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L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards 2002

Sixteen hair stylists have been selected to compete in the finals of the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards 2002 on July 20, culminating in a glittering event at the Auckland Town Hall that evening.

These finalists were selected from photographic portfolios submitted by more than 350 stylists from around the country.

The judges were looking for the elite of New Zealand hairdressers ­ including the New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year. The 16 finalists demonstrate world-class hairdressing with flair, style and a commercial edge in the use of colour, cut and overall styling. While the focus is naturally on the hair, the overall fashion look and creativity is also considered.

The finalists for the different awards are:
The Supreme Award ­ New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year
Craig Hughan, Ryder Salon, Auckland
Miranda Howden, Servilles, Mission Bay
Toshiro Takeda, Servilles, Milford
Craig Stinson, George Janis, Wellington
Nicky Robertson, NV, Hamilton
Celine-Maree Wiersma, Ruben Blades, Christchurch
Carl Watkins, Carl Watkins and Associates, Christchurch
Wanlop Paunovic, Ryder Salon, Auckland

The Young Colourist Award
Adelle Rodda, Servilles, Mission Bay
Jennifer Edwards, Hairline, Tauranga
Terry Whaitiri, Servilles, Mission Bay
Aaron Ursell, Servilles, Newmarket

The Couleur Pour Hommes Award
Trudi Cochrane, Hairline, Tauranga
Sarah Greenwood, Carl Watkins and Associates, Christchurch
Angela Fisken, Ryder Salon, Auckland
Robert Stowers, Servilles, Chancery

The judges will be back in Auckland on July 20 for the final judging process. This happens live after the finalists have recreated the styles submitted in the photographic portfolios, using their original models and completing the task in just three hours.

Three other categories are judged solely from the photographic portfolios: the new Team ‘Total Look’ Award, and the Style and Headway Magazine awards. They have been judged and will also be presented on July 20. The Team Award, for teams of up to six people, recognises that in many salons now a colourist, a stylist and a senior consultant will often pool their talents to create a client’s look, rather than working individually.

All entries are considered for the Headway and Style magazine awards.

The judges for this year’s awards are: … Clark York, winner of the inaugural L’Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards in 1994 and owner of Willis/York Hairdressing in Wellington … Stephanie Limbrick, former New Zealander and owner of Glow salon in Sydney … Maurice Meade, owner of eight successful Perth salons … Mark Stapleton, Sydney-based editor with 10 years’ experience on top hairdressing magazines Highlights and, more recently, Noise.

Hair and fashion are an inseparable and unbeatable team ­ and top New Zealand fashion designers Carlson, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Nom D, Natalija Kucija and Trelise Cooper will reveal their summer collections at the event.

The presenters for the evening are Danielle Cormack and Craig Parker, and the eclectic entertainment lives up to this year’s award theme of ‘Creating Unique’.

As well as exciting hair and fashion, the event will include the drama of butoh dancers and the spine-tingling singing of the fabulous Bella. Several top DJs, including Cuz, will ensure the post-event party in the Concert Chamber is of the same high calibre as the event itself.

The prizes in the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards 2002 are:

The Supreme Award ­ New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year. The winner receives an expenses-paid trip to Paris, including a VIP visit to the home of L’Oréal, with transfers to London and tickets to the United Kingdom’s L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards (prize package worth $5000), as well as media training and a publicity package estimated at more than $40,000.

The Young Colourist Award and The Couleur Pour Hommes Award. The winners receive expenses-paid trips to Melbourne, and tickets to the 2003 Australian L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards (valued at $2000 for each award).

The Team ‘Total Look’ Award. The winning team receives a selection of prizes to a total value of $500 for each team member.

The L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Awards have been influencing New Zealand hair fashion for almost a decade, and are New Zealand’s most prestigious hairdressing awards.


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