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Supreme hairdresser takes crowning glory

July 31, 2006

Supreme hairdresser takes crowning glory

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Jayne Thomas – the supreme award winner
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If you want to have your hair done by the best hairdresser in the country, make your way to Auckland and Servilles Newmarket, ask for Jayne Thomas and get in line.

Be patient; it may be a long line.

Auckland’s Jayne Thomas has been crowned New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2006 after taking out the Supreme Award at the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, at the Aotea Centre on Saturday night (29 July).

Announced during a night of glitter and glamour, style and substance, Jayne was chosen from seven other Supreme Award finalists wowing the judges with an entry of strong geometry and vibrant femininity reminiscent of Vidal Sassoon’s work in the ‘70s.

Leading UK-based stylist and L’Oréal Colour Trophy guest judge Guy Kremer says Jayne’s look displayed brilliant and beautiful hair colour and an exquisite attention-grabbing cut.

“The work stands out for its total image, bringing together cut and fashion colour in a fresh new shape that is very adaptable to the market.

“From what we have seen in this great competition, the New Zealand hair industry is up at international level with Paris, New York and London,” Mr Kremer says. “Any of the looks today can grace any international magazine.”

Jayne says winning this award has been the result of months of hard work and anticipation.

“It’s absolutely surreal. This is the highest accolade I could have ever wished for. I’ve been in the industry for 32 years and this award is an acknowledgement for all the hard work over the years. It’s a dream come true!”

Runner-up in the Supreme Award was Lauralee Nolan from Ainsleys Hair Design in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

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Natasha Andrews from Servilles winner of the Young Colourist Award
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Three other individual awards were also announced, two of which went to Auckland hairdressers. The Young Colourist Award went to Natasha Andrews from Servilles Chancery while the Couleur Pour Hommes Award (colour for men) was presented to Mana Dave from Maelstrom Hairdressing in Onehunga.

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Au Debut Award Alana Fiebig from Rodney Wayne Riccarton
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Alana Fiebig from Rodney Wayne Riccarton in Christchurch took out the Au Debut Award, presented to a hairdresser who has never been a finalist in the awards before.

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The Salon of the Year - Servilles Mission Bay
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The Salon of the Year Award went to Servilles Mission Bay and four special awards were also announced including the Make-Up Artists’ Award, Photographers’ Award, Hairdressing Magazine Award and Fashion Magazine Award.

In the hours leading up to this evening’s event, the 20 individual finalists went head-to-head to re-create the look submitted in their original photographic entries. Along with Guy Kremer, Canadian Anna Pacitto and Toni&Guy Australia managing director Dennis Langford, judged the finalists ‘live’ and selected the winners.

L’Oréal Professionnel general manager Anya Haarhoff says she is rapt with the vibrancy and creativity displayed by the winners.

“Each year, we continue to be blown away by the high standard of entries and winners. It shows that diversity, ingenuity and style are alive and well in our industry.

“L’Oréal Professionnel is committed to supporting and inspiring New Zealand hairdressers. Now in their 13th year, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards are renowned for being the most prestigious in the hairdressing industry, encouraging and rewarding stylists who push the boundaries of creativity.”

More than 1,200 of New Zealand’s leading hairdressers, celebrities and fashionistas celebrated the Award winners in style. Hosted by Mikey Havoc and Jaquie Brown, the stunning production featured avant garde hair, make-up and fashion shows from Lonely Hearts Club, Jimmy D, Cybéle, IPG, Caroline Church and Trelise Cooper.

Detailed results follow

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2006 Winners

The Supreme Award: New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year 2006 Winner: Jayne Thomas, Servilles Newmarket, Auckland Prize: An expenses-paid trip for two to Paris and London to the value of $10,000. The trip includes a VIP visit to the home of L’Oréal Professionnel and to London with tickets to attend the UK’s L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2007 Awards.

Runner up: Lauralee Nolan, Ainsleys Hair Design, Remuera, Auckland Prize: An expenses-paid trip to Melbourne, Australia for two people and tickets to attend the 2007 Australian L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards.

The Au Debut Award (for never before finalists) Winner: Alana Fiebig, Rodney Wayne Riccarton, Christchurch Prize: An expenses-paid trip to Melbourne, Australia for two people and tickets to attend the 2007 Australian L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards.

The Young Colourist Award Winner: Natasha Andrews, Servilles Chancery, Auckland Prize: An expenses-paid trip to Melbourne, Australia for two people and tickets to attend the 2007 Australian L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards.

The Couleur Pour Hommes Award (colour for men) Winner: Mana Dave, Maelstrom Hairdressing, Onehunga, Auckland Prize: An expenses-paid trip to Melbourne, Australia for two people and tickets to attend the 2007 Australian L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards.

The Salon of the Year Award Winner: Servilles, Mission Bay, Auckland Prize: A selection of fashion and beauty prizes valued at $1,000 for each team member.

Special Awards

Make Up Artists’ Award
Hairdresser: Toshiro Takeda, Me, Auckland Make Up Artist: Anamaria Franco Prize: The winner and the entrant each receive a selection of fashion and beauty prizes to the value of $1,000.

Photographers’ Award Hairdresser: Iain Smith, Me, Auckland Photographer: Tony Drayton Prize: The winner and the entrant each receive a selection of fashion and beauty prizes to the value of $1,000.

Hairdressing Magazine Award Hairdresser: Toshiro Takeda, Me, Auckland Make-up Artist: Anamaria Franco Photographer: Craig Owen Prize: The winner and entrants will have a feature article about the winner, winner’s salon and winner’s work appear in Headway Magazine

Fashion Magazine Award Hairdresser: Jock Robson, Dharma, Auckland Make-up Artist: Leesa Welch Photographer: Jackie Meiring Prize: The winner and entrants will have a feature article about the winner, winner’s salon and winner’s work to appear in one of New Zealand’s most stylish magazines Lucire, as well as the opportunity to work on a Lucire fashion shoot and a one year subscription.

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