Stylists from Toni&Guy in Swindon are holding their heads high having made it through to the Grand Final of the L'Oréal Professionnel Colour Trophy 2008. Vikki Holland, 26 and Daryl Greenaway, 25 are now one-step away from realising a lifelong career dream; to win the title of the world’s longest running, most stylish hairdressing competition.
Vikki and Daryl explain the inspiration behind their striking image: “Having studied the catwalks for Autumn/Winter 08/09 we were keen to develop a look that reflected the romantic gothic influence that came through in collections by Alexander McQueen and Gareth Pugh. The cool, pearlescent hair colour made the look soft, feminine and wearable.”
For Vikki and Daryl it seemed like an eternity before the judges delivered their verdict. Upon hearing their name announced, the team leapt off their chairs in delight. “Our model was scrutinised by the judges and seemed to be up and down the catwalk more than any other competitor,” said Vikki. “We were quietly confident but still couldn’t believe it when our name was announced. It was an amazing feeling!”
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Photo Credits: L'Oréal Professionnel