Winning look for hairdresser

IT MAY have been off with her head for the real Anne Boleyn, but she still provided the inspiration for a winning look created by a hairdresser.

Uppercut Hair Group, which owns salons across Havering, holds an annual competition where trainees have to come up with a look based on a theme.

This year’s theme was medieval, and trainee Vicky Smith won with her look based on Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn.

Vicky, who trains at the Uppercut Hairdressing Academy in Market Place, Romford, where the competition was held, came up with a hairstyle, clothing and make up for her model.

The 18-year-old said: “I’ve been working on this idea since before Christmas. I made the outfit myself out of some old curtains and spent hours perfecting my creation, which certainly paid off.

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“It was a great event and the competition was tough but I was so happy and proud to win the trophy.

“I didn’t particularly enjoy history at school but searching on the internet for ideas and creating someone famous from medieval times was an amazing challenge.”

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Vicky, who works at the firm’s Brentwood salon, was up against 19 other trainees, and had her work judged by managers from each of Uppercut’s six salons.

Her manager Sarah Nicholls said: “We’re so please. Vicky worked really hard and deserved to win. She graduates this year so I’m sure this is just the start of a successful hairdressing career.

“At Uppercut we believe that work should be enjoyable and these events always provide that.”

The runners up were Stephanie Burrow from the Gants Hill salon and Lauren Warner from the Romford salon.

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