Young Cheltenham Hairstylist On Track For New York Dream

Young Cheltenham Hairstylist On Track For New York Dream
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Hairstylist Nicole Dodd from Stuart Holmes has been named as one of 6 finalists in the Denman Stage Star UK Competition.

Nicole is continuing to put Cheltenham on the map as she makes yet more seismic waves in the hair industry.  This week she beat off fierce competition in yet another high profile national industry talent search.

Just months after Nicole was shortlisted in the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Avant Garde Styling Muse Image Awards, she has also been named as one of six finalists in the Denman Stage Star UK Competition.

The Denman Stage Star Competition attracted hundreds of applicants.  It aims to find up and coming stage artists and give them an opportunity to shine.  Judges were looking for individuals who can stand out from the crowd, and confidently engage with and educate an audience while demonstrating a wide range of different hairstyles.  

Nicole will now take on the other finalists in the competition at Salon International, a large hairdressing trade show that takes place next month. She will be judged on creating one hairstyle on a model in a 20-minute slot with her stage presence, creativity, preparation, social media activity and product knowledge all being taken into account.   If she is named as the overall winner at Salon International, Nicole will be jetting out to New York in the spring to work alongside Denman at the world famous International Beauty Show.

Stuart Holmes, said: “Nicole is one of the most talented young hairstylists I have ever had the pleasure of working with. We are incredibly proud of her and her continued success in some highly coveted competitions. She is extremely talented and really deserves to be holding this position on the wider industry stage.  We wish her every success and we all have our fingers crossed that she may be jetting out to New York in the spring.”

The 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, it is 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.

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