Young hairdresser meets icon Twiggy

June 26 2015

A LOCAL hairdresser got to shake hands with iconic model Twiggy as she picked up 'Young Colourist of the Year' at a recent awards night.

A LOCAL hairdresser got to shake hands with iconic model Twiggy as she picked up 'Young Colourist of the Year' at a recent awards night.

Rachel White, from AKA Hairdressing in Gloucester Road, attended the grand finale of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy in London, which recognises the talent of hair professionals across the UK.

Rachel says that she could not believe it when her name was announced at the glitzy ceremony, and the rest of the evening seemed “like a dream”.

The first stage of the competition took place in April, and saw thousands of salons from across the UK sending videos or photos, showcasing their styling or colouring talents, to L’Oréal.

Entries where then judged by a line-up of industry gurus, and successful candidates were entered into the regional finals.

Rachel was one of the few to get through the South West regional, which had the largest amount of entries.

Her video entry took over 16 hours to film and edit, and had to be less than one minute.

It showed a before and after image of her model, alongside an explanation of her inspiration and technique.

In June, she attended the next stage of the competition at L’Oréal's head office in Hammersmith London, where she was quizzed by judges on her knowledge and technical ability.

After impressing the panel, she was put through the grand finale.

A spokesperson from AKA said: “Well it goes without saying that we are all thrilled with the result and very proud of Rachel, who worked so hard. A well deserved win.”

Rachel AKA Hairdressers