The L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2019 state finalists are set to be announced on October 1st. In the lead-up, we sat down with Deeann Watt, owner of Watt Style salon in Brisbane, Queensland and winner of the 2018 L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Marie Claire Reader’s Choice Award, to ask her about the hair colour trends we should all be adopting this summer.
You were the 2018 winner of the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Marie Claire Reader’s Choice Award. What does this award mean to you?
Winning the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy Marie Claire Reader's Choice Award meant so much to me. I felt women could relate to my hair colour and style on my model. Showing pastel shades can be soft, feminine and wearable for all age groups.
L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy is about to announce its finalists. Have you entered L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy again? And what does this competition mean for the hair industry?
I have not entered this year as I have wanted to enjoy and experience this journey from start to finish with no pressure. I will be back though next year! The L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy is the biggest hairdressing competition in the world. It showcases hairdressing talents whilst celebrating hair fashions.
What do you think the key looks at L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy will be this year?
Some of the looks for this year will show some movement in the hair. Curls, Curls and more curls! Also the pixie cut is big! Ultra-long hair is in too.
What are the big colour trends readers need to know about this season?
Some of the big colour trends this year will be every shade of blonde. Chestnut brunettes [will be big] too.
What are some fun ways for blondes to change up their look this spring and summer?
Blondes can change up their look by adding different tones to their hair. Lavender and rose gold will be popular this summer.
What about brunettes and redheads. How can they give their hair colour an update?
Brunettes and redheads can add a more chestnut tone to their bases for an update.
What are your favourite colouring techniques right now?
My favourite hair colouring technique is to free hand paint the hair, showing true hair artistic ability. Foil free techniques, subtle face-framing highlights and baby-lights are my favourite.
When we’re making a big colour change, what are your best tips for a great result?
Again for big colour changes, it's a must to consult a L'Oréal Professionnel salon, where you can be guaranteed a perfect result that will suit your hair, complexion and lifestyle.