Zarina Ainslie, from leading hair salon, The Head Gardener in Inverness has been recognised as one of the UK’s top professional hairstylists following her success at reaching the UK & Ireland Final of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award 2013, in the Young Talent Category.
This year’s Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award had over 800 entries at the initial Photographic stage, with Regional Heats taking place across the country in Scotland, Manchester, the Midlands and London over the last few weeks.
Following Zarina’s success in the Scottish Regional Heat they are now one of only 36 UK hairdressers to reach this year’s UK & Ireland Final, making her one of the country’s most sought-after and in-demand professional hairstylists.
Created to discover and acknowledge the industry’s most skilled hairstylists and colourists, the competition focuses on all aspects of hairstyling and colouring, and the Photographic and Regional Heats are judged by some of the UK’s leading hair icons, including Rob Eaton - Russell Eaton, Dan Spiller - Marc Antoni, Mark Creed - Philosophy and Mark Woolley - Electric.
Each year, Wella Professionals produces four key trend looks that are designed to inspire the competition. The Young Talent Category is open to stylists under 30 years old to showcase their styling, technical and finishing skills, whilst the Colour Category gives colourists of any age the opportunity to express their creativity and put their colouring skills to the test.
This year the four trends are Allegra, Fusion, Decibel and Echo, entrants are asked to interpret one of the four trends with their own personal style. This annual four stage competition kicked off earlier this year with a Photographic Entry and Zarina’s interpretation of Fusion took them through to the Scotland Regional Final where they showcased their chosen trend on a live model in a dazzling evening show. Zarina said,
I’m so proud to have reached the UK Final of such a prestigious competition. I’ve always had a huge passion for hair and I am very excited about taking part and competing against the best hairdressers in the country at the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award UK Final in October.
Zarina will now have time to prepare for the Wella Professionals Trend Vision Award UK & Ireland Final, one of the industry’s biggest and most inspirational events. Due to take place on Monday 7th October at legendary cultural venue – the Roundhouse in London’s Camden - competitors will present in front of hundreds and be judged by the best in the industry for the opportunity to walk away with the ultimate accolade in hairdressing.
Should Zarina be successful at the UK & Ireland Final, they will benefit from a dedicated mentoring programme which will then see them taking part during the International Trend Vision Award, due to take place in Frankfurt in 2014.
So whether you fancy a totally new style, brand new colour, the latest celeb look, or just want advice from the hairdressing elite, book your appointment now with Zarina at The Head Gardener on 01463 222861.
Congratulations and Good Luck Zarina from all here at Good Salon Guide!