The penultimate L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2019 Semi Final delivers this year’s Southern finalists

The L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2019 Regional Semi Finals reached their final stop in London last night (April 9), with the selection of the Southern region Grand Finalists.

After an evening of curling, setting, cutting and perfecting, four more talented salon teams won places at the contest’s June finale. The judging panel – including Darren Fowler, Most Wanted Colour Expert and Business Thinker Sophia Hilton, and Siobhan Jones –  assessed the entries and selected the following salons as grand finalists:

L’Oréal Colour Trophy
John Carne, Guildford
Headmasters, Brighton

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award
Mr Face, Brighton

L’Oréal Colour Trophy STAR Award Regional Winner
Faye Biscoe from Stone & Co, Dartford

Named ‘Best in Region’ for the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Award and the L’Oréal Men’s Image Award, and now added to the pool for the Shortlisted Judging Stage:

L’Oréal Colour Trophy
Simone Thomas, Wokingham
Techniques London, Bromley
Stone & Co (Team 1), Dartford
The Gallery Hairdressing, Southborough

L’Oréal Colour Trophy Men’s Image Award
The Gallery Hairdressing, Southborough Kent
The Gallery Hairdressing, Tunbridge Wells

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 last regional semi-final will take place tonight (April 10) in London, where salons from across the capital will compete for a chance to claim the LCT19 crown. Good luck to all those taking part, and we’ll bring you news of the salons who’ll be heading to the grand final in June first thing tomorrow!

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.