A trainee stylist at KH Hair in Hinckley has won a Gold Award at a top student hairdressing competition.

Lizzie Williams (19) was chosen for the top spot in the Academy category of Wella Professionals XPOSURE event – an initiative designed to help students take their first steps on the competition ladder.

After making the cut in an initial photographic entry, Lizzie competed at the regional heats before battling it out with 31 other finalists at the Wella World Studio in London earlier this month.  The finalists were required to prepare their model at the studio, before the line-up and parade in front of the judges – some of Wella’s leading artists and prolific industry stylists.

Lizzie said:

“I was so happy when they announced me as the Gold Winner. I really felt confident I had performed at a high level so it was fantastic to hear my name announced.  I’m really looking forward to entering more competitions as my career progresses as I’ve really enjoyed the process – even though it was nerve-wracking at times.”

As a Gold winner, Lizzie will receive a tailor-made mentoring day with an inspirational industry icon at the Wella World Studio; embark on an exclusive behind the scenes experience at the TrendVision Award 2018 UK & Ireland final; receive a £1000 Wella MyEducation Fund for her personal development;  a hairdressing tool kit worth £500 and a Wella Professionals XPOSURE trophy.

Helen Fuller, salon director at KH Hair Hinckley, said:

“I’m so proud of Lizzie and it’s a privilege to be able to train staff to perform at this level . Lizzie and I have a very close relationship and it was an honour to be there to support her on the day. We have such a happy team at the salon and it’s a pleasure to work alongside all of them.”



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