18th Apr 2016
Sutton Coldfield salon wins a place in Grand Final of prestigious national hairdressing awards.
Black Sheep Hair from Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield is celebrating today after winning one of only 4 coveted places in the Midlands regional heat of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards 2016.
Sutton hairdressers James Shaw and June Beard fought off strong competition from other salons in the Midlands and wowed a panel of high-profile award winning judges with their Autumn/Winter 2016/17 punk-rock chic inspired look.
On Monday 13th June, 2016 the team will make their way to London to complete one final challenge at the Grand Final, held at the Intercontinental Hotel at the O2, to win the prestigious award as they compete against the winners from across the country for the top title.
L’Oréal Colour Trophy has 9 regional heats across the UK. Now, after 1000 initial entries and 540 regional finalists later, Black Sheep Hair is one of just 36 nationwide salons who will now compete to win The L'Oréal Colour Trophy Award (Women’s Image).
James Shaw said ' – We are all over the moon that we have made it through to the Grand Final! The competition was incredibly fierce but the judges loved our punk-rock look inspired by Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy. We entered last year, and didn't quite make the final in this category - l just hope the good luck stays on our side for this years Grand Final!’
June Beard said 'The whole salon are really excited! We have worked really hard to get this far in the competition and we just hope we can do Sutton Coldfield and our customers proud and bring that Trophy back to our salon in June. Watch out London - we are coming to get you!''
Salon Owner Micheala Devlin said - It is such an achievement for a small independent salon to get this far in the competition - I feel so proud.. Our customers know that Black Sheep Hair is known for first class skill, creativity and the most stylish cuts and colour around - so to be recognised by the industry in this way is fantastic.
If the team win the competition they will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime prize package which includes a 3 day European trip with a photo shoot to showcase their winning look, a fashion shoot with a leading consumer glossy magazine.
Photo Credits: Winning team collect award (Left to Right ): Mario Charalambous, Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa (Judge) June Beard (Stylist) Lexie Jones (Model) James Shaw (Team Leader & Colourist)