LÓréal Professionnel’s eagerly anticipated Style & Colour Trophy is back for another year of breathtaking looks and unbridled talent, whereby the best of the best compete for their chance to represent Australia on the worldwide stage.

For the 2022 competition, entrants were asked to present their very best ‘French Edito’ look and create a premium magazine cover image suitable to a French magazine, embracing the latest colour & styling trends. Our Australian winner will be crowned on August 8th at a live event in Melbourne, before moving on to the global competition that will see one worldwide winner announced on December 13th.

So, without any further ado, we are thrilled to introduce you to your eight talented Australian finalists in this year’s LÓréal Professionnel Style & Colour Trophy.

Félicitations, finalists!

For more information on this year’s LÓréal Professionnel Colour Trophy, click here.

Kate Clark | Ink For Hair, QLD | @kate_inforhair

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

KC: I have entered SCTrophy this year as L’Oréal has been the forefront of innovation and creation when it comes to hair, in my experience, for my entire life. I strongly believe that SCTrophy is a phenomenal platform for artists to showcase their work globally and be inspired and have the opportunity to inspire and collaborate as a global family with a common goal for beautiful hair.   

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

KC: The inspiration of my French Edito interpretation was drawn from my time working in Paris and the classic chic lines in their fashion hair and architecture teamed with smudging reflections of lights amongst the shadow on the sidewalks and alleyways of Paris.

Torrie Lennon | Rokstar Salon, QLD | @torrierokstar

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

TL: It is a great opportunity for growth and an exciting thing to be a part of, I love to showcase what I can to push my limits.

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

TL: My inspiration was natural textures and working with what someone already has to make it even better for them. 

All about soft round shapes, almost like a beret shape to create my French balayage.

Karlie Roberts | LNDN Hair, VIC |

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

KR: I really enjoy it – it’s a nice competition where you can show off your consumer skills which is great to be able to show your clients what you are also able to offer. Competitions often challenge you to push the boundaries, however, this competition challenges me to do softer hair as I specialise in blondes and vibrants. I was also excited to do the competition after the last few years we’ve had.

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

KR: French balayage and glossing as per the brief. L’Oréal’s [Professionnel] work is also where some of my inspiration stemmed from. I also wanted to keep it very French by sticking with a French bob.

Kayleigh Guyette & Maria Turner | Zink Hair Plympton, SA | @zinkhair_plympton

The inspiration behind the look was right at the heart of the French Edito theme, with Kayleigh and Maria wanting to bring to life the Parisian chic beauty that French women are renowned for.

In Maria’s words “we wanted to capture that organic, effortless beauty, that helps any woman embrace her natural beauty”.

Joe Cotroneo | Zink Hair Unley, SA | @zinkhair_unley

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

JC: Why did I enter Style and Colour Trophy? I love creating beautiful hair l can showcase to the world through the L’Oréal Professionnel Style and Colour Trophy. It elevates the industry and in turn elevates my business. Style and Colour Trophy is the perfect vehicle for hairdressers to talk to new clients. 

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

JC:My inspiration for my look was to create a beautiful look that could sit on the cover of a French magazine. The colour and tone needed to suit my model’s complexion and skin tone, this is very important when colouring someone’s hair. The lightness around the front was designed to frame and highlight the face.

Rose Cain & Georgia Hale | Head Studio, WA | @headstudio

Style & Colour Trophy has always been an opportunity Rose and her team look forward to for pushing the boundaries, and developing new ideas, with French Edito proving no different.

The inspiration behind Rose & Georgia’s look was about celebrating youth, with a fresh look and finish. A big focus for the look was extenuating the hair and texture, in Rose’s words “do a bit of everything!”.

Important to the look, and all the work at Head Studio, it’s about making sure that the hair not only looks fabulous, but that the condition is never compromised.

Heléne Nakat-Badaoui | The Hair Room | NSW @thehairroom_hb

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

HNB: It was something that I’ve always want to do as I have used L’Oréal Professionnel all my life. I understand and see how amazing L’Oréal is as they shine a light on so many hairdressers. I knew that they could help me catapult to success.

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

HNB: A bit of everything – as soon as I heard French Edito I thought tussled, sexy, messy, nonchalant. It is such a power woman style and portrays every essence of a woman. You can really wear the look quite casually or dressed up.

Claudia Cataldo | Cataldo’s Salon, ACT | @claudia.cataldos

TJM: Why you entered SCT 2022?

CC: I’ve entered Style & Colour Trophy 5 times now. I enter Style & Colour Trophy because it’s the biggest live colour competition that talks directly to the consumer, and it also showcases the latest colour and styling trends. This platform allows me to be creative and talk to the industry and a new customers to grow my business. 

TJM: Inspiration for your look?

CC: My look is inspired by the competition theme, French Edito. I’ve created an effortless sophistication. It’s lived-in hair. Think, “I woke up like this, latest Parisian it girl”. The rich brown colour is soft natural that’s blended into lightness through the ends. Subtle and harmonious with the French chic cut and style. It is all about the shine and condition.