The prestigious L’Oreal Colour Trophy 51st Grand Final Awards can be compared to the Oscars of hair awards in Ireland, with only the best hair stylists competing for the coveted title. This opulent awards ceremony was held in the stunning O’Reilly Hall in UCD in Dublin on 3rd of July 2017.

The attendees enjoyed a champagne reception, followed by a black-tie gala dinner, with a live awards show hosted by Irish Reality TV star Vogue Williams, who has recently moved in with her Made in Chelsea Beau Spencer Matthews.

The stunning blonde wore a fitted floor length black gown and changed into another black princess style dress later in the evening – both dresses were by The Ivory Closet, she wore her hair in a loosely curled and styled ponytail to complete her elegant look.

On the judging panel, we saw some of the top international hairstylists, Siobhan Jones, Nathan Walker, Alan Edwards, Guy Kremer and Chris Williams – who all had their work cut out for them as they were presented with some stunning entries from Ireland’s most creative and talented hair colourists.

The entries varied from laser cut style fringes with splashes of colour, to glossy sleek bobs. One thing that all the entries had in common was the eye catching colour, expertly thought out and executed to perfection.

The winning entry for the L’Oreal Colour Trophy was Peter Mark, Dundrum Town Centre – Conor Doyle and Grace Murphy, their entry was a breathtakingly intricate mermaid-esque, iridescent blonde with fine pinks, blues and lilacs weaved through gently. This hair colour is the hottest trend at the moment and it is no wonder than Conor and Grace won with their brilliant execution of it.

The Runner-Up was Style Club, South William Street – Jessica Doyle and Danielle Garner, who created a stunning and fierce raspberry toned chic bob, with chunks of blue blended through the fringe and with a healthy looking beaming glossy finish. The makeup that was teamed with this look was a slick of coloured liner and a flawless base.

In Third Place was The.Space, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 – Katie Keany and Michelle McDermott. Katie and Michelle’s entry was again a bob, but a soft cut with a gentle side-swept fringe. The colour is a beautiful blend of peach and warm orange tones which is totally on trend for Autumn/Winter.

The winning entry for The Men’s Image Award was Preen Hair and Beauty, Dame St – Lee Stinton and Gerard McLoughlin who created a tight undercut with a soft longer section on the top.The runner up was Callan & Co., Ballsbridge – Albert Halpin and Dean Monks who created a 40’s style waved look on their red haired model.

The Star Award went to Lisa Roe of The.Space who created a dark bobbed look, inspired by the Aurora Borealis at night, which is depicted by the splashes of glittering blue and purple blended into the black.

The evening was not only about the competition but about showcasing talent, as was seen when the effulgent runway show began and the models who were styled to perfection began to march fiercely down the runway.

The theme for this runway parade was ‘Downtown’ and ‘Expression of Colour’. This show was directed by Ian Brady and was a fusion of work by leading Irish salons, Davey Davey, Black Amber, D’Arcy’s Hair Salon, The Edge Hair Design and award-winning London salon Percy and Reed Artistic Team.

The hairstyles created were truly individual and head-turning, with models sporting bright colours, huge afros, and a long ponytail with huge baubles along the entirety – the model had to carry it in her hands!

The night wasn’t over here yet though, as the party continued in popular night venue House on Leeson Street in Dublin where the stylists and attendees of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards celebrated in style.


Social & Personal Award
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Winner – Melo Yelo, Donna Fitzpatrick, Kerri Sheehy, Jennifer O’Connell, Sonia Danaher at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2017 in O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin.
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Mens Image Award Winner – Preen
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Chris Williams, Lee Stinton, Gerard McLoughlin , Caolán Maher, Katherine Sweeney and Vogue Williams (MC) pictured at the LOréal l Colour Trophy Grand Final 2017 in OReilly Hall UCD, Dublin.
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L’Oréal Colour Trophy Winner 2017 – Peter Mark Dundrum Town CentreL-
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Grace Murphy, Conor Doyle and Vogue Williams at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2017 in O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin.
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Star Award Winner –
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Terry McGovern, Siobhan Jones, Lisa Roe , Mary Porter, Vogue Williams at the LOréal Colour Trophy Grand Final 2017 in OReilly Hall UCD. A true highlight of the Irish hairdressing calendar, the LOréal Colour Trophy is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, attracting the biggest icons in the industry.
Picture Brian McEvoy Photography