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L’Oréal Colour Trophy 65th Grand Final: All the Winners and Highlights

by kieran / last updated September 17, 2021

L’Oréal Colour Trophy 65th Grand Final

On Monday 13 September, L’Oréal held the Grand Final of its 65th Colour Trophy at Battersea Evolution, London both virtually and on the main stage, where this year’s winners were announced.

Hosted by television and radio presenter Vick Hope, the evening saw breath-taking lighting, enthralling stage effects for a number of shows from the likes of Toni&Guy and RUSH Hair between award announcements made by a number of revered industry experts.

Lorraine Hume Hairdressing, Randalstown, took home the biggest award of the night – the 2021 UK L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award, with Dorata Hairdressing coming in second place and Skyler London at third.

For Ireland, Wildflower secured the top spot of 2021 Ireland L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award. Zeba Hairdressing SWS were awarded second place and Komb Professional Hairdressing scooped third place.

The Men’s Image Award was won by Francesco Group Congleton for the UK and Richard Michaels Hair Design for Ireland, with runner-ups The Secret Garden and The Academy Barber Cellbridge respectively. 

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy Regional Awards were presented to all eight regions by Adam Reed from Adam Reed London and Siobhan Jones from Blush & Blow. The winners for each region were:

➢ Western Winner: Karoliina Saunders Hair Design

➢ Scotland Winner: Charlie Miller

➢ North West Winner: Royston Blythe Shrewsbury

➢ North East Winner: Cutting Room Creative

➢ Northern Ireland: Lorraine Hume Hairdressing

➢ Eastern Winner: Spencer Silver

➢ Southern Winner: Dorata Hairdressing

➢ London Winner: Skyler London


Abigail Butler presented the Afro Look Award, announcing Toni&Guy Newbury as the winner, and Chris Williams from RUSH took to revealing the winners of the L’Oréal Professional STAR Award – Destiny Linwood from Bloggs Salons for the UK and Shannon Kenny from Wildflower for Ireland.

Amongst the many shows that took place across the night include opener ‘Borderless’ by Brooks & Brooks, ‘I’ by Sugar Culture, ‘Virtual Transition’ by RUSH Hair and ‘Vantage’ by Toni&Guy, each celebrating artistry and skill with a mixture of virtual and on-stage action.

On the event, Paul Scully MP, the Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, commented: “It’s been a real pleasure to address the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 65th Awards and I want to congratulate all of the winners particularly for demonstrating how the UK hairdressing industry is highly creative, talented and entrepreneurial. The last 18 months has shown us how much the public value their hair and beauty industry. It’s important for its contributions to the economy, it’s important for playing a pivotal role in high streets and communities in every corner of the UK and it’s also important for our health and well-being.”

He continued: “We can now look forward to strengthening the future resilience of the industry and we can start by taking advantage of this moment to really give it the recognition it deserves. The Government fully recognises that the hair and beauty industry is offering highly skilled, talented and creative career paths and will continue to work to ensure that hairdressers recover from a really challenging year. I look forward to continuing to work with the sector.”

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