Giuseppe Stelitano (Colour Technician) and Kate Wingrove (Senior Director – Stylist) from Trevor Sorbie Covent Garden has won the Men’s Image Award at the 2019 L’Oreal Colour Trophy with their ‘Renaissance Yellow’ entry.
This is the second year in a row that the Trevor Sorbie team has won the top award, with the Manchester team winning the 2018 Women’s trophy and additionally winning the award for ‘Cut & Style’ at the International version of the competition in Paris earlier this year.
The Renaissance inspired this year’s entry, with the colour palette influenced by art such as those from the Sistine Chapel. As Giuseppe explains,
Our inspiration came partly from my Italian heritage but also both from our love of art. We wanted to create a renaissance look that was multi-layered with a futuristic fashion-forward 60’s retro style. We chose to use L’Oreal Botanea colour as it gave us the specific polished yellow tone we were looking for. Our model, Yan, had the perfect complexion and overall look to tie the whole style together.
With the duo working together in the Covent Garden salon, Kate explains how it felt to be part of the competition and to ultimately win,
To win and get the recognition this year is absolutely fantastic. There are so many aspects that need to come together at the right time to get the look that you want, and we feel that this year this happened with our entry. We were very happy and proud of our final catwalk look and felt that whatever happened we’d be proud of ourselves – winning was an incredible bonus for us! We really wanted to produce something that was striking and forward thinking for the competition and I feel that we 100% did that this year.
As ambassadors for L’Oreal, the team at Trevor Sorbie are once again thrilled to win yet another award as championing talent is something that the brand takes seriously and grows from within, pushing them to consistently think outside the box and be creative. Tom Connell, International Artistic Director of Trevor Sorbie says,
Giuseppe and Kate's ‘Renaissance Yellow’ wining look is one of the most unique approaches to men’s hair I can remember. Their taste, innovation and technique all came together to create a style which I feel moves the whole conversation in men’s hair multiple steps forward.