Scullion & Scot win big

Scullion & Scot Salon in Sheffield recently enjoyed a double celebration with its second birthday and winning the prestigious and long-standing L’Oreal Colour Trophy…what a feat! Launched in Lockdown by co-founders Gemma and Jade, the salon is already making its mark on the industry. Competitions certainly push people out of boundaries, and we’re glad for it. Whether you’re a new salon or an old-timer, competitions are always beneficial…and fun.

L'Oreal Colour Trophy grand final winners competition
Scullion & Scot win L’Oreal Colour Trophy UK grand final

More about Scullion & Scot

So, what pushed Gemma and Jade to create Scullion & Scot during Lockdown, aka an incredibly challenging time? Both stylists want to grow a team of talented artists while promoting their core values of sustainability and inclusivity. Specialising in colour and extensions, vegan and LGBTQ+ inclusive Scullion & Scot offers services including: Cutting/styling, expert colouring, hair-loss consultancy and a more private section for guests who require it. 

L'Oreal Colour trophy hair salon
Scullion & Scot

A space where artists could challenge themselves

Gemma and Jade found their passion for hairdressing at a young age. During the Pandemic, the two took the opportunity to evaluate their careers, concluding that their goal was creating a space where artists could challenge themselves and bounce ideas off each other—well done to them. We hear Scullion & Scot prioritise guest experience and offer complementary colour cocktails to suit guests’ skin tone and lifestyles, paired with styling so they look and feel great in their day-to-day life. This means finding the right colour palette which brightens the clients’ skin tone, accentuates their natural features and can be easily maintained and enjoyed until their next visit. We love this detail.

L'Oreal Colour Trophy
Scullion & Scot

The winning look…

Let’s hear from the two stylists who produced the winning look at The L’Oreal Colour Trophy UK grand final, Jessica Elwell and Lewis Inkles.

Jessica and Lewis say: “After digitalisation and a world where screens are taking focus, we wanted to create an image to show exactly this. For our entry, we created a futuristic shape with an illuminating colour palette.”

After playing with different concepts, Jessica and Lewis decided that panel colouring was the direction they would move forward with.

Jessica and Lewis say: “Panel colouring can be used in various ways to make the hair come alive and create a three-dimensional appearance. We were able to bring out areas of the hair that usually wouldn’t be noticed but instead were the main focus”.

Scullion & Scot win L’Oreal Colour Trophy UK final

More details about the winning look

The winning-look involved sectioning a halo panel around the perimeter of the model’s head in an urban deep green, which was met with a fine sheet of vivid yellow, directly layered over the top. The end-result brought the team’s cyberpunk concept to reality.

The team is now looking forward to exploring new concepts and ways they can take their guest experiences to the next level. After such a strong start, Gemma and Jade can’t wait to see what the future holds for Scullion & Scot, and neither can we. 

If Scullion & Scot has inspired you to show-off your colour skills, we may have the perfect opportunity. The One for Colour is just one of the categories in The Big One Trophy 2023, a competition you don’t want to miss. The Big One is open to all UK hairdressers living in the UK or overseas and has a jury comprising leading hairdressers and editors of Tribu-te Magazine in France, the UK and Belgium. The winners will be announced Monday 13th November at the Hair Pieces: The Big One event in Battersea Arts Centre. Click here for more info

Looking for some more colour inspiration? Here you go: INSPIRATION.


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