Photography/Styling: Louise Carnegie
Model: Chelsie @ Model Team
Makeup: Jade Koemans
Hair: Louise Chrystal

Metallic Pastels

The L'Oreal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2016

Photographic Entry

Photography: Hamilton Kerr Photography
Model: Stacey Ross
Makeup: Jade Koemans
Hair: Louise Chrystal


Pastels, metallics, nineties, grunge, leather, texture, lace, mesh , flowers, structure, slips, silk, satin,

Guy Tang Inspiration


Pre-lighten the hair to a level 10, leaving out half an inch of natural root (natural level 7).
Shadow root with Majirel 5.12 + 6.1 + cm blue mix 20vol
Large V sections: colour mid length Dialight 10.12 + 1/8 5.60 + 6Vol, Ends Dialight 9.11 + 1/8 4.20 6Vol. Alternate formulas for mids and ends. Blend all colours together to bleed into each other. Develop for 20 mins. Rinse, Shampoo. Condition.

Add Root Lift and Pli to damp hair. Rough dry upside down to create texture and volume. Spray with Constructor and use Straightening irons on the ends and to give definition to some pieces. Spray with Wild Stylers crepage de chignon and shower shine spray.

Scottish Regional Finalist - L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2016



Local salon Louise Chrystal - Hair in Aberdeen has made it through the first round and into the semi-finals of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2016. This means that they will now go head to head with salons in the area at the Scottish Backstage Live Final event to be held on 5th April at The Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.

In the first round, hundreds of photographic images from across the country were judged by the most influential names in hairdressing including the 2012 title holders Sally & Jamie Brooks, leading session stylist & press favourite Adam Reed and hairdressing icon Charles Worthington MBE. Louise Chrystal - Hair fought of stiff competition and were successfully chosen to go through to the next round of the competition – the Backstage Live Finals.

The next stage of the competition will put the team through their paces as they will now have to create a live model look that demonstrates an awareness for Autumn/Winter 2016/17 hair and fashion trends as outlined in the brief. The model look must be original, modern and inspirational.  The team of judges are looking for a trend-setting, show stopping total look that can inspire clients and hairdressers.

 “I’m delighted to get through to the regional finals again this year!! It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase some of the colour work I have been doing in the salon and take it that bit further. As an ID Artist I am proud to represent L’Oreal and be part of the L’Oreal family. A huge thanks to my team for bringing it all together. I couldn’t have done it without them!”

From these live events just the top 4 salons will go forward to compete at the L'Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final to be held on 13th June in London. This stage leaves them just one step away from scooping the unparalleled prize of national media exposure and glamorous fashion shoots and much more!

Louise Chrystal – Hair

Photograph copyright HamiltonKerrPhotography 2016

Jessica - Glamorous Lady

Hair: Louise Chrystal
Makeup: Natalie Fearnley
Photography: Callum Riddell

Wedding Hair on a scottish bride

The Vintage Wedding Collection Photoshoot

Hair: Louise Chrystal Hair
MUA: Cat Robertson 
Styling: The Bridal Atelier
Flowers: A Curious Arrangement
Photographer: Duke Photography
Models: Holly Burgoyne, Sam Kane




ID Artist Presentation - Colour Trophy Regional Final 2016

I was asked to join the ID Artists in Belfast to help present some of the key hair colour and styling trends for 2016 at the Belfast Colour Trophy Regional Final 2016.
We demonstrated how to style some 70's waves, boxer braids, and natural curls. 
Earthy brunette, faded pastel and Arctic blonde were the colour choices used from the 2016 trends palette.

My model, Jo

ID Artist - Barcelona 2016

A weekend of inspiration in Barcelona discovering the key colour and styling trends for 2016.

The weekend started off with a fantastic presentation by Ken Picton and Paul Dennison from the multiple award winning Ken Picton salon in Wales.

The key colour trends identified were:
Buttery Blondes
Bitter Brunettes
Faded Pastels
Arctic Blonde
Bright Copper

The key styling trends identified were:
Straight Styling
Polished Ponytails
Curtain Fringes
70's waves
Natural Hair Texture
Sixties Babe

Demonstration by Ken Picton and Paul Dennison

It was an amazing opportunity to meet some of the best in our industry and watch them work on models and share their thought processes when creating new collections. 
I am looking forward to many more fantastic experiences as an ID Artist! Thank you L'Oreal!