Hair magic at the L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy. Picture: Mariska van den Brink.
L'Oréal Colour Trophy, the longest running live hairdressing competition announced the winners of 2018 L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy award winners.

Recently held at Kylami in Midrand, this event showcased some of South Africa’s brightest hairdressing talents, including Stacey Fagan from Hair @ Stacey & Co. in Greenside, who walked away with the coveted L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2018. Fagan’s prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip to Paris to represent South Africa at the Colour Trophy Grand Finale.

Stacey Fagan with her model. Picture: Mariska van den Brink.

Other hairdressers who reaped from this anticipated hair show are Corinne Ward from Shag High Voltage Hair in Port Elizabeth who won the Afro Category with a beautiful,  bouncy blond afro.

Corinne Ward's winning bouncy afro. Picture: Mariska van den Brink.

Fabio Macchia, also from Shag High Voltage Hair in Port Elizabeth, bagged the award in the Male Category and Lauren Van Den Berg from DNA Salon in Bedfordview won the Rising Star Award.

Lauren Van Den Berg's hairstyle that bagged her the rising star award. Picture: Mariska van den Brink.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy was first launched in the UK in 1954 and highlights technical expertise as well as the importance of creating an on-trend total look, with hair colour, cut & style, make-up and clothes complementing the model. In recent years the theme has been “Hair Inspired by Fashion” to encourage hairdressers to create looks their clients will want to visit their salons for.