In its 59th Year, the L'Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Finals took place on the 23rd June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Setting a high standard throughout the industry over the years, the competition continues to influence, showcase and inspire.
Classed as one of the best nights in the hairdressing calendar, the glittering, jaw-dropping ceremony did not disappoint, and for one salon team, whose tension and excitement was at fever pitch, the night was about to get better.
Emma Browning, stylist at Velvet Rooms 4 Hair in Chobham, stole the crown as the Southern Young Colourist 2014 - an amazing feat seeing as this is the first ever competition she has entered! As only one of five to make it to the finals from the south, Emma's winning style, Tri-Die, was created by using three different colours to form her final look.
The evening, hosted by TV star Caroline Flack, celebrated the best that hairdressing has to offer. Kicking off the celebrations was Ireland's Dylan Bradshaw who wowed the audience with his new editorial collection, whilst Richard Ward, Toni&Guy, Charles Worthington, Rush and Trevor Sorbie hosted a spectacular catwalk show of inspired looks and trends.
Speaking on Emma's win, Velvet Rooms owner Leanne Humphries said,
We are ecstatic at the opportunity to be showcasing Emma’s creative talents on such a world class platform, to say we are proud of her is a slight underestimation!
Emma now has a whirlwind year ahead under the wing of the L'Oreal Creative Colour Team, giving her a 'money can’t buy' experience. Emma will also be mentored through a bespoke programme during her winning year in which she will gain a deeper technical understanding of colour whilst being given ideas and techniques to build her creativity.