Armie Aninion Avillanosa from Servilles, Takapuna in Auckland is the winner of the Supreme Award at last night’s L’Oréal Colour Trophy ceremony in Auckland, held at Sky City.
Avillanosa wins a $10,000 trip for two to London and Paris to attend a L’Oréal Professionnel education seminar at the L’Oréal UK academy, and visit the home of L’Oréal in Paris. Alternatively, she can take a PR and advertising page to the same value.
Her winning entry showed excellent use of colour, a textured cut, styling and make-up.
Head judge Caterina di Biase says, ‘Armie used gorgeous soft and warm copper, strawberry and apricot tones to create a mysterious colour that you can’t see where it starts and ﬁnishes. We were looking for something that was beautiful top to bottom and Armie achieved this with her commercial look that is highly technical yet still looks effortless.’
The runner-up in the Supreme Award was also from Servilles—this time its Albany branch, which also won Salon of the Year—with Janic Leech taking home a $1,500 Nikon D5000 AF-S VR DX twin-lens SLR camera.
The Next Generation Award for a stylist with ﬁve or fewer years’ experience went to Jamie Hoogduin of Venom, Invercargill; the Men’s Colour Award was presented to Paul Hala from Hala Hair in Auckland.
The smaller ceremony replaced the traditionally lavish show, according to a statement by L’Oréal, with the savings redirected to assist L’Oréal partner salons affected by the Christchurch earthquake.