Staff at a Grantham hair salon are celebrating reaching the regional finals of a prestigious industry awards.
Scots Hair Design saw off the challenge of more than 1,000 entries to make the next level of competition and remain in the running for the L’Oreal Colour Trophy and Men’s Image Award.
Finalists for the awards, which are seen as the hairdressing industry’s most fashion-led live contest, will be decided at the north-west regional final in Manchester on April 10.
The salon made it through because of what the judges saw as ‘their ability to produce a modern and inspirational hair colour with a stunning editorially-inspired finish’.
The event will be hosted by television presenter Zoe Hardman, who co-hosts ITV show Take Me Out: The Gossip, alongside Mark Wright.
One of the judges will be award-winning hairdresser Trevor Sorbie, who said: “It’s an amazing achievement to make it to this stage.
“The regional finals have an amazing atmosphere and it’s great to bring talented hairdressers from all over the region under one roof.”
The Scots Hair Design team, which includes stylists Keily Harvey and Laura Sutherland, will be competing with 65 other salons from across the north-west region for the opportunity to make the final.
Each competing hairdresser’s will have just 45 minutes to make-over a model and get her to show off their work on the catwalk in front of the judges.
They wil be charged with creating a look that encapsulates the brief of a ‘well executed, inspirational, modern colour with a beautiful editorially-inspired style and finish on a female and male model, complementing an Autumn/Winter 2013/14 fashion trend to create a show-stopping look’.”
Just six salons will be in the running for the overall prizes when the 58th annual L’Oreal Colour Trophy Grand Final is held at Grosvenor House in London on June 3.