Thurvaston stylist through to finals of national student competition
A trainee stylist from Thurvaston is through to the UK finals of a top student hairdressing competition.
19-year-old Lydia Coles, who is an apprentice at KH Hair’s Ashbourne and Tutbury salons, triumphed in the XPOSURE Creative Colour category at the regional heats of Wella Professionals TrendVision Awards UK & Ireland. The prestigious event celebrates exceptional talent and has become one of the most iconic hair competitions in the hairdressing industry.
The XPOSURE award is an initiative designed to help students take their first steps on the competition ladder. Lydia, who only joined KH Hair in February, will now go through to the UK final of the competition which will be held at Magazine London on Monday 25thSeptember.
“I was at college when I got a call from Beckie my manager,” says Lydia. “I couldn’t believe it when she told me. I was in shock! Actually, my feelings went from shock and disbelief to panic!
“I have always wanted to be a hairdresser and I couldn’t wait to start once my A Levels were over. I love the creative side of hairdressing and competitions are perfect for making you think creatively. I am so grateful that KH Hair pushed me out my comfort zone and made sure I entered, as now it has given me this wonderful opportunity. Bring on September!”
KH Hair Group managing director, Darren Messias, says he’s over the moon for Lydia. “We are so proud of her for having the determination to enter this competition. All of us at KH Hair would like to wish her the very best of luck in the finals later in the year.”