When it comes to creating exceptional hair colour and the hottest catwalk looks, a team of hairdressers from Zuni Hair+Beauty in Belfast 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.
Noel Burns and Jane McCann from Zuni Hair+Beauty beat off stiff competition from thirty-nine salons across Northern Ireland 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 Northern Irish final their live hairdressing skills were put under the spotlight by a panel of top hairdresser judges including Terry Calvert, Zoë Irwin, Nathan Walker and Jamie Brooks. “The standard was incredibly high and it was really good to see competitors thinking about the total look,” explained Terry Calvert.
Noel Burns, salon owner and reigning Northern Irish Hairdresser of the Year, explains the thinking behind their striking image: “We were inspired by Hollywood glamour and wanted to create a strong yet wearable look. This sleek style blends drama with creativity and the vibrant copper colour can be carried from Summer through to Autumn with ease by deepening the fiery red tones.”
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 team from Zuni leapt off their chairs in delight. They will now go on to London compete amongst forty-five regional finalists from across the UK at a star-studded live catwalk show, to be held at Earl’s Court.
“I knew we had a strong look and I felt was a great sense of achievement when our salon name was read out,” explains Noel Burns. “It’s a real honour to represent your country in a competition of this nature and we are determined to be the first salon for Northern Ireland to win the L’Oréal Colour Trophy.”
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Photo Credits: L'Oréal Professionnel