Hello to Xposure winners

We’re delighted to say hello to the Xposure winners named by Wella Professionals this week. The Xposure competition is aimed at hairdressing students based in the UK and Ireland with less than five years experience, who are training at college or a private training academy.

Online competition for 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition this year moved online with two categories to enter; Creative Colour, and Colour the Cut. First step was to qualify by uploading a picture online to show a general live of skill. Those selected were then invited to make a short video talking about their entry, plus supply a written document explaining how the look was created.

Check out this line-up of winners – quite a standard!

Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were chosen in each category, with 30 certificates of Merit awarded to runners-up. Winners now have a trophy and access to a bespoke education development programme and hairdressing tool kits. [Scroll below for a full list of all who made it!]

We have had a record number of entries this year, which under the current circumstances, is incredible. The standard throughout has been incredibly impressive. British hairdressing is clearly in safe hands if this entry level standard is anything to go by. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Allie Hargreaves, National Education Operations and Events Manager UK & Ireland.

A special prize went to Moray College UHI, who had the highest number of entries and won a free education session with a Guest Artist.

Colour The Cut Category WINNERS: GOLD: Lily Cumper, Reflections Training Academy (Region: South) • SILVER: Roisin Moore, House of Colour (Region: Ireland) • BRONZE: Chenise Johnson, Fife College (Region: Scotland & North East)

Creative Colour Category WINNERS: GOLD: Siobhan Hearns, Rhona McCallum Hair (Region: Scotland & North East) • SILVER: Skye Lewis, KH Hair (Region: Midlands) • BRONZE: Hannah Millar, Frances Hunter (Region: Scotland & North East)

Colour The Cut Category – Certificate of Merit: Verity Elias, Reflections Training Academy (South)  • Lauren Peters, Guildford College (South) • Anastasia Demosthenous, Hertford Regionals (South) • Helana Dalrymple, Fife College (Scotland & North East) • Eilidh Dewar, Medusa Training (Scotland & North East) • Jade Norris, City of Glasgow College (Scotland & North East) • Daniel  Anthony, Total People Hair Academy (North) • Kurt Lambert, Leslie Frances (North) • Gemma Plant, Buxton & Leek College (North) • Mazie Wallace, Toni&Guy Birmingham (Midlands) • Ruby Talbot, KH Hair (Midlands) • Chloe Cotterell, Pkai Hair (Midlands) • Amy Poutch, House of Colour (Ireland) • Amy Kirwan, Vanilla Hair Design (Ireland) • Orla Sadlier, House of Colour (Ireland)

Creative Colour Category – Certificate of Merit: Joseph Dixon, Jet Hairdressing Academy (South) • Charlie Brain, Reflections Training Academy (South) • Kathy   Hughes, Bournemouth & Poole College (South) • Jessica Foreman, Hunter Hairdressing (Scotland & North East) • Alannah-Jay    Still, Belle Ame Hair & Beauty (Scotland & North East) • Shannon Hendry, West College Scotland Finnart Campus (Scotland & North East) • Roni Moskwa, Creator Hair Academy (North) • Amie Dahl-Pettersen, Kendal College (North) • Annabelle Henton, Calderdale College (North) • Emily Lyness, Dudley College (Midlands) • Millie Bloy, Code Hair Consultants/Redz Academy (Midlands) • Eliece Fisher, Wow Academy (Midlands) • Erica Quinn, House of Colour (Ireland) • Jade McDermott, Frame Creative Hair Design (Ireland) • Rachel Ginty, Head Shed (Ireland)


At Colour World UK we believe in colourists being equally important as hairdressers to the success of a salon business! Clients deserve excellent colour services, embracing the importance of a great colour consultation through to end result. We salute manufacturers and brands offering a great product innovation which enables colour technicians to explore their creativity and offer a bespoke colour to every client. We offer colour conversation and inspiration for you to browse, and respect colour-focused education and events from what’s on and where to our own Colour World UK event which support our industry and promise to do our best to bring you news and information to help you succeed.

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