When it comes to creating exceptional hair colour and the hottest catwalk looks, a team of hairdressers from Sanrizz in Guildford 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.
Leonardo Rizzo and Antonio Salmone beat off stiff competition from thirty-nine salons across the Southern region 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 Southern Regional Final their live hairdressing skills were put under the spotlight by a panel of top hairdresser judges including Alan Edwards, Sally Brooks and Carolyn Newman. “I judged this region last year and there is a noticeable improvement in the attention to detail of the looks,” commented Sally Brooks. “Competitors are encapsulating the concept of ‘total look’ and the colour work is particularly beautiful.”
Leonardo and Antonio explain the thinking behind their striking image: “We wanted to present a beautiful outline that had a highly polished, clean finish. Using a rich, coppery chestnut colour we applied a subtle shadow inside the style which catches the eye when the model moves. The strong shape of the haircut works with the model’s natural beauty and makes reference to the styles of the 1940’s.”
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 Sanrizz team leapt off their chairs in delight.
“We were the last team to be announced as a Grand Finalist and we weren’t expecting it at all,” said Leonardo moments after coming off stage. “This is the third time I’ve represented the Southern Region in the Grand Final and each time it happens it just feels better and better. I’m elated.”
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Photo Credits: L'Oréal Professionnel