Ever evolving & growing

Since its inception in 1954, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy has continued to spotlight the talent of our industry. Ever evolving and growing, the competition now welcomes hundreds of competitors and guests from across Ireland ever year.

In 2022, our mission is simple. We are on a quest to uncover talent from all corners of the Ireland. Celebrating inspirational talent the L’Oréal Colour Trophy champions professional excellence and hair artistry.

This is colour mastery in the making.

Key Dates

Competition Opens:

10 January
2022

Competition Closes:

18 February
2022

Semi-Finalist Announcements:

4 March
2022

Grand Final

Irish Grand Final:

20 June
2022

Heritage

1954 saw the dawn of a new era in the world of Hairdressing. Tottenham Court Road in London provided the backdrop to the very first L’Oréal Colour Trophy. A competition that would go on to become the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world. Founded on professional colour, L’Oréal Professionnel Paris was the original brand of the L’Oréal Group created by renowned French chemist Eugène Schueller. With a bold move to discover the best colour trends, the best talent and the best colourists, L’Oréal Professionnel Paris launched the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.

Ireland soon followed and launched the L’Oréal Colour Trophy in 1966. Pioneering for their time, new categories were added such as the Men’s Image Award, consumer look award and Young Colourist award. Reaching its 50-year birthdate, the event catapulted itself into competition history once more by hosting one of the most prestigious hairdressing events at the iconic Dublin Convention Centre. That year, the winner of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award went on to win the international Style and Colour Trophy Global competition.

Fast forward many decades and many iterations of this iconic competition later, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy continues to uncover the artistry, the mastery and the talent of Irish hairdressing.

Previous Winners:

2020s

2021

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

WILDFLOWER, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

RICHARD MICHAELS HAIR DESIGN, SLIGO

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARD

SHANNON KENNY, WILDFLOWER

2010s

2019

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

THE SPACE HAIR SOUL BEAUTY, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

THE ACADEMY BARBER, KILDARE

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARD

KARL DAWSON, THE SPACE HAIR SOUL BEAUTY, DUBLIN

2018

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARD

CALLUM O’DONOVAN, THE EDGE HAIR DESIGN, CORK

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

BROWN SUGAR BLACKROCK, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

BROWN SUGAR SOUTH WILLIAM STREET, DUBLIN

2017

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY AWARD >

PETER MARK, DUNDRUM, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

PREEN, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARD

LISA ROE, THE SPACE, DUBLIN

2016

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

BROWN SUGAR, BLACKROCK

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

DYLAN BRADSHAW ACADEMY, SOUTH WILLIAM STREET

L’ORÉAL COLOUR TROPHY STAR AWARD

KATE O’NEILL, PETER MARK, DUNDRUM

2015

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL YOUNG COLOURIST

CONOR DOYLE, PETER MARK, DUNDRUM

PEOPLE’S CHOICE COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

STYLE CLUB TALLAGHT, DUBLIN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE COLOUR TROPHY AWARD

ZEBA HAIRDRESSING, MAYNOOTH

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

BROWN SUGAR, BLACKROCK

2014

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL YOUNG COLOURIST

AIDEN DARCY OF TONI&GUY, CLARENDON ST

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

PETER MARK COLLEGE

IRISH TATLER STYLE AWARD

STYLE CLUB

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

WAYNE LLOYD HAIRDRESSING, BANDON, CORK

2013

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL YOUNG COLOURIST

DANIELLE WHEALAN OF PETER MARK/STYLE CLUB, SOUTH WILLIAM ST

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

DYLAN BRADSHAW

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK TRAINING, NORTH EARL ST

2012

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL YOUNG COLOURIST

DANIELLE GARNER OF PETER MARK, O’CONNELL ST

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

BROWN SUGAR, BLACKROCK

IRISH TATLER STYLE AWARD

ZEBA, MAYNOOTH

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

ZEBA, SOUTH WILLIAM ST

2011

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL YOUNG COLOURIST

ELAINE FARRELLY OF HESSION HAIRDRESSING, CLONTARF

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

HOUSE OF COLOUR

IRISH TATLER STYLE AWARD

IRISH TATLER STYLE AWARD

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK COLLEGE

2010

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

HOUSE OF COLOUR

IRISH TATLER STYLE AWARD

ZEBA

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY D

HOUSE OF COLOUR

2000s

2009

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

PETER MARK TRAINING CENTRE

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

DYLAN BRADSHAW, DUBLIN

2008

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

CATS, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

KEVILLES, WEXFORD

2007

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

JAGGED EDGE, DUNDALK

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

TONI&GUY ACADEMY, DUBLIN

2006

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

DYLAN BRADSHAW, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

KAZUMI, DUBLIN

2005

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL MEN’S IMAGE AWARD

BROWN SUGAR, DUBLIN

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

TONI&GUY DAME ST, DUBLIN

2004

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

DYLAN BRADSHAW, DUBLIN

2003

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

THE HAIR SHOP, DUNDALK

2002

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

CATS, WESTBURY MALL, DUBLIN

2001

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

CANCELLED

2000

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

REDS HAIR GROUP, DUBLIN

1990s

1999

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

CATS, WESTBURY MALL, DUBLIN

1998

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HOUSE OF COLOUR, DUBLIN

1997

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

ZOO HAIR SALON, DUBLIN

1996

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HUGH CAMPBELL HAIR GROUP, LIMERICK

1995

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PHILLIP YOURELLS, GALWAY

1994

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

STAFFORD, ZAKKS GROUP, BELFAST

1993

AWARDS

WINNERS

ZABBATT, ZAKKS GROUP, BELFAST

ALAN EDWARDS

1992

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

REDS, THE HAIR GROUP, DUBLIN

1900

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

CATS HAIR GROUP

1980s

1989

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

FRANK HESSION

1988

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK, DUBLIN

1987

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK, DUBLIN

1986

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

THE CUTTING EDGE, DUBLIN

1985

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK, DUBLIN

1984

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK, DUBLIN

1983

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK

1982

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

PETER MARK, DUBLIN

1981

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

FRANK HESSIONS, DUBLIN

1980

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HAIRLINES, JAMES & PATRICIA, BELFAST

1970s

1979

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

STICKY’S SNIP JOINT, BALLYMENA

1978

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

SWEENEYS, BALLYNAINCH

1977

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

JON PAUL SALON, LONDONDERRY

1976

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

DENNIS DORGAN, DUBLIN

1974

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HENRI MICHAEL LTD, CORK

1973

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

FRANK HESSIONS, DUBLIN

1972

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

RONNIE MITCHEL, BELFAST

1971

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

TOP HAIR FASHIONS, BELFAST

1970

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

COLLETTE TOMELTY, LISBURN

1960s

1969

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

RONNIE MITCHEL, BELFAST

1968

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HENRI REYNOLDS, CORK

1967

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

ALAN HINDLEY, CORK

1966

AWARDS

WINNERS

L’ORÉAL PROFESSIONNEL COLOUR TROPHY

HENRI REYNOLDS, CORK