oréal Professionnel Paris colour & styling products on model. Winning team (or Future Talent winner) receives 2022/23 Award & prize experiences including event(s) and/or trip dependent on category. Promoter may amend T&Cs in circumstances beyond its reasonable control. Full details and T&Cs: https://www.lorealcolourtrophy.com/competition-tcs/ (UK) or https://www.lorealcolourtrophy.ie/competition-tcs/ (ROI). Promoter: L’Oréal Professionnel Paris, a trading division of L’Oréal (UK) Limited.

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