All the best head-turning looks from LCT19

One of our top places to scout new colour ideas is the longest-running live hairdressing competition in the world, L’Oréal Colour Trophy. Now in its 64th year (!) the UK branch of the contest is not only a hallowed proving ground for the most seasoned colourists in the land, but is a great place for spotting red-hot hair talent.

Each spring, competitors trial the brand’s latest ranges, experiment with technique and get creative with fashion-led looks. Meet the finalists and shortlisted salons from each region, as we round up some of the emerging trends we spotted at the semis…


Read our semi-final reports to see all the Best in Region salons –

Best in Region: Northern Ireland
Best in Region:  Scotland
Best in Region: North East
Best in Region: North West
Best in Region: West
Best in Region: East
Best in Region: South
Best in Region: London



Living Coral
The Pantone colour of 2019 made a strong
showing across the board

Coloured Fringes
Sectional colouring and bold shade slices gave
short cuts an edge

Natural Reds
From subtle golden blushes to richer rooty reds,
warmer undertones had a resurgence

Strawberries and Cream
Dusty pinks and soft winter whites were
peppered throughout the punchy vivids

The L'Oréal Colour Trophy 2019 UK Grand Final will take place on June 3 in London.

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