KH Hair stylists, Skye Lewis (L) and Fern Middleton (R)

KH Hair is celebrating after two of its young stylists secured their places at the UK finals of a major hairdressing industry competition.

Skye Lewis (KH Hair Leicester) and Fern Middleton (KH Hair Tutbury) have been named as finalists in the Wella Professionals TrendVision Awards 2022 UK & Ireland. The prestigious competition celebrates the exceptional talent in the hairdressing industry. Skye has been recognised in the Colour Artist category and Fern in the Colour Specialist category.

Skye (20) says she is over the moon to have made it to the final stage of the competition. “I’m so happy,” she says. “After winning Silver in Wella’s Xposure competition when I was a trainee,  getting through to the TrendVision final is a really great opportunity to showcase the skills I’ve learned and what I’m capable of now I’m qualified.”

Fern (20) says she is equally thrilled. “I’m absolutely overwhelmed,” she says. “I’m really proud of myself as I know it’s a big achievement for me and I worked really hard on my entry. I’m really excited about going to London for the final and I’m hoping this recognition will lead to more opportunities in my career in the future.”

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There are six categories in the competition, all of which were entered on Instagram with a model image created by each entrant and then judged by a prestigious panel of highly experienced and respected industry experts.

Skye and Fern will find out if they are winners at the UK & Ireland TrendVision Award 2022 Grand Final which takes place on Monday 3rd October. For the first time the event will take place at MAGAZINE LONDON, located on London’s iconic Greenwich Peninsula and will see an audience of 800 industry experts gather to celebrate the best of UK & Ireland’s hairdressing. A celebrity host will present the evening’s celebrations which will include some exclusive hair shows by some of Wella’s leading artists.

Wella’s head of craft & community, Allison Hargreaves, says that to reach the final of TrendVision is an immense achievement. “This is a tough competition, and the standard of work is high. The elite list of finalists have demonstrated that they are exceptionally skilled and talented and I wish them all great luck on the night.” she says.

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