The first batch of 2019 finalists are named at the Northern Irish L’Oréal Colour Trophy heat

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2019 semi-final heats kicked off in Belfast last night (March 25), with the selection of the Northern Irish Grand Finalists.

Competitors gathered in the city’s Europa Hotel, where they styled and preened their hearts out with the hopes of making it through to the next stage of the contest.

Judges including Most Wanted 2015 ‘Colour Expert’ champion Katie Mulcahy oversaw the live styling, and named the following salons as the winners on the night:

L’Oréal Colour Trophy
Peter Mark, Forestside
Peter Mark, Arthur Street

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award
Barbers Of BT45, Magherafelt

L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award
Christopher Main, Andrew Mulvenna Hair, Belfast

Additionally, the following salons were named Best in Region:

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award
Mcgills, Ballycastle
Noel Burns Hairdressing, Lurgan
Petras House of Colour, Armagh
Peter Maud Hair Peace, Belfast

L’Oréal Men’s Image Award
Barbers Of BT80, Cookstown
Salon 45, Magherafelt

The Best in Region teams will go through to the Shortlisted Judging Stage, run after the semi-finals. All salons through to the Shortlisted Judging Stage will be judged collectively online after the semi-finals by a panel of judges. The judges will select their top 16 from the 32 in the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Category (and 8 from the top 16 in the Men’s Image Award) regardless of region, and these 16 salons will compete at the Grand Final.

The next stop for the regional semi-finals is Glasgow’s Scottish Event Campus (SEC), where salons will compete in the Scottish leg of the competition on Sunday (March 31). Good luck to all those taking part, and we’ll bring you news of the next batch of salons who’ll be joining us in London in June next week!

Check out the winning looks from all the heats so far at and keep up with the competition action throughout the regional semi-finals by following @creativeheadmag, @lorealeducationuki and the hashtag #LCT19 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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