Hairdressers’ competition L’Oreal Style & Colour Trophy returned to the Czech and Slovak Republic again after five years. And we know the finalists and their hairstyles.
Prestigious and well-known international hairdressing competition L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy is a great opportunity for young hairdressers to show their talents in front of a professional jury and audience and open a gate to the world renowned hairstylist. Competition is approaching its end, and so we introduce you now hairstyles of the Czech and Slovak hairdressers which promoted to the this year’s final of hairdressing contest Style & Colour Trophy 2016. There were selected 12 women’s and six men’s commercial hairstyles in total. A jury, which were composed of L’Oréal Professionnel ambassadors and experts from the fashion industry and media representatives, evaluated the total look of models. That means not only hair colour, haircut and styling, but also makeup and outfit of models. The gala event Style & Colour Trophy 2016 was held on May 27, 2016 at Clarison Prague, where were announced not only the winners, selected by an expert jury, but where were awarded the Prize of the Public L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 2016
L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 2016 finalists and their nominated hairstyles
L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophyis a prestigious hairdressing world event, which takes place in 55 countries. During the final gala underway amazing hairdressing shows, the best domestic and foreign stylists appear on the scene and presenting the latest trends. Colour Trophy is also a great opportunity for stylists to showcase their talents in front of a professional jury and audience, and open a gate to the world of professional hairstylist. Stylists must create a commercial style that is commonly wearable and with current fashion trends. It must also match perfectly with the model the hairdresser chose. The jury judges the total look – the hair color, haircut, styling, makeup and also the model’s outfit.
Zolo Takács, the winner of L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 2010
“Winning the L’Oréal Colour Trophy changed my career direction. My life would evolved certainly differently. But I am grateful for everything . I must say that my memories of the entire final evening are only positive. The overall level was at the highest level, I was very motivated by organization and midstream, I was full of energy and determination. I had parents and friends in auditorium and I felt their support. That evening was historic for many of us, no matter who won. Preparations took me all day because I was the only finalist who competed in the women’s and men’s category. All it was the stress, nerves, but in the positive meaning. I think that it helped me to win, I was not afraid to be distinguish. Other competitors put their models and models in suits, elegant outfits and I bet on inpudent, little messy look, what distinguished me, I stuck out from the line and the jury was captured. You have to go your own way, trust yourself and believe in your work, and not be afraid to give everything from the whole heart! After an unexpected win, I refused the job offer for RUSH salon in London. I stayed in the Slovak Republic. Because I originally planned to go to England, I closed my salon and after winning so I started working in the Bratislava salon Angels by Alex. “
When you say L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy for most people in the hairdressing world it is a challenge to succeed and to highlight their work and art outside the salon, to achieve the highest level and take the prize for the best hairstyle. It also means to gather valuable experience and deviate bit of everyday work in the salon. Everything starts with determination and with taste to compete and continues to search for a suitable model for a haircut and ends in the evening, during which culminates with enthusiasm and effort!
In 2005, L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy celebrated the fiftieth birthday in Englandwith big fanfare which is also its cradle. This competition has a strong tradition as well as in Australia and Canada. Among European country we can put Belgium, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and of course the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The competition Colour Trophy entered the Czech Republic in 1998 and was the first event organized by L’Oréal Professionnel brand, but as a division of L’Oréal Coiffure at that time. The winner become Irena Vavrušková, ambassador of L’Oréal Professionnel.
Irena Vavrušková, the first winner of L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 1998
“I’m competitive and since the beginning of my career I like to attend eminent hairdressing contests. Even before the birth of L’Oréal Colour Trophy I took the top positions in several prestigious international competitions. I was interested in Colour Trophy primarily by the jury which was composed of celebrities of fashion world – there were not only important foreign hairstylists, but also photographers, former editor of Elle, makeup artists, etc. I was interested in judging of people who were not directly from the hairdressing industry. The conditions of competition meant challenge for me, thus creating hairstyles for everyday wear, which is in many ways more difficult than it seems at first glance. All the creativity, originality and imagination must bring into wearable hair, opt for the right kind of models and charm the jury with something new. Win this and other contests helped me to open the doors to the fashion world, belong to teams that create the prestigious magazines, fashion story, a fashion show and hairstyling. In short, be a hairstylist who is involved in the development of fashion. “
The contest offered a wide spectrum of creative space for hairdressers. Everyone can be engaged, more or less experienced, who want to show their work to the public and compete. The only condition is to create a hairstyle that is limited by fashion trends purely and simply. The overall competition visual plays an important role. Choosing a model, colour, haircut, styling, outfit and also the actual photo creation. Everything must be in harmony and be consistent.
The jury selected contestants according to these photos, of which one comes out a winner for the Czech and one for Slovak republic. Festive final event L’Oréal Colour Trophy & Style is a festival of Czech, Slovak and finally foreign stylists. They sit on the jury and within the program they show off breathtaking show. Spectators welcome several French creators Laetittia Gueanou or Christoph Gailleta and also Olaf van der Wildenberga and Bert de Zeuwa from Holland, Andrew Barton of England, or Patrick Milland and Robert Luciano from France.
L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophyhas already taken place for several years and after six years of break is coming back now! Of course, with a few changes, which modernized the competiton according to the trends and also met hairdressers needs on their way to success. Who has a chance to succeed? Anyone for whom trends are an inspiration, not only a source for exact copies, and who is one step ahead both in haircut and in dyeing.
The jury of L’Oréal Style & Colour Trophy 2016
Jérémy Blanc – International ambassador L’Oréal Professionnel and member of Haute Coiffure Francaise
Marc Trinder – Art Team Director v Charles Worthington
Michal Zelenka – ambassador L’Oréal Professionnel ČR
Misha Čadková – Tecni.Art stylist ČR, Hairdresser of the yearURL: http://www.vlasyaucesy.cz/kadernik-roku/ 2015 Czech & Slovak Hairdressing Awards 2015
Petra Měchurová – ambassador L’Oréal Professionnel ČR
Andrea Josková – ambassador L’Oréal Professionnel ČR
Renáta Márová – ambassador L’Oréal Professionnel SR
Hristina Georgievska – make-up artist
Eva Virostková – technical director of L’Oréal Professionnel
Aneta Krubnerová – blogger and copywriter
Tereza Kytková – stylist
Ivan Pecho – chief editor of Estetica ČR/SR magazine