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Last updated: February 03, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: 2020 Color & Style Trophy Award Winners Announced!

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BTC spent the weekend at the L’Oréal Professionnel Color & Style Trophy Awards at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, Calif. Here’s what went down: LIVE hair competitions were held in front of industry influencers and professionals where artists had a chance to win awards in seven different categories. We had a backstage access to the action and a front-row seat at the awards ceremony, so keep reading for all of the winning artists! 


The Color & Style Trophy Awards

Artistic teams—made up of colorists, cutters, stylists, makeup artists and wardrobe specialists—are encouraged to create complete looks that are judged by some of the industry’s biggest names! Looks are critiqued on color placement, cut and finish in each of the categories: Editorial, TextureFuture Trend and Overall Winner.


Winning Prizes

First place winners receive a $500 L’Oréal Professionnel Academy Class voucher, their winning look featured on both the Color & Style Trophy website and the L’Oréal Professionnel website and recognition on social media. In addition to these prizes, the Overall Winner will gets the chance to compete in the Global Color & Style Finals in 2020!


BTC’s Haley Gable with BTC Team Members Julie Holbrook and Jaime Quach


The Color & Style Trophy Judges Included: 

  • Jo Blackwell-Preston, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist
  • Nancy Braun, L’Oréal Professionnel Artist
  • Matthew Collins, L’Oréal Professionnel Le Collectif Artist
  • Min Kim, L’Oréal Professionnel Le Collectif Artist
  • Peter Grey, Session Stylist
  • Sam Villa, Redken Global Artistic Ambassador 


L’Oréal Professionnel Judge & U.S. Artistic Team Member Jennifer MacDougall gave a presentation onstage!


Click Through The Slideshow To See What We Spotted Backstage and During The Awards Show!

U.S. Artistic Team Presentations


Keep Reading For All Of The Winners!


Editorial Color & Style Trophy

Focus on looks that are aspirational, elevated and influenced by style and fashion.


WINNER: EL SALON, @elsalondenver, Denver, CO


Future Trend Color & Style Trophy

Focus on looks that are innovative, progressive and trend-setting.


WINNER: STUDIO BRANCA, @studio_branca, St. Louis, MO


New Talent Color & Style Trophy

Celebrating a student who has been in the industry for less than three years, that’s a trailblazer in color, cutting and styling. 


WINNER: ARROJO, @arrojonyc, New York, NY


Texture Color & Style Trophy

Focus on the mastery of diverse hair textures, natural or altered. 




Cutting Color & Style Trophy

Focus on technical expertise in cutting, creating artistic vision with shape and balance.


WINNER: LUXE LAB, @luxelab, Santa Monica, CA


People’s Choice Color & Style Trophy

The public will vote on all finalists for the winner of People’s Choice.


WINNER: MATTHEW MORRIS SALON AND SKINCARE, @mmsalondenver, Denver, CO (Texture Entry)


Overall Winner Color & Style Trophy

A Grand Final Winner that will compete in the L’Oréal Professionnel Global Color & Style Finals in 2020! 


WINNER: ARROJO, @arrojonyc, New York, NY


Major congratulations to everyone who competed, to the amazing artistic teams and especially to the winners!

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