L'Oréal Colour Trophy Future Talent Award Success for Kleek Apprentice Amy Griffin

Congratulations to the amazing Amy who is just starting out on her Advanced and Creative Hair Professionals apprenticeship at Hays Salon in Cottingham.

Amy, with fantastic support from the team at Hays Salon, has worked tirelessly over the last few months to not only keep up to date with her training and maintain a very busy column in the salon, but to also produce the award winning look for the competition.

The prestigious award, which is being presented at a glittering evening of celebration and hair artistry at the UK Grand Final in the iconic Battersea Evolution in London on Sunday 26 June, needed Amy to create a well-executed, inspirational and modern colour look which was complemented by a beautiful style, finish and total look taking inspiration from upcoming trends.

Amy New

Amy approached the challenge in a methodical way starting out by researching fashion and hair trends, then bringing all her ideas together to create a mood board, making a decision on the final look and planning how it would work on a model and what colours would work best.

But as with all great plans things changed at the last minute as Amy describes "I had originally wanted to do a wave on my model but on the day of the photo shoot it wasn’t quite working so I made the decision to restyle it straight and I’m much happier with the results".

Amy wanted the final look to create an imagine that was striking, yet wearable. taking inspiration from 90’s hair trends using a combination of contrasting colour palettes and it was this look, pictured opposite, that was judged by a panel of industry experts and led to her being chosen as one of only five winners from across the UK!

Amy who was really pleased to have received such a glowing commendation said "Seeing my idea come to life and the full process from start to finish was a big achievement so early on in my hairdressing career, so to win was the cherry on the cake."


Alex Hey the Co-owner and creative director at Hays Salon commented "Amy has been incredibly dedicated to her apprenticeship and her training in the salon. she is proof that hard work pays off as she is already running a full column. We believe Amy has a bright career ahead of her. We couldn’t be more proud of Amy for winning the L'Oréal Future Talent Award as it couldn’t of gone to a more deserving person."

Kleek Apprenticeships were equally as proud saying "We are delighted at the dedication and determination show by Amy to produce such a stunning look. We are proud to be associated with the fantastic team at Hays Salon and to be able to support Amy and their other apprentices through their apprenticeships. They are very supportive of their apprentices focussing on constant training & development and we are looking forward to continuing to work with them to help their apprentices succeed in their careers".

To follow in Amy's footsteps and have the chance of becoming a award winning hair stylist yourself why not take a look at the opportunities we have to start your own apprenticeship over on on our vacancies pages.

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