What is L'Oréal Colour Trophy?

L'Oréal Colour Trophy is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. It showcases some of the brightest hairdressing talents across the country, whilst ensuring that all hairdressers continually celebrate ‘Hair inspired by Fashion’.

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy has evolved from its origin 63 years ago, growing from only 300 attendees in 1954 to now welcoming thousands more of the industry’s greatest talents. L’Oréal Colour Trophy continues to inspire the industry around the world, giving new salons the chance to unleash their star!

Promote your salon to Australia and the world through an incredible winner's prize pool including consumer exposure through a luxury fashion magazine.

Your Brief

  • The cover of a consumer fashion magazine
  • Colour is key!
  • The hair colour must be beautifully executed, technically brilliant and creative.
  • The cut and style must complement the colour.
  • The total look must be original, innovative and fashion forward, reflecting the new season’s trends, but still wearable.

Award Categories

2019 L’Oréal Professionnel

Colour Trophy Award

1st, 2nd & 3rd places


2019 L’Oréal Professionnel

Rising Star Award

1 winner


Plus all Grand Finalists are automatically eligible to win the

2019 L’Oréal Professionnel
Readers Choice Award with a luxury fashion consumer magazine

1 winner

The Prizes

2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy

First Prize (valued at up to AUD$150,000)
  • Trip & admission to an International L'Oréal event
  • 1 full page advertorial in a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • The entrant's winning look on the front cover of Hair Trends Magazine, to be tipped on to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • Editorial cover photo shoot for The Journal Magazine
  • Editorial features on BeautyCrew.com.au
  • A marketing kit for the entrant's salon.
  • One year subscription to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • The coveted trophy.
Second Prize (valued at up to AUD$70,000)
  • Editorial photo shoot with The Journal magazine.
  • 1 full page advertorial in a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • 1 full page editorial in Hair Trends Magazine, to be tipped on to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • A marketing kit for the entrant's salon.
  • One year subscription to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
Third Prize (valued at up to AUD$50,000)
  • 1 full page advertorial in a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • 1 full page editorial in Hair Trends Magazine, to be tipped on to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.
  • A marketing kit for the entrant's salon.
  • One year subscription to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.

2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Rising Star Award

First Prize (valued at up to AUD$70,000)
  • Trip & admission to an International L'Oréal event
  • 1 full page editorial in Hair Trends Magazine, to be tipped on to a luxury fashion consumer magazine
  • Support the Colour Trophy winner on the editorial photo shoot for The Journal Magazine.
  • A marketing kit for the entrant's salon.
  • One year subscription to a luxury fashion consumer magazine.

The Rules

The competition includes two (2) award categories
  • 2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Award.
  • 2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Rising Star Award.
  • PLUS All Grand Finalists are automatically eligible for the 2019 L’Oréal Professionnel Reader’s Choice Award with a luxury fashion consumer magazine

The competition will consist of three (3) rounds
  • Round 1: Entrants will submit their look via photographic entry.
  • Round 2: Entrants will recreate their looks in the live Semi Finals.
  • Round 3: Entrants will recreate their looks in the live Grand Finale.