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A day in the life of a L’Oreal Colour Trophy regional finalist

(by Raymond Bottone)

It seems like only yesterday that I was at Duxford for the L’Oreal Colour Trophy regional final 2014. That was my first time entering this national hairdressing award. How time flies.

I know what to expect this time. I’m starting early remembering the advice of my former school teacher. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”.


Hairdressing challenge

My task today is to create an entire look for my model. I’ve chosen my client, Joe Caccavale, to model for me this year (thanks Joe!). His fantastic auburn hair will be perfect for this prestigious competition.

I’ve enlisted the help of colour wiz Daisy from the salon. And we’re going to make Joe SUPER RED.


The hair cut

I want to do the hair cut first. It’s important not to take it too short on top as I want to capture my client’s wave and really exaggerate his look today.


The hair colour

Our colour specialist Daisy is looking after Joe’s colour today. We want to keep it natural looking yet ensure the colour is confident and bold. We’re using a semi-permanent colour to make sure it shines for the cameras!


And we’re off!

In the taxi on our way to the L’Oreal Colour Trophy. Girls have already had a few pre-event drinks 🙂


We’ve arrived

Great to see some familiar faces. Joe Sloans (BigYin barbers) looks great!

We’ve just 30 minutes to put our look together. I try not to over-think and over-style – the minute you over do it, you lose it.


The catwalk

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I can’t tell you how many times my models and I have practiced cat walking. They have to own the look and be super confident. I have to say Joe looks great! We’re proud of him!


The announcement

After some excellent work by The ID Art Team and Brooks and Brooks the winners are announced. Last year we won and went on to the national hair Finals in London. But this year it was not meant to be.


I think it’s safe to say from this picture the girls had a great time and even though we didn’t win this year, I can’t wait to see my girls hit their competitions and auditions this year.

2015 we’re not finished yet…

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