Sunderland hair salon cut and colour above the rest as it makes final of prestigious hairdressing competition

Georgia Kirven, with her model and salon owners Amelia Hall and Marshall Hall.

A Sunderland hair salon has shown it’s a cut and colour above the rest after making it through to the grand final of a prestigious hairdressing competition.

City centre hair salon, Frances Marshall, beat a host of other North East competitors in Leeds to win the L’Oreal Colour Trophy Star award despite only being in business for two years.

Hairdressers from around the region battled it out to create a modern and trendy hair colour on their models.

Georgia Kirven was the representative for the Sunderland salon.

Frances Marshall/photo by Sophie Dishman.

Amelia Hall, co-owner of the West Sunniside business, said: “[I am] extremely proud that we’ve gotten this far in the competition, it’s one of the hardest competitions in the hairdressing industry.

“Even just to get to the regionals is a massive achievement for us in our second year of business but to actually make it through to the grand final in London is exceptional.”

“Georgia has done the salon very proud, it’s the first time she’s entered colour trophy.

“Georgia clearly found what the judges where looking for and the end result is so beautiful.”

Georgia, who is a stylist at the salon, has earned a place in the L’Oréal Professionnel Colour Academy from 2017 to 2018, meaning she will be mentored by top colourists in the UK during the one year programme.

The salon will head to London on June 5 to join the eight winners from other UK regions in the hope of being crowned the judge’s favourite.

If they are successful Georgia will get the chance to join the winner of the Colour Trophy award, as well as the men’s and afro look awards on the European winners shoot this July.

To find out more about the contest visit the L’Oreal Colour Trophy website.

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