By Joely Walker
Last night 1000 guests flocked to the Grosvenor Hotel in London to see who would take home the LOreal Colour Trophy 2013 grand final awards. And with good reason; as one of the most prestigious awards in the hair industry its a huge opportunity for hair dressers to make their mark as exceptional colourists (and to be on our speed dial).
To present the awards Alexa Chung took to the stage, wearing a futuristic metallic shift dress from Bella Freuds AW13 collection, alongside funny-man and confessed hair fanatic George Lamb. And in-keeping with the colourful (ahem) tone of the evening Alexa showcased her new sun-kissed hair, courtesy of INOA colourist, Jose Quijano of Neville Hair & Beauty. Enhancing her usual mocha tones with dusty blonde really lifts her colour just in time for summer.
During a three-hour extravaganza artists and their teams showcased trend-lead colour looks on the catwalk. Ken Pictons Pop Candy theme saw models strutting down the catwalk with oversized block-colour 70s curls and diamante red lips.
Jo Hansford MBE and team went for a floatier feel with feminine waves and models wearing designs by Felder Felder. Then things really heated up when Trevor Sorbie MBE and his art team went all out and showcased theirs inside a giant glass box with frosted panels, smoke, mirrors, lights the works.
And without further adieu, here are the winners (we suggest adding them to your address book pronto)...
LOréal Colour Trophy winner Brooks & Brooks, London
L'Oreal Professionnel Men's Image Award Saks, Doncaster
Mizani Afro Look Award TONI&GUY, Chiswick
L'Oréal Professionnel Young Colourist Awards went to:
Charlotte Prince from Aesthetics, Solihull for the Western Region
Ryan Andrews from Rush, Worthing for the Southern Region
Anna-Maria Hynes from TONI&GUY, Canary Whard for the London Region
Megan Brooking frfom Millers Bishios Stortford for the Eastern Region
Lauren Tudor from En Route, Wakefiled for the North East Region
Yasemin Esparon, The Boutique Salon & Spa, Great Sutton for the North Western Region
Ashley WALLACE, Copperfields Hairdressing and Beauty, Perth for the Socttish & Northern Irish Region