The L’Oréal Colour Trophy is the longest running live hairdressing competition in the world, and the team at Rakis on Collins have been gracing the awards with our presence for the past few years. Last year, we celebrated three fabulous entrants placing as semi-finalists, and this year we’re coming back with even more passion to show off our innovative team. Last year, Creative Directors Danny, Chris, and Style Director and Colourist Pasquale created unique and gorgeous ‘luxury fashion’ looks, on-stage and in front of a panel of international Judges. These results were incredible, and to top it all off the judges were absolutely blown away by Graduate Colourist & Stylist Cordell’s ‘Rising Star’ entry. Cordell took home the first place trophy with her incredible look, along with bagging a trip to Paris and having her hair creation featured on front page of The Journal Mag (ohh lala!). Now that’s something that doesn’t happen to most 19-year-olds!
This year, we’re going back to back, with Danny, Pasquale and Stylist & Colourist Maddie all entering the L’Oréal Colour Trophy, with their submissions being photographed by our very own Creative Director Chris. Our Graduate Stylist Milly, is also entering the ‘Rising Star’ Award. Semi-finalists will be announced near the end of October, so keep posted. While you’re waiting though, check out these behind the scenes photos from our team putting together their looks for this year’s competition.
UPDATE: Danny, Pasquale and Maddie have all made it through to the Semi-Finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy!!
On another fab hair note, our extension specialist, Alex, has been showing off just how boss she is with with her incredible work with Showpony hair extensions. Alex loves to work with Showpony in salon to instantly add volume, colour, length and thickness to her clients locks. In one visit your hair can be transformed into the thick and voluminous hair you’ve been dreaming of! At Rakis, we use Showpony Professional Tape In Extensions, and if you have any questions, or would like to enquire about hair extensions, give us a call to arrange a complimentary consultation!
Lastly, we know our inner city location on the Paris end of Collins St (although glamorous) can make parking a bit of a challenge (those perks of living the city life), but we just want to remind all of our fabulous clients that we offer a discounted $20 flat day rate at Le Garage Parking, located at 114 Flinders Street; all you need to do is ask for a discount ticket at our reception! The discount is available to Rakis on Collins clients with a follow on discount ticket, and we highly encourage you to make use of the offer – no more running out to the meter every 30 minutes! We hope to see you in the salon soon, and with a dedicated parking spot for your full visit 😉