The L'Oreal Colour Trophy competition 2014 has officially launched.

Submissions are now open for the prestigious competition which is now in its 59th year. 

Every year, the Colour Trophy showcases the best in Irish hairdressing, demonstrating the breadth of talent across the country.

Entrants are encouraged to personally interpret the theme which is 'Hair Inspired by Fashion', and submissions can be made online at The closing date is midnight on June 6.

The successful finalists will be announced in mid-June and they will compete in the Grand Final event on July 7 in the Convention Centre Dublin.

Commenting on the awards, Ivan Bishoff of L’Oréal Professionnel said: “The standard of hairdressing at L’Oreal Colour Trophy is always outstanding. The talent, ability, passion and commitment are unrivalled, proving that Irish hairdressers remain a true inspiration to the fashion industry in creating the looks of tomorrow”.