L'Oréal Style & Colour Trophy Winners

The L'Oreal Style & Colour Trophy was held this year in a brand new, super-safe, Covid-protocol-friendly format. The inspirational theme, French Balayage, is topical and relevant to salons, and the judging process assessed all aspects of the technical work, the application, the end result, as well as the commercial effect.

The finals were held over two days at the magnificent Raeesa International salon in Parkhurst. Here, competitors from all over the country created their balayage looks on their models, while being assessed every step of the way by a panel of judges and the L'Oréal technical team who were in attendance and also viewing remotely.

The finalists included the following top professionals from around the country. (In these challenging Covid times, not every finalist was able to attend the final event due to various circumstances.)

Rolanda Lubbe

Tarryn Vorster

Nicola Smit

Daniela De Azevedo

Sonja De Villiers

Lestienne Erasmus

Shelene Shaer

Hlengiwe Mpofu

Tayla Jade Morris

A huge thank you to the judges, who included:

Jassy Mackenzie - Hairnews

Brinnty Amorim - Colour correction and balayage specialist

Mashudu Netshidzivhani- Afro hair specialist

Spiro Villioti - Fashion guru

After all the scores had been tallied up, Taryn Bloem, national education manager, announced the top three at a live event on Facebook on 15 September 2021. So much love was shown during this live event, and the excitement built as the auditors were called into the live event to give the winners' names!

Congratulations to the overall winner and the top three in this awesome event. In a strong field of highly skilled competitors, your talent shone through!

In first place, Shelene Shaer from Tanaz

In second place, Tarryn Vorster from Tanaz

In third place, Hlengiwe Mpofu from Hair @ Stacy and co

The team at L'Oréal Professionnel is so proud of every person who entered our Colour Trophy competition this year and showed your skill during a very difficult and uncertain time in all of our lives. Watching you work in the finals was phenomenal! What an event, what a spirit of positivity and cooperation. It was like nothing we have ever experienced before.

Thank you for showcasing your talents and the amazing versatility of the L'Oréal Professionnel colour ranges - definitely the top choice for all our balayage artists.

We look forward to doing this again with you next year!

By Taryn Bloem and the team at L'Oréal Professionnel.

Look out for the upcoming Hairnews interview with Shelene Shaer from Tanaz

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