College tutor and salon owner of House of Marley Hairdressing in
Blyth, Jan Marley, and former hairdressing apprentice, Calum Hall,
will compete in Edinburgh next month.
Jan's Urban Native theme secured her a place in the Colour
Category, which is open to hairdressers of all ages and focuses on
the best colour work.
The Urban Native theme combines stonewashed colours with frothy
textures and was inspired by the concept of urban dwellers who are
at home with technology but equally happy to switch off and enjoy
their natural surroundings.
Jan interpreted this by transforming her models hair from golden
blonde into a stonewashed rose pink falling onto soft cool brown
coloured fringe area. The hair cut was shaped into strong lines
with lots of texture leaving a natural undone look in line with the
She said: "Competition work is a fantastic way to stay on top of
the game with the latest colours and techniques in the industry
which I can pass on to students at the college and members of the
House of Marley hairdressing team.
"I'm thrilled that we both made it through to the regional heat
especially knowing that our work was judged by a panel of leading
industry experts including Nicky Clarke, Daniel Galvin and Darren
20-year-old Calum, who completed his Level 3 Apprenticeship last
year and is now working as a full-time stylist in Jan's salon, is
no stranger to competitions. He won gold two years running at the
national Association of Hairdressers and Therapists at Blackpool
when he was an apprentice.
This time Calum is through to the regional heat of the Young
Talent Category, which was open to hairdressers aged 30 or under
and focus on the best overall look.
Calum chose the Borderline Beauty theme which celebrates the
quirky and unexpected, and is strongly influenced by architecture
with hair set in deliberate contrast to the head.
At the regional competition, the two hairdressers will have to
re-create their total looks on their model including clothes and
make-up and carry out a 3 minute presentation on their trend and
explain their inspiration behind the cut colour and style used.
In addition to the competitive element, the regional competition
will give Jan and Calum the opportunity to be inspired by some of
the most creative work in the country including the latest
collections by Bruce Masefield and Edward Darley from Sassoon,
Bruno Marc and Dan Spiller from Marc Antoni and Leonardo Rizzo and
Sharon Cox from Sanrizz.
If successful at the regional final in Edinburgh Jan and Calum
will compete at the UK and Ireland National final in October in
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