We received many inspiring entries for our 2019 Photographic Colour Competition which showcased the creativity and technical expertise of hairdressers throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Indian subcontinent.

Affinage Professional Colour Competition 2019 Finalists

Entrants were required to create a well-executed and inspirational modern colour complemented by a beautiful style and finish. Both winning looks feature vivid purple hues reflective of current hair colour trends.

Colour Competition Winner

An expert panel of judges crowned Florrie Nicholls from Phat Hair & Makeup in New Zealand as this year’s winner. She created a deep indigo root stretch on pre-lightened hair using a combination of .221 Infiniti Intensives and high-level violets. A fresh lob haircut and bold makeup look complete this striking style.

Colour Recipe

Starting point: Virgin Hair Level 3

1. Roots: Apply Affinage Arctic Blonding Crème + Arctic Developer Crème 4.5% (1+1)
2. Mid-lengths -Ends: Affinage Arctic Blonding Crème + Arctic Developer Crème 7.5% (1+2) Process for up to 50mins. 

2 x lightening applications required to achieve a level 9/10

3. Rinse and towel dry.
4. Roots: 20g Affinage Intensive .221 Extra Violet Purple + 15g Intensive .1 Ash + 5g Affinage Infiniti 8.2 + 5g Affinage Infiniti 9.2 + Affinage Infiniti Developer 1.5% (1+2) Process for 20mins
5. Ends: 25g Affinage Infiniti 9.2 + 5g Affinage Infrared .526 Magenta + 25g Affinage Infiniti 10.21 + Affinage Infiniti Developer 1.5% (1+2) Process for 20mins.

    People's Choice Award

    Social media fans were polled for the People’s Choice Award, with Alana Hook from Simply Beautiful in Western Australia taking out the popular vote. She created a rich extra violet root shadow using Infiniti Permanent colours and a pastel colour melt using Pop Art which features coral, lilac and sky blue tones. A crown braid accented with statement hair clips finishes the look.

    Thank you to everyone who shared their creative work with us and voted for their favourite look. We can't wait to see you again next year!