When it comes to creating exceptional hair colour and the hottest catwalk looks, a team of hairdressers from the Craig Chapman Hair
Design in Launceston have proved they are among the best in the UK having made it through to the Grand Final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2007.
Lisa Blatchford and Hannah Martin beat off stiff competition from thirty-nine salons across the Western to clinch their place in the
Grand Final in London on Monday 21 May. They are now one step closer to winning the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy and a
once-in-a-lifetime prize that could see them jetting over to New York to produce a photo spread for fashion bible Vogue.
At the Western Regional Final their live hairdressing skills were put under the spotlight by a panel of top hairdresser judges
including Harriet White, Alan Edwards, Jonny Engstrom, Andrew Mulvenna, Sally Brooks and Carolyn Newman. “Competitors have definitely
been looking at the catwalk trends, especially in the men’s competition and there was a lot of interesting colour on the floor,”
commented Carolyn Newman of Charles Worthington, judge at the Western Regional Final.
Lisa and Hannah explain the thinking behind their striking image: “This is a very fresh, young look with a hint of geek chic about it,
inspired by Ugly Betty. It’s a great for tomboys who have an air of youthful femininity about them, reflected by the glossy long hair
and a quirky flash of lightness around the front.”
The whole room was on tenterhooks waiting to hear who had made it through to the Grand Final and upon hearing their name announced
the Blew Room leapt off their chairs in delight.
“We were absolutely gobsmacked – there was so much amazing work on the competition floor,” said salon owner Craig Chapman. “I felt that
we were in the running but we were the last salon to be called out and our nerves were off the scale. It’s such a wonderful feeling to
be one of the team’s that are cheering and celebrating success.”