When it comes to creating exceptional hair colour and the hottest catwalk looks, a hairdresser from Options Hairdressing in Chelmsford has proved she is the best in the UK having made it through to the Grand Final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2007.
One woman styling sensation Kay Padfield-Krala beat off stiff competition from thirty-nine salons across the Eastern region to clinch her place in the Grand Final in London on Monday 21 May. She is now one step closer to winning the prestigious L’Oréal Colour Trophy and a once-in-a-lifetime prize that could see her jetting over to New York to produce a photo spread for fashion bible Vogue.
At the Eastern Regional Final her live hairdressing skills were put under the spotlight by a panel of top hairdresser judges including Harriet White, Jonny Engstrom, Andrew Mulvenna and Jamie Brooks. “This region has once again proved itself as a strong contender. It’s great to see people paying attention to what’s happening on the catwalk and interpreting forthcoming fashions into wearable looks, explained Harriet White, judge at the Eastern region.”
Kay explains the thinking behind her striking image: “I wanted to present a strong shape that had real depth in the colour. I looked outside the industry when picking the colours and found myself wandering the aisles at my local DIY store to use the mix and match paint cards to see which shades worked well together. The result is a beautifully rich mix of autumn berry tones and soft coppers.”
“The competition for a place in the Grand Final was fierce this year,” said salon owner Norman Ellis. “I can normally predict who will be in the top five however this year it was difficult to pick out the top ten! Kay has done an incredible job and her success lies in keeping the overall effect simple and impossible to fault. It’s an amazing achievement for the whole salon and we are all behind Kay as she goes on to compete against the best hairdresser’s in the UK.”
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Photo Credits: L'Oréal Professionnel