Meet The Judging Panel For L’Oréal Professionnel Style & Colour Trophy 2023

Plus, everything else you need to know about the 2023 competition.
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The L’Oreal Professionnel has announced their Style & Colour Trophy 2023 Australian and New Zealand judging panel.

Now in its 67th year, the Colour Trophy, which recognises the best of the best in hair styling and colouring, is the longest-running hair competition in the world. 

For their 2023 edition, the award is focusing on transformation, creativity and freedom of self expression with the theme of Meta-morphosis, which aims to challenge the Colour Trophy’s hair professionals to create bold, elevated and out of the box looks. 

“I am so proud to elevate the professional industry and disrupt hair beauty through our legendary conquest! The Style & Colour Trophy is a unique stage for hair pros, and with Meta-morphosis, we are inspired to push the boundaries of self-expression. This year, we will accelerate our strategy to push the technical and creative boundaries to provide limitless hair expression possibilities ,” explains Anne Machet, International General Manager for L’Oréal Professionnel.

The award doesn’t just shine a spotlight on the industry’s rising stars, but is a valuable opportunity for feedback from the industry’s leading influences.

Globally, these influences include hair designer Charlie Le Mindu, textured hair expert and celebrity hairdresser Derick Monroe, French CGI artist, designer and director Samy la Crapule and leading colourist Min Kim. 

This year, marie claire Australia is once again a proud partner for the Australian and New Zealand competition, and will help select a winner from the eight national finalists, before they compete worldwide. 

The Colour Trophy has also selected a panel of leading Australian and New Zealand judges who will help assess the creativity of Australia’s talented competitors. 

Below, we introduce you to the entire line-up of established and renowned industry members. 

The Colour Trophy
L’Oréal Professionnel Style & Colour Trophy’s 2023 judging panel. (Credit: L’Oreal)

Sally Hunwick 

As well as being marie claire Australia’s own Beauty Director, Sally Hunwick is also an award-winning journalist with a long-running career in both Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Sally Hunwick
Sally Hunwick.

Damien Rinaldo 

Damien Rinaldo is the owner of Adelaide’s award-winning salon, Boris the Cuttery and a three-time winner of AHFA’s Australian Hairdresser of the Year.

His work has been been featured in leading international magazines and fashion shows, and he’s used his L’Oréal Professionnel Australian ambassadorship to educate hair professionals from around the globe. 

Damien Rinaldo
Damien Rinaldo. (Credit: L’Oreal.)

Adriana Marmino 

Adriana Marmino is the style director at Boris the Cuttery. She’s also one of Australia’s leading hair colourists and a L’Oréal Professionnel Australia artist.

Adriana Marmino
Adriana Marmino. (Credit: L’Oreal)

Sarah Laidlaw 

Sarah Laidlaw is one of Australia’s most renowned hair and makeup artists. She’s also a six-time winner of the Australian Session Stylist of the Year and has been named Makeup Artist of the Year three times. 

Sally Laidlaw
Sally Laidlaw. (Credit: L’Oreal)

Matt Clements 

Matt Clements is one of Australia’s leading colour specialists and a L’Oréal Professional Australia artist. He’s also a four-time winner of Australian Colourist of the Year. 

Matt Clements
Matt Clements. (Credit: L’Oreal)

Claudia Cataldo 

Claudia Cataldo is the owner of Cataldo’s Salon in Canberra and the 2022 winner of the International Style & Colour Trophy Competition. 

Claudia Cataldo
Claudia Cataldo. (Credit: L’Oreal.)

Daren Borthwick 

Daren Borthwick is a highly sought-after celebrity stylist, who is also a three time Hair Expo Session Stylist of the Year winner.

Daren Borthwick
Daren Borthwick (Credit: L’Oreal.)

Kelly Manu 

Kelly Manu is not only the owner of Auckland based hair salon UNA but an international award-winning hairstylist. Kelly was also the New Zealand winner of the Style & Colour Trophy in 2022 and came third place in the global final. 

Kelly manu
Kelly Manu. (Credit: L’Oreal)

You can learn more about how to enter the Colour & Style awards on their website

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