Bloggs Hair Design Wins Through to Finals of Prestigious L'Oreal Colour Trophy AwardMay 26th, 2015
Bristol salon Bloggs Hair Design is set to represent Bristol in the finals of one of the hair industry’s most prestigious awards in June, after three members of its team won finalist places during the Western Regional Final Heat of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Awards 2015 which took place recently.
Founder and owner Joe Hemmings fought off strong competition and wowed a panel of industry-high-profile award-winning judges by creating an Autumn/Winter 2015/16 fashion inspired look, which had to include cut, style and clothing, in the L’Oreal Men’s Image Award. With only 30 minutes to deliver his style, Joe battled and won against 60 other salons, in the event which took place at the Chateau Impney Regent Exhibition Centre in Droitwich.
Lukas Sheyka who joined the Bloggs Hair Design Artistic Team as Style Director in February similarly competed and created a cutting edge look in the women’s category of the L’Oreal Colour Trophy to secure his place in the finals, whilst Theo Davies, aged 24, who joined Bloggs Hair Design last year, won through in the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Young Colourist Award. Theo will be one of five young Western region hairdressers to compete for the overall title.
Now Joe, Lukas and Theo will head to the London venue Battersea Evolution on Monday 1 June to compete in the national UK final.
The L’Oreal Colour Trophy 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the event, making it the longest-running live hairdressing competition in the world. Over 900 entries were submitted and 500 regional finalists have participated to date, but only 47 nationwide salons have secured a place in the Grand Final.
The overall winners from the competition will be awarded a 3 day European trip with a photo shoot to showcase their winning look, a fashion shoot with a leading consumer magazine and a comprehensive personalised plan to promote their salons.
Joe, who launched Bloggs in July 2010 to bring a fresh and vibrant salon with value-for-money prices and the highest standards in customer care to Bristol says: “This is the first time Bloggs has entered what are among the hair salon industry’s most prestigious and exciting awards, so we are thrilled and excited to have won through in three categories. It was a fantastic team effort, with our colleagues Esther Crouchman overseeing the smooth running of our competition styling and Mia Stronach supporting us on colouring, which makes us even more proud!
“For Bloggs to be representing our area in the live final as a competitor will be thrilling.” Joe continues. “Whatever happens from here on in, our team is feeling very proud in having helped put Bristol firmly on the map in respect of fashion focussed, on-trend hair designs.”
Bloggs was last year named as Bristol’s Salon of the Year in a hair salon competition run by the Bristol Post with entries nominated by members of the public. In 2013 Bloggs was nominated as an “up and coming” salon by L’Oreal Hair Care. It was also a finalist in the Bristol Post’s 2013 business awards in the Start Up Business category which recognises the success of businesses established in the last three years, with Joe also being a finalist in the Young Entrepreneur category.
The Gloucester Road salon employs 9 members of staff comprising full-time and part-time stylists, specialists and apprentices and boasts hundreds of loyal customers. Since opening the salon has prided itself on being innovative with new services launched including the city’s first blow-dry bar along with wedding and prom packages, hair extensions and pampering, keratin smoothing services and contemporary barbering.
Bloggs, 288 Gloucester Road, Bristol, Tel: 0117 9244006 www.bloggshairdesign.co.uk.Back to news