When it comes to creating exceptional hair colour and the hottest catwalk looks, a team of hairdressers from Daniel Gray Hairdressing
in Kendal have proved they are among the best in the UK having made it through to the Grand Final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2007.
Verity Sachien and Amy Almond beat off stiff competition from thirty-nine salons across the North Western region to clinch their place
in the Grand Final in London on Monday 21 May. They are now one step closer to winning the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy and a
once-in-a-lifetime prize that could see them jetting over to New York to produce a photo spread for fashion bible Vogue.
At the North Western Regional Final their live hairdressing skills were put under the spotlight by a panel of top hairdresser judges
including Errol Douglas, Sean Dawson, Rob Eaton, David Lambert and Dylan Bradshaw. “The North West is always a strong region. There
was very creative colour work and some clothes styling that was spot on trend for Autumn/Winter 07,” commented Errol Douglas, judge
at the North Western Regional Final.
Verity and Amy explain the thinking behind their striking image: “Having studied the catwalks, we felt that the boy-meets-girl look
was going to be really big. We gave the classic bob a twist and took it to the next level to create a highly individual, page-boy
style that is reminiscent of sixties icon Twiggy.”
The whole room was on tenterhooks waiting to hear who had made it through to the Grand Final and upon hearing their name announced
the team from Daniel Gray leapt off their chairs in delight.
“The girls have worked so hard to get this far,” explains salon boss Nicola Ford. “They searched the UK for the perfect model and
perfect clothes and ultimately, came up with the goods on the night. We always enter the L’Oréal Colour Trophy as a salon and we are
delighted that the Verity and Amy will be representing us at the Grand Final.”