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L'Oréal Professionel : L'Oréal Colour Trophy Malaysia 2012 Grand Final - The Winners & More Photos

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You guys already know the winners, so here's what happened before the big announcement. I think I should warn you, tons of photos ahead..

I attended the L'Oréal Colour Trophy 2012 last Thursday a boy was it huge. If you're wondering what it's all about, it is the Oscars of the Hairdressing Industry. The 14 finalists were announced some time in June (post here) and I have waiting in anticipation for the evening.

The Red Carpet and Pre-dinner Cocktails

With Hair Maestro Albert Nico and Lydia

The theme for this year's competition is A Tribute to Beauty which pays homage to the sucess and tribulations of famous hairdressers with styles that are distinctively French. The competition kicked off with L'Oréal Professionel's 5 Artistic Ambassadors showcasing looks inspired by L'Oréal Professionel Spring/Summer 2012 Colour Collection. The showcase entitled 'Artisinal Expressions', was led by Albert Nico founder of Albert Nico Boutique Salon, Andy Chan founder of Andy Chan Hair Studio, Kevin Woo founder of Centro Hair Salon, Miko Au founder of Miko Galere and Simon Koh founder of Elle Hair Studio, which paid homage to "The Parisian House of Hairdressing". 

The story was unveiled in 3 chapters - 'Reto Nouveau' which takes us back to the glorious 50s and 60s, 'La Couture' where it was a celebration honouring the finest and detailed work of the atelier and 'The Parisian House of Hairdressing' where hair, makeup and fashion come together as a single entity in fashion.

L'Oréal Professionel's 5 Artistic Ambassadors
An insanely creative bunch with mind blowing creations!

Talk about spectacular, the show was elaborate, theatrical just amazing. The things that could be done with hair is out of this world. I mean some of the creations are not for the faint hearted and to wear it out on a daily basis would be challenging and a tad if not totally absurd but the impact it had at the show was magnificent.

After the show from the 5 Artistic Ambassadors, the 14 finalists presented their creations to the judges. The creations were cutting edge, forward and evoked a sense of modernity. Some of the creations even phantom next season's trends such as the deep amethyst colour, which was prominent in the hair creations by the finalists. It's fascinating to see how sleek and feminine short hair can look when styled correctly. I applaud you ladies who rock short hair I feel it's a tough one to carry, I tried and it was such a challenge trying to make it work.

F01 - Dexter Chiew Han Seng
Degroom Salon (Souther Region)

F02 - Steven Chu Chin Hua
Cut By Elle (Southern Region)

F03 - Fei Pee Lian Huei
The Inc (Central Region)

F04 - Herry Eng Kim Tatt
Max Style Hair Saloon & Academy (Northern Region)

F05 - Fukuo Goh Hock Hock
Fu Coiffure Hair Salon (Southern Region)

F06 - Edison Lim Won Giap
Miko Hair Studio (Central Region)

F07 - Sam Chan Kim San
A Cut Above (Central Region)

F08 - Ellie Liew Lee Ling
Hair Zone Studio by Michael Poh (Central Region)

F09 - Lim Siang Kiat
Centro Hair Salon (Central Region)

F10 - Ricky Tiew Sing Aik
RCS Hair Studio & Academy (Southern Region)

F11 - Temah Low Yoke Wei
Andy Chan Hair Studio ( Southern Region)

F12 - Low Dick Thim
Albert Nico Boutique Saloon (Central Region)

F13 - Hugo Tan Wee Siang
Kimo Hair Artist (Southern Region)

F14 - Alexander Yap Peng Choy
The Met (Central Region)

While the judges were deliberating, guest hair stylist Caterina Di Biase displayed her hairdressing skills in an entertaining showcase with her interpretation of A Tribute To Beauty. Caterina's creations were very fairy tale like. Amazing colour play! I loved the flaming red hair. It's a good thing red doesn't really suit my skin tone because if it did I would be running around town with that shade.

Apart from the main winners there were also other awards that were presented - Editor's Choice Award: F09 Lim Siang Kiat, Estetica Cover Award: F08 Ellie Liew Lee Ling, Sin Chew's Readers' Choice Award: F04 Herry Eng Khim Tatt, Shu Uemura Makeup Award: F03 Fei Pee Lian Huei and Star Clove's Reader's Choice Award: F07 Sam Chan Kim San. The winners were chosen by an international judging panel which took into account colour, cut and style, total image, make up, professional look and commercial look.

The Winners

Grand Prize Winner: Temah Low Yoke Wei (F11)
Andy Chan Hair Studio (Southern Region)
Wins  prizes worth RM155,000, a brand new Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited in Deep Amethyst Mica Metallic. 5-Day 3-Night stay to London to be part of the L'Oréal Colour Trophy United Kingdom Gala Night, a feature in Female, NuYou and Eh! and exposure on an international platform by having the opportunity to experience another L'Oréal Colour Trophy in one the Asian countries as an esteemed judge.

1st Runner Up: Dexter Chiew Han Seng (F1)
Degroom Salon (Southern Region)
2nd Runner Up: Steven Chu Chin Hua (F2)
Cut By Elle (Southern Region)

My Outfit

I'm not sure what triggered it, but I decided to rock the old hollywood glamour look that evening. It had to be that skirt. Yes, it's a skirt. *winks* A lot of people thought it was a dress. Looks like the top and the skirt were made for each other like long lost lovers. *laughs* The dress code was 'Black Tie' but in a hall full of hair stylists, it could only mean anything from a funky suit to a floor length gown. So I figured why not a gold pleated poof skirt.

On nails: Essie Thigh High
It looks even more sexy under the lights ;)
Cocktail ring: MANGO

Make up: Ismie of Lancôme
Hair: by me ^^
With all the excitement I forgot to take close up photos of my eyes. Ismie did a combo of teal and purple for me which looked smashing!
I heard some of L'Oreal's big names had their make up done by Ismie too for the big evening.

It really was a brillant evening. My eyes were glued at the stage the whole time. All 14 finalists were fantastic but I have to say the show case by L'Oréal Professionel's 5 Artistic Ambassadors stole the show. ;) And if you were wondering, there were 40 models involved and 40 looks created just for the show. Congratulations to the winners and thanks loads to L'Oréal Professionel Malaysia for inviting me! 

*Note: Photos are taken by MRZ Photography for the exclusive use of Chocolate Cats.

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  1. brilliant evening i must say..this post is pack with photos.. and they all look so good! really regret not being able to go... look at all the colors and hair fashion here..


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