Byron Hairdressing is the only Kirkcaldy salon to make it through to April’s regional finals of the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy, the high point of the hairdressing calendar. Hundreds of salons from across Scotland enter the competition, which starts with a photographic round before pitting salon against salon in a live and gruelling competition in the second round – the regional finals.
Top London hairdressers will be flown in on 6 April to judge the finalists as they recreate their winning looks under timed conditions. Byron’s team ‘“ comprising Michelle McLaughlan and Lisa Panetta, along with Fife’s premier make-up artist, Karen Bowen, and top stylist Ian Tod ‘“ will compete against more than 20 other finalists. Just three salons will make it through to the grand final and a chance of competing for the top prize of a photoshoot for a leading consumer magazine, the front cover of Hairdressers Journal (the bible of the industry) and an international trip to see a top hairdresser perform live on stage.
‘Lisa and Michelle have worked incredibly hard on their entry, which is very strong, and I’m confident for them. They are a great team,’ said Ronnie Marshall, owner of Byron Hairdressing and a past winner of the Scottish L’Oréal Colour Trophy. ‘It is a fantastic competition and testing one’s skills at this level has great benefits for the whole team. It ensures the salon has a strong focus on fashion trends and encourages the team to experiment and polish their techniques.’
The prestigious L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy is the longest-running hairdressing event in the calendar, and 2011 marks its 56th year. A unique combination of creative hairdressing, acclaimed judges, live fashion shows and fantastic prizes continue to make the competition highly anticipated by hairdressers every year.