Chloe Ascott from the Charles Worthington Artistic Team has won the London Regional Final of the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Young Colourist of the Year. She now joins the other Regional winners as they make up the new L'Oréal Colour Trophy Young Colourist team throughout 2011/12.
Chloe will also be presented on stage at the L’Oréal Colour Trophy Grand Final at the Grosvenor Hotel on the 4th July.
Chloe Ascott, Senior Stylist & Art Team Member at Charles Worthington, talks about her career so far...
I never really knew what I wanted to do growing up, then the time came to make a decision and being a hairdresser seemed the most natural thing to do after growing up with a mum who worked as a hairdresser.
I started my hairdressing career at a little salon in Kent just after leaving school. After my first couple of years I decided there must be a bigger and better side to hairdressing so I decided to move to a London salon.
After four years working in London I joined Charles Worthington in 2008. Since joining the company the opportunities have been endless!
I joined the Star Generation team in my first year and have been able to do some great things, like the hair for the BAFTAs and London Fashion Week, which are top highlights!
In October 2009 I was delighted to be promoted to Senior Stylist at the Percy Street salon and promoted to Art Team Member.
As Art Team Member I am now educating for L’Oréal on their Young Generation course and participating in a more senior role on all Charles Worthington events.
Colour has always been something I am very passionate about. I love what colour can do to a haircut and how you can create your own techniques. I decided to enter the L’Oréal Young Colourist award as I love colour and have always looked at this competition as an exciting event to be a part of.
I really enjoyed working on my model Sian, creating a wearable fashion-forward cut and colour, and then getting my Dad, who is a photographer, to photograph the final look. To find out I had made it through to the final five in London made me a very happy lady, who also started panicking about the live final!
The day of the live final arrived and it was time to get to work. The day consisted of a T-section of highlights and then showing my creative technique ‘Initials’. Oh and an interview with six judges! I was so nervous on the day but was hoping all the preparation and hard work I have put in would pay off. After about an hour’s wait, they announced the winners. Hearing my name was a very surreal moment but I have never been happier! My cheeks hurt for about a week from all the smiling and I now can't wait to celebrate at the Grand Final in July.