Striking Look Puts Stuart Holmes in Running For National Award

Striking Look Puts Stuart Holmes in Running For National Award
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Stylist Nicole Dodd from top Cheltenham salon, Stuart Holmes, has been shortlisted in the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Avant Garde Styling Muse Image Awards. Selected from hundreds of hopeful stylists, Nicole competed in the first stages of the prestigious award at The Worx studios in London.

Stuart Holmes, said: “We are incredibly proud of Nicole for getting to this advanced stage in such a coveted award. She is extremely talented and really deserves to be among such impressive company.

“Creativity is key for us here at the Stuart Holmes Salon, we thrive on being able to think outside the box and venture into the realms of innovation. The ‘Avant Garde’ nature of the competition really allows us to show off our imaginative side. Keep everything crossed and watch this space as they say!“

Nicole was required to complete her chosen look in less than two hours. She then worked with top multi award winning hair and beauty photographer Jack Eames to created a collection of glossy images, which showcased the finished look.

The careful step-by-step preparation allowed Nicole to seamlessly recreate a striking ‘Avant Garde’ inspired look to wow the judges. Along with Jack Eames, competitors also received crucial advice and guidance from renowned hairdresser, India Miller.

Both winners and runners up will feature in the highend and beautifully presented Tribu-te magazine. Shu Uemura’s exclusive partnership with the gorgeously artistic Tribu-te magazine is currently in its third year and provides an excellent opportunity for hair stylists across the country to feature within its pages. Both the competition winner and runners up will appear in a feature in Tribu-te’s September issue and an additional feature will appear in December’s issue following the journey of the talented winner along with their prize.

Tribu-te magazine was initially launched in Paris in 2005 and later in London in 2006 by Mike Vincent and Nicky Pope. It presents itself as a highend and highly artistic hairdressing magazine featuring an array of beautifully composed hairdressing collections from across the world. As a competition winner, a feature within the magazine would be a fantastic opportunity, raising the stakes for the grand prize.

Stuart Holmes Salon based in the heart of Cheltenham, is no stranger to competitions and award ceremonies. With their stylists receiving the highest levels of training, they are a multi award winning salon and images by the team regularly grace the pages of national hair magazines. They offer a wide range of services, both hair and beauty and are elite in their fields.

High-resolution images are available. Please contact Silver Ball PR on 01242 806172.

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