Oxygen Hair Design Salon Midleton Sets Sight On Grand Final


Alwyn Rea (Proprietor of Oxygen Hair Design) and her glam squad team are off to the Grand Final L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards which take place on Monday, 2 July. Following on from their success in the semi-final in April, the team has been working round the clock in their bid to impress the judges once more. At this level of the acclaimed competition, the team is required to completely change the look of the same model used in the semi-final, Susie Cook, and give her another bang-on-trend makeover. All aspects of styling from haircut, colour, clothing and makeup must be changed for a total head to toe transformation that compliments her colouring and shape. Speaking with the East Cork Journal, Alwyn said, “It is vital that the look is fashion forward, on trend and carried out using the absolute best techniques and skills. On the Monday morning, as part of the competition, I will be interviewed by the judges on my inspiration behind the overall look, my choices of hair colour and clothing and the techniques used to achieve it.” The judges will scrutinise the model’s makeover, looking for an extremely high level of expertise in hairdressing and styling and a flawless finish.
Once all the models have been assessed, the event moves to the Clayton Hotel. At 6pm the team are allowed touch up the model’s makeup and hair, before competing teams will sit down to a 5 course meal. Following on from that, there will be a catwalk show of all the models strutting their stuff and showing off the styling prowess of their teams to all. The winner of the competition will be announced at 9pm. “We’re thrilled to have made it this far in the competition,” said Alwyn, “I’m so proud of my team and want to thank them for all their hard work. It can take up to 40 hours plus to achieve the level of finished results for which the judges will be looking, and that’s just for the hair alone, let alone clothing and makeup. We’re really looking forward to the event and are extremely proud to be counted amongst the Top 20 finalists in the country, before we get any result at all!” The winners of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy will pick up a once in lifetime package which includes a European trip to shoot their winning look, a fashion shoot with a leading glossy magazine plus endless opportunities through their winning year.
We wish the very best of luck to the Oxygen Hair Design Team and are proud to have an East Cork business representing at the highest standards.