L'Oreal Colour Trophy Win - Part 1

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The whole Linton & Mac Colour Trophy Team 2017 went down to support Sarah in her final appearance - Jen, Jaye and Ross with Abbie and Chelsea too, for moral support.

After winning the regionals in Glasgow, Sarah had the opportunity to showcase her talents on the big stage in London - alongside her peers, some of the most talented emerging stars of the British Hairdressing Industry.

The Look

The day started early, with the whole team heading to the L'Oreal Academy, in Hammersmith at 12noon.

The colour and cut, was actually perfected in the hotel bathroom the night before...! So the day consisted of Sarah's registration, a brief of the day - and then she had one hour to style Megan. 

With Jaye on hand as make-up artist for the day, dressing and styling was completed - as the judges went around all the competitors, Sarah had to discuss with them her inspiration and themes for the final look she was presenting.

And that was it - Megan was left with the judging panel whilst Sarah breathed a huge sigh of relief and went off to ready herself with the rest of the team for the party!


The Judging

The judging panel for L'Oreal Colour Trophy is always a line up of the creme de la creme of British hairdressing. This year included Linton and Mac favourites, Paul Dennison, Adam Reed, Trevor Sorbie, Errol Douglas and Chris Williams, to name but a few!

This was the final look, taking inspiration from Pantone's colour of the year - Sarah produced a matte, mossy forest green, styled into collarbone-length layered style. The look was modern, meticulously crafted and more than a little edgy.

The Party


Our Linton and Mac crew joined 1.300 of the industry's biggest names at Battersea Evolution for a fun-filled night of entertainment, eats and of course, drinks!

Nick Grimshaw hosted the evening, which unveiled an outstanding Expressions of Colour Collective, showcasing #COLOURFULHAIR, the new colour launch from L'Oreal and a jawdropping Elements presentation from Toni&Guy.

Regional Win

First up were the regional winners - from the whole of Scotland, we were one of only four finalists in the women's colour category. 

The judges could see that Sarah's understated colour work was deceptively complex - and awarded her the regional first place, announceing Sarah the best in Scotland!

And then this happened.....

Colour Queen

She only went and won the whole show!

Out of all the regional winners, Sarah was crowned L'Oreal Colour Trophy Winner 2017. Taking the prestigious title north of the border for only the second time in it's 62 years history.

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