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.
From these humble beginnings of what originally was intended to be a quest for the best, the competition quickly took on its own momentum. By the sixties the L’Oréal Colour Trophy had traversed the regions uncovering talent from all across the UK and touring with a roadshow of models, artists, stylists and musicians.
Growing in reach from an audience of 300 to a staggering 5000, the prestigious and vast Royal Albert Hall hosted what had fast become one of the most renowned hairdressing competitions, the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final. Ireland soon followed and launched the L’Oréal Colour Trophy in 1966.