A TrendVision hat trick!
KH Hair is celebrating as three of its stylists secure their place at the UK finals of a major hairdressing industry competition.
Wella’s TrendVision is a competition designed to find the very best hairdressing talent in the UK. Joanne Roe, a stylist at KH Hair in Leicester, Lizzie Williams, who works at KH Hair’s Hinckley salon, and Ben Sutcliffe, who runs KH Barber in Long Eaton were chosen after competing at the regional finals earlier this month.
Having been successful in an initial photographic stage, Ben, competing in the Male Grooming category and Joanne and Lizzie, competing in the Colour Vision category, spent the day with their fellow competitors perfecting their models who then took to the catwalk in front of hundreds of guests at a glitzy show hosted by the leading global hair care giant, Wella Professionals.
“I feel really proud to get through to the finals and to be representing KH Hair.” said Joanne. “It shows hard work pays off. I put my heart and soul into my final look but I couldn’t have done it without all the support from my colleagues, friends and family. To be up on stage was truly amazing and I hope I inspire more people to enter, as just the experience alone is fantastic.”
“It was a great event to be involved with. I’ve entered twice before so I’m delighted to make it through to the final this time. I also got to watch shows from industry icons which gave me lots of inspiration. I’m really proud to be advancing to the next stage of the competition and excited to be representing KH Hair. The experience has really helped me to grow as an artist.
Still reeling from hearing his name called out, Ben says the result still hasn’t sunk in. “I feels absolutely amazing.” he said. To hear your name called out as a winner is just fantastic. I’ve been hairdressing for 32 years and I still get a buzz from competing. I’m very proud of myself, Joanne and Lizzie. As a whole team, the KH Hair Group just keeps getting better and better.”
A wide range of highly acclaimed hairdressing experts judged the regional heats, and Wella’s guest artist, iconic hairdresser Nicky Clarke, said the standards have been incredibly impressive. “The TrendVision Award regional heats have been exceptional, with some of the greatest talent in British hairdressing showcasing their work. Joanne, Lizzie and Ben should be recognised for this incredible achievement as getting to this stage has not been easy. The next step is the final, which I wish them every success for. Whatever the outcome, it will be a night to remember,” said Nicky.
Joanne, Lizzie and Ben are now among the 40 UK finalists who will go on to compete at the TrendVision Award UK & Ireland Final, on 30th September 2019 at The Roundhouse, Camden, London. The star-studded event with cocktail reception and dinner will feature incredible hair shows from some of the world’s most talented hair artists. If they win their category, they will then embark on a money-can’t-buy mentoring retreat at the international event in Seville, Spain with face-to-face mentoring from global hairdressing icons.